medical programme, MBBS, started in 1978 and since then has admitted
626 students 19 batches of which 386 have graduate and are providing
health care in about fifty districts of Nepal.
The programme admits
43 Nepalese students and foreigners as pass the criteria met by IOM.
Students each academic year into four and a half-year's course of study
divided into three phases; in addition, it has a year of compulsory
rotating internship, thus totaling the programme of five and a half
is community orientated, based on integrated and problem based learning.
The curriculum thus reflects innovation in undergraduate medical education.
Early exposure of the learners to community medicine and beside medical
science and medical ethics clinical teaching not only helps learners
to make them aware of the importance of the course of study, but also
enables them to become motivated towards self-learning. Placement in
the community surrounding that are located in the mountain, the hills
and the plains of Nepal gives ample opportunities to learners to be
accustomed to the reality that exists in the community and prevents
them from the reality shock, on being posted to the real-life situation
The MBBS programme
enables the learner:
- To inculcate the
competencies in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains.
- To be competent to manage health care at district hospital of Nepal
- To identify complicated health related problems.
- To refer them to the appropriate health institutions in the country.
Course of Study
During the two-year
First Phase, community medicine, basic medical sciences, medical ethics
and clinical exposure take place, at the end of which a student must
pass in all the papers of the first phase to be eligible to be promoted
to the second phase.
take place at the end of two-year phase. Students are required to pass
system assessment in order to write yearly final examinations. Supplementary
examination shall be held after six weeks from the date of the publication
of the result of the first phase terminal examination, and the students
who fail in the first attempt can take the supplementary examination.
Should one become unsuccessful even in the supplementary examination
then, one has to take the next chance of examination by appearing in
the subsequent annual examination which is held after a year with regular
batch of students. No student shall be promoted to the second phase
without passing in all the papers of the first phase.
The second phase
is of one-year duration; students study forensic medicine, community
medicine and clinical disciplines. The clinical ward placement with
theoretical teaching commences in this phase and helps them to acquire
competencies during the third phase of one and a half years.
The second phase
students take final examination in forensic medicine and applied epidemiology
and family health exercise.
In the third phase,
in addition to theoretical teaching and bed-side clinical teaching a
nine-week community placement take place; following this there is junior
internship during the last six months of rotarion.
After the third
phase the students take the final examination in all the clinical disciplines.
the final MBBS examination must undertake compulsory rotating internship
of one year after which s/he can register with the Nepal medical Council
and practice allopathic system of medicine in Nepal.
The medical graduate
qualify for the eighteen postgraduate programmes that Maharajgunj Campus
runs today. The MBBS degree is recognized by the Medical Councils of
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sir-Lanka. Some of the medical graduates
of IOM have already pursued post-graduate education in Japan, Bangladesh;
some are undertaking postgraduate education in Thailand, Sri-Lanka,
Pakistan, Australia and the united States of America. A few of the graduates
have successfully passed the FRCS part one and examinations of the Royal
College of Surgeon of Edinburgh.
Those having passed
the proficiency certificate in Medical Science under Tribhuvan University
academic programme of two and a half years with Physics, Chemistry,
Botany, Zoology and English or proficiency certificate in general science
with Physics, Chemistry, botany, Zoology and English or 10+2 or Higher
Secondary or equivalent academic programmes with Physics, Chemistry,
Botany Zoology and English of Tribhuvan University Boards recognized
by it with fifty percent aggregate mark, can apply into the programme.
All must take the entrance examination prior to selection for the course.
1. MBBS Programme
Dr. Kanak Bahadur Raut, Professor Of medicine
2. MBBS Basic Science Coordinator
Dr. B. M. Pokharel, Associate Professor of Microbiology
3. MBBS Community Medicine Coordinator
Dr. Madhu Devkota, Lecturer in Community Medicine.