On 18th October 1992, a historic agreement was signed between the-then His Majesty’s Government of Nepal and the Manipal Education and Medical Group for setting up a Medical college.
Thus the Manipal College of Medical Sciences (MCOMS), affiliated to Kathmandu University was set up at Pokhara in 1994 with an MBBS program. It was the first private institution to establish a medical college in Nepal. Further to this, the 750 bed Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH), Pokhara commenced in 1998. The college and hospital have been set up with modern facilities for modern education and health delivery.
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS PROGRAM)
Manipal College provides a four-and-a-half-years MBBS degree program in all the preclinical subjects and selected clinical subjects. The four-and-a-half years MBBS course is divided into 9 semesters of 6 months each. Upon successful completion of the course, students will undergo a 1 year compulsory residential rotating internship. The medium of instruction is English.
Approx 1700 students have passed out of MOCMS till date & most of these graduates have successfully qualified for USMLE (USA), PLAB (UK), ERPM (Sri-Lanka), AMC (Australia) with commendable scores and also completed their post-graduation in USA, Canada, UK, South Africa & Australia.
MBBS CURRICULUM-PRECLINICAL (SEMESTERS I-IV):
CLINICAL SCIENCES (SEMESTER V-IX):
A system of continuous evaluation is followed through fortnightly tests, semester exams, end-posting evaluations, seminars & problem based learning sessions. The continuous evaluation system has helped to achieve excellent results in the university examinations. Parents are kept informed of the progress of their wards.
The teaching program in preclinical consists of :–
Fortnightly academic time tables are prepared, giving details of the teaching program with topics to be covered. These are put up well in advance. To support the integrated approach, seminars and PBLS are conducted every fortnight on important diseases/ syndromes. This gives the preclinical students a better clinical orientation of the systems being taught. Concurrent evaluation is done by fortnightly test, viva-voce, seminars and PBLs. Semester examinations are held at the end of each 6 months.
The Teaching Program in Clinical Sciences consists of :-
The above teaching sessions take an average of forty two hours/week, out of which there are 12 didactic lectures per week. The stress is mainly on Clinical/ Practical training. The students are periodically assessed by conducting end posting clinical exams (Clinical and Viva), mid-semester exams and end-semester exams.
INTERNSHIP :- One year of rotating internship is compulsory. The Kathmandu University and Nepal Medical Council have approved six different schemes for internship for students of different countries, as per the requirements of their medical councils. MCOMS students do their internships in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, UK and South Africa. Internship rules are subject to change as per the rules of the medical council.
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