Study MBBS Abroad in Phillipines


Course: 4.5 Years + 1 Year Internship in India or USA


Ranked among Top - 3 Medical Colleges in Philippines


Trusted By 4000+ Students

Do you know that PHILIPPINES is the 1ST CHOICE for Indian students for MBBS Abroad.Thousands of Indian students are studying MBBS/MD in Philippines.

  • Philippines is Worlds 3rd Largest English Speaking Country, 94% of Population speak English.
  • Philippines Medical Universities are widely renowned in many countries for the superior standard in Medical education and also are listed in the MCI, WHO, IMED, FAIMER and ECFMG medical education directories.
  • According to American Physician Statistics, one among ten doctors in the USA studied at Philippines Medical university.
  • The Climate of the Philippines is Tropical Climate. Varies from 23 °C to 32 °C throughout the year, which is similar to the Indian climate which helps Indian students in settling with ease.
  • Types of Diseases in Philippines is exactly Similar to India, its great advantage to Students who want to practice in India.
  • Extensive Clinical Exposure and Hands on Practice in Hospitals only possible in Philippines.
  • As its 12th most populous country in the world, hence you will have greater opportunity to practice with a varied and large number of Patients.
  • Philippines was a colony of USA for 50 years. During this time, USA designed Philippines education system similar to their system. The medical course in the Philippines is called the MD (Doctor of Medicine) exactly same to medical course of the USA.

Comparison of Educational Programmes of PHILIPPINES with other countries

Educational Programmes of PHILIPPINES

Educational Programmes of Other Country

Philippines follows the American education system.

American education system is not followed

English is the largest spoken language in Philippines and is their official language. Philippines was ruled by America formerly and is associated with America today. 94% of the population speaks English and is the 3rd largest English-speaking country after USA and UK.

Chinese, Russian and other languages are spoken. The MBBS students have to learn their local languages. On 4 to 5% local people speak English

Students talk to patients in English and get great clinical expertise.

Patients speak local languages. It is difficult to learn Chinese, Russian and other local languages.

Education is as per American pattern, hence clearing American Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is easier.

Education is not as per American pattern, hence clearing American Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) is hard.

Affiliation with American colleges for rotational internship and after completing the studies can practice in USA.

Colleges of these countries have no such affiliation with America

Philippines is a tropical Country. It has similar diseases as India like malaria, typhoid, chicken guinea, swine flu etc., so they get exposure to diseases.

Being countries with cold and hot weathers diseases commonly found in India can not be studied in-depth.

Indian vegetarian food and Gujarati food is easily available.

Indian vegetarian food is very costly and not easily available.

Weather: tropical hot like India temperature (21 to 37 degree Celsius).

Weather: cold and hot temperature, very cold for 3 months, temperature in winters sometimes go down upto 20 degrees.

In Philippines after standard 12 there is 4.5 years study programme to do MBBS.

In all these countries the study programme is of 6 years.

The passing ratio of Philippines colleges are as high as around 90% in the screening tests of MCI and USMLE.

Colleges here have very low passing ratio in the screening tests of MCI and USMLE.

In Philippines the cost of lodging, boarding and studies is very low.

The cost of lodging, boarding and studies is very high.

To and fro flight ticket from India is very cheaper.

To and fro flight ticket from India is very high.

India and Philippines have very good relations.

The relations of India with these countries are very delicate

The practice is made over a real dead body.

The practice is made over a plastic body.


Students have to give the FMGE (commonly known as the MCI Screening test); comply with MC process to register. Once Registered - they are eligible to apply for Government jobs in India and to join Post graduate courses in India.

  • USMLE: All students who study in the Philippines are eligible to give USMLE and go to the USA for practice after satisfying the norms needed for licensure and registration. The Medical Colleges are listed in IMED Directory (FAIMER Directory) and approved by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

  • California Board of Medicine: Colleges in the Philippines are listed in the California Board of Medicine's Directory of approved International Medical Colleges. This means after passing from Philippines, qualifying USMLE and complying with other process they are automatically approved to register and practice in the State of California.

California is the richest state in the USA and accounts for 13% of the Economy of the USA.

Doctors here are amongst the highest paid in the USA.

  • American Pattern: The Medical course is patterned on USA This gives a strong Advantage to medical professionals educated in the Philippines who are interested in the US. Students can go for clerkship rotations (internship rotations) to the USA from the Philippines. Some colleges have tie ups for this. Else students can source out their own rotations and get permission to go to the USA which will be given credit by the School for clerkship.

  • Other Countries: The degree is valid in over 180 countries: Singapore, Gulf Countries, New Zealand, Australia etc. Each country has a license / registration process for Doctors - as this profession deals with humans and is regulated. You need to pass a competency test. Some countries may have a language test, job visa requirements etc - each of which needs to be complied with.

  • Degrees Awarded: MD or Doctor of Medicine, called MBBS in India. MCI gives MBBS registration in India as will UK, Singapore and Gulf authorities. In USA you will get a MD certification. What is known as MBBS in India and other commonwealth countries is called MD in the USA and in The Philippines.


The University Of The Visayas was established in 1919, making it the first university in Cebu City. Existence of university is over a hundred years. With more than 30,000 Students in Campus and 3000+ International students from India and other parts of the world.

Gullas College of Medicine was started in 1977. It is located in Cebu City, the financial capital of Philippines in an atmosphere that is most conducive for learning.

To justify its status as a top -notch learning center, the MD degrees awarded by Gullas College of Medicine are recognized by major local and international health organizations. At UV, We follow American Education System. And all study programs are in English Medium.


  • 3D Anatomage Table System.
  • Simulated Mannequin Stations
  • Ultra Modern Library
  • Team Learning Center (TLC) (The first of its kind in medical schools.)
  •  Simulation Center
  • Most Advanced Interactive Class Rooms
  • Student Reading Room
  • Most Advanced Research Center
  • High-Tech Labs


The Vincent Gullas Memorial Hospital is home of the region's top specialists and sub specialist. We are pleased to be the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level of quality healthcare. 

With our 450+ beds and our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, we are considered as one of the biggest, most advanced, fully integrated and comprehensive healthcare facility system in the Cebu.The Combined Bed Strength 5000+ Beds with Affiliated Hospitals 

We are recognized by the Province and City of Cebu as an industry leader as well as commended by the Department of Health for rendering excellent services and facilities at par with those of the most respected hospitals in the world. 

Our tower building stands at the very heart of Cebu City.


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