City: Davao
Type : English
Established : 1976
Duration : 5.5 Year
Fee:19.5 Lakh Approx

About Davao Medical School Foundation

Davao Medical School Foundation is located in the city of Davao which is approximately 588 miles (964 Km) south-east of Manila and is the largest City in the Island of Mindanao.Davao Medical School Foundation was established in the year 1976 as a consortium made up of Ataneo de Davao University, the Brokenshire Memorial Hospital, the Development of People’s Foundation, the San Pedro College and San Pedro Hospital.

Facts About Davao Medical School Foundation

Duration of Course 5.5years
Semester StartNovember & February
Language of InstructionEnglish
University TypePrivate
Degree AwardedMD Physician (Under Graduate)
MCI ApprovedYes
Study Fee Range

5.5 Yr BSMD – 19,50,000 IINR

 

Number of indian students1500 (appx)

Davao Medical School Foundation

  • Among the Top-Ranked Medical Colleges for MBBS in the Philippines: Davao Medical School Foundation ranks in the top-6 medical colleges in the Philippines. The school has the best teachers/professors who have the required qualifications to impart knowledge to the students. Davao Medical School Foundation has tie-ups with various hospitals in Davao with a total bed count of 4,000 plus. The students practice in the various hospitals in a tight-schedule during their final year, which gives them an on-the-job experience of treating patients. Also, Since the local language is English, students do not face any language issue or barrier.
  • A pathway to success and a bright future:More than 550 Indian students who graduated from Davao Medical School Foundation are successfully practising in India and in other countries around the world. The students from Davao Medical School Foundation have done very well in screening tests such as FMGE and USMLE.
  • Advanced Teaching Techniques & Practices:a. Simulation Centers: The students are trained on mannequins before they go for the actual internship or clinical rotation. This significantly boosts the understanding and confidence of the students.b. Modern Library: The library of DMSF is termed as an Ultra Modern Library of International Standards by Davao Medical School Foundation. The library provides the students with an environment to study. The library is stacked with a wide variety of books from several authors so that the students can gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the subjects.c. Team Learning Centers: Davao Medical School Foundation has developed a learning system which ensures that no student is left behind in the learning process. DMSF encourages the students to discuss the various subjects and topics in small groups where the discussion is moderated by a qualifies professor.d. 3D Anatomy Dissection Center: A modern piece of equipment which helps the professors to teach the students in a better manner and thus aiding the students to make use of the advancements in technology for their learning and understanding. This technology helps in the better explanation of the Anatomy of the Human Body and benefits the students. Davao Medical School Foundation is among the first institutions to introduce this modern teaching method.
  • Best Choice for Indian Medical Aspirants:Among the choices available to Indian students in regards to the countries, the Philippines is the ideal choice for several reasons. The climatic conditions and disease pattern of MBBS in Philippines is similar to that in India. The students, therefore, become equipped to practice in India because they become familiar with the diseases that exist here. Moreover, the Philippines is an English speaking country. The professors are well versed in the language and the students are not required to learn a new language.
  • Hostel and Indian mess facility available for Indian students:Fully air-conditioned hostels are available for Indian students with the availability of Indian food prepared by Indian cooks. This means that students will get an environment to study in and that the students can focus on their studies and nothing else.

Program Structure

 

Duration of CourseBSMD – 6 Yrs & MD 4 Yrs
Semester StartNovember
Language of InstructionEnglish
University TypePrivate
Degree AwardedMD – Physician (Under graduate)
MCI ApprovedYes
Study Fee

5.5 Yr BSMD – 1950000

 

Number of Indian Students2000 (appx)

