Established in the year 2006 AD, KIST Medical College (KISTMC) is located in a serene environment in Imadol, Patan, Nepal away from the razzmatazz of the city. Imadol, Patan is said to have been visited by the great Indian emperor, King Ashoka in the ancient times and as evidence, The Ashoka Pillar still lies there proud and tall. The college is situated about 3 km away from the historic Patan Durbar Square with its majestic architecture and it is at a distance of about 6 km away from the international airport of the country. Away, from the hustle and bustle and with the state of art infrastructure, the college contains all the modern facilities required for the educational purpose. Within a small span of its establishment, it has been able to make all round growth and has become one of the preferences for the medical education.
Kist Medical College Goals and Objectives
KISTMC was established with the vision of creating competent and compassionate health care professionals through the excellence in holistic education, healthcare and research. It has set on a mission to be the preferred learning institution for students and faculties in the professional health care education. There are 3 main goals of this medical institution which are
- To encourage integrated, interdisciplinary learning among students of the health professions and to develop a holistic, humane approach to healthcare delivery
- To create an institution responsive to the healthcare education and healthcare delivery needs and expectations of people at various levels of society in Nepal and beyond
- To establish a robust research infrastructure and promote and support research especially those which would make a tangible difference in the lives of the people of Nepal.
Kist Medical College MBBS BDS and KIST courses
The programs provided by KMCTH are MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (bachelor of Dental Surgery). It is affiliated to Tribhuvan University (TU), Institute of Medicine (IOM) for the course of MBBS since 2008 and for the BDS program since the year 2011. Both the courses are recognised by Nepal Medical Council. To be able to apply for these programs, the candidate should have passed I.Sc. Examination or its equivalent with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English as their major subjects and gained at least 50% in all these subjects separately. These candidates have to undergo an entrance examination for the selection process.
KIST BDS Courses, KIST Internship
The course of MBBS follows the curriculum of TUIOM. The course has been presented in a structured mannered so that the curriculum can be implemented in the real time practice. The duration of the course is 5 and half years. The curriculum consists of the basic medical sciences subjects and the clinical subjects. After finishing the final examination, 1 year of internship is mandatory for every graduate. The community medicine education is included in the curriculum from the first year to the last. The duration of BDS course is 4 and half years. There are 3 phases in the curriculum of BDS. In eh 1st phase (2 years), basic medical science subjects are taught. In the 2nd phase (1 year), major clinical postings and teachings take place and in the 3rd phase (1 and half year) postings in different other departments take place. The internship of 1 year which is compulsory begins after completing and qualifying the final examination.
The college has all the basic infrastructures like a lecture hall with audio-visual aid, experienced faculties for the supervision and guidance of the students in both the programs, practical halls with the necessary equipment and instruments and everything needed to develop a student. There are regular assessments to evaluate the performance of the students. Various seminars and problem-based learning sessions are also conducted.