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MCI Approved Medical Colleges in Philippines

List of MCI approved medical colleges in Philippines

Before applying MBBS abroad, one should check with MCI approved medical colleges list. Studying medicine in foreign countries has become popular among the students. There are many criteria to be considered before applying with foreign colleges.

What is MCI approved medical college?

MCI approval is to ensure that the colleges meet with the standards listed by the MCI. Medical education for Indian students. Also, MCI provides the eligibility certificate without which the students cannot practice medicine in India.

The colleges will be listed under the MCI only if they satisfy all the requirements provided by the MCI. These listing are done to reduce the fake colleges and the colleges with low standards. Many agents/abroad consultants promote colleges that do not have any facilities. Thus, the student’s life will be at stake.

MBBS in the Philippines is very much liked by most of the Indian students. This is because of their low cost, high-quality education. They also provide a degree that is recognized all over the world. In addition to this, the facilities and equipment are of world class. For these reasons, students tend to move towards the Philippines.

Some of the colleges in the Philippines listed by the MCI are

S.No. Country Name University Name
1 Philippines Ago Medical and Educational Center Bicol Christian College of Medicine
2 Philippines AMA School of Medicine
3 Philippines Angeles University Foundation
4 Philippines Ateneo de Zamboanga University
5 Philippines Baguio Central University
7 Philippines Cagayan State University Tuguegarao (Carig)
8 Philippines Cebu Doctors University College of Medicine
9 Philippines Cebu Institute of Medicine
10 Philippines Central Philippine University
11 Philippines Davao Medical School Foundation
12 Philippines De La Salie University Health Sciences Campus
13 Philippines Dona Remedos Trinidad Medical Foundation
14 Philippines Emilo Aguinaldo College, Manila
15 Philippines Far Eastern University Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
16 Philippines FEU Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
17 Philippines Iloilo Doctors College of Medicine
18 Philippines Lyceum Northwestern University
19 Philippines Manila Central University
20 Philippines Our Lady of Fatima University (Fatima Medical Science Foundation) Valenzuela
21 Philippines Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
22 Philippines Saint Louis University
23 Philippines San Beda College
24 Philippines Silliman University
25 Philippines Southwestern University Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine
26 Philippines St. Lukes College of Medicine William H. Quasha Memorial
27 Philippines University of Northern Philippines
28 Philippines University of Perpetual Help (Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University)
29 Philippines University of Perpetual Help Rizal
30 Philippines University of Saint La Salle
31 Philippines University of Santo Tomas
32 Philippines University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
33 Philippines University of the Philippines Manila
34 Philippines UV Gullas College of Medicine
35 Philippines Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation
36 Philippines West Visayas State University
37 Philippines Xavier University
38 Philippines Zamboanga Medical School Foundation

How to apply for MCI approved medical colleges?

To get admission in MCI approved medical colleges in the Philippines, contact Maven Overseas Educational consultant. Our study abroad expert will offer you free counseling regarding the college selection, food and accommodation and other features in the Philippines.

For more information contact: +91 9962985330

Disadvantages of studying MBBS in Philippines

Here are the top reasons for which Maven Educational consultant suggest you not to apply for studying MBBS in Philippines.

MCI Screening Test

Indian students who are graduated from medical colleges outside India will have to take screening test conducted by the Medical Council of India. Only students who pass this screening test will be allowed to practice medicine in India.
Each year the MCI screening test will be conducted twice and students will get only three attempts to clear this exam to practice medicine in India.

Longer Course Duration

The course duration for graduating from Philippines medical college is 5.5 years. Also, the students will have to take one year pre-med course. It is mandatory for every student applying for MBBS in Philippines.
The longer course duration will lead you to spend more on your tuition, food and accommodation and other expenses. This is one of the disadvantage of studying MBBS in Philippines.

NMAT Exams

National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) is a standard entrance examination conducted in Philippines. Students who are interested in applying for medical colleges in Philippines should have to take NMAT exam.
Each year NMAT exams will be conducted on the month of September. The NMAT exam has two phases both conducted on the same day of the exam. Students who are applying for NMAT should have to complete both the phases to get pass this entrance exam. The results of MNAT will be announced within 15 working days from the date of exam

MCI Eligibility Certificate

Indian students before applying for studying MBBS in Philippines or in any foreign country should apply for MCI eligibility certificate from the government of India.
This has become mandatory because of many fake educational consultants promoting colleges that are worse in infrastructure and educational quality.
To avoid these the Indian Embassy has given certain guidelines for students who are applying MBBS in foreign countries. Also, Indian students are recommended to prefer medical colleges that are listed among the MCI list.

Pre Medical Course (BS Degree)

Before applying for studying MBBS in Philippines, Indian students must also know about the pre medical course. It is mandatory for every Indian students to enroll in these pre med courses before taking their admission in medical colleges.This is because, Philippines educational system is entirely different from our Indian educational pattern. So to overcome this, the Indian students must have to take BS degree.
The most common pre-medical degrees include biology, psychology, pharmacy, medical technology, biochemistry, microbiology, nursing, and physical therapy.

Lesser Clinical Rotations

Generally, the students studying MBBS in Philippines spend their first three years in class rooms facing the LCD monitors. They are not allowed to take their lab sessions. The students are given permission for clinical rotations only by the end of fourth year.
This makes students less exposure towards patients and the real life disease patterns. Also, except manila every state of Philippines is not much developed. So the chances of having practical knowledge is much lesser in most of the Philippines medical colleges.

Climatic Conditions

Philippines, generally is an island surrounded by water on all sides. Climatic conditions are similar to India but expect the country has longer rainy season. One could expect frequent rainfalls from June till November.
Also there are chances of heavy cyclones hitting more often which could affect the life style much badly in Philippines.

Exposure to Modern Culture

As Philippines was a major colony of Spain and the United States, their culture entirely based on these two countries. This is the reason for which the country official language is English.
The night life and exposure to pubs and other harmful drugs may happen to students which could divert them from their studies.