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Davao Medical School Foundation

Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc, founded in the year 1976 to promote plenty of medical practitioners that could meet the needs of rural areas’ medical services. Lack of sufficient doctors in rural areas highly deprives the community of getting timely medical treatment which is a fundamental right of every citizen, to fulfill the duty of providing medical sources to all Davao Medical School Foundation started its journey of training the best medical doctors dedicated to serving the rural community at large. Davao Medical School Foundation one of the best medical institutions serves the purpose of the highest order of medical education and training subsequently promoting effective health care services to the community at large. Davao Medical School Foundation envisions vital health sciences education and services with prominence on principal care for healthiness in the association of teaching, research, persistent, public health care, and communal engagement.

Official Website: https://www.dmsf.edu.ph/

About Davao Medical School Foundation

Year of Establishment 1976
Acronym DMSFI
Type of the University Private
Location of the University Davao, Philippines
Recognitions / Accreditations NMC, CHED, WHO
Medium of Teaching ENGLISH
Eligibility to enroll in MBBS 10+ 2 WITH PCB 50% IN 12TH / +2
Faculty General Medicine, Stomatology, Nursing & Midwifery
The population of Indian Students 1500
Indian Food facility Available in University canteen/restaurants
Total course duration 6 years
Intake at September / April


Davao Medical School Foundation holds in unique geographic locational advantage with the vast arena of establishments, political peace, and order of the place. College at present serves with the best faculty members joined from all over the Philippines specialized and experienced in the medical field. More than 125 expert doctors, surgeons, professors, and other faculty members are thriving to successfully accomplishing the vision and mission of creating outstanding doctors devoted to serving society at large.

Infrastructure And Other Facilities

Davao Medical School Foundation is located at the heart of Davao city in a vast arena of 2.5 hectares area boastful for its peaceful and stable climatic conditions as well political stability. School affiliated with four medical hospitals for regular training of medical students named Davao Medical Center, Davao Doctors Hospitals, San Pedro Hospital, and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital. School equipped every department of its with innovative and best teaching aids including 3-D simulators, well-furnished laboratories, best anatomy, and other laboratories, thousands of volumes filled library, theoretical classrooms, auditorium, and other necessaries for the comfortable education of the students.

International Students

Davao Medical School Foundation contains more than 1800 international students mostly from countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Uganda to accomplish their doctorate dreams. Every year many international students successfully enroll to Davao Medical School Foundation to train themselves best in the field of medicine.

Indian Students

More than 1500 medical aspirants of India currently pursue medical courses at Davao Medical School Foundation. Students from all over Indian states admit to Davao Medical School Foundation every year and plenty of students have completed their graduation presently working in various parts of India.

Indian Food And Accommodation

Indian food is available at the college campus and hostel mess separately for north and south Indian student’s taste preferences. Separate boys and girls hostels are available on sharing room basis to the Indian students near to college campus. Every room occupies 6 to 8 Indian students on a monthly fee basis including food and accommodation together.

Why Davao Medical School Foundation

  • One of the top medical colleges in the Philippines is dedicated to rural health care.
  • Established under the sole purpose of providing the best community health care service.
  • Founded in the heart of Davao city professing peace and a stable environment.
  • 2.5 acres spread institution emphasizing community healthcare.
  • Best infrastructural facilities providing a great learning atmosphere.
  • No Donation or Capitation fee is needed to enroll.
  • No entrance examination is required to join at Davao Medical School Foundation.
  • Recognized medical degree by WHO, CHED, NMC.
  • Plenty of graduates already working as Doctors in various parts of the country.
  • Indian Food and spacious accommodation are provided separately to boys and girls.
  • Scholarship and financial aid facilities to the needed students.
  • Four affiliated hospitals providing hands-on training to medical students.
  • Low and affordable fee structure payable in easy installments.

Fee Structure at Davao Medical School Foundation for 2021—2022

Davao Medical School Foundation

Davao city

Davao Medical School Foundation

About Davao City: Davao the highly developed city of the Philippines accommodating 18, 25,450 population spread through 2,443.61 km2 ranked as the 3rd most populated city of the Philippines. A city divided into 3 congressional districts, 11 administrative districts with 182 barangays famous as the notable industrial, trade, and commercial hub of the region. The nickname “Durian capital of the Philippines” houses the highest mountain Mount Apo of the Philippines. Similar to the other major cities of the Philippines Davao experienced all troubles of various wars destructing its most cultural and heritage monuments.

Culture and heritage: Christianity is widely spread over the region similar to other parts of the country housing most of the famous chapels and cathedrals. Tourism of the city mostly depends on the popular destination like Natural Center, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Mount Apo, Gap Farming Resort, Davao Crocodile Park, Malagos Garden Resort, Eden Nature Park, people’s park, city center, Samal island, dancing fountain, Davao China town and many more attract a great number of tourists every year.

Transportation: Francisco Bangoy International Airport located in the city is the third-busiest airport in the Philippines serving with most international flights connecting major cities of the world including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, China, Dubai, Taiwan, Russia, South Korea, and India. The domestic and international port occupies 80% of Philippines water vessels and transportation. Domestic transport in the city is majorly by jeepneys, buses, taxis, and tri ‘C’s transporting the majority of the citizens to their daily necessary works. Davao connected to major cities of the Philippines by roll-on/roll-off inter-island ferries entertaining major passenger transport.

Climate: Davao contains tropical rainforest climatic conditions experiencing little variation in temperatures seasonally. The inter-tropical convergence zone occurs more often causing rare cyclones to the region and more rainfall than other parts of the Philippines. An average of 26o C records is giving more than 77-millimeter rainfall annually showing continuous rainfall for the region rather than actual dry seasons. This type of climatic condition is unwelcomed and uncomfortable to the south Indian regional students usually acquainted with tropical dry climatic conditions at most.

Safety: Davao city is one of the safest cities in the Philippines despite being low economic city crime rate relatively low. No violent crimes on foreign nationals or students have been recorded in the past decade in spite caution is advisable during late-night roaming or wandering at the idle places with low population. Students can safely reside here and study without any fear for their entire course duration.

Communication: Cebuano is the local language that is widely spoken by 82% of locals together with other local languages like Tagalog, Ilocano, Bicol, Hiligaynon and so. But English is a widely speaking language in the Philippines aside from their local language as it is their second language in schools and the language to transcribe. Philippino languages are “unwritten languages” considering this fact they have adopted English as their writing language. Every sign, billboard, or any other form of writing in various Philippino languages is used to write in English letters only. The major advantage for any foreign nationals is that 95% of Filipinos can communicate well in English makes it very comfortable to reside and study for years there.

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