KIST Medical College in consonance with trends the world over treats students as adult learners capable of taking increasing responsibility for their own learning. A mixture of lectures, practicals and self-directed learning sessions (under the guidance of facilitators) are used for student learning.
As recommended by TU, IOM an integrated, organ system approach is followed. All new students have to attend a week long orientation program where they learn about medical ethics, the institution, the duties and responsibilities of a medical student, the art of medicine, the doctor and the community and how to develop problem based learning skills. The students become familiar with faculty members and various departments.
The lecture halls are equipped with all modern teaching-learning aids. Whiteboard, projection screen, LCD and overhead projectors, public address system and cordless microphones are provided. The practical halls are equipped with all necessary equipments and instruments. The pharmacology and community medicine practical labs are arranged for promoting problem-based learning in groups. Tables and chairs for group work, flip boards and flip charts, white board, LCD projector and computer aided learning programs are available.
There are regular assessments at the end of each organ system and students are counseled to improve their performance. Different departments conduct formative assessments regularly. Correlation seminars help students develop an integrated view of the subject and teach them to work in a team. Problem based learning sessions in Pharmacology teaches students about rational therapeutics and equips them with the skills to stay up to date with newer medicines and therapies. Students maintain practical records and log books of their learning activities. They stay in rural communities during their community diagnosis posting and learn to be a ‘community doctor’.
Early clinical contact is emphasized and students spend around four hours every week in the teaching hospital learning history taking skills in the first year and physical examinations kills in the second. They also participate in a Medical Humanities module which teaches them the ‘art’ of medicine and to be more humane doctors. The college has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Medicine allowing students to obtain autopsy training at IOM.
Affiliation of KIST Medical College
The college is affiliated with the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University (TU) for the MBBS Course from the year 2008 and for the BDS course from the year 2011. Both the programs are recognized by the Nepal Medical Council.
Eligibility to get Admission in KIST Medical College
Candidates who have passed I.Sc., class XII examination of the 10+2 system, or its equivalent Higher Secondary Council, with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English as their major subjects and obtained at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology separately are eligible to apply for the entrance examination.
Eligible candidates must face the competitive entrance examination conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IoM), Tribhuvan University; and must secure a minimum of 50% of marks in the entrance examination for getting admission in the MBBS and BDS Program of the KIST Medical College.
This eligibility applies both to the Nepalese and International candidates. Interested candidates are advised to visit the IoM webpage www.iom.edu.np for the details oentrance examination.
A continuous evaluation of the students is strictly carried out through regular internal assessments. The internal assessments will account for 20% of total marks in the university examination. The University examinations will be conducted by Examination Division, Dean’s Office, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University.
Students who have secured a minimum of 80% attendance in all the classes conducted in the academic year and who have no liability to pay to the College will be allowed to fill in a form for appearing in the university examination.
Student Selection Procedure
The College admits three categories of students.
- Nepalese scholarship students (nominated by the Ministry of Education)
- Nepalese self-financing students and
- International students.
The Nepalese Scholarship students are selected by the Ministry of Education Government of Nepal. Ten percent of the total seats are reserved for students under this category as per the rules and regulation of Government of Nepal.
The Nepalese self-financing students are selected by the Student Selection Committee of the College. Students who have passed the MBBS entrance and BDS entrance examination of Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, are only eligible to fill the application form available at KISTMCTH. The College Management will have the final right to select the students for admission.
The international (foreign) students are selected on merit basis. An interview of the candidate and parents/guardian will be conducted by the College. The College management will have the final right to select students for admission.
Fees Structure of Kist Medical College
For the candidtaes nominated by the Ministry of Education, Govt of Nepal
The Nepalese students selected by the Ministry of Education (MOE), need not have to pay tuition fees. However, they have to pay other categories of fees which will be notified to them at the time of admission.
For general Nepalese candidates
Fee structure will be published annually.
For International Students
MBBS Program: IC Rs 45,00,000.00 one-time-payment for the entire 5½ years plus IC Rs 8000.00 per month as hostel fee.
KISTMC follows the innovative curriculum of Institute of Medicine. The core philosophy of the curriculum is integrated basic medical science teaching learning activities with community based problem oriented learning.
KISTMC management has been able to successfully implement this complex curriculum in real practice. The calendar of operation with daily routine is the landmark of success to create a serene academic environment. As the course has been presented in a structured manner, the first batch of MBBS students has been able to give excellent pass percentage result in the final University examination.
The basic medical sciences subjects which include Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology and Microbiology, are taught during the first two years in an integrated manner. During this period students are also exposed to the hospital settings for history taking skills and to the community diagnosis. Students who do not clear the second year examination even in the fourth attempt will be expelled from the course by the University.
The clinical subjects, which includes Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Anesthesia, Dentistry, Radiodiagnosis , Psychiatry, Dermatology, etc along with Forensic Medicine, are taught during the remaining two and half years. The teaching/learning activities of Community Medicine starts from the first year and continue till the end of the course.
One year compulsory rotating internship is mandatory for all the graduates after passing their final MBBS examination.
The medium of instruction of the course is English but it is necessary to learn Nepali in order to communicate with patients and the community.
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