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Davao Medical School Foundation, Philippines | MBBS from Abroad

The Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) marked its presence in July, 1976. Its College of Medicine was thus the first such college to be set up in Mindanao and is dedicated to providing medical education and training of the highest order, leading to the provision of effective medical care in both rural and urban communities.

DMSF is the first and only medical college in the Davao city, Mindanao (3rd largest city in Philippines). It is ranked among the Top 6 Medical Colleges in Philippines.  The College is recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) & World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) listed, which allow Indian students to practice their medical career in India upon MBBS degree completion from Philippines. DMSF is considered as one of the Top Medical Universities of Philippines for pursuing MBBS in Philippines. It has several tie-ups with reputed Universities or organizations around the world. The college is permitted by the Philippines Government to enroll foreign students as per EC provisions. Every year, more than 2000 Indian students apply for MBBS admission in the College. 

The School has 4 affiliated Hospitals- Davao Doctors Hospital, Brokenshire Hospital, San Pedro Hospital, and Southern Philippines Medical Centre. These hospitals have combined bed strength of more than 4000 beds for the clinical practice.

Davao Medical School Foundation provides many facilities to its students like Simulated Mannequin Stations, Ultra-Modern Library of International Standards, Team learning centres (TLC) and much more for acquiring knowledge in every way they can. Not only has this, the College possessed excellent clinical teaching and training with hands on practice. There are some 125 Faculty members drawn from a wide range of medical specialties and the total student population of all four years of students is usually around 1,058.


  • Faculty of Medicine (MBBS)
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Nursing 


DMSF provides separate housing facilities to Indian students enrolling in the University for MBBS. All the hostel rooms are equipped with every required facility like air-conditioner, almirahs, mattresses, furniture, Wi-Fi, etc. 

Safety & security is the main concern of the College’s administration. Proper safety measures are taken for the students living on campus like CCTVs surveillance, Fire safety kits, patrolling in the campus, electronic entrance system to the hostels and much more. 

Dining facilities include Indian food availability in hostel’s mess, which is an added attraction for Indian students to take admission in Davao Medical School Foundation. 

Student Life

Life at DMSF is jubilant and students never feel that they are away from their home. The college is considered as the “Home away from Home”.  

Keeping the health & fitness in mind, College provides a state-of-the-art gymnasium, full-equipped with the latest equipment within the campus. Instructors and trainers are also available to train the students and staff.

Library- the DMSF Library adopts better systems and methods for retrieval and access of information. To further cater the increasing need of its students and researchers, DMSF has established two libraries in the campus. The Main Library is located at the third floor of the main building and the Annex Library is at the third floor of the Nursing Building. Each of these libraries is operated with a Standard Library Automation System for a more convenient way of accessing and retrieving of data.

Interesting facts about the city- Davao 

  • Davao is considered as the first class highly urbanized city in the Island of Mindanao, Philippines. It is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area. 
  • Davao is the Third largest most populous city in the country outside Metro Manila and Mindanao. 
  • The city is also nicknamed as “Durian Capital of the Philippines” 
  • Davao has a tropical rainforest climate with a little seasonal variation in temperature. 
  • Economic sectors of the city/region are- Agriculture, Trade, Commerce, and Food manufacturing
  • Major attractions in the city are- People’s park, Philippine Eagle Centre, Crocodile Park, Mount Apo (the highest mount in Philippines), etc. 
  • Transport- Multicabs, Jeepneys, Tricycles, Buses and Taxis for Road travelling and Francisco Bangoy International Airport for air travelling. Davao is also connected to Manila by roll-on/roll-off inter-island ferries.
  • Famous restaurants in Davao- Balik Bukid Farm & Kitchen, Bon Appetite, White House Fusion. Indian restaurants are also available such as Rumah Kari, 495 Kitchen, Indian Darbar cuisine, etc. 
  • Famous dishes in the city- Pakfry, Durian Cheesecake, Satti, Kalderobo, etc.  

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