Affordability - Philippines is much more affordable when it comes to yearly fees of the universities & other expenses.
Placement Options - Philippines is the largest provider of medical trained nurses and doctors to the U.S.A, Canada and many other countries thus giving an assurance of jobs and the level of trust other countries have on students who have passed out of Philippines universities.
Superior quality of the educational system - In Philippines, the teachers are not only fluent in English, but they are US educated.
Philippines - Philippines is also known as Republic of Philippines is an archipelagic island of Southeast Asia located in the Pacific Ocean. It is known for its rich biodiversity and abundance in natural resources. It is considered to be twelfth populated country in the world. The country is home to people from different ethnicity and cultural background. Manila is the capital of the country and Quezon City is the most populous city.
History - The country has been a Spanish and American colony in the past. In 1934, the country obtained its Commonwealth status. In October 1945, it became a founding member of United Nations. Post World War II, through the Treaty of Manila, the country was recognized as an independent nation. At present, it follows democratic system, where the constitutional head is the President.
Why Philippines - High quality education, safe and conducive environment and affordable fee structure and other associated expenses are one of the primary reasons for international students to opt for higher education in the country. Apart from this, with a degree of the educational institutes in Philippines, you can explore job opportunities in different countries in the world. Medium of instruction for all these courses is only English.
Why Philippines is better for Medical Education? So long people were only aware of Soviet Russia and China for provision of affordable and good system of medical education. However, Philippines is also rising as one of the top places for providing high quality medical education, at par with the degrees awarded by the universities of the U.S.A and the U.K. Students get the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) after completing four years degree program which is equivalent to M.B.B.S in India.
In the first year, the basics of medical sciences are taught. From the second year onwards to third year, these courses focus on specialized areas. Fourth year includes clinical rotation in different departments. This degree deals with medical theories, technologies, practices and different approaches for problem-solving.
Degree is recognized by MCI (IMC Act 1956), WHO, GMC, ECFMG, California Board of Medicine, CFGNS, USMLE (USA) & CHED - Govt. of Philippines, UK, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Gulf Countries, whole Europe etc. Graduates can apply for license with Medical Councils of more than 180 countries. After Graduating & passing the screening test in India conducted by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi students can apply for Government jobs & also join Post Graduation in India.
Most of students’ dream of getting admission in a good government medical school at home or abroad by scoring high in the medical entrance examinations conducted by Ministry of Education but Studying MBBS in the private medical colleges of home-country is very expensive.
Studying MBBS in Philippines, China, Kyrgyzstan and Russia is undoubtedly a good choice for those who want to become good doctors. There are no capitation fees or donations to be paid to the universities abroad. The cost of higher education in these countries is highly regulated and subsidized by the Ministry of Education (MOE). They are very reasonable in contrast to universities in other countries. The cost of living is also relatively low compared with studying medicine in India and other countries.
Medical colleges in Philippines, China, Kyrgyzstan and Russia have very small and separate batches for local and international students, where the medium of teaching is English. In addition to affordability, the medical colleges there have robust infrastructure, advanced technology and good living conditions, claim students and doctors.
Studying MBBS in Philippines, China, Kyrgyzstan and Russia is not only less expensive than India, but colleges there also provide better facilities and teaching atmosphere. After the US, UK and Australia, Philippines, China, Kyrgyzstan and Russia are most popular destinations among Indians for a medical degree. "An MBBS in Philippines, China, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Russia can be a good stepping stone for people who want to become doctors, but do not have the means to do it in India or in other popular destinations such as the US or UK."
However, to be eligible to practice in India, doctors graduating from these universities have to clear a screening examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations under the directive of Medical Council of India.
