All our Philippine Medical Programs
had been granted full accreditation by the Commission on
Higher Education (CHED), the supervising authority of the
medical education and the governing body of all higher educational
institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all
tertiary educational institutions in the Philippines. CHED
has approved the four years and six months of Medicine Degree
Program with one year internship and the four-year MD Program
in English, thereby, graduates shall obtain an Medical and
MD degree, which entitle them to apply for internships/residency
programs in facilities in the United States, Canada, all
EU countries, and other countries throughout the world.
All our medical universities are fully
recognized and listed by both the World
Health Organization (WHO) and the Educational
Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), as
approved medical schools, thus, permitting all Medical University
students/graduates to sit for the USMLE. The Fatima University,
one of the renowned medical universities in the Philippines,
is fully approved by the U.S. Department of Education for
the U.S. Government-sponsored financial aid for its students,
such as subsidized and unsubsidized loans.
The graduates of our Medical Programs are
eligible for licensure in the United States and Canada.
Each state requires ECFMG Certification for international
medical school graduates, which includes passing Step Nos.
1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE, passing the Clinical Skills Assessment
Test (CSA), and completing successfully the three years
of residency training.
Generally, all states have individual requirements
relating to such areas as number of undergraduate credits
received, completion of a specific number of Pre-Med courses,
completion of a specific number of hospital clinical rotations,
age of the applicant, moral character of the applicant,
and many others. In addition, students must request from
each individual state the licensing application and the
rules and regulations for medical licensure. Students are
responsible for abiding by the requirements for physician
licensure as established by the State Medical Licensing
Boards in the states in which they intend to obtain a medical
license. Moreover, students interested in practicing medicine
outside of the United States and Canada, must meet the licensing
requirements of the country in which they desire to practice.