DAVAO Medical School


Integrity and Quality Since 1976

MCI & WHO Listed University

Low Tuition Fees @ Rs.3.55 Lac P.A.

About DAVAO Medical School & Foundation

DMSF, has been in the forefront in providing professional Medical Education to Indian Students. Known for quality education, the institution has been constantly ranked among the Top 6 Medical Institutions in the Country.

Founded in 1976

Davao Medical College was founded in 1976 and has continuously updated its Curriculum paving way for the medical students to learn the latest developments in Medical Education.

WHO Accreditation

World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical Council of India has given Accreditation to the Davao Medical College for the standard of education it offers.

Worldclass Technology

Latest World class Medical Technology has been followed in the Hospitals attached to this Medical College and the students are trained in them.

Distinctive and salient features

Virtual Reality Anatomy

With VR becoming more commonplace in our day to day lives, DMSF allows students to utilize state of the art virtual reality platforms to study Anatomy

Plastinated Models

A new trend amongst the top Medical Colleges in the World, Plastinated models, are widely utilized for teaching. At DMSF, students get the opportunity to study Human Anatomy as it is, by using these meticulously crafted cross sections of a Plastinated Human body.

Anatomage Table

Anatomage Table' is the latest digital equipment 'which has revolutionized the teaching of Anatomy and Surgery in Medical Education. This tool is found in less than hundred colleges in the whole world. Davao Medical College is one of the few medical colleges in the Philippines that has the “Anatomage Table”. Mohamed Ghani, Director LIMRA during his visit, was wonderstruck by the use of the Anatomage Table in the classroom and in the hospital. He made an interview with the Dean of Davao Medical College regarding this tool.

Simulation Lab

A newly designed digital tool called “SIMULATION LAB” is being used in a few Medical Colleges in Western Countries. This is established and installed at a high cost at Davao Medical College in order to make the teaching of Surgery and Concepts of Medicine highly effective. Any number of repetition can be had in learning and practising the surgical methods, thus making the learning thorough. Mr. Mohammed Ghani when he visited Davao Medical College spent more than two hours with the Dean in getting to know its specifications and use.

Accredited By

National Medical Commission

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

World Federation for Medical Education

World Health Organization

Dr. Erwin Rommel Hontiveros,

College of Medicine Davao Medical University

Warmest greetings from Davao Medical School Foundation. Inc! It is our pleasure to welcome you all to the best medical school for international students who want to be the best doctor of the twentyfirst century. The Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. is a level 2 accredited medical school of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) which is recognized by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines. So on, we will be submitting our school for level 3 accreditation.

This recognition is because of the following reasons:

1. Consistent top performance in both Philippine medical licensure examinations and foreign medical graduates examination.

2. It's instructional facilities are world class - from classrooms, to basic and clinical simulation laboratories, libraries and soon, a modern medical museum.

3. A home-grown Learning management system (LMS) called (LEARN@DMSF). which is customized for digitally-adept international students, thus making e-learning fun and effective.

4. Our faculty members are competent, committed and dedicated, who do not only teach the art and science of Medicine, but most of all, take time to nurture the spiritual. emotional and mental health of students.

In light of the above, we invite you to visit our school and see for yourselves why DMSF is the best school for your children..

Mohammed Ghani

Limra Overseas Education, Chennai.

Greetings to you All.
For Limra it is a great journey of 21 years and still continues in the field of Overseas Medical Education. It gives us immense joy to note that for the past 10 years, the strength of our students in the Davao Medical College at the Philippines has continuously increased to touch nearly 150. I thank all the parents who have had unreasoning, uncritical and cordial faith on us while they got admission at Davao through Limra. I must also thank our students who have materialized the goal and dream of their parents.

Dean Dr. Erwin Rommel Hontivero and the team of experienced Professors at the Davao medical college deserve our praise and thanks for safeguarding our students and extending a helping hand whenever there was a need. It is really God's grace that our students get such a team of teachers to learn medicine and surgery.

Last but not the least I must also thank my team of office staff who always shared my burden to render help to the students and parents irrespective of time and schedule. At this juncture, let me assure the parents and the students that Limra Overseas Education dedicates itself to the cause of Overseas Medical Education year after year. With us, Davao Medical School Foundation also extends a warm welcome to our students in getting them admitted to the medical courses.
With kind regards.
Assuring you all our service


Student Testimonials

Some of our Student’s Success Stories

The enormous amount that the self-financing medical colleges in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry demanded for admission to MBBS course shattered my dreams of making a doctor. We immediately went to Chennai and met Mr. Mohammed Ghani sir. He got admission to me, guided to have all the documents to get Visa, Bank Loan, and the qualifying certificate from NMC. He assured us a safe hostel exclusively for girls which was far better than what he described. I thank Limra for making great success over my ambition.

