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About Philippines

Philippines, also known as the Republic of the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. Nearby countries are Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Singapore. It comprise of over 7,000 islands. The main islands are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Philippines is the world’s 12th most populous country with a population of more than 100 million.
Distance from India to Philippines is 4,631 kilometers. This air travel distance is equal to 2,878 miles. The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between India and Philippines is 4,631 km= 2,878 miles.
Philippines is the 3rd largest English Speaking country in the World and an acknowledged centre for education with over 20,000+ foreign students going there each year for education in English, Engineering, Medical, Dental, Nursing, Management from over 50+ countries of the world.
The Capital city is Manila, a mega city with over 20 million population. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found. Cultural influences are from Spain, US, Hindu & Islam. It is thought that The Philippines was part of the Hindu Java Kingdom in 13th Century. In the 14th century Islam came. From 15th to 18th century it was ruled by Spain & Catholics; followed by America in 19-20th Century, with a brief period of Japanese occupation in World War II. The dominant religion is Catholic Christianity with 93% of the country following it. 3% of the population follows Islam. A Hindu Temple and Gurudwara are located in UN Avenue in Manila.
Embassies of many country are located in Makati, Metro Manila – a distance of just 2.4 – 3.5 kms from AMA School of Medicine, Makati Campus.

About AMA

AMA School of Medicine (AMASOM) is the medical school of AMA Education System (AMAES). It is housed in AMA College Makati, which is strategically located at the heart of Makati City, the Philippines' financial and business capital where the highest concentration of multinational, transnational and local corporations and international organizations and embassies hold their offices. The AMASOM office is at the 8th floor of AMA College Makati, which is located at 5486 South Superhighway, Bangkal, Makati City.

Vision

AMA will be the leader and dominant provider of relevant globally recognized information technology-based education and related services in the global market.

Mission

AMA University shall provide a holistic, relevant, quality and globally recognized IT-based education in all levels and disciplines with the objective of producing professionals and leaders responsive to the needs of Science and the international community cognizant of the welfare and benefits of its men and women thereby realizing their potential as productive members of the society for the honor and glory of God Almighty.

Facilities

AMASOM has several facilities that are used for enhancement of students’ clinical and practical skills including laboratories for Histology, Gross Anatomy, Microbiology, Parasitology, and Pathology. Students perform hands-on dissection of cadavers in Gross Anatomy. These facilities as well as classrooms for Medicine students are situated at the 7th floor of the AMA One Building.

Aim

AMASOM aims to produce competent medical practitioners who are educated on an innovative case-based curriculum that will develop students to become self-directed and lifelong learners - qualities that will prepare them for professional practice. This is a hybrid curriculum designed to synchronize the basic science concepts and to utilize case-based scenarios to integrate concepts related to the basic science disciplines. The clinical disciplines are integrated vertically using a problem-based learning strategy to integrate concepts in the clinical disciplines. The AMA Medical Curriculum incorporates Information Technology-based capabilities to enhance learning and assessments, as this is strength that is offered by AMAES.

Education Structure

The four-year curriculum equips the students with clinical reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking skills with emphasis on interdisciplinary and life-long learning. The first three years provide the students with an integrated understanding of the basic and clinical sciences in the classroom and community settings. The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted to the application of the basic and clinical concepts in actual clinical and community settings.

Selected subjects which include ethical and legal aspects of the practice of medicine, epidemiologic and health research programs and the practice of profession enhance the medical curriculum.

The medical curriculum also employs various teaching-learning and assessment strategies to achieve the educational goals. As early as the First Year, the students are exposed to cases that would allow them to relate basic science concepts to clinical practice. The First Year of the curriculum is designed as modules or blocks based on organ systems with similar or related functions. This instructional plan aims to synchronize topics in Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology. Correlation of selected concepts will be achieved through case discussion in a problem-based tutorial session, team learning and case method activities.

The Second and Third Years of the curriculum are a continuum of organ-based modules that integrate basic and clinical concepts. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a principal teaching-learning activity augmented by correlate activities as lectures, laboratory exercises and case method discussions. The students in a PBL small group setting (ratio of 1 tutor to at most 10 students) encounter and discuss problems common to practice.

The Fourth Year, which is the final year, allows the students to learn from clinical materials in affiliate hospitals and community settings. Evaluation of student performance is based on the curriculum design where small group learning is a predominant activity. Assessment includes written examinations, practical examinations, clinical observations, and tutorial or case discussion participation and attitude development. AMASOM boasts of a faculty from different excellent academic backgrounds and fields of specialization.

