Lumbini Medical College

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Lumbini Medical College, Nepal

The establishment and beginning of this college at Tansen, where people have firm determination to develop this beautiful town on the basis of three mottos, education, health and tourism has enhanced their inspiration, eagerness and happiness . Realizing the need of a medical college in the western hilly region the concept of Lumbini Medical College &Teaching Hospital Pvt. Ltd. emerged and immediately a 100 beded hospital was established in the year 2063 B.S. with permission from Ministry of Health and Population.

Although health is a major responsibility of the government, considering the multitude problems faced by the country, it is impractical to hope and demand for the resolution of every problem from the government. Hence, this large project was implemented in a step wise process by mobilizing local regional Nepalese entrepreneurs.

This year, it has been upgraded to a 600 beded hospital with expansion of various services and facilities like CT scan, Fluoroscopy, Laparoscopy and minimal invasive surgery, Uretero – renoscopy (URS) and ICPL, highly equipped operation theaters, sub – speciality services etc.

Before affiliation to Kathmandu University we had an opportunity to grandly organize the VI th National Surgical Conference of the Society of Surgeon of Nepal on 22nd -23rd December, 2007. We have also been granted the permission to run the Nursing Program which has further expanded our scope for producing capable manpower.

Our vigorous attempts have successfully been paid on receiving an affiliation from the renowned Kathmandu University of Nepal on 16th Nov, 2008. Our institution is also in the process being enlisted in the World Dictionary of Medical School by WHO.

In this advanced era of Medical Science we have given ample emphasis on research in various areas requiring great attention. Therefore we focus on carrying out researches in existing and emerging health problems that threaten the local communities.

MBBS Programme in LMC

Aim of the MBBS Programm :
Adhering to the international standard set for Undergraduate Medical Education by the World Federation for Medical Education, and abiding by the norms set by Lumbini Medical College, Medical Councils of the other countries including South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the General Medical Council of United Kingdom, Accreditation bodies of Australia, Canada and the USA, and following the undergraduate medical (MBBS) curriculum of Kathmandu University, the LMC aims to imbibe the inquisitive minds of medical students with scientific knowledge of medical science, train their hands and special senses with psychomotor skills and inculcate benevolent, compassionate and empathetic attitude in them with the aim of educating a cadre of competent medical practitioners who shall be able to serve the human community throughout the global village during the twenty first century.

Background :
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program includes the core curriculum of four and a half academic years. It comprises of basic medical sciences, clinical subjects and community medicine including medical informatics, community based learning with community exposure and elective study extending in to the fifth academic year. In addition the rotating internship (pre-registration year) of one year is compulsory at recognized hospital before taking the licensing examination of Nepal medical council which is essential for getting registration for practicing as a full fledged medical practitioner in Nepal. An early exposure of medical students to patient’s problems motivates student learning and encourages them to learn communication skill while taking with patient during history taking. Likewise, exposure during the organ systems based learning provides opportunity for the student to correlate the integrated understanding of basic medical sciences. The correlation of basic medical sciences with clinical sciences helps the students to learn and understand extensively the mechanism of disease and its treatment which is advantage over the didactic conventional method of instruction. An early exposure in the community in the form of community diagnosis, during the third semester, allows medical students to look at medicine with holistic view and makes the visualize the real community in terms of its demography, housing, water supply, toilets, schools, health center, food habit and health care facilities. The interface between medical education and the delivery of health care service must go hand in hand, if a meaningful impact in health care services to the general public is to be anticipated from the system of medical education program. Hence, a very careful planning of the undergraduate medical education program by an imitative medical college like LMC consider the undergraduate curriculum of a university as the core curriculum for the program and includes other learning objectives related to MUST KNOW areas which are considered most essential and form the part and parcel of undergraduate medical education program.

College of Nursing
College of Nursing, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) is a pioneer Nursing Campus in Nepal. It was initiated in 1993 A.D. In 1996 first time in Nepal Four years Generic Bachelor Nursing Programme (B. Sc. Nursing) was started with intake of 20 students. At Present in BPKIHS there is 3 years M. Sc. Nursing in all five specialty (Medical-Surgical, Psychiatric, Community Health, Maternal Health, Child Health), which is unique in world. Besides M. Sc. Nursing there are 4 years B. Sc. Nursing, Bachelor in Nursing (BN) and Certificate Nursing Programme. The PhD Programme is in pipeline.

School of Public Health and Community Medicine
The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is responsible for teaching and supervising Undergraduate (UG) students of MBBS, BDS, BSc. Nursing, BSc. MLT; Junior Residents (Community Medicine & Tropical Diseases) and PG students of MPH.

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