MBBS in Philippines offers recognized graduation which is accepted everywhere. The Philippines is known for its special features such as innovative technology and high-quality education.
MBBS in Philippines provides education at low expense. It helps the students to achieve their dream and gain more confidence in life. Medical degree in the Philippines makes numerous doctors with excellent medical skills. So, MBBS in the Philippines is best suited for all the students to explore new things.
Nowadays, MBBS from the Philippines becomes the best place for Indian students to study the course of medicine. There are more than 2200 higher educational institutions and 40 medical colleges in the Philippines. Every year, more than 15,000 foreign students take admission in Philippines Medical universities and out of which around 70% are Indian students. The standard of education in Philippines universities is well known around the globe. Thousands of doctors from the medical universities of the Philippines are sent to various countries like the USA and the UK every year.
In Philippines the present education system for their nationals is 10 + 4 where the school education finishes after class 10 and is followed by a BS course for 4 years which is a degree course. After completion of 14 years they are admitted to MD course if he/she wishes to pursue medicine.
An Indian student who has studied in India under the 10+2 system and wishes to study MBBS in Philippines therefore needs to do the BS course before enrolling for MD. However, some additional credits for the BS course are given for +2 which the Indian student has done and the remaining credits of the BS course have to be obtained during the three semesters before he is granted a BS degree. Thereafter he is eligible for the MD course.
In short, an Indian student does a BS + MD course of 1.5-2 yrs approx. and 4 years respectively. The system is expected to ease out in the coming years as the Philippines is also switching over to the 10+2 system.
Traditionally, in countries that adopt the Commonwealth system of education like India, they use the term “M.B.B.S” (Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery) for the medical degrees conferred to the medical students.
As for countries that adopt the American system like the Philippines, they use the term “MD” (Doctor of Medicine). However, despite the difference in name, the level of qualification between the two are actually equivalent, and both will allow the holder of the degree to practise as General Practitioners or GPs as long as the country they practise in recognizes the university that confers the degree to them.
As for the issue of the word “surgery” being omitted from the “MD” title, as mentioned, the two degrees is actually the same thing. It is just that they use different names in different countries. The curriculum is very much the same; just that the order the lessons are conducted may be in a different sequence compared with the original MBBS course. In the developed countries, both qualify the holders as General Practitioners who are allowed to engage in minor surgery, in the strictest sense of the word “surgery”. Both also allow the holders to further upgrade by attending a post-graduate course and become medical specialists or surgeons.
For a better idea of how the degrees are actually very similar despite differences in title due to the peculiarities of the American vs Commonwealth system, consider the IELTS vs TOEFL, BS vs BSc, SAT vs GCSE, BA vs BBA, etc. Despite the differences in name, all the above are generally considered mutual equivalents.
No entrance level examination is required for the BS-MD course.
The BS-MD double-degree programme lasts for a total of 5 to 5.5 years.
This will consist of theory and laboratory/practical lessons. Towards the end of the programme, students will also undergo clinical rotations or internship when studying MBBS in Philippines, in which they will be attached to selected hospital departments and treat live patients under the guidance and supervision of a practising doctor.
Each country will have its own medical governing council or authority, which regulates the country’s healthcare standards and practices.
No matter where you do your degree, you will need to apply for registration with the appropriate country’s medical board and pass the licensing requirements before being allowed to practise medicine in that country. With the exception of selected local universities in the county, no foreign medical degree will entitle you to “automatic” recognition in any country.
However, our graduates are eligible to apply for licensing in places including the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, most parts of the European Union (EU) and many other parts of Asia.