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Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008

The Southeast Asian countries have more options for medical studies. Candice D’Cruz has the details

If you dreamt of pursuing a medical degree abroad but find the US or the UK too heavy on the pocket, worry not as Heathcare Management International Education (HCMI), a Singapore based transnational firm provides opportunities of completing a MBBS degree in universities of Philippines. HCMI is affiliated to some of the top universities in the country.
The universities that the institute is affiliated to are:
  • Cagayan State University
  • Cebu Doctor's University
  • Davao Medical School Foundation
  • Emilio Aguinaldo College
  • Our Lady of Fatima University
  • Southwestern University
  • University of Northern Philippines
  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay
  • University of Visavas
  • Tarlac State University
Commission of Higher Education (CHED), has approved the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree offered by the firm. The programme is also accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
Course Duration
The course duration is four-and-a-half years and includes an internship period of one year. There are a total of nine semesters and every student must complete at least two semesters in a year.
Course Fees
The present tuition fee ranges from Rs 10.5 to Rs 14 lakh (approx). Cagayan State University is now offering the course to the students from West Bengal and North East India for Rs 9 lakh.
Philippines is a great place to live in as it offers a plethora of facilities, such as a good tropical weather, safe environment, good transport facility and availability of Indian food. The institutes have proper infrastructure, residential facilities, and integrated learning approach are some of the positive points.
Course Content
The course is segregated into three sections/phases, namely pre clinical, para clinical and the clinical phase. For the first phase, you will be covering subjects like biochemistry, anatomy and physiology. The next phase involves an intensive study of community medicine, pathology, forensic medicine, and clinical postings in wards, pharmacology, microbiology and OPDs. The final phase includes orthopedics, pediatrics, surgery, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, ENT, psychiatry, dermatology as well as the last phases of clinical postings and community medicine.
Cost of living
For lodging on a twin-sharing basis the rent ranges between $ 60 and $100. Food prices range from $60 to $65 for three meals. These costs are on a monthly basis.
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