Comparison of MBBS in Philippines vs. MBBS in Russia / MBBS in Georgia

MBBS in PhilippinesMBBS in Russia / MBBS in Georgia
Philippines is English speaking country like USA & UK. Their own education system is in English. Patients speak in English. English is the official language.Education system for citizens of former USSR countries is in local language. “English” medium is started just to attract Indian students to raise the funds. Teachers speak broken English because their own education was in local language. Patients do not speak English. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/medium-of-instruction-other-problems.php
International curriculum & books by American authors are followed. Same books are followed in topmost medical colleges in India.Books by local authors are followed. English books are not available because their own citizens study MBBS in local language. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/medium-of-instruction-other-problems.php
High result in FMGE (MCI Test)Low result in FMGE (MCI Test). Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/information-regarding-foreign-medical-graduation.php
Huge practical exposure due to wide variation in India-like disease pattern.Due to less population, extremely low population density & cold climate, practical exposure is very less. This reflects in low result in MCI test. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/pdf/FMGE.pdf
Climate is like India. So same disease pattern as in India.Since geographical location is more north than even Kashmir, climate is harsh & cold with temperature below zero. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/living-conditions-hostel-facilities.php
Indian food easily available. It is responsibility of the management to provide Indian food (breakfast, lunch, dinner).Indian food not available. Agents misguide that Indian mess is available. Some local contractor tries to provide Indian food. It is costly & available only in evening. Students have to cook own food wasting time & energy. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/living-conditions-hostel-facilities.php
Flights to Davao/ Cebu available from MumbaiLess availability of flights from Mumbai. Lot of internal traveling to reach the city of college.
Extremely safe. Separate hostels for boys & girls. 24 hours security. Strict rules.Same hostel for girls & boys. Loose rules. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/attention-11-08-2020.php
Easy processing. Appearing NMAT is a formality. No barrier exam for admission.Complicated processing. Universities deny admissions based on entrance exam. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/admission-process-in-russian-medical-institutions.php
Total transparency due to partner campus in Pune.Agents/ Consultants mislead regarding expenses & facilities.
Reference: 1) https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/reliability-of-contractor-as-a-source-of-information-facilitation.php2) https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/outcome-document-adopted-at-the-india-russia-education-conference-2018.php
Education loan available. Indian staff present in colleges to help Indian students.Education loan not available. Many students get expelled from colleges. Reference: https://indianembassy-moscow.gov.in/rules-regulations-of-russian-medical-institutions.php

Thus Philippines has clear-cut advantage over former USSR countries (Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kirgizstan) for Indian students to do MBBS abroad.

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