Kathmandu Medical College
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|Kathmandu Medical College|
|Affiliated university||Kathmandu University|
Established in 1997 with a mission to provide quality medical education within a modern academic environment, KMC has proved to be one of the leading private medical college in Nepal in addition to being permanently affiliated by Kathmandu University,Nepal Medical Council and Sri Lanka Medical Council.Kathmandu Medical College has also been listed in the WHO's World Directory of Medical Schools electronic format as from June 2002. Following full recognition by NMC, KMCTH is also listed in the International Medical Education Directory(IMED). KMC is an Associate Member of the Network Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) that has its headquarters at Glent in Belgium.
Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) functions from two complexes - basic sciences at Duwakot, Bhaktapur and clinical sciences at Sinamangal. The main hospital is located in Sinamangal near to The Tribhuvan International Airport.Besides a community hospital is being built near the basic science campus in Duwakot. Emergency service and General OPD is already started in first and second floor of the Eleven Storeyed building of Duwakot. Full service is estimated to be attained within two years in Duwakot.
MBBS at KMC
KMC is one of the best private college in Nepal affiliated To KU. Many unofficial ranking of medical colleges of Nepal, puts KMC at 3rd place after one governmental and one semigovernmental institute. Around 150 students are enrolled annually among which 15 are selected from Ministry Of Education,Nepal under Scholarship category. Rest 135 are selected strictly from merit basis of KUMET exam. The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is a four and a half year integrated program followed by a compulsory internship training of one year. The standards and criteria adopted by KMC are in strict adherence to the requirements of Nepal Medical Council and Kathmandu University. The first two academic years focus on basic medical science with interdepartmental integration as well as clinical and community correlation. A holistic approach to health and health care system in Nepal is taken.The course starts in August every academic year.
Kathmandu Medical College & Teaching Hospital (KMCTH) is situated at 184 Baburam Acharya Sadak Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal. There are 600 beds including general and cabin. KMC has 24 hours Emergency/Pathology services/X-Ray services, CT-Scan, USG, TMT, PFT, spirometer, colonoscopy, colposcopy, laryngoscope, Endoscopic/Bronchoscopy services, laparoscopy, ICU,CCU, NICU, Major and Minor operation facilities - 9 operation theatres including one in Emergency Lab. facilities are available. Special clinics like Cardiodiabetic and Well Baby Care clinics are operated. Childhood Asthma Clinic, Hemophilia Care Clinic and many other superspeciality clinic are also in operation. Complexes on sinamangal continues to expand after the addition of Dr. Pushkar Nath Pant memorial building, which houses paying OPDs, paying wards and two new lecture halls of 150 capacity. New exterior design of the two buildings at the gate gives the hospital a different look than before.
Around 150 students are enrolled Annually for MBBS program.Candidates who have completed 17 years of age at the time of their applications and who fulfill the following criteria are eligible to apply for the MBBS programme at KMC.
Completed 10+2 years of education or Intermediate of Science (I.Sc) or equivalent, with English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry as main subjects and having secured not less than 50% marks in the subjects mentioned above put together and an overall aggregate of 50%.
or Completed the Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) recognised by the University, with one of the following subjects viz. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and at least one other prescribed science subject of study up to the ancillary level and having scored not less than an overall aggregate of 50% marks, provided that such candidates shall have passed the earlier qualifying examination (10+2 or an equivalent examination) with the subjects of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
Applications from eligible students for the MBBS programme should be made during the months of April to August each year. Resident Nepali students are required to have passed KUMET examination and should submit the application form and relevant documents to Kathmandu Medical College. Non Resident Nepali students and foreign students may forward their application together with attested copies of their testimonials addressed to the principal of Kathmandu Medical College. All the students may contact Kathmandu Medical College for application forms or prospectus for further details. Equal opportunity to applicants regardless of their gender or national origin.
PG Course in KMC
The MD (Pathology) was started from 2003. MD/MS in clinical areas Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Gyane/Obs and Anasthesia started from February 2009. Newly qualified graduatees of Kathmandu Medical College can sit for Part-1 examination being conducted in October and March. After passing the examination, fellowship is available at Kathmandu Medical College in five different areas. Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital is recognized as a centre for the training of fellowship of the college of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) in five specialties. Candidates who have passed the CPSP part-1 should apply to Kathmandu Medical College for a post at the teaching hospital. There are presently eight slots available in the specialties concerned. 1. Medicine-2 2. Surgey -1 3. Paediatrics -2 4. Gynaecology & Obsterics -2 5. Anaesthesia -2.