All applicants must have completed the 10+2 or equivalent
examination, and scored 50 per cent or more in each
of the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and
No entrance level examination is required for this course.
The Medical course comprises four and a half years, followed
by a compulsory one year internship.
During the internship, emphasis will be laid on practical
“hands-on” experience. The concerned departments
will be encouraged to develop a diary / log book which gives
details of tasks / cases to be seen by the interns.
For Indian students, as per requirements of the Medical
Council of India (MCI), internships will be done in India.
For other students, internships will be done in the Philippines
at affiliated hospitals of the Universities
Top Students of the courses for Universities may also have
the opportunity to work in our USA-affiliated Hospitals.
No stipend will be paid during the internship period
English is the medium of instruction for all the universities
and English is widely spoken throughout the country. Students
can communicate easily in English even with patients during
The syllabus will be taught based on the US style of teaching.
The medical curriculum can be taught in many ways. Different
learning methods suit different students, so diversity is
supported among all our participating universities.
A wide range of teaching techniques are employed from traditional
lectures and clinical attachments to problem based learning,
small group work, clinical skills training, communication
skills training and research projects.
- Cagayan State University
- Cebu Doctors’ University
- Davao Medical School Foundation
- Emilio Aguinaldo College
- Our Lady of Fatima University
- Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
- Southwestern University
- Tarlac State University
- University of Northern Philippines
- University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical
- University of the Visayas
- Cutting edge curriculum
- Integrated problem-based learning approach
- English speaking country
- Affordable tuition fees
- Screening test preparation
- USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination)
- Safe environment
- Well established infrastructure and the universities
- Excellent boarding and lodging provided by the universities
- International exposure
Each country will have its own medical governing council
or authority, which regulates the country’s healthcare
standards and practices.
No matter where you do your degree, you will need to apply
for registration with the appropriate country’s medical
board and pass the licensing requirements before being allowed
to practice medicine in that country.
No medical degree will entitle you to “automatic”
recognition in any country.
However, our graduates are eligible to apply for licensing
in places including the USA, the UK, Australia, India, Nepal,
Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, most parts of the European
Union (EU) and many other parts of Asia.
There are a large number of specialty career paths in medicine,
with over 50 career options available. Some of these options
include becoming a surgeon, a general practitioner, a geneticist,
a psychiatrist, a medical lecturer at medical school, a
medical researcher, or a public health physician.
Upon graduation, you can utilize the services provided
by our job matching division HCMII. Via this global recruitment
network, you will be able to embark a rewarding career as
a medical professional in any part of the world.
Alternatively, as our Universities are recognized by the
Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
in the United States, you can participate in the United
States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE) after graduation
in order to practice in the United States. Other choices
would include the regions listed above (previous question).
Dormitory facilities are available at all participating
universities which offer high quality dormitories for both
male and female students.
Upon request, HCMI will liaise with the respective schools
to ensure boarding and lodging requirements are met prior
to your arrival. This is one of the value-added services
which we provide.
Alternatively, should the student decide not to stay in
the hostels, there are other accommodations in vicinity
(surrounding areas) of the school.
Yes, all of the universities provide separate dormitory
facilities for females.
Laundry facilities are available at the hostels to allow
students to do their own laundry.
The hostel is as per international standard. General facilities
– 1 bed, 1 study table, 1 cupboard, and 1 fan. There
will be a minimum of 2 people per room. Bathrooms are usually
attached. This is a general guideline. It may differ from
university to university. Please check with the university
that the student has enrolled.
As is the common practice in most parts of the world, No
pillow case, linens etc provided. As such, students are
required to bring those items themselves or to purchase
them in Philippines themselves.
Please also be informed that for hostel facilities,
HCMI Education does not operate the hostels, but merely
acts as a facilitator to assist students in arranging for
suitable accommodations according to the students’
needs and budgets as a value-added service. HCMI Education
does not profit in any way from the hostel arrangements.
Internet is available in the boarding facilities. The school
library also has available terminals for usage. If the student
has a laptop, he would need to purchase a data/network
card to use the internet.
Opening hours of canteen varies from university. Please
check with the university that the student has enrolled.
However, food is easily attainable in the vicinity
of the campus even when canteens are closed.
HCMI can assist the students in obtaining the air tickets
as well as other travel arrangements as a value-added
service. However, the students will pay for the ticket themselves.
Alternatively, the students can buy the ticket on their
HCMI will organize an airport pickup to the university
should HCMI be requested to assist in making travel arrangements
for the student.
Yes, you should have a passport with at least 6 month validity
at the time of applying for a Visa.
The start of the academic year differs among the Universities.
Generally, Universities will commence their courses
in the period between September to November. Please consult
an authorized HCMI employee for advice on this.
No, each university will have its own student services office
to provide students with support, counseling and guidance
during the course of their degree.
There will be an HCMI Representative in Manila to guide
you and solve any of your problems which might require outside
HCMI also has an office in Manila which students can
contact if they require assistance.
Yes, if you buy your own ticket, you will be able to go
home for semester break.
The semester break starts from April to end of May. Universities
may differ. Please refer to the academic calendar from the
universities for exact dates.
The type of VISA issued will depend on when the student
enrolls into the course. This is because the Philippines
embassy usually requires time to process the student visa.
At least 10 weeks or more – Student VISA
Less than 10 weeks (Last minute registration) – Visitor
Visa, which will then be converted to Student Visa after
arrival in the Philippines.
However, it should be noted that processing of the student
visa from a student’s home country will require the
applicant to present himself/herself at the Philippines
embassy in Delhi. If the applicant does not wish to do so,
he/she may then get a visitor visa, which will later be
converted to a student visa.
The only clinic that is authorized by the Philippines Embassy
is located in Delhi. Hence, it is recommended that the student
take the medical tests required upon arrival in
the Philippines. HCMI Education will assist the student
in this respect.
This is to be done by the students themselves.
The student will bear the costs for Visa processing fees
and the fees for authentication. HCMI may facilitate and
advise as a value-added service, but these extra costs paid
to third parties have to be borne by the student.
The students will bear the costs of the textbooks. However,
the school library is an informative centre whereby students
can find reference books and use the facilities available.
It might be more advantageous to bring over your own dissection
box, textbooks etc from the student’s home country
as it might be cheaper. However, textbooks or study materials
required are subjected to the requirements of the professors
which is not under the control of HCMI Education.
Yes, there is a dress code for all doctor students. Students
are usually expected to wear the Physician’s uniform
to maintain an image of professionalism.
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