Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established in 1972 under Tribhuvan University with the mandate and the responsibility of training all the categories of health manpower needed in the country. Institute of Medicine (IoM), in the capital city Kathmandu, is the premier medical institution of Nepal. Within the first decade of its establishment. It developed a total of 12 campuses scattered over the country out of which 3 campuses were in Kathmandu and 9 campuses were outside the Kathmandu Valley.

Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established with the following goals:

– Production of human resources for health services

– Provide health services through its health institutions

– Conduct research in health sciences

1978 year, a community-oriented integrated MBBS programmes was started with intake of 22 students. Later on, students number were increase to 30 and subsequently to 40.

A three hundred-beded TU Teaching Hospital was completed in 1982 with the support from JICA. This hospital provides services to general population and is the center for the teaching/learning and research activities of different programs run by IOM.

At post-graduate level in 1982, three year Postgraduate Generalist Training (Family Physician, MD General Practice) was started with the collaboration with University of Calgary, Canada.

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, a 300-bed facility, was completed in 1984 with support from JICA. Another 100 beds were added in 1993. At 444 beds, Tribhuvan University Hospital is the largest hospital in country, providing new tertiary-level health service to the Nepalese people. This hospital is the site of teaching and research activities of IOM. However, the hospital had over six million rupees in liabilities of running cost.

Institute of Medicine (IoM) offers a large number of academic courses in different disciplines of health sciences. At present it has 7 constituent campuses and 16 affiliated colleges.

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