Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Program
The entire course of study for MBBS Program is as per the instructions from the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine and the Program follows the syllabus designed and revised by the Institute of Medicine.
Janaki Medical College follows the objectives of the Program as set by the Institute of Medicine for its MBBS Program, which are as follows:
In order to enable the students:
- To inculcate the competencies in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains;
- To be competent to manage health care at district hospitals of Nepal;
- To identify complicated health related problems; and
- To refer them to the appropriate health institutions in the country.
Duration of the Program is four and a half years divided into three phases; in addition, a year of compulsory rotating internship, thus totaling the Program of five and a half years duration.
The curriculum of MBBS Program under Tribhuvan University is designed in an integrated manner in order to help the students understand the concepts of individual subjects and to encourage the students in problem-based learning. The MBBS Program at JMC is community oriented and it is divided into three phases by following the curriculum provided by the Institute of Medicine:
- First Phase is of two years which consists of subjects like Community medicine, Integrated Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Exposure and Communication Skills.
- Community Medicine includes Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Demography, Environmental Health, Nutrition, Health Education, Sociology, Family Health, Communication Skills, Information Technology, Community Health Laboratory and Community Health Diagnosis.
- Integrated Basic Science includes Anatomy; Physiology; Pharmacology; Pathology; Biochemistry; Microbiology of structures and functions in Neurosensory and Musculoskeletal System; Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Gastro-intestinal and Hepatobiliary System; Reproductive, Endocrine, Renal and Electrolyte Systems; Early exposure to patients along with training in communication skills; history taking and general physical examinations.
A student must pass in all the papers of the first phase to be eligible to be promoted to the second phase.
- Second Phase is of one-year duration that covers Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine (Applied Epidemiology, Family Health Exercise), Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pediatrics.
- Third Phase is of one and a half year. The teaching is mainly concentrated on the clinical subjects: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Eye, ENT, Orthopedics, Dentistry, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Anesthesiology and Accident and Emergency Medicine, Community Medicine (District Health Service Management) and Clinical Rotation in major clinical areas. Information Technology, Ethics and Research will be covered during this phase.
- A compulsory internship of one year must be undertaken by the students passing the final MBBS examination on rotation basis. During the internship, students are posted in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Anesthesia, Accident and Emergency Medicine, Eye and ENT. This program is conducted in different departments of the Janaki Medical College Teaching Hospital.