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    virtually.connected is offline Newbie 510 points
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    help me choose a med school in phillipines...!

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    hey everyone...

    I'm a medical aspirant from India, and I would like to study medicine in Philippines.

    please, help me choose a university providing best study environment.

    i really can't seem to get hold of it. -_-


    please help!

    thanks!!

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    Do a MBBS.

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    do they have MBBS program in Philippines?

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    Fatima is probably the most foreign student friendly in the country. The 4 year curriculum's are modeled after US curriculum, some Filipino medical schools are PBL based, most are traditional style. But you need a bachelor's degree, that's 4 years.

    But why would you want to do spend 4 years completing a bachelor's degree and then 4 years in medical school (8 years in school) if you're objective is to be an Indian physician?

    Why not do a traditional 6 year British system degree? Find out where your fellow countrymen are having the most success (most likely Ireland or Australia MBBS programs) and go there.

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    in India, we have 10+2, and then we can go for direct MBBs.

    but here in Phillippines, they follow US curriculum.
    10+4 years of pre-med and then MD program.


    so, they allow Indian students to enroll in the pre-med for 16 months and then proceed with the MD program.

    i just want to know about the universities which have good studying environment, the teaching style that is followed there and whether they allow students to take USMLE and are recognised by MCI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtually.connected View Post
    in India, we have 10+2, and then we can go for direct MBBs.

    but here in Phillippines, they follow US curriculum.
    10+4 years of pre-med and then MD program.


    so, they allow Indian students to enroll in the pre-med for 16 months and then proceed with the MD program.

    i just want to know about the universities which have good studying environment, the teaching style that is followed there and whether they allow students to take USMLE and are recognised by MCI.
    India allows that for MBBS programs, but Philippine medical school prerequisite is a bachelor's degree. If you can complete some accelerated 16 month bachelor's degree, then you can apply for admissions a 4 year medical school in the Philippines.

    Anyone can take the USMLE Step 1, but no Filipino medical school (including Fatima) will prepare you for it after 2 years. It takes a lot of extra work on your own to keep up with the Philippine med school regimine and be prepared to take Step 1 after your 2nd year. If you want to goto a USMLE prep school, go the Caribbean. Philippine medical school rush the basic sciences, try to cram everything and challenge you to have a super memory, they don't apply the concepts of Physio or Biochem as well to Pathology and Medicine. But you'll be exposed to Obsterics, Surgery, IM, Pediatrics starting 2nd year. USMLE Step 1 is about understanding. Filipino medical school is about diagnosis.

    The goal of a Filipino medical school from year 2 onwards is to put you in a hospital and clinical settings as soon as possible. If the conventional saying that 2/3 of what you need to learn to pass Step 1, you will learn in medical school. In Philippine medical school, it's 1/4. It's certainly doable if you focus from the start.

    Cebu Doctors College - Looks like a giant cube with classrooms. It is connected to the best hospital system in Cebu area. I think there's a large non-American, international contingency.

    St. Lukes - Associated with the best hospital in the Philippines

    University of Santo Tomas - best reputation in the country, very high local board pass rate, nice campus but have heard bad rumors about the way they treat non-Filipinos.

    Our Lady of Fatima - best environment for a pure English education, no Filipino language qwips mixed in to the lectures. This is my medical school - their pass rate for medical schools in the Filipino board exam is about average, but as far as the top 10 board placers - they regularly produce more than any other medical school in the country. Largest American contingency of any Filipino school. Though it will do little to prepare you for the USMLE.

    SWU - no idea

    CIM - no idea



    I don't know which schools are approved by MCI, I used this thing called 'google' and a number of lists popped up, try it.

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    hello,
    this is an indian.
    i am considering CDU. the 5.5 yrs programme.
    but i am yet not able to find anyone going to that place from india.
    i really want to know if there are any indians presently at that school.
    plus i have also heard (from an agent), that last year CDU failed 70 students of pre-med ,is that true??
    my decision for CDU has taken a lot of time, but i really want to know if this decision is good !
    and anyone there from india, please get in touch.
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    hello miss evergreen,

    i am from india as well and am considering fatima for a 4 year degree...i will be applying for the 2014 session as i will complete my graduation by then..
    can you tell me why you have chosen cdu and when are you planning to join??
    and if you could kindly give me your email id as i am very new to this site and cant use it properly

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    I am a Malaysian who is prospecting getting admitted into Davao Medical School Foundation....I wish to know how do Philippine schools award MD degrees without any internship as a part of their curriculum.. How do we apply for jobs etc in other parts of the world without having registered to any Medical Council. In India after the Final year one is registered to the Medical Council followed by one year of Internship during which one is paid salary or stipend.

    I am told foreign students who receive MD after 4th year in Philippines do not get registered to the Medical Council in Philippines, nor do they get to do any internship. So how is one suppose to apply for job elsewhere when the country where one gets the degree from doesnt register the Graduate? In my case i cant even register automatically with Malaysia unless I sit for an expensive exam.

    It is strange that people keep stating medical education in Philippines is 5 and half years...It is actually misleading. The core Medical education in Philippines seems to be only 4 years without any internship or registration with Medical Council. Even if one wishes to go to the USA one would need to do some sort of clerkship to ensure they have the required hours of training.

    Indian students can of course do medicine in Philippines because they are provided a pathway for getting absorbed into the system. After all once they return to Philippines one clears the exam there and has to do one year of internship. They are fully eligible or capable of going to another country based these steps.

    In my case once I complete MD in Philippines I dont wish to go to USA or Malaysia. Then what are my options? Which are the countries can I proceed. I know Philippines is out of the question because they dont even provide for Internship and they wont even register a foreigner.

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    Cebu Institute of Medicine has had the highest number of philippine physicians board exam passers. For the July 2013 physicians board, they got the number one spot.

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