Dr. Janani Gunasekaran Davao Medical School Foundation

A large number of students from India, updated syllabus with recently evolved medical subjects, latest learning digital tools, libraries with International journals on medicine, multispecialty hospitals for clinical practice are some of the features that I enjoyed and experienced at DMSF After finishing my course in DMSF, I went and joined in LIMRA for clearing the FMGE exam and i got through in my first attempt, scoring above 200 the faculities and staff of LIMRA motivated me. I thank them and thanks to Mr.Ghani Sir.

Dr. Mohamed Arshad Davao Medical School Foundation

Limra Overseas Education is mainly responsible for materializing the goal of my parents in making me a doctor. I am grateful to Limra. Even after the completion of the course at Davao Medical School Foundation, Philippines, Limra continues to have concern over its students and render all possible help. Limra could have left us after admitting us at Philippines. But it took continuous care on our career. I will never forget the help of Limra in this.

Dr. Manish Kumar Davao Medical School Foundation


    What are the distinctive beneficial features of Medical Education in the Philippines?

    English is predominantly used by all people in the Philippines. English is the medium of Medical Education. The Philippines is an Asian Country very near India. One can reach the Philippines by frequent daily flights from India very easily.

    The weather conditions in the Philippines are the same as that of India. Hence health care problems will be analogous to those of Indians.

    The American Medical Education system which is accepted throughout the world is being provided in Philippines Medical Universities.

    The cost of Medical Education is well within the reach of Middleclass families in India.

    Students have experience with maximum number of patients during In-House Patient treatment Training which provides a rich experience.

    The student-patient ratio here is appreciated in all other countries.

    What is the degree awarded at Davao Medical University?

    M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)

    How is this different from MBBS which is being awarded here?

    Both the MBBS and MD of Philippines are awarded on the basis of the Medical Education and the Patient Treatment experience. Both degrees are equal in their value. Kindly refer to the list of approved degrees in various countries at the website of ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. MBBS is the degree awarded by the British way of Medical Education while MD is awarded based on American Educational System.

    What is the duration of this course?

    Five years and One year Internship.

    What are the necessary qualifications to seek admission into this M.D.Course?

    To get admission into this MD Course, one should have got through in 12th Standard with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. A minimum scoring of 50% in all subjects is compulsory. A pass in the NEET UG with the minimum qualifying marks is necessary.

    Can one appear for USMLE examination after getting this MD Degree from the Philippines University?

    Yes. You can.

    Can I have the Internship Training (House Surgeon) in India?

    Yes. After passing through the ‘Screening Test’ conducted by the National Medical Commission’ successfully, the NMC will provide you a temporary registration. Then one can have the Internship Training in any approved Institution and Hospital in India.

    After the successful completion of the MD course in the Philippines, can I practise in India as a Doctor?

    Yes, you can. You have to get through the ‘Screening Test’ of the NMC and the Internship Training successfully. Then you can practise anywhere in India.

    Have I to pay examination fee for the Screening Test?

    Yes. It is like any other Qualifying Examination and the student has to pay the examination fee.

    If a student does not get through the Screening Test of the NMC, what will happen to the student and the education he had in the Philippines?

    A student who has completed his Medical Education in any foreign country has to pass through the Screening Test. If he fails, he can take it up for any number of times.

    Can I get a job and work in the Government or Private Hospital in India?

    Yes. One has to register either with the State Medical Council or National Medical Commission to practice as a doctor in India. After registration, he can compete for any job both in Government and Private Hospitals.

    When a student gets selected to study the Medical Course in the Philippines, can he get an Education Loan from the Banks in India? If so, what are the means to apply?

    Yes, both the Nationalised and Scheduled Banks provide Education Loan Schemes. The student has to approach a bank in the area where he normally resides and get the details. LIMRA will help the student by obtaining the required documents and certificates from the University.

    Does Davao Medical College offer Hostel Facilities to the admitted students?

    Yes. Separate Hostel facilities are provided for Girls and Boys. Both North Indian and South Indian food are provided.