About Manila in Philippines

Emilio Aguinaldo College Location: Manila.

The city of Manila is located at the eastern shore of Manila Bay and to the western side of Luzon Island. It is the capital as well as the chief city of Philippines. The city is second most densely populated city.

Due to the establishment of the trade routes from the city to across the globe, Manila, Madrid and Mexico City are considered as worlds’ original set of global cities. As per the Philippine Commission act 183 of July 31, 1901, the city is considered as first chartered city in the country. The climate in Manila from March through the October month is the warmest and with the monsoons in November comes winter that continues till February, while January is the coldest.

Emilio Aguinaldo College

The Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) is located at the heart of Manila, one of the most prestigious Medical Universities to study in Philippines. The university is spread over 27 hectares of campus area, with exclusive infrastructure consisting of separate construction for all sorts of facilities, and faculties. More than 450 students at Emilio Aguinaldo College are from India.

The Emilio Aguinaldo College was established as Midwifery School in 1957, since then the university is effectively engaged in providing different doctorate, masters and diploma courses. Faculties such as School of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, medicine and so on are served by the university. There are sport facilities that are been offered at the university that include swimming pool, gymnastics zone, running track, tennis court, and so on for the students. The education system of Philippines is inspired and structured after that of USA.

Emilio Aguinaldo College Ranking is 39th among Universities established in Bangladesh, which is significantly respectable and definitely it would be a proud thing for any student to study in Emilio Aguinaldo College.

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Studying in Emilio Aguinaldo College – The Challenge

The Emilio Aguinaldo College is among the best Universities operational in Philippines. However, studying in Philippines has a major glitch that you must be well aware of before you choose to go to Emilio Aguinaldo College or any Medical University in Philippines for that matter.

The basic structure of education in Philippines follows the American pattern. In India, school is over after 12 years of studies and you enter college. But like the US, Philippines mandates 13 years of education before Graduation and when an Indian student applies for admission to MBBS in Philippines, he/she has to study Basic Sciences (BS) before he/she is eligible to begin his/her graduation.

This is not the worst part. After all, few will have a problem in investing a year if they end up becoming Doctors. But, after the BS course, you will need to be selected in a tough entrance exam – the NMAT. The NMAT is accepted as being tougher than NEET UG and almost equivalent to the American MCAT.

So, the fact of the matter is that even after investing time and money in the BS, the chances of your actually getting a chance to do MBBS is very slim. You need to consider this eventuality very seriously. Many agents avoid disclosing this to the trusting students and send them to Philippines and the poor youngsters land in great mental anguish and social distress because of the uncertainty.

Affiliations and Medical Programs at Emilio Aguinaldo College

The Faculties of Medicine is affiliated with other training institutes Such as Manila Medical Centre (OMMC), University of Philippines- General Hospital of Philippines and Cavite Medical Center that are best suited for Community health programs, allowing exposure and better learning experiences.

As far as International accreditations are concerned, the Institute has relations with Medical Council of India, Medical Council of Sri Lanka, Nepal Medical Council, Thai Medical Council and Maldives Medical Council as well.

Cost of studying MBBS at Emilio Aguinaldo College

As mentioned above, Emilio Aguinaldo College Fees of MBBS falls in the medium range but way less than the Indian Private Medical Colleges. The details are as follows:

Year Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee in PHP 110000 110000 275000 275000 275000 275000

Admission Deadline for Emilio Aguinaldo College

The intake in Philippines is in the month of September. But this year, in 2022, there could be some variation due to COVID 19 but we Moksh will take care of all the confusion for you.

We say that the timing of application is crucial because the issuance of the Invitation Letter by the Ministry of Education, Philippines takes around 4-8 weeks on the basis of which the Consulate in India issues the visa to you. If you are late in applying, you may miss going there with your batch mates.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Emilio Aguinaldo College

Emilio Aguinaldo College admission requirements include a score of 50% marks in PCB in Class XII. Of course, you need to have qualified NEET 2023.

Indians at Emilio Aguinaldo College

More and more students approach us for admissions in English taught Philippines Medical Universities that are State run because we provide admissions only in public Universities. However, as we said before we do not encourage students to go to Philippines for their MBBS because there is no way to ascertain their admission as it depends on the result of NMAT.

PG Option after MBBS in Emilio Aguinaldo College

Medical PG in India or NExT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

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Total Applicants NEET PG 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS ( Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist? NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2.

The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will Clear NEXT-2 awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the NExT Exam

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much easily. US Healthcare system is considered as one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during internship and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.


MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Due to the close proximity of Moldova to UK, many of the students plan to do their Medical PG from UK. Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether they are fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK.

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK. The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).

After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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Medical PG in Germany


PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 that would qualify you to apply for the visa.

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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Your Chance to get an MBBS Seat in India

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

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