Maharajgunj Medical Campus (MC) at Maharajgunj, Kathmandu is one of the nine campuses of the Institute of Medicine (IoM). Since its upgradation to the status of a campus of IoM from the Auxiliary Health Workers' School in 1972, Maharajgunj Medical Campus has, during the span of just over two decades, played a significant role in conducting academic programmes for the development of different categories of Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Nepal.
Of the twenty-nine academic programmes that the IoM runs to date, thirty four consisting of eighteen postgraduate, four undergraduate and three certificate programmes (about ninty percent of the educational activities of the IoM) are being conducted at MC. The programs offered by Maharajgunj Medical Campus are BASLP, B.Sc MLT, B. Optometry, BDS, B. Pharmacy, BPH, B.Sc MIT, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, M.Sc. Clinical Biochemistry, M.Sc. Clinical Microbiology, MD Biochemistry, MD Clinical Pharmacology, MD Clinical Physiology, MD Dermatology, MD Forensic Medicine, MD Internal Medicine, MD Microbiology, MD Paediatrics, MD in Anesthesiology, MD in General Practice, MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MD in Ophthalmology, MD in Pathology, MD in Psychiatry, MD in Radiodiagnosis, MDS Orthodontics, MS Clinical Anatomy, MS in Clinical Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, MS in General Surgery, MS in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, MSc Medical Imaging Technology, Master in Public Health (MPH) and Master of Public Health Nutrition (MPHN).
In its endeavor to create competent and diverse Human Resources for Health. HRH, ranging from a Primary health Care worker to a Medical Specialist for rendering primary to tertiary health care in the country. MC has indeed taken a long stride in the field of medical education in Nepal.
The establishment of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in 1983 near to MC premise, made the fact very clear imparting medical education does require a teaching hospital for facilitating teaching-learning activities effectively. With the establishment of TUTH, MC acquired the full status of the First Medical School in Nepal. Since then, MC not only became responsible for imparting medical education but also started to provide tertiary health care to all those coming to THTH. The faculty of medicine here played a dual role- that of a medical teacher and a medical specialist.