MBBS program in Chitwan medical college was started from 2066 Mangsir with 80 students in 1st batch. The MBBS curriculum is a community oriented curriculum and has integrated teaching learning activities. It encourages self-directed, problem based and community based learning. The curriculum is divided into three phases. First phase includes 1st and 2nd year.
In 1st year, students will learn basic medical sciences and community medicine. Basic medical sciences include anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and biochemistry. These six subjects are integrated together and divided into various systems and hence called integrated basic medical sciences (IBMS).
Systems of IBMS included in 1st year are general concept, musculoskeletal system and neurosensory system. Community medicine includes epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, environmental health, nutrition, health education, sociology, family health, communication skills, information technology, and community health lab and community health diagnosis.
In 2nd year students will learn remaining systems of IBMS which includes respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine and reproductive system.
Forensic medicine, applied epidemiology, family health exercise and major clinical subjects like medicine surgery and pediatrics are included in 2nd phase which is of one year duration. Students will also be posted in four major departments (medicine, surgery, gynae/obs and pediatrics) during this phase to develop clinical skills.
Third phase is of one and half year duration and is mainly clinical. Students will learn medicine, surgery, gynae/obs, pediatrics, ophthalmology, ENT, orthopedics, dentistry, psychiatry, dermatology, radiology, anesthesia and emergency medicine. Information technology, ethics and research are also included in this phase and students will also learn district health service management under community medicine course.
Finally there will be one year internship course in which students are posted in various departments (medicine, surgery, gynae/obs, pediatrics, orthopedics, anesthesia, accident and emergency medicine, ophthalmology and ENT) to gain clinical skills.
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