|“Philippines”||China; Russia; Kyrgyzstan; Kazakhstan; Georgia; Armenia etc|
|American / US pattern of Education||Non-American Pattern of Education|
|English is an official language of Philippines with Filipino. Philippines a former colony of USA & has strong ties with US. 94% of population speaks English.||Chinese / Russian: Is the official language. Medical Students need to learn the local language|
|Patients talk in English. Excellent exposure to practical Internship||Patients speak local language, very difficult to understand/ follow|
|Strong culture of USMLE preparation and going to the USA for jobs. Many toppers go to USA from Philippines.||No culture of USMLE preparation or going to USA for jobs|
|Have tie ups with US Colleges for Clinical clerkship / rotation. Recommendation letters help in getting jobs in the USA after graduation||No such tie-ups or culture in China / Russia / Kyrgyzstan etc|
|Tropical country with diseases common in India such as Malaria, Typhoid etc. Good training & clinical experience for students.||Temperate country. Cold. Snows for 3-6 months in a year. No tropical diseases. No experience in these diseases.|
|Indian food, Asian foods available in Manila||Food is expensive and Indian food not easily available|
|Weather: Tropical – like India ranges from 21 to 37 degrees.||Temperate: Winter temperature is -20 (minus 20 degrees)|
|Course takes 5 years in Philippines for students who have finished class 12||Course takes 6 years in rest of all above.|
|Course takes 4 years in Philippines for students who have finished Bachelors (B. Sc / BAMS/BHMS etc)||Course takes 6 years in China / Russia / Kyrgyzstan etc even with pre-medical subjects.|
|Excellent Track record. High success rate in USMLE||Low success rate in MCI and USMLE.|
|ISD Call from Philippines to India: Rs 1.5/minute||Approx. Rs 9 – 16 / minute|
Our Lady of Fatima University, formerly known as Our Lady of Fatima College, and also formerly known as Fatima Medical Science Foundation, Incorporated (FMSFI) is a private university in the Philippines. It has five main campuses, one based in Valenzuela City, the others in Quezon City, Antipolo, Rizal, Pampanga and the newly constructed Nueva Ecija Doctors Colleges Inc.
History - Founded in 1967 by Jose Olivares and his son-in-law, Dr. Vicente M. Santos, the university grew out of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. The hospital became the primary provider of medical and health care services for Valenzuela. Olivares was an entrepreneur and previously a chemistry professor at Ateneo de Manila University and at the University of the Philippines. Santos rose from humble origins in Hagonoy, Bulacan, graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, became an obstetrician-gynecologist, and delivered over 96,000 babies during his 40 years of service.
The founders set about improving the facility from a general hospital to a teaching hospital for health care providers such as nurses and midwives. This began in 1973 with the founding of Our Lady of Fatima College of Nursing. Dr. Santos and his wife Juliet Olivares-Santos continued the school's expansion, including the 1979 establishment of Fatima College of Medicine with the Pioneer Batch graduating in 1983. Fatima still focuses mainly on medical and allied health studies.
The next five years further saw an increase in infrastructure development. New buildings were established in Valenzuela City and Quezon City, with nursing virtual laboratories and simulators. This paved the way for Fatima’s College of Nursing to be designated by CHED as a Center of Development in late 2008. Fatima’s expansion continued with another campus being established in 2008 in Antipolo.
Owing to recognitions it has received through voluntary accreditation of its programs within the framework of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines, the university voluntary subjected itself to CHED’s Institutional Quality Assurance Through Monitoring and Evaluation (IQuAME) in 2008. In 2009, after being evaluated, it was placed in Category A(t) as a mature teaching university.
In recognition of the university accomplishments, the Commission on Higher Education through CEB Resolution No. 076-2009 granted autonomous status to the university from March 11, 2009
BECOMING AUTONOMOUS. Cognizant of OLFU’s tradition of integrity and untarnished reputation and “in recognition of the accomplishments, adherence to quality assurance as a higher education provider, the Commission on Higher Education through CEB Resolution No. 076-2009 granted AUTONOMOUS STATUS to the Our Lady of Fatima University for a period of 5 years from March 11, 2009 to March 30, 2014.”
UNIVERSITY-WIDE ISO CERTIFICATION - In 2010, the Quality Management System of four colleges, namely, Maritime Education, Dental Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences and College of Hospitality and Institutional Management were certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. And in June 2012, university-wide ISO implementation was put into place to increase customer satisfaction, improve product quality, and achieve international quality recognition. By October 2012, OLFU was awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Management Systems certification by the AJA Registrars. This is again an affirmation that the quality of the university’s processes and standards are at par with international management systems.
