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Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) stands out as a premier institution for medical education, established through a joint effort by Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital. Since its inception in August 2001, KUSMS has been at the forefront of medical education, offering a comprehensive MBBS program that combines rigorous academic training with practical clinical experience.

Established through a collaboration between Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital, KUSMS offers a wide spectrum of high-quality medical programs ranging from undergraduate courses like MBBS, BSc Nursing, and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) to advanced postgraduate degrees including MD, MS, MDS, and Master of Physiotherapy (MPT). Each program is meticulously designed to blend theoretical knowledge with practical experience, ensuring students are well-prepared to meet the demands of the healthcare industry. The institution's commitment to fostering a learning environment equipped with modern laboratories, comprehensive libraries, and state-of-the-art clinical facilities

Campus Facilities and Infrastructure

  • Strategic Location: The school's infrastructure is strategically spread across two key locations to facilitate a comprehensive learning environment.
  • Basic Science Building: Located at the scenic Chaukot hilltop in the Panauti area, the basic science building is equipped with modern facilities to support the academic needs of students.
  • University Hospital: Just a short drive of 3 km from the basic science building, the university hospital in Dhulikhel provides students with hands-on clinical experience in a real-world healthcare setting.

Academic and Learning Resources

  • Diverse Departments: KUSMS boasts a variety of departments dedicated to different areas of medical science, ensuring a well-rounded education for its students.
  • State-of-the-Art Laboratories: With a sufficient number of laboratories, the school is well-prepared to offer practical learning experiences that complement theoretical knowledge.
  • Lecture Halls and PBL Classrooms: The institution features spacious lecture halls and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) classrooms equipped with audio-visual facilities to enhance the learning experience.
  • Comprehensive Library: A well-stocked library with a wide selection of medical textbooks, journals, and online resources supports the academic research and learning needs of students and faculty alike.

Affiliated Colleges:

  • Manipal College of Medical Sciences
  • College of Medical Sciences
  • Nepalgunj Medical Sciences
  • Kathmandu Medical College
  • Nepal Medical College
  • Kantipur Dental College
  • Nobel Medical College
  • Lumbini Medical College
  • Birat Medical College
  • Devdaha Medical College
  • Kathmandu University School Of Medical Sciences
  • Scheel Memorial Hospital- College Of Nursing

Courses Offered at KUSMS

Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) offers a wide range of medical and healthcare-related programs. Each program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their respective fields. Here's a brief overview of the courses offered:

