Institute of Medicine has been committed for innovations in medical education since its inception. In 1986, it realized the need of “Medical Education Support Unit” in order to ensure the quality education within IOM. Soon it was developed into a full fledged department. It was guided with a mission to provide need-based quality education in the academic programmes of the Institute of Medicine.
During the last 15-16 years an unprecedented growth in number of institutions involved in development of HRH in country has resulted in a growing population of trainers in different fields of health professions education across the country. It was strongly felt that a national level body responsible for quality assurance in medical education in the context where emphasis has been given to innovations in health professions education through Re-orientation of Medical Education (ROME) strategy should be formed, through which the development of need-based HRH for the country as well as cooperation among health human resource developing institutions could be developed.