Our Lady of Fatima University is the first private higher education institution in the CAMANAVA area (Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas-Valenzuela) to have earned the distinction as an Autonomous University, recognized as a mature Teaching institution by CHED (IQuAME Category A(t) as well as having been ISO 9001: 2008 certified university-wide.
Vision - To improve man as man by developing individuals through a legacy of excellent education and compassionate value formation.
Mission - The noble dictum "improving man as man" embodies the existence of the Our Lady of Fatima University as an educational institution dedicated to the holistic formation of men and women imbued with the necessary skills, virtues, and academic development.
College of Medicine - The OLFU College of Medicine is one of the Philippine’s most distinguished centers for medical education. Constantly responding to the rapid changes in science, technology and the social environment, OLFU fulfills its commitment to produce competence, world-class medical practitioners.
It strives to create the best environment for students to master the principles and theories of medicine and obtain sufficient knowledge and experience to launch into a successful practice.
It’s the first and only Philippine medical school to have an institutional clerkship program with a foreign hospital. In fact, the University has sent over 100 medical students for clerkship training at the Brooklyn Medical Centre and Peninsula Hospital in New York and Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago.
In it’s almost more than 40 years of existence, OLFU has graduated more than 70,000 medical and allied medical health practitioners from all disciplines. Proof that makes OLFU a valuable contributor in the development of the medical and paramedical professions in the Philippines and abroad.
International Student - The International Student Office is responsible for the recruitment and welfare of international students and has a student’s adviser on its staff. The International Student Advisory Service provides support for international students and their families throughout their time in Our Lady of Fatima University. The service also functions as a resource center where you can drop in for information and advice on issues such as accommodations, student visa, applications, academic problems, and life in the Philippines.
This office ensures that transitioning into OLFU and the Philippines will be as smooth as possible. It will continue to provide support and the best services to guarantee a wonderful learning experience and, a second home in OLFU.
Students from India after class XII first enrol in a Pre-medical course of 1 year before they are eligible to be admitted to the 4-year medical course. Students with a Bachelors Degree can be admitted directly to MD course.
The four-year medical course progresses from the study of the normal to the abnormal human being. Most subjects are yearly courses taken up for 2 semesters.
Attached Hospitals - OLFU has a dedicated 200 bed tertiary care hospital apart from 1000+ beds in secondary and primary care facility. The amount of patient exposure the students can get is comparable to any of our Government medical colleges back home and superior to any of the private colleges.
List of US Hospitals (Clinical Rotation) - OLFU medical degree is directly recognised by New York and Illinois Education Boards and recognised by California quality health assurance.
University of Perpetual Help System (UoPH), Philippines is a co-education Institution of higher learning located in Las Pinas City; Metro Manila, Philippines founded in 1975 by Dr. (Brigadier) Antonio Tamayo, Dr. Daisy Tamayo, and Ernesto Crisostomo as Perpetual Help College of Rizal (PHCR). It has nine campuses offering over 70 courses in 20 colleges. The University inculcates the Perpetualite values, teachings and principles. Graduate of UoPH call themselves Perpetualites with Alumni Chapters in Philippines and USA. The institute was given University Status in 1997 by CHED.
The School of Medicine in UoPH began in 1996, It Offers the Doctor of Medicine Degree or MD in Philippines MD Degree from University of Perpetual Help, Philippines entails full time Medical Education in the Philippines which is equal to MD in the USA and MBBS in the UK and India, The Medical Degree and the Medical School is listed and / or recognized by the whole World - CHED Philippines, WHO, Medical Board of California (USA), MCI, USMLE, FAIMER, General Medical Council – UK, etc.
Medical Graduates are eligible to apply for
Degree is recognized by
Why Perpetual? - University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) has been providing quality education for more than 40 years. UPHSD nurture students to become accomplished professionals who get employed not only in the Philippines but also abroad. We focus on the total development of our students, beginning with character building to mastery of skills, thus enable our graduates to get ahead in their careers.
Quality Education Program - We ensure high quality education to make students more competent. Our experience in the past forty years have allowed us to develop a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to understand and master the subject matter fully, enriching their learning experience.
We own and maintain a tertiary teaching and training hospital where students learn and acquire skills required by their healthcare professions. Our students are surrounded in an environment that encourages proficiency in their chosen field, whether it is Medical, Hospitality Industry, Law, Aviation, Education, Criminology, etc. This immersion in a workplace environment creates graduates that are mentally and emotionally ready to face the challenging demands of the real world.
