MBBS after B.Sc Nursing

Know the course scope after BSC Nursing in India and Philippines. ....

Kanika Sharma
Kanika Sharma

Dec 01, 2020 09:02:54


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Are you aspiring to do MBBS after B.Sc Nursing? If you have completed your B.Sc. Nursing and want to have a fulfilling career in the medical field, pursuing MBBS ahead is an ideal choice! If you are one of the aforesaid individuals planning to do MBBS after graduation, you have landed in the right place. Here, you will get the required information and gainful guidance regarding your MBBS after B.Sc. Nursing.

Now, coming over this, essentially you have two main approaches to pursue your MBBS, that we will discuss further. Firstly, let's have a quick view of MBBS in India.

The MBBS Course Program

The MBBS course (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), is one of the most favored undergraduate medical courses in India. The students across the country who aspire to be practicing as doctors in the field of allopathic medicine pursue the MBBS course. This course also covers varied specializations in the medical domain for providing detailed learning to the student in his particular area of interest. The preferred MBBS specializations counts upon - General Medicine, General Surgery, Opthalmology, Paediatrics, Orthopedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ENT (Ear, Nose, & Throat), Dermatology, and more.

MBBS after B.Sc. Nursing in India

The duration of the MBBS course in India is 5.5 to 6 years, involving a one-year of mandatory clinical internship. The graduate degree of B.Sc. Nursing won't reduce the duration of MBBS for you.

Eligibility Guidelines for MBBS

The Eligibility Guidelines for the MBBS program are as follows:

  • The aspirant must have completed a minimum 10+2 level of education with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) as main subjects, from a recognized board.

  • The minimum score requirement for General candidates is an aggregate score of at least 50% marks in the Intermediate examination. This limit may vary for reserved categories.

  • For the reserved category candidates, the minimum score requirement is 40%.

  • The minimum age limit to apply for the MBBS program is 17 years, and the maximum age limit is 25 years. (There may be some relaxation in case of reserved categories)

  • The aspirants are required to qualify for the NEET entrance exam to be eligible for admission.

The validity of one year BS Degree for MBBS in Philippines 

MBBS Admission in India

Across India, NEET-UG is the solitary entrance test and mode of admission for all MBBS courses, accepted by all the MBBS colleges nation-wide. Any individual who desires to pursue the MBBS course must obtain a good rank in the NEET-UG entrance examination organized for the specific year of admission.

You have to give the NEET entrance exam even if you have completed your graduation. Unfortunately, there is no way for any direct entry.

Leading Colleges in India for MBBS

Medical Colleges in India are recognized by MCI and WHO. Here's a list of leading medical colleges in India:

  • All Indian Institute of Medical Science

  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

  • Armed Force Medical College, Pune

  • University Medical College, Delhi

  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, U.P.

  • Manipal Medical College

  • Government Medical College, Kolkata

  • Government Medical College, Bangalore

  • Christian Medical College, T.N.

Why you should study Abroad 

Two Ways for Pursuing MBBS Ahead

Now, It's time to discuss the two options you have ahead to pursue MBBS after your graduation. Basically, you can either begin from the initial stage or you can reduce your time & cost involved, and accomplish your MBBS relatively faster.

  • In the first approach, even after completing your graduation, you have to take admission in the same manner as a class 12 pass out would take. In such a case, you will be required to pay the same fees that one has to pay after class 12 and your MBBS course duration will be between 5 to 6 years, varying as per the country where you take admission. It is around 6 years in India.

This implies that even after completing your graduation, i.e. the B.Sc. Nursing degree, you have to give more years, money, and time to complete your MBBS degree, as the case prevalent in India. So, hereby your graduation degree will have no real value.

  • The second one is a discerning and economical approach. Here's the shorter way that can help you to accomplish your MBBS faster. What if you can complete your MBBS in just four years after your B.Sc. It is clearly intelligible that why would anyone want to waste two years of his life by doing MBBS which is 6 years long if he can instead do MBBS in 4 years?

You can opt for the second approach by doing your MBBS after B.Sc Nursing in the Philippines. By this, you can save both your time & money. If you have completed graduation in India (B.Sc/ BAMS/ BHMS/ other) or a B.S. degree in a foreign country, then you can get admission to the four-year M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) program in the Philippines which is equivalent to the six-year MBBS degree in India.

A Comparision of both the approaches-


Longer Approach


Economical Approach


Additional years to accomplish the degree


Reduced years to accomplish the degree

Additional money spent on fees

Reduced money spent on fees

Additional living & other expenses


Reduced living expenses & Visa charges


No benefit of graduation degree, no reduction in the duration of MBBS


A graduation degree will reduce your years of study for MBBS


There will be a comprehensive gain for the student by adopting the second approach. Other than saving your time.

Also, Let's understand this with a small calculation:

Longer Approach - 3 years | Graduation | + 6 years | MBBS | = 9 years

Economical Approach - 3 years | Graduation | + 4 years | MBBS | = 7 years

Hence, via the second approach, you will be able to complete your MBBS faster. It saves your two years and the costs involved. It gives you the advantage of reduced fees, accommodation, & food, and Visa charges. You can opt for the second approach via doing your MBBS from the Philippines.

Instead of the usual 5 - 5.5 years program, you can get admission to the 4 years MD program in the Philippines because as you have already completed your graduation you become qualified to take admission in the M.D. course.

MBBS after B.Sc. Nursing from the Philippines

Firstly, you are required to crack the NEET and NMAT exams for getting admission into the M.D. course with a duration of four years. In India, qualifying for the NEET exam is compulsory for admission in undergraduate medical courses. The NEET result is valid for 3 years for MBBS abroad. Next, you are required to qualify for the NMAT exam. NMAT happens in the Philippines in March and October. For this, you need to fly to the Philippines and appear for this exam. You can apply for the M.D. program in the Philippines, only after qualifying NEET (in India) and NMAT (in the Philippines).

This is a quicker and better way to study MBBS after BSc Nursing. This four-year course is analogous to the six-year course in India.

The medical education system in the Philippines is among the finest Asian education systems.  Their education system provides high-grade medical education. It is one of the leading places for Indian students to accomplish their higher education at affordable costs in English. Almost every famous university in the Philippines follows the education system of the USA. It is an appropriate decision for a rewarding career, to pursue MBBS in the Philippines. The leading universities providing a medical degree in the Philippines are approved by:

World Health Organization (WHO)

Medical Council of India (MCI)

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)

Foundation of Advancement of International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER)

Leading Colleges for MBBS in the Philippines

Here's a list of leading Medical Colleges in the Philippines for the four-year M.D. program.

  • The University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery

  • The University of North Philippines, College of Medicine

  • Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila

  • AMA School of Medicine

  • Davao Medical School Foundation

  • St. Paul University, School of Medicine

  • UV Gullas College of Medicine

  • Our Lady of Fatima University

MBBS in Philippines 

The MBBS after your BSc Nursing in countries such as India, Russia, China, Ukraine, etc., the course duration will be the same as that for a 12th standard pass out. There will be no reduction in the duration for you. So, the four-year M.D. course in the Philippines will be the right choice.

After completing the MBBS course can look forward to jobs in various hospitals, healthcare centers, & institutions; or can start your private clinics after it, as suitable. We wish you good luck for your career!!

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