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Philippines has developed the education system, similar to the USA. Thus after High School (Grade 10) the students join a Bachelors Degree. Those who want to study Medicine does the Pre-Medicine in Bachelor of Science in Biology. After which they sit for National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) exam then they enroll for 4 years medical course known as ‘Doctor of Medicine’ (MD). The MD degree awarded in USA / Philippines is equivalent to MBBS of UK / Commonwealth Countries. Philippines is the world's Second largest exporter of Physicians after India.

All our partner universities are recognized by Commission on Higher Education and Development (CHED), World Health Organization (WHO) and listed in International Medical Education Directory (IMED), Education Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Thus the students are eligible to sit for USMLE and they may appear for Part 1 and 2 in the Philippines. Most medical institution follow the American Style PBL Curriculum. 'Doctor of Medicine’ (MD) is recognized by Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council, Medical Council of India, Malaysia Medical Council, Nepal Medical Council, Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and other medical councils upon passing the required Screening Tests.

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Currency Peso (PHP), 99,900,177 None speaking Population - (12th)

The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. The 20-year rule of Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986 when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts which prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992 and his administration was marked by greater stability and progress on economic reforms. In 1992 the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998 but was succeeded by his vice-president Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. The Philippine Government faces threats from three terrorist groups on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list but in 2006 and 2007 scored some major successes in capturing or killing key wanted terrorists. Decades of Muslim insurgency in the southern Philippines have led to a peace accord with one group and on-again/off-again peace talks with another.


In Asia Continent, with 300,000 km2 (72nd in World) Land

Southeastern Asia archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea east of Vietnam

Mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands

Tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)

Mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands

The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7 107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies: the South China Sea Philippine Sea Sulu Sea Celebes Sea and Luzon Strait

Other Details

GDP: $320.6 billion (36th), PPP: $3300 (146th)

  • Literacy - 92.6% (101st
  • Sex_Ratio - 0.76 male(s)/female (110th
  • Birth_Rate - 26.01 births/1,000 population (59th
  • Death_Rate - 5.1 births/1,000 population (172nd
  • Median_Age - 22.5 years (135th
  • Life_Expectancy - 71.09 years (121st
  • Airports - 254 (24th)
  • Railways - 897 km (94th)
  • Roadways - 201910 km (24th)
  • Heliports - 2 (51st)
  • Waterways - 3219 km (29th)
  • Airports_Paved - 4 (30th)