Every year, a UPH graduate emerges at the top ten of certified board exams. We work hand in hand with our students to ensure that they learn for understanding, from the classroom to the review session and this is clearly reflected after they graduate.
Highly Competent & Caring Faculty and Administrators - are also friends, consultants, advisors and mentors who nurture students to develop their full potential. Theoretical knowledge and applied training are delicately balanced thus providing a holistic approach to learning.
Modern Equipment & Facilities - The University continually updates its modern facilities and equipment to prepare students with the required skills for evolving industry needs.
Local and International Affiliations - The University has established local and international linkages with prestigious institutions to further enhance the skills, competencies, and professional network of our globally competitive students to help them jumpstart their careers here and abroad.
Our campuses in Las Piñas, Molino, and Calamba are strategically located along major thoroughfares in their respective cities. It is accessible via all types of transportation, and its location in the south of Metro Manila makes it a more convenient destination for students, parents, and faculty alike, maximizing the use of their time, energy and resources for more productive activities.
University of Perpetual Help Las Pinas Campus - “Our young can only be assured of a better tomorrow by building the right kind of Character today” By these words and through the UPHD academic programs did the Man of Vision, Dr. Antonio Laperal Tamayo hone Filipinos to become a People of Mission and Action. Then known as the University of Perpetual Help Rizal, the Las Piñas campus of the University of Perpetual Help DALTA (UPHD) was founded in 1975 by. The founder’s passion to fulfill his nationalistic dreams was mainly directed to promoting a better quality of life for all Filipinos through the school’s course offerings.
History - The Perpetual Help College of Rizal established on February 5, 1975 in Las Piňas City now the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Piňas was founded by Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo, and co-founded by his wife Dr. Daisy M. Tamayo and friend Mr. Ernesto Palanca Crisostomo
In 1997, the Commission on Higher Education granted University status, thus the change of name to the University of Perpetual Help. In subsequent years, the UPHSD established two branches as well as several agri-businesses which later incorporated into the DALTA Group of companies. The units of DALTA Group are located in Las Pinas City; Molino, Cavite; and Calamba City in Laguna. It also has a Medical Center in Las Piňas City. In 1976, the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA – Calamba was established. The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA subscribes to the institutional philosophy that national development and transformation is predicated upon the quality of education of its people.
Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine - The University of Perpetual Help System Dalta - JONELTA Foundation School of Medicine is a thriving community of educators, scientists, clinicians, students, and even lawyers working together to educate, learn, discern, heal, and serve. The curriculum promotes exhaustive research, collaborative learning, and individual initiative by providing a strong basic science preparation and extensive clinical experiences. Our main purpose is to promote compassionate, ethical, and competent medical practitioners ready to help people achieve healthy productive lives, advance knowledge in the medical sciences, and be informed advocates of change for a lifetime of achievement in the field of medicine.
Curriculum - The four-year medical course generally progresses from the study of the normal to the abnormal human being. Most of the subjects are yearly courses which are taken up for two semesters.
AMA School of Medicine is one of the Leading Medical colleges in the Philippines. It is Located in Makati city in Manila which is the financial centre of the Philippines; Makati city has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country. Major Banks, corporations, department stores as well as foreign embassies are based in Makati. Makati is also known for being a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila. AMA School of Medicine, Makati Campus– 2.4 kms from Indian Embassy in Makati & 7 kms from Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Manila.
Other campus of AMA School of Medicine is located in CAVITE, one of the most industrialized and fast growing province in Philippines. AMA School of Medicine, Cavite Campus– 28 kms from Indian Embassy in Makati & 40 kms from Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Manila.
AMA School of Medicine is part of the AMA Education System. Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V, is the founder of the Group. He has been an Ambassador of the Philippines to the Gulf Countries. He named college after the initials of his father's name, Amable Mendoza Aguiluz V, Sr.
Degree is recognized by - California Board of Medicine, CFGNS, USA, Govt. of India - MCI, UK, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Gulf Countries etc. CHED - Govt. of Philippines
Medical Graduates are eligible to apply for