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Which country I should choose for my MBBS abroad- series 2: MBBS in Ukraine vs. MBBS in Philippines

Which country I should choose for my MBBS abroad- series 2: MBBS in Ukraine vs. MBBS in Philippines

Since 10 years, students are opting their MBBS in Ukraine. In Ukraine, there are many governments approved universities with effective costing. Students also keep the Philippines in mind when they think about MBBS. Since 6-7 years, students are selecting the Philippines.

In series 2, we will look at these two countries where currently Indian students are studying and we will also compare these two countries for selecting the best option.

About MBBS in Ukraine:

Ukraine is a sovereign country located in Eastern Europe. The capital of Ukraine is Kiev. Ukraine shares its borders with 7 countries like Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Russia & Belarus. The Ukraine currency is Ukraine hryvnia. ( 1 Indian Rupee= 2.27 hryvnia). The temperature in Ukraine is generally between Min -1 C to Max 12 C.

MBBS in Ukraine has been all time trend for Indian students. There are three types of education center in Ukraine: private colleges, public universities & semi government universities in Ukraine. There are MCI approved university/ colleges in Ukraine which carries out MBBS course.

The course duration of MBBS in Ukraine is 5.8 years. The whole MBBS course in Ukraine is in English medium. There are 2 intakes: September & February. There are many top MBBS colleges in Ukraine.

Top MCI approved universities/ colleges in Ukraine for MBBS course:

  • OO Bogomolets National Medical University

These are all low cost universities to do MBBS course.  The course fee structure starts from 18 Lakhs to 25 Lakhs (Tuition fee). To be eligible to take admissions in Ukraine:

A student has to score 50% (general category) & 40% (reserved category) in 12th board exam PCB section

NEET Percentile:

General: 50 percentile & reserved 40%. Around (130/720) marks.

Ukraine MBBS value:

The MBBS degree from Ukraine is recognized internationally: (WHO, UNESCO, EUROPEAN COUNCIL, PLAB, USMLE).

The degree is also recognized by WHO and GMC (general medical council UK) and ECFMG (Educational commission for foreign medical graduates USA) and are listed in IMED (International Medical Education Directory).

You can visit www.gmc-uk.org & www.ecfmg.org to check the facts about MBBS in Ukraine.

Highlights of the MBBS course in Ukraine:

  • High quality education & globally recognized degree
  • Teaching is in the English language
  • Paid internships & good pay employment possibilities in Ukraine
  • More 3500 students from India went to Ukraine for MBBS course

MBBS in Philippines:

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. It is the world’s largest archipelago nations. The capital of the Philippines is a Manila. The currency is Philippine Piso. (1 Piso = 1.26 Indian Rupee). The climate in the Philippines is tropical and monsoonal. The country has an average yearly temperature of 26.5°C (79.7°F); May is the warmest month, while January is the coolest.

Highlights of MBBS Program:

  • The MBBS course is of 5 years.
  • The study medium is English.
  • The tuition fee for MBBS course in the Philippines is low.
  • The cost of living is also low
  • More than 95% of the population speak English.
  • The Indian food is available there.
  • Hostel facilities are there both for girls and boys.

Some of the top medical universities for MBBS in Philippines:

  • AMA School of Medicine, Cavite Campus, Manila
  • AMA School of Medicine, Makati Campus, Metro Manila
  • University of Perpetual Help
  • Angeles University Foundation
  • Our Lady of Fatima University
  • AMA School of Medicine, Makati Campus, Manila- MD Course
  • University of Perpetual Help- MD Course
  • Our Lady of Fatima University- MD Course
  • Bicol Christian College of Medicine 5.5 year Course
  • Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine 5.5 year Course

Total medical education fees in the Philippines will be approximately near to 15 lakh. As the cost of living in the Philippines is relatively low, the cost for hostel, mess & other expense will be an approx 12,000/per month.

Philippines have few reputed MCI(Medical Council of India) recognized medical colleges such as University of Perpetual Help Jonelta School of Medicine & Emilio Aguinaldo college of medicine which is good ranking universities in the Philippines. Philippines medical colleges offer M.D as its primary medical course for practitioners. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines is responsible for accrediting medical school and colleges. This MD Program is recognized by Medical Council of India as equivalent to MBBS degree in India. After completing the MD degree in the Philippines, Indian students need to clear Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) (also called as Medical screening test) to start the medical practice in India or to join postgraduate medical courses.

Till now, more than 8000 students went to the Philippines and out of which 50% of the students are from India. Study MBBS in the Philippines has become very popular because it is 3rd English speaking country in the world and also it has good medical universities.

Duration of Medical Course in the Philippines

The total duration of this MD course is 5.5 years for students who have been educated till class 12 with a PCB background. The first 1.6 years, students are required to do BS MD (Bachelor of Science) course for building the foundation for a strong medical education. After then, students are required to give NMAT examination (visit https://www.cem-inc.org.ph/nmat/) and they are required to pass the same. The next four years is the core medicine and clinical rotation. Towards the end of the program, students will also undergo clinical rotations, in which they will be attached to selected hospital departments and treat patients under the guidance and supervision of an experienced and presently practicing doctor.

UNIVERSITYGovernment & Private BothMostly Private
INDIAN STUDENTSLast 20 YearLast 10 Year
ADMISSION INMD PhysicianInitial Admission in B.s Course
UNIVERSITY HOSTELS60% University own hostelDon’t have a hostel
INDIAN FOODFew haveFew have
TUITION FEEApprox 20-25 lakhsApprox 12-15 lakhs
LIVING COST$ 150-250 Per Month$ 180-200 Per Month
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