MD/MBBS Course for Indian Students

- AMA School of Medicine has two campuses- one located in MAKATI, Metro Manila Central Business Area and one located in CAVITE, one of the most industrialized and fast growing province in Philippines.
- AMA School of Medicine is affiliated to 3 Hospitals in Manila (Quirino, AFP and Pasay General Hospital).
- Affiliated to Armed Forces Medical Centre, BEST for training in Philippines.
- Over 1,000+ hospital beds affiliations.
- WHO Listed & MCI approved.
- Hostel & Indian Food catering.
- AMA School of Medicine, Makati Campus– 2.4 kms from Indian Embassy in Makati & 6 kms from Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Manila.
- AMA School of Medicine, Cavite Campus– 28 kms from Indian Embassy in Makati & 40 kms from Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Manila.
- Indian co-ordinator and office of Global Medical Foundation in Makati, Manila.
Name of Course: Medical Course – MD equivalent to MBBS, offered by AMA College of Medicine, MAKATI CAMPUS, Philippines for International Students.
Duration of Course: After class XII: Six years (2 years premedical known as BS course and 4 years of Medical education known as the MD course).
After Bachelors: FOUR Years of Medicine known as the MD course.

AMA School of Medicine - Summary

To summarise, AMA School of Medicine is a student-centered or student-oriented Medicine college with the following features:
- An integrated and comprehensive curriculum with an ideal faculty-to-student ratio
- Clinically oriented and problem-based method of learning and teaching
- Non-traditional lecture and instructional modules
- Hands-on anatomy dissection
- Faculty established in their chosen fields of specialization and in the academy
- Affordable and flexible fee payment schemes
- Affiliated with government hospitals and private health institutions
- Outstanding facilities and resources conducive to learning
The MD degree at AMA School of Medicine is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) as equivalent to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree similarly offered in the UK, Australia, India and other Commonwealth countries. After their MD graduation from AMASOM, Indian students will be given a license to practice in India similar to the MBBS doctors from India after completion of licensing formalities with the MCI.

Advantages

-Education standard is EXCELLENT.
-USA / American pattern of Education is followed.
-English is the Official Language of the Philippines.
-Low fees – 75% lower than fees in Private Colleges in India.
-Easily accessible from India with daily flights to Philippines.
-Tropical Diseases similar to India – great for clinical training.
-Indian food available.
-Education gateway to countries like USA & UK.
-Philippines has educated & sent 2nd largest number of foreign Doctors to USA.
-Over 20,000 foreign students are enrolled in Philippines.
Highest MCI pass rate is from Philippines.

Weather

Summer is from March to May. Monsoon is from June to October. November to February is cool with fair weather. Average day temperature, is 22.2 C to 31.6 C with humidity at 77 percent.

Hostel & Living Conditions

The AMA School of Medicine, Cavite Campus has contracts in place with Flats/PGs/Apartments located within 500 meters radius of the campus. The students can make a choice from a wide-range of housing options available to them at prices ranging from PHP 2000 to PHP 5000 per month per bed on sharing basis. In other words, students can easily find good accommodation within their budget. The monthly cost in rupees will be between ₹5,000 to ₹12,000 on an average.

There are plenty of eating joints nearby offering Indian food and offering catering arrangements especially for students from India. Laundry arrangements is there for students.

Transport

Manila International Airport has several international flights from many countries. It is the gateway of international flights to Philippines. In Manila Buses, Jeepneys, LRT, and taxis are readily available in getting around the city.

Interested to study

In summary, AMASOM is a student-centered Medicine school with the following features:

• Four-year integrated curriculum with an ideal faculty-to-student ratio
• Clinically oriented and problem-based method of teaching and learning
• Non-traditional lecture and instructional modules
• Hands-on anatomy dissection
• Faculty established in their chosen fields of specialization and in the academe
• Affordable, flexible payment schemes
• Affiliated with government hospitals and private health institutions
• Outstanding facilities and resources conducive to learning

The MD degree at AMASOM is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) as equivalent to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree similarly offered in the UK, Australia, India and other Commonwealth countries. After their MD graduation from AMASOM, Indian students will be given a license to practice in India similar to the MBBS doctors from India after completion of licensing formalities with the MCI.

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