When you tell someone your desire to become a doctor or surgeon, the first word that comes out of their mouth is, “Why”. So, we hope you have found the answer to that, “Why”, because why else would you be researching about doing MBBS in India or abroad. Well, good news because your research ends here as we can help you with the best college for doing MBBS in abroad instead of India at an affordable price.
First, you need to know the facts, advantages, and disadvantages of doing MBBS in abroad before taking any decision. This is the most important decision you will ever take in your life as this decision will decide your future and career.
Did you know that there are approximately 75,000 (as of 2019) medical seats in India? If you belong to any reserved category and scored more than 107 marks in NEET, you become eligible to study MBBS in India as well as abroad. The problem arises when the seats become unaffordable as the price of education in India has become very high.
There are many government colleges where you can try your luck for the medical seat and take admission. But we all know the facilities and faculties provided by government colleges- not enough. So, what do you do? How do you decide where to do MBBS?
Let us tell you the solution to your problem in those 3 magical words- MBBS in the Philippines!
Yes, you read that right. As of 2019, there are 5,000 Indians approximately going every year for doing MBBS in the Philippines. The reasons are- better facilities, cheaper than India and other countries, good faculties and it’s also money-saving. You will be surprised to know that you can get up to 70% of your tuition fee reduced comparatively.
But, you must know the guidelines to follow before you choose and move out to University for studying MBBS in the Philippines.
- Reputation and age of the Medical University.
- The quality of education and methodologies used by faculties.
- Recognition and where it stands in the listing by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Medical Council of India (MCI).
- The infrastructure of the campus and facilities provided in the campus.
- Clinical practice arrangements such as several affiliated hospitals and beds.
- For some- availability of Indian food as preferred.
- Security for Indian students and separate gender hostels.
It is highly recommended for you to read about the Philippines Indian Embassy advice to Indian students seeking admission in Medical Institutions in the Philippines so you can have a complete perspective concerning the Philippines. If you have any doubts/need clarification in regards to these guidelines, call *WO number* or click here to send your question/doubt immediately.
Advantages/disadvantages of doing MBBS in the Philippines:
The courses are taught in English and 95% of Filipinos speak English. This makes it easier for foreign students as you do not have to learn another language to survive and learn medicine. Unlike China where you have to learn Chinese to survive and also the cost of doing MBBS in China is high comparatively.
The cost of living is very cheap in the Philippines including stay, food, traveling, and other primary expenses. The tuition fee for university in the Philippines is also relatively less than the amount in Indian Colleges. If you compare these numbers for MBBS in India and the Philippines, you are only paying approximately 1/3rd of Indian expenses in the Philippines.
Also, the weather conditions in the Philippines are Indian-like, unlike Russia which is extremely cold when compared to India. A medical course in the Philippines is easily affordable by a middle-class family in India.
Because of so many positives about studying MBBS in the Philippines, parents need to be careful while taking admission for their kids through consultancy. Many MBBS consultancies in Hyderabad are fraud and agents may deceive and take all your money by cheating you.
Also, students need to be careful regarding the choice of medical university chosen. This is the reason why the Philippines Embassy advice foreigners to read their policy first and then invest their time, career and money.
Duration of Medical Course:
The course can be completed in a total of 5 years for students who have completed the 12th standard in India and appeared for NEET and passed the entrance test. You do not have to pass NMAT (Philippines’ MBBS entrance test) but it is compulsory to appear for NMAT to become an MBBS graduate in the Philippines.
In the first 16 months, the primary focus is to give students a strong medical foundation. The next four years are the core medicine program and clinical rotation. By the end of the program, students will also undergo clinical rotations where they will learn to treat patients in selected hospital departments under the supervision of experienced and presently practicing doctor.
Earlier, there was a lot of confusion about the BS-MD program stating that two times appearance is required for NEET to study MBBS in the Philippines for Indian students. During 2019, MCI has put an end to this confusion by declaring that the NEET score is valid for 3 years to get admission in foreign medical Universities. So, do not worry about writing NMAT or appearing again and again in NEET. Complete 12th, pass the NEET entrance test and fly out to study MBBS in the Philippines.
The difference in Education and Consultancy:
You already read about the difference provided by the Universities for MBBS in Philippines and India. Now, instead of applying by yourself for admission in the Philippines for medical, you can take help from Wisdom Overseas. We help you from preparing your documents as a fresher for applying to take your picture as a full-fledged doctor on your convocation day. This road in your career includes getting your visa, providing hostel and food facilities for us.
Wisdom Overseas provides all kinds of solutions you think might become a problem for you. We take care of your food so you can concentrate on your studies. We monitor your education to make sure you are not lagging. We have facilities and means so parents can also keep track of their children’s educational curriculum. We have connections to universities in the Philippines so it is easy to get admission and does not cost more than what is usual/obvious.