The medical education in the Philippines is primarily developed and offered by the government-sanctioned medical schools. In the Philippines, the medical schools are graduate schools that offer the degree “Doctor of Medicine (MD)”.
Doctor of Medicine is a professional degree program to be completed within four years. This degree also qualifies the degree holder to have the licensure examination for medical doctors in the Philippines.
How To Apply To A Medical School In The Philippines?
Prior to applying to a medical school, a candidate must first have a bachelor’s degree having credits in required subjects. The most common degrees for a candidate to be eligible to a medical school are nursing, psychology, medical technology, biology, physical therapy and biochemistry.
Take a look at the oldest medical schools in the Philippines mentioned below:
1. University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (1871)
2. University of the Philippines College of Medicine (1905)
3. Southwestern University Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, Inc. (1946)
4. Manila Central University College of Medicine (1947)
5. FEU Institute of Medicine – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (1952)
6. UERMMMC College of Medicine (1956)
7. Cebu Institute of Medicine (1957)
8. Lyceum Northwestern University Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation (1974)
9. West Visayas State University College of Medicine (1975)
10. Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation College of Medicine (1975)