⦁ AMA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE is a part of Ama Education System which is an established brand in the field of education in the Philippines and other southeast Asian countries. AMA School of Medicine (AMASOM) is housed in Ama College Makati which is located at the heart of Makati City the Financial and Business capital the Philippines.
Ama School of Medicine has several facilities for students enhancement of their clinical and practical skills including laboratories for Histology, Gross Anatomy, Microbiology, Parasitology, and Pathology.
Students perform hands-on dissection of cadavers in Gross Anatomy.
The MD degree (equivalent to M.B.B.S in India) is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). After graduating from Ama school of Medicine student can be given license to practice in India if they qualify the licensing Exam of Indian Medical Council.
Ama School of Medicine offers 4 Year M.D. program (equivalent to M.B.B.S in India. Medical School teaches student clinical oriented subject and problem-based method of training. Students get their hands on anatomy dissection which is the most important part to be a good doctor. The founder of the Ama Education System is Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V, and he has been an ambassador of the Philippines to Gulf countries.
⦁ The education standard and the teaching pattern is followed by the medical school is of American pattern and tries to aim United States of Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
⦁ The official Language of the Philippines is English so the student doesn’t require to learn any third or additional language in order to their clinical part.
⦁ The fees structure is very affordable if you compare with Indian Private Medical College.
⦁ Indian Food is easily available in Manila as Manila has good Indian community.
⦁ The Philippines have Tropical climatic condition just like the southern part of India so the diseases are also similar which is a huge advantage for clinical training if we compare with other colder countries.
⦁ Philippines is a gateway to the USA & UK as the Philippines has educated and sent 2nd largest number of foreign Doctors and nurses to the USA.
⦁ More than 20,000 international students are studying in the Philippines which make the Philippines a lot safer for International students
⦁ The highest pass rate of FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Exam) an exam held in India by MCI to license foreign medical graduate.
⦁ Easy connectivity of flights from Delhi Kolkata Mumbai & Hyderabad.
Program Structure of AMA school of Medicine:
The medical education system of the Philippines is slightly different from Russia, China, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan. Philippines Education system follows U.S. pattern syllabus.
After class 12: 6 year (2 years of Pre- Medical and 4 years of Medical Education)
After Bachelors in Science stream: 4 years of Medicine.
At present Ama School of Medicine is having two campuses in Manila. 1st in Makati and 2nd in Cavite.
⦁ Exchange Rate can fluctuate according to market
⦁ Admission & Visa processing in India Rs. 75,000 + 13,500 ( 18% GST extra)= 88,500
⦁ Admission & Visa processing includes: MEA attestation, Red Ribbon and Visa fees.
⦁ Visa Extension, Visa Conversion, ACR registration, Medical Test, NBI registration & Examination Fees is 700$ (First Year Only) + 200$ (Visa extension).
⦁ If the student is below 18 years then SSP is required which student have to pay 8,000 PHP for every three months to the immigration department until the student is of 18 years.
⦁ Visa renewal from the 2nd year is 300$
⦁ Accommodation – US$1200 – 1500 per year on a sharing basis depending upon the chosen accommodation
⦁ Food – 7,000 to 8,000 month
University of Perpetual Help ( UoPH) is a missionary Catholic University having several campuses across all over the Philippines. University has their medical university in Las Pina Manila, where Indian Students are admitted in the course of medicine.
UoPH was established in 1975 by Dr. (Brigadier) Antonia Tamayo, Dr. Daisy Tamayo, and Ernesto Crisostomo as Perpetual Help College of Rizal.
In total University has 9 campuses offering 70 courses in 20 colleges. Graduates from the University of Perpetual Help call themselves as Perpetualites with Alumni chapters in Philippines and USA.
University offers the Doctor of Medicine or MD program in the Philippines. The degree is recognized by the Medical Council of India and it is equivalent to MBBS in India.
Degree Awarded from Uoph is recognized by the following institution in the world :
⦁ CHED- Commission for Higher Education Philippines.
⦁ WHO- World Health Organization
⦁ Medical Board of California (USA)
⦁ Medical Council of India (MCI)
⦁ USMLE – United States Medical Licensing Exam.
⦁ General Medical Council – UK
The university has a tremendous record in the licensing examination. In the last 5 year from Jan 2008 to Dec 2012, UoPH students have a 100% passing rate in USMLE (the United States Medical Licensing Exam).
Indian students who have completed their 12th and want to get admitted in UoPH will be offered AB psychology (2years) followed by M.D. (equivalent to MBBS) 4 years’ program.
In total student will be admitted in the 6-year program (2-year premedical and 4-year MD).
And if a student who has completed his/her graduation in science stream will be admitted in 4 year M.D. Program directly.
6. Preventive Medicine & Community Health
7. Psychiatry 1
8. The principle of Medical Practice 1.
12. Pharmacology 1
13. Clinical Pathology
15. Preventive Medicine & Community Health 2
16. Surgery 1
17. The principle of Medical Practice 2
18. Obstetrics 1
19. Pediatrics 1
20. Psychiatry 2
21. Medicine 2
22. Pediatrics 2
23. Obstetrics 2
24. Pharmacology 2
25. Preventive Medicine & Community Health 3
26. Clinico- Pathologic Conference/ Special Topics in Pathology
29. Psychiatry 3
32. Legal Medicine/ Medical Jurisprudence
Medicine 10 weeks
Pediatrics 8 weeks
Surgery 8 weeks
Obstetrics & Gynecology 8 weeks
Preventive Medicine & Community Health IV 4 weeks
Psychiatry 2 weeks
Otorhinolaryngology 2 weeks
Radiology 2 weeks
Anesthesiology 2 weeks
Fee for University of Perpetual Help Manila 6 Years After 12 course
Exchange Rate Will Fluctuate on a market basis.
Admission and Visa Processing charge in India- 75,000+13,500 (18% GST extra) = 88,500
Visa Extension, Visa Conversion, ACR registration, Medical Test, NBI registration and Exam Fees = 700$
Visa Renewal from 2nd year onwards 300$
Medical Books: 25,000 PHP ( M.D 1st year only)
⦁ Accommodation 1200$ – 1500$ per year
⦁ Indian Food 7,000 to 8,000 INR monthly.