Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

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Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) is one of the nine schools of Kathmandu University running medical, nursing and allied health science program. KUSMS is a collaborative program of Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital. The main office of KUSMS is on the premises of Dhulikhel Hospital, a Kathmandu University hospital, in Kavrepalanchok District, Nepal. KUSMS was set up in 1994.[1] Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara was the first medical college to be granted affiliation. Since then, KUSMS has granted affiliation to several medical colleges around the country.

KUSMS formally started its own medical training program, the MBBS program, on 7 September 2001 in association with Dhulikhel Hospital. The first class was 43 Nepali students. The day is annually celebrated as KUSMS Day. Although the medical school is still widely known as KUMS, inside and outside the country, its name was changed to Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) in 2006, in view of the fact that it not only trains medical undergraduates and postgraduates, but also runs nursing and allied health science programs.

Aims and objectives[edit]

The school is a non-profit organization with a motto of producing "technically competent and socially responsible" doctors and other medical and nursing professionals. The main focus of the organization is to contribute in improving the overall health status of Nepal.[2]


KUSMS runs the following programs:

The duration of the MBBS program is five and a half years of medical education. This includes one year of clinical internship. The first two years consists of learning basic science courses, where special emphasis is laid on problem-based and community-oriented learning. In the ensuing two and a half years, the medical students are taught and trained in clinical disciples. The students complete a year of clinical internship in clinical departments as well as in remote outreach health centers before the final medical diploma is issued by the university.


  • Vice Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha
  • Dean: Dr. N B Rana
  • Associate Dean: Dr. Rajendra Koju
  • Chief Administrative Officer/Administrative Director: Dr. Rajendra Koju
  • Director for Basic Science: Dr. Ramesh Makaju
  • Associate Dean (administration of affiliated colleges): Prof. Dr Nhuchhe Ratna Tuladhar
  • Associate Dean (academics of affiliated colleges): Prof. Bhagawat Prasad Nepal

Colleges granted affiliation by KUSMS to run MBBS courses[edit]

College granted affiliation by KUSMS to run BDS courses[edit]

Colleges granted affiliation by KUSMS to run BSc. Nursing courses[edit]

Recent developments[edit]

On the central campus run as KUSMS/DH Collaboration, the TENTH batch of MBBS students have graduated from the medical school and the 11th batch is on internship. The 15th batch of students joined the medical school (December 2015). The students of the 12th batch are on final year of the course and waiting for final exam to appear, while the 14th have completed the basic science university examination. The exam for 16th batch has been conducted and admission process has started. Classes were set to start from December 10, 2016. Kusms has started a new course, Bsc nursing in midwifery.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of KU in brief". Kathmandu University. 
  2. ^ "History of KU in brief". Kathmandu University. 
  3. ^ http://edusanjal.com/blog/2014/07/kathmandu-university-gave-affiliation-to-two-new-medical-colleges

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