KUMJ | VOL. 3 | NO. 2 | ISSUE 10 | APRIL-JUNE, 2005

Medical Education - Changing perspectives
Bapat SK, Jha N

Various aspects of medical education have been reviewed with special reference to medical institutions in Nepal. The newer trends in teaching methodology like audiovisual and computer aided methods are being followed in most of the institutions of Nepal. Similarly, attempts are being made to implement integrated teaching which, though not perfect, differs from institution to institution. The attempts seem to be more or less satisfactory with awareness amongst most of the teachers and planners. However, the methods of assessment of the students at every level, call for changes and improvement, in the light of modern trends. Similarly, the process of selection in medical colleges needs change. The replies to the questionnaire given to the students of two batches were very interesting and it is worthwhile to undertake such studies in other institutions as well. Valid suggestions opined by them should be implemented.

Keyword : Medical education, medical institutions in Nepal, teaching methodology,