Largest City: Quezon City
Language: Filipino & English
The Philippines, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebs Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. It is a beautiful country with the world class beaches and tropical climate. Its capital city is Manila. The country has a breathtaking beauty of nature and has mixture of different cultures and communities from western as well as neighboring eastern countries as in the earlier times Philippines was ruled by Spain And America. This affinity is seen in Filipinos’ love of fast food, film, and music. Fast food outlets are found on many street corners. American global fast food chain stalwarts have entered the market.
The country with a rich mix of culture and breathtaking beauty attracts tourists from all over but attracts students also from 65 countries for the following significant factors-
- Philippines is the world’s third largest English speaking Country
English is an international language which is used by majority countries in the world as either the first or the second language. In our country also it is used as a second language matching international norms after out native language Hindi. Philippines is also not behind as it is the world’s third largest English speaking country. in the study of medicine there English is the mode of instruction in all levels of education.
- Center for medical education
Philippines is known worldwide for its medicine study. Since privatization took place very early in Philippines most of medicine universities were privatized. Thus you will find in Philippines well established private medicine colleges and universities. Philippines has a US based system of medical education. Since the medicine course is based on US pattern it is easier to get through in USMLE as compared to other countries. The quality medical education is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), MED of ECPMG and similar other bodies.
- Provides Opportunities for growth
Studying abroad has always better opportunities and a wider chance for employment Philippines has become a hub of medical education with many top universities. Students studying here would be having a wider vision. After graduation students who study medicine here in Philippines have a better chance of employment in other countries as well. This is an opportunity where you can study in a good university, travel and also learn about a new country at the same time, chances to travel round the world also exist.
- Exposure to a new country
Studying in Philippines also has an extra advantage of exposure to a new place known for its hospitality. Philippines is a mix of different cultures which makes this country friendly country, giving the students an extra edge to be not treated as outside people or foreigners. The students who study here feel relaxed with friendly environment of the country and focus better on studies.
- Tropical Weather
Philippines has a constant temperature which lies between 28 to 32 throughout the year. For the students of India it is very easy to adopt to the weather there.
- Philippines holds the highest literacy rate in Asia
Philippines country is holding 93.8% literacy rate! That means the majority of people in Philippines are educated class. That makes the country commendable and safe to go for studying medicine
- Christian dominated country
Philippines is a Christian dominated country. More than 90% population is christian.
- No Donation
Philippines colleges don’t take donations.
Philippines is a very affordable place The prices of the course here are very economical than in India. No donation system exists in Philippines
- DUAL Degree program
The medicine study program in philippines facilitates a dual degree program. While doing BS-MD program, one gets a degree of Graduation in science (BS) before getting the degree of MD ( Doctor of medicine). Duration of BS ranges from one year to one and a half years depending on the universities norms.
- Philippines is very safe for female students
Philippines is a female dominated country where you find females dominating in all the work places comprising more than 60% population. As compared to India which is male dominated society, Philippines is a safe place for women students
- Easy transport
Philippines is well connected with outside world, there are three international air ports at Manila, Cebu and Devao connecting to all the major cities of the world. Manila has all kinds of public transport like buses, taxi, metros etc. which gives students easy access to travel.
Philippines is the largest English – Speaking country in Asia and third largest English-speaking country in the World. English is used as a medium of instruction in education and that’s why Filipinos are considered as one of the most competent English speakers.