The medical profession is like a blues song. No matter how old it gets, it never fails to impress. Those in the white collar always seem to gather respect and admiration and hence make the job of a doctor most sought after. The path to a doctor is as known by all an MBBS degree. Many students, especially in India, run after MBBS because it provides job security, respect and most importantly a humane perspective. But the issue occurs when the saga of lesser seats and college donations start. It is a known fact that there are very limited seats for MBBS in India. Moreover, those who choose to study privately end up paying hefty amounts in the name of admission. The important bit of information that people fail to collect is that an MBBS degree from the Philippines is just as effective and valid. Many medical colleges in the Philippines are recognized by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The medical colleges in the Philippines are renowned for their standard of education and have doctors coming in from various countries like USA, India, etc. But this is only the tip of the iceberg for Indian students in terms of advantages. The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. So there is no concern regarding the medium of communication. The climate of Philippines is tropical which closely resembles India. Because of this, students can get acquainted with diseases which are pretty common in India. There is not much difference in the currency, so there is pretty much no issue regarding finances. There are proper hostels attached to the colleges and universities which have adequate guards for safety. Manila is considered to be one of the safest places in the world.
Different students have different plans in their minds. Some intend to return to their country while some try to reach higher. The medical institutes in the Philippines provide an edge in this department. Many students settle in the Philippines after the completion of their course. Those who plan to move to the USA have their work cut out as well as the USMLE (The United States Medical Licensing Examination) can be cracked with the help of the medical experts there. MCI holds a screening test for those who complete their degree in the Philippines. With this in mind, the institutes also prepare the students for the test. With each passing year, the influx of students has increased considerably towards these institutions. This only goes to show the quality that they possess.
Even though this has not caught up in India as much as we might hope but still the pros are undeniable. Rather than settling for something else it is better to pursue the dreams that one holds dear. Students from different countries like the UK, Korea, USA, etc. have realised this and have taken this step. Moreover, the immigration laws in the Philippines are lenient which allows for an easy visa. Students even prefer to have their post-graduation in these prestigious colleges. Thus, a thorough research only goes to show the multitude of options that surround us even in a particular field.