MD in Radiodiagnosis

MD in Radiodiagnosis

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.


Eligibiligy Criteria

  1. The candidate must have completed MBBS or equivalent course from recognized university including a 1year compulsory internship, plus one year of working in a hospital recognized for the purpose.
  2. The candidate must have full registration with the Nepal Medical Council.
  3. All candidate will have to appear in a PG entrance examination. The entrance test will be conducted by the Examination Section of the Institute of Medicine.
  4. The candidate must secure 50% marks separately in each paper to be eligible to be placed in the merit list.
  5. Admission of students will be done strictly on merit basis.
  6. Up to 50% of the seats can be made available to the candidate nominated by the Ministry of Health, HMG However such nominated candidates will be required to appear in the entrance examination and secure at least 50% of marks in each paper to qualify to enter the course. (In case the candidate nominated by Ministry of Health do not become eligible for admission the seats vacated will be given to eligible atlemate candidate from the free competition section.).
  7. Candidate registered for the course will not be allowed to enter other post graduate programe till the completion of the course. Otherwise she/he will have to vacute the MD (Radiodiagnosis) seat.

Prospect Careers

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.