National Medical College was established in the year 2001, promoted by the “National Medical College Company Pvt. Ltd.” under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Jainuddin Ansari, an outstanding surgeon who has earned national and international credentials for the promotion of Medico-Social services. “National Medical College” is one of the best medical colleges in Nepal, in fact the number one among all medical colleges in terms of infrastructure, academic facilities and modern sophisticated medical equipments.
National Medical College is situated at the South-eastern Sub-metropolitan city of Birgunj, the commercial Capital of Nepal, along the Indo-Nepal border. The college campus is only 3 kms away from the Indian border town of Raxaul (in Bihar State) which is well connected with most major cities and towns of India by road and railway. Birgunj has good road linkage with most cities and towns of Nepal. It is a matter of just 15 minutes flight to Kathmandu, the national capital.
The entire establishment of National Medical College, viz, Pre-clinical and clinical departments, Teaching hospital, School of Nursing, Students hostels, Quarters for faculties and other staff, Library, etc., all are located within one single campus spread over a fairly large track of about 40 acres of land. This is the unique advantage of this college as compared to many other Medical College in Nepal, which facilitates the teaching staff and students for better understanding with each other & work together for a better academic environment.
The National Medical College Campus is located at the outskirt of Birgunj city in a peaceful and pollution free environment. There is round o’clock local transport facilities available between the college campus and the markets and other utility places in the city.
Birgunj is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual city where Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and other ethnic communities live together in peace and harmony. The commonly spoken languages include Nepali, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Urdu, English, Newari and some other local dialects
Regarding places of worship, there are many Hindu and Buddhist temples, Mosques, Guru Dwaras, and Churches to provide spiritual and religious needs of people. Most of the major banks of Nepal (both public and private sector) have their branches at Birgunj. Many of these banks are joint ventures with the leading banks of India and some other SAARC nations. This gives a major advantage to students coming from India and other SAARC countries. One of the major banking networks of Nepal has a branch within the National Medical College campus with 24 hours ATM facility, which facilitates easy money transaction matters for the students, staff & the patients.
M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
The Curriculum Development and Monitoring Committee of National Medical College has drawn the detail program outline for the MBBS course in strict adherence to the curriculum of Tribhuban University and the requirements of Nepal Medical Council. The Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery program runs over a total period of five and a half years (four and a half years followed by a compulsory rotating internship of one year). Integrated teaching, problem-based and community oriented and community based learning are the key features of the core curriculum for the MBBS program.
The phasing of the core curriculum of MBBS program is well designed to facilitate the systematic teaching and learning process.
i) 10+2 or Intermediate Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) with minimum 50% mark in individual subjects.
ii) Must have studied English as a subject at 10+2 levels
iii) Must have to pass the entrance exam conducted by T.U., IOM
Phase – I : First year:
i) Integrated Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-chemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology)
ii) Community Medicine.
iii) Clinical orientation (History taking/Communication skill)
i) Integrated Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-chemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology).
ii) Clinical Orientation (clinical examination skills)
Phase – II : Third year:
i) Community Medicine (Applied Epidemiology, Family Health Exercise)
ii) Forensic Medicine.
iii) Clinical Disciplines: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Gynecology/ Obstetrics
iv) Clinical training at Teaching Hospital.
Phase – III : Fourth year:
i) Clinical Disciplines: Psychiatry, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopedics, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Dentistry, Accident & Emergency Medicine
ii) Community Medicine (Community and Clinical Experience and field management)
iii) Clinical training at Teaching Hospital.
Fifth year: Clinical Rotation in major subjects with case presentation and seminar.
The University examinations are held at the end of 1st, 2nd, 3rd , 4th and final year.
1st year :
i) Integrated Basic Medical Sciences.
ii) Community Medicine.
2nd year : i) Integrated Basic Medical Sciences.
3rd year :
i) Forensic Medicine
ii) Community Medicine
iv) Community Medicine
Final year :
i) Medicine ( Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology)
ii) Surgery (General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Dentistry )
iii) Obstetrics & Gynecology.
A student after passing the final MBBS Examination has to undertake compulsory rotating internship of one year (at the Teaching Hospital of this medical college) for which he/she must get registered provisionally with Nepal Medical Council. On completion of internship he/she will be given full registration by Medical Council as per its rule and regulation for practicing allopathic system of medicine.