COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT
WHY MBBS AT PHILIPPINES
Philippines is best known for medical education across the globe. Every year thousands of students come to Philippines to study there medicine program which are approved by WHO and respective agencies in Healthcare. There are total of 39 medical colleges which are approved by Medical Council of India as per session 2020. (https://www.mciindia.org/CMS/information-desk/for-students-to-study-in-abroad).
But like any other country there are different grades of colleges which vary in quality education for medical students at Philippines and it is important to careully understand the difference between the colleges. Almost two thirds of global nursing staff is from Philippines working in different countries which clearly shows the kind of warmth, hospitality, care & acceptability Filipinos possess. This makes the environment and ecosystem very friendly for the students who want to pursue their education from this loving country of Philippines.
Medicine program in the Philippines is known as BSMD which Is equivalent to MBBS in India. As Philippines follow USA pattern of Education course is divided in two parts BS + MD. BS stands for Bachelors in Phychology, Bachelors in Biology post which students is graduated to MD program. In USA and Canada same process is followed with MCAT exam after completing BS which is named as NMAT in Philippines.
It is important to note that students are generally misguided by agents that student are admitted to BS initially and it is difficult to get admission to MD program. It is important to understand the structure and conditions of NMAT exam to get a simple answer to this questiom. Please check the following video to get a detailed clarity about this issue of NMAT.
MD degree of Philippines is very much valued across the Globe. Please understand that it is very difficult to get admission in Top Universities of Philippines which hold very high value and academic excellence and research.
Countries with 10+2 pattern can take Admission in BS-MD course. Generally BS is of One Year to One and a Half Year Degree course whereas MD is of Four Years Course.
MD degree is equal to MBBS in India so it should not be confused with MD/MS program in India. Post completing the MD program student can either come to India or can move to top countries like USA, UK, Australia to pursue post graduation or internship post clearing USMLE, PLAP, AMC Exams.
For a student who wish to pursue his PG from India there will be a provision of clearing (National Level Exit Exam) NEXT exam which will be mandatory for all candidates to pursue PG from India or Internship from India. This exam will remain common for all the aspirants who have completed MBBS from India or Abroad. An important focus will be to test candidates on on practical clinical learnings necessary to be a qualified doctor.