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Health Professional Education A sub-discipline of Health Professional Education

Medicine and Health Care is career-driven by service and one of the most respected sectors. Once the students choose the medical and health science field, s/he has to make the long-term commitment which also enables them to become a life-long learners. 

Despite the challenges, medicine as a career carries the opportunities to engage in problem-solving, strive to learn more, and become the best professional one can be. Medicine is both a challenging and rewarding career. 

Medicine and health encompass the study of the prevention, cure, and understanding of disease as well as the investigation of physical and mental wellbeing. 



Undergraduate medical course (MBBS program) in Nepal is of 5 years. Students learn Basic science subjects Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Community Medicine in the first two years of study. Clinical subjects like Medicine, Surgery, OBG, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Dermatology are taught from the third year onwards. 

The faculties who teach Basic Sciences falls into two broader categories

Those who have passed MBBS/BDS degree and possess a basic university postgraduate degree (MD) or equivalent qualifications in one of the basic sciences courses mentioned above. Those  who have possess a Master's degree or PhD in clinical, medical, or human sciences in one of the basic sciences courses.