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 a Medical and MD degree, which entitles 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 a number of undergraduate credits received, completion of a specific number of Pre-Med courses, completion of a specific number of hospital clinical rotations, the age of the applicant, the 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.
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