Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Institute of Medicine, Nepal (IOM)

Institute of Medicine (IOM), Nepal, located in the capital city of Kathmandu, is the premier medical institution of Nepal.

Institute of Medicine has been entrusted with :

Institute of Medicine (IOM), established in 1972 at Tribhuvan University, was entrusted with the responsibility of training health care workers at all levels for the health care manpower needs of Nepal. Within the first decade of its establishment, the IOM developed a total of 12 campuses scattered over the country -- 3 campuses in Kathmandu and 9 campuses outside the Kathmandu Valley.

Initially, the emphasis of IOM was on the training of middle-level health workers. Programmes serving this purpose include ANM, CMA, Proficiency Certificate Course in General Medicine, Pharmacy, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Health Laboratory and Traditional Medicine.

With the passage of time, the institutional goals of IOM have continued to change. The mission of the IOM eventually expanded into training tertiary level health professionals. By 1977 it had at the graduate level a 2-year Bachelor of Nursing Programmes in Community Nursing, Paediatric Nursing and Adult Nursing.

In 1978, a community-oriented integrated MBBS programme was started with intake of 22 students. Subsequently the class size was increased to 60, and plans are underway to increase the number.

Academic Programmes of Faculty of Medicine at Maharajgunj Campus
Under Cerficate Programme
o Labroratory Technology
o Pharmacy
Under Bachelor Programme
o Medicine (MBBS)
o Public Health (BPH)
o Laboratory technology (BMLT)
o Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
o Radiography (BSc.RT)
o Optometry (B.Optom)
o Bsc Nursing

Under Postgraduate Programme

Doctor of Medicine (MD) in:
o Internal Medicine
o Pediatrics
o Psychiatry
o Pathology
o Obstetrics and Gynecology
o Radiology
o Ophthalmology
o General Practice
o Anesthesia

Master of Surgery (MS) in:
o General Surgery
o Orthopedics and trauma surgery
o Ear, nose, throat and Head and Neck Surgery
Master in Public Health (MPH)
Master in Philosophy (M.Phil) in Clinical Psychology
Master of Science (MSc.) in:
o Pediatrics
o Radiology
o Surgery
o Obstetrics and Gynecology
o ENT and Head and neck surgery

To maintain the quality of its academic programmes, the IOM has established linkage programmes with various well-recognised institutions and universities all over the world.