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Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS Program)

Medical colleges in Nepal provide a four-and-a-half-years MBBS degree program in all the preclinical subjects and selected clinical subjects. The four and a half years MBBS course is divided into 9 semesters of 6 months each. Upon successful completion of the course, students will undergo a 1-year compulsory residential rotating internship. The medium of instruction is English.


MBBS Curriculum-Preclinical (Semesters I-IV)​

The first and second years of instruction cover integrated preclinical Sciences, Community Medicine, Introduction to clinical Medicine and Medical Informatics. Preclinical Science includes Anatomy, Microbiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology & Physiology. These subjects are taught in and integrated manner and are incorporated into Community Medicine and introduction to clinical Medicine. Students gain clinical knowledge and problem-solving skills. Medical informatics is integrated to provide computer expertise relevant to medical education.

At the end of the first year and second year there are university examinations on each of the above subjects. A student must complete all subjects of the practical sciences- first year MBBS within three from the date of admission & second year within four from the date of admission.

A student is required to pass all the preclinical subjects before he/she is allowed to be promoted to clinical sciences (Semester V)

Clinical Sciences [Semester V-IX]

Clinical sciences include the subjects of forensic Medicine. Community Medicine, Ophthalmology {ENT} Medicine & Allied Subjects [Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine &More], Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics and other allied medical and surgical specialties & subspecialties.

The third year MBBS university examinations in Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine Ophthalmology are held at the end of the seventh semester. A student cannot be admitted to the ninth semester until he/she has passed all four subjects. At the end of nine semesters are the final MBBS university examinations in Medicine and Allied Subjects, Surgery and Allied Subjects, Obstetrics & Gynecology & Pediatrics.

Clinical training is conducted at the Concerned Medical Teaching Hospital and Associated Local hospitals.

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A system of continuous evaluation is followed through fortnightly tests. semester exams end-posting evaluation, seminars & problem-based learning sessions. The continuous evaluation system has helped to achieve excellent results in the university examinations.

Teaching Methodology

The teaching program in preclinical consists of-

  • Didactic classroom lectures

  • Practical’s

  • PBLs/Seminar

  • Community/Hospital visits

Fortnightly academic time tables are prepared, giving details of the teaching program with topics to be covered. These are put up well in advance. To support the integrated approach, seminars and PBLs are conducted every fortnight on important diseases/syndromes. This Gives the preclinical students a better clinical orientation of the systems being taught. Concurrent evaluation is done by fortnightly test, viva -voce, seminars and PBLs .Semester examinations are held at the end of each 5 months. The Teaching Program in Clinical Sciences consists of :

  • Didactic classroom lectures

  • Clinical/ Practical training in hospitals, wards/Community visits/Field training camp

  • Symposia/Seminar

  • Clinical meeting/Faculty talks/Guest Lectures

The above teaching sessions take an average of forty-two hours/week, out of which there are 12 didactic lectures per week. The stress is mainly on Clinical/ Practical training. The Students are Periodically Assessed by conducting end posting clinical exams [Clinical and Viva], mid-Semester Exams and end-semester exams.


One Year of rotating internship is compulsory. The Kathmandu University and Nepal Medical Council have approved six different schemes for internship for student of different countries, as per the requirements of their medical council. Students do their internships in Nepal, India, Sri-Lanka, Australia, USA, UK and South Africa. Internship rules are subject to change as per the rules of medical council of Nepal.

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