No. Courses Fees (NPR) No. of Seats
1 MBBS 4,595,720 100
2 BSc Nursing 1,036,000 40
3 Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 2,092,290 50
4 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) 777,000 40
5 Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS) 500,000 30
6 Bachelor of Midwifery (BMID) 500,000 20
7 BSc Laboratory Medicine 777,000 20
8 BSc Medical Imaging Technology (BScMIT) 777,000 15
9 MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2,381,760 6
10 MD Anaesthesiology 2,381,760 3
11 MD Dermatology 2,381,760 1
12 MD Community Medicine 1,085,870 2
13 MD Internal Medicine 2,381,760 3
14 MD Pathology 2,381,760 3
15 MD Radio Diagnosis 2,381,760 2
16 MD Paediatrics 2,381,760 2
17 MD Pharmacology 1,085,870 2
18 MD Physiology 1,085,870 1
19 MDS Prosthodontics 2,381,760 2
20 MS Anatomy 1,085,870 1
21 MD Forensic Medicine 1,085,870 2
22 MSc Anatomy 731,500 2
23 MSc in Pharmacology 731,500 2
24 MDS Orthodontics 2,381,760 2
25 MDS Oral Pathology 2,381,760 2
26 MDS Periodontics 2,381,760 2
27 MSc in Midwifery (MSc MID) 920,230 8
28 Master in Nursing (MSc N) 920,230 12
29 MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology/Global Health) (MSc PH) 920,230 15
30 MS Ophthalmology 2,381,760 2
31 MS General Surgery 2,381,760 3
32 MS Otorhinolaryngology 2,381,760 3
33 MD General Practice (MDGP) 2,381,760 3
34 MS in Orthopedics (MS Orthopedics) 2,381,760 4
35 MD in Psychiatry 2,381,760 3
36 MCh Urology 2,590,000 1
37 MCh GI Surgery 2,590,000 1
38 DM Cardiology 2,500,000 1
39 Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) 920,230 5
  • MBBS: A comprehensive program that provides foundational and advanced medical knowledge, clinical skills, and ethical practices required to become a competent doctor.
  • BSc Nursing: Prepares students for a career in nursing, focusing on patient care, healthcare management, and medical ethics.
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS): Offers in-depth knowledge and practical skills in dentistry, preparing students for careers as dental surgeons.
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT): Focuses on the science of physical movement and rehabilitation to improve patient quality of life.
  • Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS): Advanced nursing program emphasizing research, leadership, and specialized clinical skills.
  • Bachelor of Midwifery (BMID): Trains students in providing comprehensive care and support to women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
  • BSc Laboratory Medicine: Equips students with the skills to perform and analyze medical laboratory tests, crucial for disease diagnosis and management.
  • BSc Medical Imaging Technology (BScMIT): Focuses on the use of imaging technology in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Advanced medical degree specializing in the health of the female reproductive system and childbirth.
  • MD Anaesthesiology: Focuses on the study and application of anesthesia and pain relief in surgical settings.
  • MD Dermatology: Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders and diseases.
  • MD Community Medicine: Emphasizes public health, preventive medicine, and the management of health services in the community.
  • MD Internal Medicine: Covers a broad range of diseases affecting internal organs and systems, focusing on diagnosis and non-surgical treatment.
  • MD Pathology: Involves the study of diseases, their causes, and effects on the body.
  • MD Radio Diagnosis: Specializes in diagnosing diseases through imaging technologies like X-rays, MRI, and CT scans.
  • MD Paediatrics: Focuses on the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.
  • MD Pharmacology: Deals with the study of drug actions, uses, side effects, and mechanisms.
  • MD Physiology: Studies the functions and mechanisms of the human body.
  • MDS Prosthodontics: Specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth to improve oral function and aesthetics.
  • MS Anatomy: Advanced study of the structure of the human body.
  • MD Forensic Medicine: Involves the application of medical knowledge to legal investigations, particularly in determining the cause of death.
  • MSc Anatomy: Focuses on detailed study and research in human anatomy.
  • MSc in Pharmacology: Advanced study in the action of drugs and their development, regulation, and use.
  • MDS Orthodontics: Specializes in diagnosing, preventing, and correcting misaligned teeth and jaws.
  • MDS Oral Pathology: Focuses on diseases affecting the oral cavity and surrounding structures.
  • MDS Periodontics: Deals with the study and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.
  • MSc in Midwifery (MSc MID): Advanced study in midwifery, focusing on enhancing care provided to women and newborns.
  • Master in Nursing (MSc N): Advanced program designed for nurses seeking leadership roles in healthcare.
  • MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology/Global Health) (MSc PH): Focuses on the study of health and disease in populations, aiming to improve health outcomes globally.
  • MS Ophthalmology: Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
  • MS General Surgery: Covers a broad range of surgical procedures and techniques.
  • MS Otorhinolaryngology: Focuses on disorders of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT).
  • MD General Practice (MDGP): Prepares doctors for comprehensive primary care across various medical disciplines.
  • MS in Orthopedics: Focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system disorders.
  • MD in Psychiatry: Specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders.
  • MCh Urology: Advanced surgical specialty focusing on the urinary tract and male reproductive organs.
  • MCh GI Surgery: Specializes in surgical treatment of gastrointestinal tract diseases.
  • DM Cardiology: Advanced study in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and blood vessel disorders.
  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT): Advanced program focusing on the rehabilitation of patients to restore physical function and mobility.

Scholarship Opportunities at KKUSMS and affiliated Institutions

KUSMS, in collaboration with the Medical Education Commission (MEC) of the Government of Nepal, provides a variety of scholarship opportunities across multiple medical disciplines. Below is a details list of scholarship seats available:

  • Manipal College of Medical Sciences

    • MBBS: 20
    • BSc Nursing: 8 
  • College of Medical Sciences

    • MBBS: 20
    • BDS: 8
    • BSc Nursing: 8
  • Nepalgunj Medical Sciences

    • MBBS: 10
    • BDS: 2
  • Kathmandu Medical College

    • MBBS: 10
    • BDS: 5
    • BSc Nursing: 4
    • BNS: 4
    • BPT: 3
  • Nepal Medical College

    • MBBS: 10
    • BDS: 4
    • BSc Nursing: 4
  • Kantipur Dental College

    • BDS: 5
  • Nobel Medical College

    • MBBS: 10
    • BDS: 3
    • BSc Nursing: 4
    • BNS: 3
    • BPT: 3
  • Lumbini Medical College

    • MBBS: 10
    • BSc Nursing: 4
  • Birat Medical College

    • MBBS: 10
    • BDS: 2
    • BPT: 3
  • Devdaha Medical College

    • MBBS: 8
  • Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS)

    • MBBS: 10
    • BDS: 5
    • BSc Nursing: 4 
    • BNS: 3 
    • BPT: 3 
    • BSc Mid: 2 
    • BSc Lab Med: 2
    • BSc MIT: 2
  • Scheel Memorial Hospital - College of Nursing

    • BSc Nursing: 4 scholarships

The total number of scholarship seats awarded across these institutions is as follows:

  • MBBS: 128
  • BDS: 32 
  • BSc Nursing: 40
  • BNS: 10
  • BPT: 12
  • BSc Mid: 2
  • BSc Lab Med: 2
  • BSc MIT: 2


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