Curriculum

Program Structure for MD Course

YEAR LEVELFIRST SEMESTERSECOND SEMESTER
First Year
Level I
Integration of Basic Science Disciplines, Organ System
THE NORMAL HUMAN BODY
The Cell and Basic Tissues/ Integumentary SystemMusculoskeletal System
Hematology/ ImmunologyCardiovascular/ Pulmonary/ Renal
Head & neck/ Special SensesGastrointestinal-Nutrition/ Reproductive/
Endocrine
Nervous SystemGenetics
Prespectives in Medicine/ History of Medicine
Behavioral Medicine 1
Applied Epidemiology
Practice of Medicine 1
Second Year
Level II
Integration of Basic and Clinical Science Disciplines;
Organ System
MECHANISM AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN DISEASE
General Concepts and Principles: Microbiology-Parasitology/ Pathology/ PharmacologyCardiovascular/ Pulmonary/ Renal
Hematology/ Immunology Infectious DiseaseIntegumentary/ Musculoskeletal
Research Methodology
Principles of SurgeryMedical Bioethics
Medical Research Projects
Behavioral Medicine 2
The Practice of Medicine 2 (History taking, physical examination and Diagnostic Skills)
Third Year
Level II
Integration of Basic and Clinical Science Disciplines;
Organ System
MECHANISM AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN DISEASE
Clinical Neurosciences/ Special SensesMen’s Health/Women’s Health
Endocrine/Gastrointestinal-NutritionChildren’s Health
Management of Health Programs
Behavioral Medicine 3
Research Projects
Legal Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence
Medical Informatics
Special Lectures
The Practice of Medicine 3 including Procedural Skills
Fourth Year
Level III
Integration of Basic Clinical Science Disciplines;
Clinical and Community Application
CLINICAL CLERKSHIP PROGRAM
Internal Medicine2 Months
Surgery2 Months
Pediatrics2 Months
Obstetrics and Gynecology2 Months
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat1 Month
Psychiatry1 Month
Community Medicine1 Month
Electives1 Month
(Anesthesia, Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Clinical Neurology)

Program Structure for BSMD Course

FIRST TRIMESTER

Subject AreaCat NoCourse TitleLecture Unit(s)Lab Unit(s)Unit(s)Pre-Requisites
PSYC101General Psychology303
PSYC101General Psychology303
COMP101Knowledge Work Software and Presentation Skills213
NSCI101General Chemistry314
PSYC201Developmental Psychology303cor. PSYC-101
PSYC110Psychological Statistics415cor. PSYC 101
PSYC311Theories of Personalities303cor. PSYC-201
24

SECOND TRIMESTER

Subject AreaCat NoCourse TitleLecture Unit(s)Lab Unit(s)Unit(s)Pre-Requisites
PSYC202Psychology Elective 1: Learning and Cognitive Psychology303PSYC 101
PSYC312Abnormal Psychology303PSYC-101: PSYC-311
PSYC211Social Psychology303PSYC-311
PSYC321Experimental Psychology325cor. PSYC-202; PSYC-311
PSYC213Psychology Elective 2: Principles of Guidance and Counseling303PSYCH 101
PSYC341Psychological Assessment325cor. PSYC-321 PSYC-311
22

THIRD TRIMESTER

Subject AreaCat NoCourse TitleLecture Unit(s)Lab Unit(s)Unit(s)Pre-Requisites
PSYC401Research in Psychology 1303PSCY-311
PSYC331Psychology Elective 3: Filipino Psychology303PSYC 101
PSYC212Psychology Elective 4: Group Dynamics303PSYC 213
PSYC203Psychology Elective 5: Physiological Psychology303PSYC 321
PSYC301Psychology Elective 6: Industrial Psychology303PSYC 321
PSYC402Research in Psychology 2303cor. PSYC 401
PSYC421Practicum in Psychology (minimum of 250 hrs)606Graduating
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Total Acedemic Unit70

MD COURSE

YEAR LEVELFIRST SEMESTERSECOND SEMESTER
First Year
Level I
Integration of Basic Science Disciplines, Organ System
THE NORMAL HUMAN BODY
The Cell and Basic Tissues/ Integumentary SystemMusculoskeletal System
Hematology/ ImmunologyCardiovascular/ Pulmonary/ Renal
Head & neck/ Special SensesGastrointestinal-Nutrition/ Reproductive/
Endocrine
Nervous SystemGenetics
Prespectives in Medicine/ History of Medicine
Behavioral Medicine 1
Applied Epidemiology
Practice of Medicine 1
Second Year
Level II
Integration of Basic and Clinical Science Disciplines;
Organ System
MECHANISM AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN DISEASE
General Concepts and Principles: Microbiology-Parasitology/ Pathology/ PharmacologyCardiovascular/ Pulmonary/ Renal
Hematology/ Immunology Infectious DiseaseIntegumentary/ Musculoskeletal
Research Methodology
Principles of SurgeryMedical Bioethics
Medical Research Projects
Behavioral Medicine 2
The Practice of Medicine 2 (History taking, physical examination and Diagnostic Skills)
Third Year
Level II
Integration of Basic and Clinical Science Disciplines;
Organ System
MECHANISM AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN DISEASE
Clinical Neurosciences/ Special SensesMen’s Health/Women’s Health
Endocrine/Gastrointestinal-NutritionChildren’s Health
Management of Health Programs
Behavioral Medicine 3
Research Projects
Legal Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence
Medical Informatics
Special Lectures
The Practice of Medicine 3 including Procedural Skills
Fourth Year
Level III
Integration of Basic Clinical Science Disciplines;
Clinical and Community Application
CLINICAL CLERKSHIP PROGRAM
Internal Medicine2 Months
Surgery2 Months
Pediatrics2 Months
Obstetrics and Gynecology2 Months
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat1 Month
Psychiatry1 Month
Community Medicine1 Month
Electives1 Month
(Anesthesia, Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Clinical Neurology)

