Medical Education Commission

चिकित्सा शिक्षा आयोग

As per provision of the National Medical Education Act 2075, in the context of the essence and spirit of the reports of the commission, committee and task force formed to improve medical education at different times, Medical Education Commission has been established to:

  • increase the investment of the state in the field of medical education,
  • develop medical education in line with the national needs of Nepal,
  • regulate medical education in integrated and efficient way,
  • organize the work related to the establishment and operation of medical institutions,
  • maintain quality, professionalism, institutional accountability, geographical balance and social justice in medical education,
  • ensure equal access of all students including the deprived.

The Act defines medical education as education of all disciplines and levels related to the health profession (Health Professional Education).

Salient Features

National Common Entrance Examiantion of Medical Education Commission

The Directorate of Examination is dedicated to ensuring quality and uniformity in medical education across the country by developing a rigorous examination system. In this regard, the directorate's primary concentration is on conducting the common undergraduate entrance examination, followed by those for postgraduate and super speciality (e.g., DM/MCh) programs.

Features of the Common Entrance Examiantion

  • National common entrance examination to encompass all the academic institutions conducting medical/health professional courses so that students get rid of troubles due to several entrance examinations for the same academic programs and levels.
  • Objective tests with technology-driven evaluation system with less human intervention.
  • Merit based selection of the candidates among their choices through computer matching system.
  • The merit is also applicable for pursuing National Board Specialty (NBS) degree to be conducted through MEC
  • The pass score in the entrance examination is also a mandatory requirement for issuing eligibility certificate by MEC for pursuing the postgraduate courses abroad.

Organizational Structure of MEC

About Medical Education Commission

Directorate of Planning, Coordination and Academic Upgradation

The Directorate of Planning, Coordination, and Academic Upgradation develops national health professional education policy and then prepares the medical education commission's yearly programs in accordance with it. The directorate is in charge of estimating national human resource projections, output, and consumption in this regard. The areas of coordination with the academia and government agencies includes the functions of letter of intent, fees structures and student seats of the colleges. Other aspects of the directorate's tasks and responsibilities include academic upgrading for quality improvement, growth of new programs, and research in medical education, including teaching learning techniques.