FAQ

What is the degree offered in DMSF?

DMSF medical college offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), as per the American educational system which is equivalent to MBBS in India.

How is MD different from MBBS?

MBBS and MD are primary medical qualifications. The major difference is that the degrees are recognized by different countries. MBBS is the British system of education whereas MD is the American system of education.

What is the total course duration?

5 years and 4 months plus one year of internship.

What is the eligibility for studying MBBS in Philippines?

  • The student must be above 18 years of age.
  • Should pass 12th Grade or equivalent with a minimum of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
  • If the student belongs to the reserved category, a minimum score of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology is sufficient.

After my graduation, Can I complete my internship in India?

Yes. The students can take their internship only after clearing the Screening Test in India and procuring the Provisional Registration of the MCI, you can complete your internship in India.

Can I practice in India on my return?

Yes, only after the completion of Screening test and Internship, the student is eligible to register with the MIC and can practice medicine in India.

Are there any extra fees for taking the Screening Test?

The nominal exam fees are to be borne by the students.

What happens if a student fails to clear the Screening Test?   

A student can appear any number of times for the Screening Test. Generally, students who pass the MD degree of an American System of Education are expected to clear the Screening Test in their first attempt.

Can I get a job in the Government hospitals in India?

Yes, only after the successful registration with MCI/State Councils, the student is eligible for the job in Government hospitals.

Can a student avail educational loan?

Yes, educational loans are available from all nationalized banks. The students have to apply directly at the place of their permanent residence.

Can a student take USMLE?

Yes. Students from DMSF are eligible for appearing for USMLE.

Is there any hostel facility available in DMSF?

Yes, separate hostel facilities are available for both boys and girls.

Can I be able to adapt to the hostel facilities in the Philippines?

For Indian students, we have separate hostel facilities with Indian cuisine.

What is the tuition fee for studying MBBS in Philippines?

At DMSF, the tuition fee for MD course is Rs. 3, 25, 000 per annum.

Will there be exposure to real-life cases?  

Yes, the final year students will be involved in compulsory clinical rotations which allows the students to practice in hospitals with more than 4000 beds.

Do I have to give any entrance exams before enrolling for the MD program?

Yes, students who wish to study MBBS in Philippines should have to take NMAT exams before MD.

How will I be able to get along in an English speaking country?

Arrangements are made for spoken English training classes for students from the indigenous medium of education at DMSF medical college.