The curriculum equips the students with clinical reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking skills with emphasis on interdisciplinary and life-long learning. The first three years provide the students with an integrated understanding of the basic and clinical sciences in the classroom and community settings. The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted to the application of the basic and clinical concepts in actual clinical and community settings.

Selected subjects which include ethical and legal aspects of the practice of medicine, epidemiologic and health research programs and the practice of profession enhance the medical curriculum.

The medical curriculum also employs various teaching-learning and assessment strategies to achieve the educational goals. As early as the First Year, the students are exposed to cases that would allow them to relate basic science concepts to clinical practice.

The First Year of the curriculum is designed as modules or blocks based on organ systems with similar or related functions. This instructional plan aims to synchronize topics in Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology. Correlation of selected concepts will be achieved through case discussion in a problem-based tutorial session, team learning and case method activities.

The Second and Third Years of the curriculum are a continuum of organ-based modules that integrate basic and clinical concepts. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a principal teaching-learning activity augmented by correlate activities as lectures, laboratory exercises and case method discussions. The students in a PBL small group setting (ratio of 1 tutor to at most 10 students) encounter and discuss problems common to practice.

The Fourth Year, which is the final year, allows the students to learn from clinical materials in affiliate hospitals and community settings.

Evaluation of student performance is based on the curriculum design where small group learning is a predominant activity. Assessment includes written examinations, practical examinations, clinical observations, and tutorial or case discussion participation and attitude development.

Fee Structure

Year ->1st Year2nd Year3rd Year4th Year5th YearTotal Fees
Fees in Rupees6,50,0003,25,0003,25,0003,25,0003,25,00019,50,000

 

  1. Exchange rate: 50 Philippine Pesos = 1 US $ = 65 Indian rupees.
  2. Currency rate is used only for calculations & student has to pay as per the rates prevailing on the date of conversion.
  3. Admission is subject to Final approval of students Application by the University & Availability of Seat

Other Expenses applicable for all students:

  1. Admission & Visa processing in India – Rs. 75,000+ 18% GST.
  2. Visa Extension, Visa Conversion, ACR Registration, Medical Test, NBI Registration and Examination Fees is $700 (First Year Only) to be paid in the Philippines.
  3. Visa Renewal from 2nd year onwards is $300 to be paid in the Philippines.
  4. If the student is below 18 years of age, then SSP is required for which students need to pay PHP 8,000 for every three months to the immigration department until the student is of the age of 18 years.
  5. Air travel on actual rate.

Living Expenses:

Accommodation – Approx. Rs. 6,000-7000 per month on a sharing basis depending upon the chosen accommodation.

Food – Approx. Rs. 6,000 per month.

Indian Food is available.

Hostel / apartment charges depend on the availability of accommodation type at the time of arrival of student.

Food approximately costs 5500 pesos per student per month depends on food habits of the student.

Electric charges & Water charges are to be paid as actual depends on the use by each student

Scholarships:

Available for Indian students based on their BS results.

Other Information:

  1. There will be NO increase is Fees during the duration of the course.
  2. Student Visa Conversion from 9A to 9F visa in Manila + Airport pick up + Medical Quarantine + Misc + Assistance = 700$
  3. Tourist Visa Extension Prior to filling for Conversion in Philippines in USD (One Time) if required = 300$
  4. Special Study Permit (If student is under 18 Years of age) = 300$

Location

Philippines FAQ’s

How is Medical Education or MD or MBBS in Philippines?

