Davao Medical School

Davao Medical School (Philippines)

The Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. (DMSFI) was established in July 1976 in response to the recognition of the lack of doctors serving rural communities and lack of specialist in urban centers of Mindanao. Its College of Medicine was thus the first such college to be set up in Mindanao and is dedicated to providing medical education and training of the highest order, leading to the provision of effective medical care in both rural and urban communities.

A consortium, the members of which are the Ateneo de Davao University, Brokenshire Memorial Hospital, the Development of Peoples’ Foundation, San Pedro Hospital and San Pedro College, operates the Foundation. It is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit organization and is approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). In addition to the College of Medicine, DMSF operates a College of Dentistry, an Institute of Primary Health Care (IPHC) and a Center for Education, Research and Development in Health (CERDH).

The school is located on a 2.5 hectare site close to the center of Davao City, which boasts of a stable climate, both in terms of its weather and its politics. There are five universities within the boundaries of the City as well as several schools and colleges. Students are affiliated to the Davao Medical Center, the Davao Doctors Hospitals , San Pedro Hospital and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital for their clinical rotations in the third and fourth years of their courses.

There are some 125 Faculty members drawn from a wide range of medical specialties and the total student population of all four years of students is usually around 1,058.

Its unique geographic location, the peace and order, and political stability of Davao City and Region XI has made DMSF an attractive option of foreign medical students. To date there are some 800 foreign medical students at various years of schooling.

Why Philippines?

MBBS from the Philippines is comparatively a better option if we compare it with other countries. Philippines follow US study based pattern and universities having low tuition fees. Also, the disease spectrum is similar to India and they consider English as their official language. This makes it easier for Indian students to live and study in the Philippines.


Filipino, a standardized version of Tagalog, as the national language and an official language along with English.


The current population of the Philippines is around 110,611,457  based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.


Food and accommodation is not much expensive in Philippines. Cost of living in Philippines is 44.06% lower than in United States.


Chicken adobo: the famous Filipino dish. Also Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to fish curry, chicken curry, complex paellas and cozidos of Iberian origin created for fiestas. Popular dishes include: longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken or vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce), afritada (chicken or pork and vegetables simmered in tomato sauce), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), crispy pata (deep-fried pig’s leg), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls).

Average Temperature of Philippines

Average temperatures in the Philippines usually range between 21 °C (70 °F) and 32 °C (90 °F) with the average yearly temperature coming in at around 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). Temperatures can fluctuate between regions and depending on the season, however generally January is the coolest month while May is the warmest

Advantage of MBBS in Philippines

  • Medium of instruction is English, also locals speak English language
  • Highest FMGE passing ratio
  • Medical education in Philippines is based on US study based pattern
  • Universities are recognized by WHO and MCI
  • Global accreditations given to universities in Philippines
  • Philippines climate similar to India’s climate
  • Disease spectrum similar to that in India
  • 4th year Clerkship – Internship valid in India
  • Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in Philippines
  • Candidates must have passed their 10+2(sr. secondary education)
  • Minimum of 50% (45% for reserved category) marks with PCB from any recognized board
  • Documents required for MBBS in Philippines
  • 10th Original Marksheet
  • 12th Original Marksheet
  • Passport Original
  • Police Clearance Certificate From Passport Office
  • Affidavit Of Financial Support & No Objection Clearance
  • Bank Statement For 6 Months With Minimum Closing Balance Of 5 Lakhs
  • NEET Admit Card & NEET Marksheet
  • Top Universities for MBBS in Philippines
  • Davao Medical School Foundation
  • University of Perpetual Help
  • Lyceum Northwestern University
  • Universities listed under MCI
  • 38 universities are listed under MCI and 47 are registered under WDOMS.

Few more universities are listed below:

  • AMA School of Medicine
  • Our Lady of Fatima University (Fatima Medical Science Foundation)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo College Of Medicine

Our Vision

Reinvent the medical education system and create a learning process that adheres to the best practices
To hone budding healthcare professionals and students opting to study MBBS in the Philippines, improve the public healthcare infrastructure, and lead by an example when it comes to being one of the Top Medical Colleges for MBBS in the Philippines.

Apart from facilitating students with a highly structured MBBS degree in the Philippines, it is equally important for us to provide integrated health science education and services. We at Davao Medical School Foundation emphasise on improving the primary health care sector by creating a stable chain of skilful resources that can support the healthcare community in the implementation of standard techniques, in-depth research, advanced patient care & engagement and nurturing socially and ethically responsive graduates, faculties, staff and healthcare professionals as well as providers.

DMSF was primarily established with a vision to serve the rural communities in Davao during a time when it lacked any medical guidance let alone any opportunities for practising doctors. But as DMSF flourished, so did the city with a sustainable growth model that enabled DMSF to further its reach far and wide thereby not only allowing students across the globe to study MBBS abroad but also to be a part of one the best MBBS colleges in the Philippines.

India, being a part of the same scenario, needed a similar structure to not only address healthcare but to upskill the professionals working in healthcare. Hence, the partnership of DMSF with the Transworld Educare family enabled the college to single-handedly churn out highly skilled doctors and health professionals year after year to serve humanity all over the world. And with a growing percentage of students clearing various licensing competitive exams post the MBBS degree, DMSF has caught the special attention of all Indian students who want to study MBBS abroad with a low-cost admission fee and high-success rate.

Upholding three core values of DMSF, namely: Integrity, Respect and Excellence, every staff and faculty imbibe these values in every walk of life and inspire the same among their fellow students. This, in turn, creates an environment where every student inculcates our core values in their lives. At DMSF, students studying MBBS are taught not only to be a good doctor but also to be a better person which, in turn, will make them better doctors. DMSF ensures that students with dreams of studying MBBS abroad get more than just basic education but a standard to follow, a personality to persevere and self-sufficiency to practice which makes DMSF the best college to study MBBS in Philippines.

Related Universities :

  • Gullas College Of Medicine
  • University Of Perpetual Help
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