AMA School of Medicine is one of the primary medical schools in Philippines. The institute is located in the Makati city in Manila. The city is known to be the financial hub as well as the business capital of Philippines. Makati city holds the major concentration of multinational companies of the country. Even the major banks, corporations, departmental stores and embassies are located in Makati city.
The second campus of AMA School of Medicine is situated in CAVITE which is one of the most industrialized and fast growing province in Philippines. AMASOM was established with the goal produce proficient medical practitioners in the field of medicine. The curriculum of the college is designed as per the international standards. The students in AMASOM get MD degree which is equivalent to the MBBS degree in India, UK, Singapore, and other commonwealth countries.
AMA School of Medicine‘s medical degree is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The Indian students, who complete their MD from AMASOM, can come back to India and start working here after passing the national exam conducted by the MCI. Likewise, the Medical Degree from AMA School of Medicine is recognized by the national medical councils of other countries such as the General Medical Council in the UK and the Medical Councils in Singapore, Australia, and Gulf countries and even USA.
There are some of the selected subjects that include ethical and legal aspects of the practice of medicine, epidemiologic and health research programs; along with the practice of profession that give a boost to the curriculum which helps in imparting deep knowledge to the students with hands on training and experimentation.
During the first year of the course, the students are exposed to the cases that help them to understand the basic science concepts with the clinical practice. The curriculum of the first year is divided into modules based on organ systems with similar or related functions. This arrangement is intended to synchronize topics in Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology.
During the first three years of the degree, the students are provided with an incorporated understanding of the basic and clinical sciences in the classroom and neighbourhood settings whereas the fourth year of the curriculum is dedicated towards the application of the basic and clinical concepts in actual clinical and community settings. The four-year curriculum of the medical education in AMASOM provides the training in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking skills with stress on interdisciplinary and life-long education. The official language of Philippines is English which benefits the international students in their learning. The university is recognized by WHO, USMLE, FAIMER and Medical Council of India (MCI).
The admission process in AMA School of Medicine is very simple. The students who have completed their class 12 exams and/or graduation are eligible to apply for the pre-medical and medical courses of the university. No entrance examination is required like TOEFL, IELTS etc. No donation is required for admission. The students are selected on the basis of merit.
The students get all the facilities in the campus. The hostels are well equipped with air conditioning, heating system, TV, Internet access, sports facilities, swimming pool etc. The students get many opportunities to participate in various cultural and extracurricular activities. The environment in the university is very friendly and safe. The hostels are guarded 24X7.
The cost of living in Philippines is very low with good quality as in other developed countries like UK and USA. The quality of food provided to the students in the hostel mess is very good and hygienic. Students get all types of cuisines in the hostel kitchen and restaurants in the campus. The students are encouraged to do real time examination of the patients in the affiliated hospitals. This gives them an edge in their learning and they gain better experience as doctors before their graduation.