How MBBS in Philippines differswith other Countries?

ENGLISH ADVANTAGE:

Philippines

Biggest advantage of Philippine is English. Just as Indians are educated in English as India was a colony of UK; Philippines–was a US colony. English is an official language in Philippines. School is in English from class 1 – like in India

  • No new language needed to be learnt.
  • Time is spent on medical education and not on language: Better Education!!
  • 94% of population speaks English. Students converse with patients fluently – unlike in non English speaking countries. Better learning for students.
  • Teachers speak good English and can explain well to Students – no problems.

China, Russia, Ukraine etc,

Students from India going to China, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and other non English speaking countries need to learn the local language in order to talk to patients & locals.

  • Need to pass a competency test in the local language – Chinese or Russian
  • Time spent in study of local language
  • Difficult to understand what patients say. Improper learning.
  • Teachers know Chinese or Russian. They are NOT fluent in English & cannot explain subject properly to the students. Many student complaints on this issue.

US & International Job Advantage:

Philippines

Philippines: Largest supplier of trained nurses & Doctors to USA & several other countries.

  • Strong culture of giving USMLE & going to the US for job. Universities are listed in California Board of Medicine for licensing. If interested in US, you have an advantage in Philippines.
  • Alumni work in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore etc. Good for networking and linkages for jobs.

China, Russia, Ukraine etc,

  • There is no culture of going overseas for jobs in China, Russia or Ukraine.
  • Few students from these Countries go overseas for medical jobs – no strong alumni base or linkages

Superior Quality Education:

Philippines

  • Teachers are all fluent in English
  • Some Teachers are US educated and can offer guidance and advise on overseas careers.
  • High standard of education compared to non English countries.

China, Russia, Ukraine etc,

  • Teachers native language is Chinese or Russian. They have to learn English and then teach in English. Teachers have accents. Students do not understand properly – many complaints on this issue.
  • Local Teachers are not good guides for overseas careers due to limited exposure.
  • No gearing for USMLE. Standards are lower as compared to Philippines

LOW FEES:

Philippines

Fees are very low. Very affordable Education

China, Russia, Ukraine etc,

China, Russia & Ukraine – some of the colleges have fees very expensive.

CLINICAL ROTATION IN USA Possible:

Philippines

  • Clinical rotations in USA are counted in your grade. Exposure from US Hospital helps in jobs in the USA after USMLE.
  • Teachers or University or Agents help you arrange for clerkship or you may have to arrange for this yourself in the USA.

China, Russia, Ukraine etc,

  • China, Russia & Ukraine: Do not offer facility of clinical rotations overseas.
  • Teachers in China, Russia & Ukraine have limited exposure to the USA and cannot guide you in this matter.

Facilities:

Philippines

  • Cosmopolitan city with modern facilities
  • Students feel at home. Many tourists. Traditionally the locals welcome foreigners. Everyone knows English
  • Getting visa is very easy
  • Food: Many cuisines including Indian food is available in Manila.

China, Russia, Ukraine etc,

  • Not easy to travel due to the language barrier in China, Russia or Ukraine.
  • Not all countries have a strong tourism base.
  • Visa issue is more complicated.
  • Indian food is not available.

 

Refer

http://www.fernedu.com/study-in-phillipines/