INDIAN MEDICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM AT A GLANCE
The admission process in Medical colleges in India is very competitive. Process is extremely complex too and sometime ambiguous, especially when a candidate has relatively low score.
Looking at the WHO guidelines, there has to be 10 doctors for 10,000 people. Even if we include the in-active doctors, India has a ratio of 2.6 doctors per 10,000 people. In reality there is a stunning shortage of 3 lakh doctors in India. In China ratio of doctors is double compared to India and western countries have a healthy ratio of 20 per 10,000 people.
India educates 50,000 doctors through approximately 500+ medical colleges each year, but considering our population growth year on year, the gap between the supply and demand of medicine professional is increasing. But there is a serious shortage of Education Infrastructure and capacity which is constrained by government policies to create more doctors at a rapid pace.
Medical education system in India has largely been dominated by corporate houses political interests and corrupt black marketing channels which makes medical education very costly for an average student. A majority of medical colleges in India doesn’t have the basic infrastructure and specially the hospital which allows a student to do their practical training in spite of charging such hefty fees.
This additional requirement of doctors has been partially fulfilled by the MBBS graduates from abroad for quite a long time. Over the past couple of years there has been an substantial increase of approximately of 15-20 percent in the number of students going abroad for studying medicine.
WHY STUDY MBBS ABROAD
Abroad colleges offer a better perspective especially when fresh guidelines of Medical Council gives equal weightage compared to Indian Medical colleges. As per the latest Medical Council of India guidelines there will be an equal weight age for the students passing their MBBS from India or abroad.
Previously the students who went abroad have to pass a separate exam by name of FMCG (Foreign Medical Graduate Test) which made them eligible to pursue their post graduation in medicine MD/MS/Diploma from India. FMGE exam was not mandatory for students who pursued their MBBS from India. With the new NMC bill about to get pass in Parliament there will be a common EXIT Exam for every student who pursue MBBS from India or Abroad. This makes a level playing field for medical aspirants basis the quality of education and the practical learning purely based on merit. Students have to pursue their Masters in medicine as well so it is not suggested to invest very heavy on MBBS program and the decision of college selection has to be based on pure merit like infrastructure facilities, practical learning and exposure without considering just the name of the college.
MBBS Study Abroad is giving a good alternative to Indian Medical aspirants considering the world class infrastructure facilities at a very affordable fees without any capitation fees and inconsistent admission process as present in India. Admission process abroad is more cost effective and is never a problem for parents.
WHY MBBS FROM PHILIPPINES
Philippines is one of the fastest growing dream destination for medicine students not only from India but also around the world. Philippines had been the USA Colony for many years and their education system is simply world class which takes USA pattern of education into consideration. Like in USA and Canada Philippines follow the BS MD education system equivalent to MBBS program in India ranging from 5.5 to 6 years. Philippines provide top medical education in a safe environment at a very reasonable price compared to Indian private colleges.
Following are the major advantages studying MBBS at Philippines
- Education system in Philippines is similar to the pattern followed by USA
- Medical colleges in Philippines are listed in WHO, IMED, ECFMG directories
- Curriculum in Philippines is based on US family students can go to USA after completing their MD from Philippines.
- Philippines is worlds fifth largest English speaking population and it is easy to to communicate with everyone easily.
- Mode of teaching in Philippines is strictly English without learning any foreign language.
- Eligibility to practice in India after passing NEXT exam and MCI registration
- Average tuition fees in Philippines ranges between 16 to 22 lakh rupees for the complete program.
- Very economical living and accommodation for Indian students at Philippines.
- Wide variety of Indian food ranging from South Indian to North Indian recipes.
- Filipinos are very friendly and helpful people and it always feels like you are just at home all the times.
- Philippines is a very advanced country with biggest shopping malls of Asia, World class shopping centres, Tourist destinations, Mesmerising ecospaces.
- Philippines is a very very safe country with heavy policing and state-of-the-art security systems.
- Climate in Philippines is tropical same as that of India which give exposure to students practice with same disease pattern as of India.
With so many benefits it highly advisable to seriously explore Philippines as a dream destination for medicine studies.