MD in Radio Diagnosis

MD in Radio Diagnosis

3 years

Entrance Exams

  • Fee:NPR 2,381,760

Diagnostic Radiology plays an integral and essential part in the modern management of patients. The role of the Diagnostic Radiologist has been widened by the tremendous technological advances in imaging over the last few decades. Nepal has an acute shortage of Radiologists. With the opening of the DMRD course in 1988, this shortage has been reduced to some extent.

However, the availability and use of radiological services has increased tremendously requiring radiologists of the highest caliber to provide quality services to the patients. Moreover, the Institute of Medicine and the Ministry of Health are giving great importance to radiologists with post graduate degree, (MD) to fulfill the future needs of the country.

The Institute of Medicine, Radiology Department proposes to take leadership role in producing MD Radiology. The main thrust of the training programme is to develop the trainee’s competence in clinical radiology and understanding of the principles of radiological sciences and technology. At the end of basic training, the trainee is expected to take the MD (Diagnostic Radiology) examinations, and to enter the subsequent advanced specially training programme.


To contribute to the provision of quality radiological services in the country by producing skilled radiologists.


On contribute of the three-year MD Radiodiagnosis residency programme, the resident will be:

  1. Clinically sound, skilled, creative and competent to independently perform and interpret all kinds of radiological investigation and imaging studies.
  2. Full aware of the radiological hazards and competent enough to minimize and prevent the risk associated with conducting radiological investigations and imaging studies.
  3. Capable of providing leadership in the field radiology.


  • MBBS or equivalent from institutions recognized by the government of Nepal.
  • Registered in Nepal Medical Council.
  • Registered in the respective medical council of the applicant's own country for foreign candidates.
  • One year experience (Except for MDGP and MD/MS in Basic Medical Sciences excluded).
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% (Pass marks) in the Entrance Examination conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list.

Exam format

  • Single best response type with Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Four options (A,B,C,D).
  • No. of questions: 200
  • Recall: Understanding: Application: 30:50:20
  • Duration: 3 hours including one-time voluntary toilet break (To be allowed only after an hour).


S.No. Subjects Marks
1 Medicine 18
2 Surgery 18
3 Obstetrics and Gynecology 12
4 Pediatrics 12
5 Orthopedics 10
6 Otorhinolaryngology 10
7 Opthalmology 7
8 Anaesthesiology 7
9 Psychiatry 7
10 Radiology 7
11 Dermatology 7
Sub-Total   115
Basic Medical Sciences
12 Anatomy 12
13 Physiology 12
14 Pathology 10
15 Pharmacology 10
16 Biochemistry 8
17 Microbiology 8
Sub-Total   60
18 Community Medicine + Research Methodology (6+4) 10
19 Forensic Medicine 5
20 Questions related to mandatory CPD (Medical ethics, rational use of drugs, infection prevention, BLS/ACLS, communication skills) 10
Total   200

Curricular Structure

Trainees will be taught anatomy and techniques will reference to:

  1. CNS including skull
  2. Respiratory system
  3. Cadiovascular system
  4. Abdomen
  5. Genito urinary tract system
  6. Masculo skeletal system
  7. Breast imaging
  8. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  9. Neoatology and Paediatrics
  10. Lymphatic system

Training During 2nd & 3rd Years.

  1. Trainees (Who have passed the primary examination) have to be on “on call” arrangement during their postings. They will appropriately supervise by the radiologist.
  2. Trainees must have training in nuclear medicine, paediatrics radiology, obstetrics & gynaecology radiology, neuroradiology and international radiology suite during the second and third year of training.
  3. Trainees must be trained in CT, U/S MRI and angiography.
  4. Trainees are expected to perform A/E reporting, fluoroscopy, plain radiography and IVU with less supervision, as they become more experienced during the training.
  5. Trainees are expected to attend clinical radiological meetings and conferences and participate in all teaching activities. They are expected to give talks and other presentations.
  6. Trainees are expected to gain sound knowledge of pathology, particularly in relation to current imaging modalities.