Syllabus and Course Duration of MBBS in Philippines

Course Duration of MBBS in the Philippines is the main aspect every student must consider before joining a medical college in any country. Different countries offer different course duration. Mostly the duration might range from 4 to 7 years depending on the curriculum. 

Course Duration for completing MBBS in the Philippines will take about 6 years. In this blog, let us look in depth about the course duration and what you’ll be learning in this period.

MBBS in the Philippines Course Details

The medical course in the Philippines can be divided into two parts. 

  • BS (Bachelor of Science)
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine)

BS (Bachelor of Science)

The BS course is about 1.5 or 2 years depending on the college or the University you get your admission at.

This course is used as a foundation for the upcoming MD course. The Philippines follows the American standard of education curriculum. This makes it mandatory for the students to complete this BS course before the MD course.

MD (Doctor of Medicine)

The MD course is about 4 years long. This is where you will learn and train almost everything in the medical field. From basics to advanced clinical clerkship this course will take you 4 long years to finish.

The last years of the MD program is where the clinical internship takes place. This is the period where the students will be getting hands-on training around a real working hospital. 

Doctor of Medicine Curriculum

MD 1st Year Syllabus

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Histology
  • Preventive Medicine & Community Health I
  • Psychiatry
  • Principle of Medical Practice I

MD 2nd Year Syllabus

  • General Pathology
  • Medicine I
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Parasitology
  • Preventive Medicine and Community Health II
  • Surgery I
  • Principle of Medical Practice II
  • Obstetrics I
  • Pediatrics I
  • Psychiatry II

MD 3rd Year Syllabus

  • Medicine II
  • Surgery II
  • Pediatrics II
  • Obstetrics II
  • Pharmacology II
  • Preventive Medicine and Community Health III
  • Clinico-Pathologic Conference/ Special Topics in Pathology
  • Gynecology
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry III
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Legal Medicine/ Medical Jurisprudence

MD 4th Year Syllabus

  • Medicine  (10 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (8 weeks)
  • Surgery (8 weeks)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 8 weeks
  • Preventive Medicine and Community Health IV (4 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (2 weeks)
  • Ophthalmology (2 weeks)
  • Otorhinolaryngology (2 weeks)
  • Radiology (2 weeks)
  • Anesthesiology (2 weeks)
  • Elective (4 weeks)
  • Seminar II

I hope this blog would have given you a good idea about the duration of MBBS education in the Philippines. To know more stuff about medical education abroad , spend some time on our blog pages.