Among Nepal's prestigious institutions for studying medicine in Nepal Medical College abbreviated as NMC. The college was founded by the late Sachey Kumar Pahari in the year of 1997. The institute is located at Attarkhel of Jorpati village in Kathmandu which is the capital city of Nepal. The college bears an affiliation to Kathmandu University. The college is accompanied by a hospital facility housing 700 beds as well as a prominent research unit. Currently, the position of principal of this college is held by Mr. Pramod Kumar Chhetri and it runs under the able -leadership of Chairman Mr. Bhola Rijal. The college bears the stamp of approval from the Nepal Medical Council. Admission at this college is entirely merit-based and requires students to qualify for a screening test. The other criteria include the age of students to exceed 17 years, 10+2 subjects to include Physics, Chemistry, and Biology along with the aggregate score in all three subjects to be at least 50% which is a pretty much standard prerequisite for admission at all medical colleges and universities of Nepal. Qualifying the NEET-UG examination is required of Indian students. Students with a satisfactory score in the KUSMS Entrance exam are also accepted at this institution. The primary goal of the institute is to produce competent medical professionals.
The MBBS program at this institute follows a standard curriculum as directed by Kathmandu University. The course is tenured at a duration of 4.5 years along with 1 year of mandatory internship training. The initial two years of the program are dedicated to Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Clinical Physiology, Human Anatomy, Forensic Medicine, Pathology and Medical Microbiology, etc. The excellent infrastructure at the teaching hospital of the institute apparent from its major departments of Medicine, Emergency, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Dental, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Radiology, Psychiatric all contribute to hands-on training of medical students at the latter half of the academic program. Graduate programs like BDS and B.Sc Nursing along with postgraduate courses like MD/MS/MDS in various disciplines are also taught at KMC.
The campus at Nepal Medical College is graced with various campus houses of which many are designated student hostels both for male and female medical students. The hostels are satisfactorily facilitated with modern amenities keeping in mind the maximum comfort of medical students. Canteen and mess facilities are provided on campus serving hygienically prepared food to students round the clock.
Various on-campus activities are undertaken by medical students at this institution that may contribute towards the round development of a future medical professional. Sports such as basketball and badminton are played regularly on campus in order to minimize the academic stress of students. In order to boost up the practical and communication skills of students, health camps are organized. One of the most important salient features of NMC is its well-stocked library that comes to immense academic assistance of medical students. The college employs highly qualified professionals as teaching faculties that work in the favor of students. The university conducts impressive placement programs to broaden the future scopes of students. The university also has its own transportation service for the aid of students and their parents as well.
The Nepal Medical University in recent years has set a mission to implement modern trends in imparting medical education. The university also aims to provide graduate and postgraduate certificate degrees in various disciplines that are currently unavailable to students. Developing research and educational programs, scientific researches and an overall revolution in the Nepalese health sector is among the future plans of the institute.