Medical Education or MBBS in the Philippines is one of the BEST in the World. The High Quality of Education is attested to by the fact that Philippines is the highest exporter of Nurses and Doctors to the USA. Philippines was a colony of USA for 50 years and many students join Medical Colleges in the Philippines with the view that their Medical Entrance is going to get them certification and jobs in the USA. Consequently the Philippines has one of the best education systems in Asia. MBBS in Philippines is called the MD Program (Doctor of medicine). This is equal to the MD in USA, MBBS Degree in UK, MBBS in India, MBBS in Australia, MD in Germany, MD in Canada etc. The Degree is recognized as equal to MBBS in India by the Medical Council of India.

What are the admission requirements and my eligibility criteria for MBBS?

Citizen of any country is eligible to study in Philippines as a fee paying student for undergraduate and post graduate programs. For undergraduate Medical program (MBBS or MD), class 12 or HSSC with min. 50% Marks in with Subjects in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in class 11 and 12. For College graduates: Undergraduate in science 18 to 60 years old (Depending on subjects- For medicine age limit is 30 years) In good health for exceptions, please contact Admission Department.

What is the total duration of this course?

The total duration of the Medical, MD or MBBS course is 4 year and 10 months for students who have been educated till class 12 with Science. The first 10 months is a Bachelors program and focuses on building foundation for a strong medical education. The next 4 years is the core medicine and clinical rotation. If the student is already a College graduate then the admission program takes 4 years only. Residency training is for 3 to 5 years [Similar to that of USA]..

Any local bodies who can help me in providing the overall info?

Send your query to us and we shall send it to our local representative office and they would be getting in touch with you.

What is the total fee of this course?

The fee can vary. Refer to the website and to the Admission Dept.

Can a student avail loan facility, what are the procedures?

Contact your local Bank for the procedure.

Documents required for the admissions?

For Admission: Copy of your class 10 and 12 mark sheet is needed initially. Visa, Income proof, passport, police clearance for Philippines and other documents will be needed later. You will get the list of documents at the time of enquiry.

What is the Religion in Philippines?

Philippines is a Christian country with over 95% of the population being Christian mostly Roman Catholic.

When was the University established?

Philippines is a Christian country with over 95% of the population being Christian mostly Roman Catholic.

Where is AMA School of Medicine located?

It is located in Makati, Metro MANILA. Capital of Philippines.

Is the degree recognized by the World Health Organization and the MCI?

It is present in the list of WHO are recognized by WHO and are recognized by CHED (Commission for Higher education and development). The Degree is recognized by Medical Council of India or MCI as equal to MBBS in India. The Degree is Philippines is recognized as equal to MBBS in UK and MBBS in Europe by the GMC of UK.

What is the medium of teaching in Philippines?

Being an American colony for 50 years English is the official language for Government, Communication in day to day living and all other affairs.
All the universities have English as the medium education.
94% of the Population Speaks English.
Hence education is in English Medium.
You can communicate with locals in English easily.

How is the Weather?

Philippines has tropical weather.
There are 3 main seasons.
Rains: From June to September. Showers can be frequent and heavy.
Cool: October to February it is cool but temperature rarely drops below 25 degree Celsius.
Summer: From March to May when temperatures can soar.
Overall the climate is perfect for a holiday in paradise and long hours of sun make this a dream destination. In terms of what to pack it is advised that lighter clothing is taken, shorts and beachwear are of course essential although in the rainy season be prepared for rains.

When is Admission usually?

There are two intakes (depending on the university and program) June and November depends on the University and the program for Medical, Premedical. MD or MBBS in Philippines – Medical Admission to the Top Medical College (s) begins in June. Admission to Pre-medical can happen in June or in November each year.

Hostel facility?

On campus accommodation for international students is available on campus.
Hostel rooms have attached bathrooms, with single, double or triple beds.
Both Air-conditioned and non air conditioned rooms are available as per the choice of accommodations.
Students can also choose to stay outside on their own accommodations.

Whether markets are nearby or not?

Market for daily needs is nearby to the campus.

Facilities like: Laundry, Canteen, Internet, Mobile etc?

 

All such facilities are available at extra cost.

 

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