The Philippines - officially known as the Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world with a population of more than 98 million people.
At 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and the 73rd-largest country in the world with three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of Philippines is Manila.
The Philippines had reminded a Spanish colony for over 300 years followed by 48 year colonization by the United States, making the country's 94% population capable of conversing in English. The two official languages of Philippines are Filipino and English.
1000s of Indians, particularly Tamils, Punjabis and Sindhis are settled in the Philippines. Hence availability of Indian food and culture offers good living conditions for Indian students. At 6.5 - 8 Hours travel time from South Indian cities Philippines is easily accessible for Indian students to travel and study Medicine.
KEY REASONS TO STUDY MEDICINE IN PHILIPPINES:
- US education Curriculum and system; Wide career opportunities all over the world
- 1 in 10 Physicians practicing in USA are graduates of Philippine medical institutions
- Option to do clinical studies in USA / other countries. Clinical rotations can be done in top medical facilities in Philippines as well
- MCAT, SAT, IELTS / TOEFL Scores not required
- Practical and Perfectly planned education curriculum and pattern that results in high success rates in licensing examinations(Like USMLE, MCI, PLAB, AMC etc)
- Dedicated USMLE training / preparations during the course of study
- Up to 5-10 times lesser cost than studying Medicine in USA or other major countries
- Shorter course durations: 4 â€“ 5.5 Years.
- 100% FREE recognized post graduate training in USA / other developed countries on successful completion of USMLE or other respective licensing examinations with good score
- Stipend paid during Post Graduate Education
- Three intakes a year: January / February, June and October / November
- High Visa success rate and lower documentation requirements