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MBBS in Philippines

Advantages of Studying MBBS in this country

  • Recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI): Students will get 'Eligibility Certificate' from MCI & can practice in India after appearing for Screening Test. After Graduating students can apply for Government jobs in India and do PG/MD/MS courses in India.
  • Medical Universities Listed in the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva, FAIMER etc. Graduates can apply for license with Medical Councils of more than 180 countries.
  • Study Medicine in Philippines - Get Dual Degree (BS & MD)
  • Full English Medium Teaching for all Faculties
  • Affordable education, accommodation & living cost.
  • American Style PBL Curriculum. Eligible appear sit for USMLE.
  • Philippines is the fourth Largest English speaking country in the world. Education system similar to that of USA, as a result of a long relation with USA.
  • Medical & Nursing education geared towards Employment in USA/ UK and easy to pass USMLE [Medical] , CGFNS, NCLEX [ Nursing]
  • Since English is the language of communication and language of instruction in Universities, No need to learn another to talk to patients [Medical students] Therefore providing a better understanding of the subjects.
  • One of the largest immigrant community in USA is Filipinos
  • The Philippines has the highest English literacy rate in Asia - 93.8%.
  • The Philippines attracts students from more than 65 countries. Students from the United States and Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong are also studying in the Philippines

About MBBS in Philippines
  • The Philippines, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.
  • To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam.
  • The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia.
  • It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. Its capital city is Manila.
  • With a population of more than 97 million people, the Philippines is the 12th most populated country in the world.
  • An additional 12 million Filipinos live overseas.
  • Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands.
  • Philippines have a democratic government.
  • It is a constitutional republic with a presidential system.
  • China has been characterized as a potential superpower by a number of academics, military analysts, and public policy and economics analysts.

Geographical Condition

  • The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands[3] with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (120,000 sq mi). Its 36,289 kilometers (22,549 mi) of coastline makes it the country with the 5th longest coastline in the world.
  • It is located between 116° 40', and 126° 34' E. longitude and 4° 40' and 21° 10' N. latitude and is bordered by the Philippine Sea to the east, the South China Sea to the west, and the Celebes Sea to the south.
  • The island of Borneo is located a few hundred kilometers southwest and Taiwan is located directly to the north.
  • The Moluccas and Sulawesi are located to the south-southwest and Palau is located to the east of the islands.

Climatic Condition

  • The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid.
  • There are three seasons: tag-init or tag-araw, the hot dry season or summer from March to May; tag-ulan, the rainy season from June to November; and tag-lamig, the cool dry season from December to February.
  • The southwest monsoon (from May to October) is known as the Habagat, and the dry winds of the northeast monsoon (from November to April), the Amihan.
  • Temperatures usually range from 21°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F) although it can get cooler or hotter depending on the season.
  • The coolest month is January; the warmest is May.


  • The national economy of the Philippines is the 40th largest in the world, with an estimated 2012 gross domestic product (nominal) of $250.436 billion.

Language & Religion

  • According to the 1987 Philippine Constitution, Filipino and English are the official languages. Filipino is a standardized version of Tagalog, spoken mainly in Metro Manila and other urban regions. Both Filipino and English are used in government, education, print, broadcast media, and business.
  • The Philippines is a secular nation having a constitution separating the state and church. However, more than 90% of the population are Christians: about 80% belong to the Roman Catholic Church while 10% belong to other Christian denominations.

Education & Health

  • The National Statistics Office reports a simple literacy rate of 93.4% and a functional literacy rate of 84.1% for 2003.
  • The majority of colleges and universities follow a semester calendar from June to October and November to March. There are a number of foreign schools with study programs. Republic Act No. 9155 gives the framework of basic education in the Philippines and provides for compulsory elementary education and free high school education.

Transport & Communication

  • Buses, taxis, and motorized tricycles are commonly available in major cities and towns. In 2007, there were about 5.53 million registered motor vehicles with registration increasing at an average annual rate of 4.55%.
  • There are 85 public airports in the country, and around 111 more than are private. Philippine Airlines, Asia's oldest commercial airline still operating under its original name, and Cebu Pacific, the leading low-cost airline, are the major airlines serving most domestic and international destinations.
  • The Philippines has a sophisticated cellular phone industry and a high concentration of users. As of 2008, there are about 67.9 million cellular phone subscribers in the Philippines.

Culture & Society

  • Philippine culture is a combination of Eastern and Western cultures.
  • Its culture displays a significant amount of Spanish and American influences.
  • The common use of the English language is an example of the American impact on Philippine society.
  • It has contributed to the ready acceptance and influence of American pop cultural trends.
  • This affinity is seen in Filipinos' love of fast food, film, and music.
  • Fast food outlets are found on many street corners.
  • American global fast food chain stalwarts have entered the market, but local fast food chains like Goldilocks and most notably Jollibee, the leading fast food chain in the country, have emerged and compete successfully against their foreign rivals.
  • Filipinos regularly listen to and watch contemporary American, Asian, and European music and film just as they enjoy Original Pilipino Music (also known as OPM) and local films.
  • Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries.
  • Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate, such as the paellas and cocidos created for fiestas.
  • Unlike many of their Asian counterparts, Filipinos do not eat with chopsticks; they use Western cutlery.
  • Philippine media uses mainly Filipino and English.
  • Various sports and pastimes are popular in the Philippines including volley ball, football, badminton, karate, taekwondo, billiards, ten-pin bowling, chess, and sipa, motocross, cycling, and mountaineering are also becoming popular.
  • Basketball is played at both amateur and professional levels and is considered to be the most popular sport in the Philippines.
  • In almost every corner of the cities, there is a basketball court.
  • The Philippines has participated in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924, making it the first country in Southeast Asia to compete and win a medal.
  • The country had competed in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.
  • The Philippines is also the first tropical nation to compete at the Winter Olympics.