The Maharajgunj Medical Campus established in 1972 under the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine(IOM) currently runs 45 different academic programmes which include Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL), Undergraduate, Postgraduate levels. The Campus functions in close collaboration with the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) established in 1983. The TUTH is the pioneer Teaching Hospital in Nepal with its mission to provide health care through quality medical education. NCHPE of the IOM has added new dimension through fostering international cooperation in the field of medical education. It also provided elective programmes to foreign medical students coordinating with Maharajgunj Medical Campus and TUTH.
All foreign medical students applying for enrollment in the Clinical/Community Elective Programmes for Foreign Medical Students at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH)/ Maharajgunj Medical Campus requires registration at National Centre for Health Professions Education (NCHPE) of Institute of Medicine. IOM is situated at Maharajgunj about 5 KM north of centre of Kathmandu.
TUTH is a major Teaching Hospital with 600 beds attached to Maharajgunj Medical Campus for training undergraduate and post-graduate students in Health Sciences. The Maharajgunj Medical Campus also runs the community-based field programmes.
Without formal registration, no students are allowed to do elective at any department of the TUTH/ Maharajgunj Medical Campus.