The National Medical College is a private institute providing a lofty standard of medical education in Nepal since its establishment in the year 2001. It is situated at Birgunj in Nepal. This institution runs under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University at Kathmandu, Nepal. The National Medical College conforms to all the national and international parameters for its undergraduate and postgraduate course programs diligently for which it has been accredited by the World Federation for Medical Education. This renowned medical college has received acknowledgment from the Nepal Medical Council. It has also been enlisted in the World Directory of Medical Schools by WHO (World Health Organisation). The medical college has a teaching hospital complete with super-specialized services for the Surgery department, O.P.D., and Indoor facilities, separate clinical departments for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and others. This college also hosts a well-developed research unit dedicated to creating new advancements in the field of medicine.
The National Medical College offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate level programs. Some of the popular ones are MBBS, MD, MS, MPH (Master in Public Health). The MBBS course continues for a span of 5 and half years which can be broken down into 4 and half years accompanied by 1 year of compulsory internship training. In order to facilitate systematic teaching and learning, the curriculum of MBBS is divided into three phases. The first phase of the MBBS program occupies the first and the second year of the course when subjects like Intermediate Sciences, Integrated Basic Medical Sciences like Pharmacology, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology, and Biochemistry along with Clinical Orientation are taught.
The second phase takes up the third year of the course which concentrates on clinical disciplines like Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, etc, Community Medicine like applied epidemiology, family health exercise as well as Forensic Medicine. The third and the final phase continue till the fifth year of the program when Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Accident and Emergency Medicine, Radiology, ENT, Community Medicine followed by clinical training are stressed on. The final phase also requires students to go through clinical rotation in major clinical subjects along with attending seminars and case presentations. Alongside clinical course programs, the National Medical College has also known to possess a separate campus offering an array of certificate and undergraduate courses in nursing such as Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) Nursing, B.N.(Post Basic)Nursing, B.Sc (Bachelor of Science) in Nursing.
The National Medical College provides student accommodations that are separate for both male and female students. Hostel rooms at this institution are of single occupancy with an attached bathroom with both hot and cold water. Mess service is also available to students along with a hostel serving palatable and hygienically prepared food.
The National Medical College lies on an urban campus that offers brilliant infrastructure, technologically sound laboratories, well-ventilated classrooms, and many similar amenities. The campus is juxtaposed to important centers like hospitals, police stations, banks, and police stations. Food and local culture in and around the National Medical College is extremely familiar to students with Indian roots which literally makes it a home away from home. The medium of instruction at this college is primarily English which obliterates any lingual barrier for Indian students. The college has many highly qualified faculties in its employ who are responsible for teaching and training the students. The wonderful library on campus filled with books and journals on clinical sciences can be accessed by students at all times. In order to promote the all-around improvement of students, on-campus extracurricular activities are encouraged.