Communication Skills Unit

Institute of Medicine (IOM) realizing the need for effective communication skills for physicians in Nepal decided to include it in its undergraduate program. It all began with a workshop in June 2007 following which the Communication Skills (CS) Unit was formed. The CS Unit includes faculty from the departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Community Medicine, Pediatrics and Anatomy with administrative and logistic support from the National Center of Health Professions Education. The communication skills curriculum has been developed and also incorporated into the MBBS Curriculum of IOM. The CS unit team has been instrumental in the development of the CS curriculum and each member has made significant contribution to the teaching/learning modules. The CS unit members also function as trainers and have been conducting classes for the undergraduate students based on the curriculum since the past 2 years. It is the vision of this CS unit to introduce teaching of communication skills using simulated patients and to conduct communication skills training for trainers and preparations for this is already underway.

Communication Skills Unit Members:

Asst. Prof. Mahesh Raj Sigdel –    Coordinator
Prof. Mandira Shahi –    Advisor
Dr. Gopal Sedai –    Member
Asst. Prof. Suniti Rawal –    Member
Asst. Prof. Nirju Ranjit –    Member
Dr. Jayaman Shrestha –    Member
Dr. Merina Shrestha –    Member
Ms. Binjwala Shrestha –    Member
Dr. Santa Kumar Das –    Member


  • Faculty Development Training (FDT)

    “Faculty Development Training (FDT)” will be held from 07th April  to  12th April, 2019  (24th Chaitra to 29th  Chaitra  2075).

  • This is to notify that Ms. Urmila Lama is no more working in National Centre for Health Profession Education (NCHPED)

    Please do not correspond or do any transaction with her concerning NCHPED. If anybody has corresponded with Ms. Urmila Lama in relation to Elective study at various departments in T.U. Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, kindly redirect your correspondence or queries to Elective program coordinator: Prof. Ms. Mandira Shahi. She can be contacted during office hours (9 AM to 5 PM) on +977-01-4418059 or can be emailed at /

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