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Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery | KU

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program offered by Kathmandu University (KU) is accompanied by one year of internship training. The total duration of this degree is four and a half years. The criteria and standards embraced by KU strictly adhere to the requirements set by the Nepal Medical Council.

The degree program is divided into three parts: The first two years of study focus on primary medical sciences and introduce students to clinical sciences. In the subsequent two and a half years, they learn the skills and principles of clinical medicine. During the final year, they undergo an internship program.

Objectives of Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Here are some key objectives of the MBBS degree for the students:

  • To produce skilled medical undergraduates.
  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of medicines and their use.
  • To equip clinical techniques and emphasize occupational ethics and values.
  • To enhance communication abilities.

These objectives aim to prepare undergraduates for their future roles as competent and compassionate medical professionals, capable of delivering high-quality healthcare and effectively communicating with patients and colleagues.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program are asfollows:

  • Interested candidates must be over seventeen years of age.
  • Candidates must have completed their +2 or any Intermediate level in the Science stream with major subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and English.
  • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 50% in all subjects or have completed a BSc degree.

Entrance Test:

Applicants must sit for an entrance test administered according to the Entrance Examination Schedule published by the Ministry of Education.

Admission Modality:

To be eligible for admission, candidates must pass the Kathmandu University Management Admission Test (KUMAT) and meet other specified criteria.

Career and Scope

MBBS graduates are highly qualified doctors and surgeons who possess both theoretical and practical skills and comprehensive knowledge of various areas of medicine. As a result, they typically encounter no difficulty in finding employment. There are several organizations that actively hire MBBS graduates, including universities, air ambulance services, residential nursing homes, private healthcare establishments, clinical trial organizations, hospital and research institutes, overseas aid agencies, and the armed forces.

Job Prospects:

MBBS is a vocational degree that equips graduates with practical and clinical abilities specific to medicine, as well as the personal and professional attributes required to excel as a doctor. Upon completion of this degree, individuals can work in various roles such as:

  • Physician associate
  • Hospital doctor
  • General practice doctor

However, there are also numerous other career options available. Graduates can work as research scientists, solicitors specializing in medical law, science writers, medical educational consultants, higher education lecturers, health promotion specialists, health service managers, healthcare scientists, and more.

The diverse skill set and knowledge acquired during an MBBS degree opens up a wide range of professional opportunities beyond traditional medical practice.