Dr. David C. Pillai Receives CHED Letter Benefiting Indian Students Aspiring to Study Medicine in the Philippines
— Dr. David C. Pillai, Chairman
Chennai, September 2, 2022: After months of struggle, Indian medical students in the Philippines finally breathe a sigh of relief as the CHED program extends the MD curriculum to 54 months. This came as good news for Dr. David C. Pillai and his team who were one of the leading champions of Indian students in the Davao Medical School Foundation against the NMC Gazette. The Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines has also confirmed that the M.D. degree awarded to international students is equivalent to that of Filipino students.
According to Dr. Pillai, “We have already received a letter from CHED officially confirming the extension of the course duration to 4.5 years, and we are extremely grateful to the Philippines.”
As stated in the letter, the students of the Davao Medical School Foundation also ranked first among Indian doctors.
Dr. David K. Pillai is an internationally renowned educator who has brought about commendable change in India by making overseas medical education accessible and accessible. Along with several other academic institutions, he chairs Royal International Medical Academy and connected him to the Davao Medical School Foundation in the Philippines. KIMA has been sending thousands of young graduate students to this academy for the past 20 years to pursue higher medical degrees.
DMSF is the world’s leading medical school, holding an unparalleled record of passing one of the most difficult licensing exams, the FMGE results. The maximum number of students who have passed the Foreign Medical Diploma Examination with a score above 91% comes from this institute.
Recently, the National Medical Commission (NMC), the regulatory body of India, has enacted the latest regulations on November 18, 2021 defining the Regulations of the National Medical Commission (Foreign Medical Diploma) 2021. At the same time, she imposed several new conditions on medical students studying abroad. , one unusual rule calls for 54 months as the minimum course duration for foreign medical graduates to legally practice in India.
The Philippines, being a very popular destination for medical education, did not have a rule to hold undergraduate courses for 54 months. The reason is that its medical academies offer two courses – a bachelor’s degree in biology and an MD degree for 18-24 months and 48 months respectively. This prevented students enrolled in medical courses before and after November 18, 2021 from obtaining a license in India, thus putting the careers of thousands of people at stake.
Dr. David C. Pillai reported, “More than 10,000 medical professionals from India studying medicine in the Philippines are suddenly in a huge mess. We just sent our applicants to the country to resume their education after the pandemic, war, etc., and then the NMC newspaper shocked us all again.”
The Delhi Honorary High Court on July 20 further disappointed the students, educators and consultants who challenged the NMC decision by rejecting their arguments and upholding the legality of medical degrees in the Philippines.
Following this incident, Dr. Pillai and his team approached the Commission on Higher Education, a government agency of the Philippines, and had a detailed discussion with statistics. The educator also presented a report on NEET and NMAT exams in India to CHED.
The adoption by CRED of the Indian standard for course duration was a positive step for the future of thousands of medical professionals. The incident sent a strong signal to the doctors of the Indian High Commissioner in the Philippines and the doctors of the NMC, who realized that the authorities themselves highly valued the Davao Medical School Foundation. Of note, the dean acknowledged DMSF’s commitment to preparing the best doctors for the world.
The Indian students of the Medical Academy of the Philippines can now continue their education and make their dreams come true without hindrance. They will be eligible to practice medicine in India under the new NMC regulations and after successfully completing the FMGE.
The students were grateful to Dr. David C. Pillai, whose tireless efforts helped them emerge victorious and obtain a CHED decision in their favor for the sake of their medical careers.
About Dr. David C. Pillai
In addition to being a successful education entrepreneur, Dr. David C. Pillai is a dedicated and internationally renowned philanthropist who believes in helping those in need through affordable education and quality health care. He is undertaking several initiatives to improve the village and other backward areas of the country. The educator provided free basic and medical education to ambitious students. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Comptroller of Maryland Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mallai Tamil Sangama Perundhamizhan Raasaraasan Award.
Kings MBBS/MD Program in the Philippines
Kings International Medical Academy, in collaboration with the Davao Medical School Foundation, enables qualified medical candidates to complete their MBBS degree in the Philippines. The Philippines has become one of the top destinations for medical studies among students from all over the world.
Every year, thousands of doctors leaving Philippine colleges fly to work in developed countries, including the UK and the US. Interesting, significant no. foreign medical students in this country from India.
What are the benefits of getting MBBS in the Philippines?
1. If you want to study medical in the Philippines, you will get the following benefits:
2. No donations required
3. Curriculum in accordance with the American education system
4. There are 2 different courses in the undergraduate medical program.
5. Most Affordable Medical Schools in the World with the Lowest Fee Structure
6. Highest pass rate on the FMGE NMC screening test.
7. Hot and humid climate, like in India
8. A similar picture of the disease, facilitating the diagnosis of patients.
9. Throughout the English-speaking country. Therefore, there is no barrier to communication
10. Safe country, especially for women
11. Affordable cost of living with all amenities and attractions.
12. There is multiculturalism as the country is also a popular travel destination.
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