Emergency Medicine Education at a Medical Institute in Nepal: Breaking the Frontiers

  • Harish Chandra Neupane Department of Surgery, Chitwan Medical College
  • Niki Shrestha Medical Education Unit, Chitwan Medical College
  • Daya Ram Lamsal General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Nepal


Emergency medicine, globally, is a developing specialty. The President of International Federation for Emergency Medicine penned down in a 2007 editorial that emergency medicine is rapidly becoming a global specialty. There are an increasing number of countries which are exploring ways to further build emergency medicine. The Hybrid International Emergency Medicine Training Program is the first collaborative international Emergency Medicine training developed in the UK. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed among Doncaster& Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital,, UK, International Centre for Emergency Medicine UK, International Academy of Medical Leadership, UK and Chitwan Medical College, Nepal.The HIEM program has been executed by CMC from November 15, 2018. As per the MOU, the International Training Registrars of HIEM Program will undergo 1st& 4rth Year of training at CMC, Nepal and the 2nd year and 3rd year of training at DBTH, UK. The HIEM Training Program is the first of its kind in the country; HIEM is the first post graduate emergency medicine program in Nepal which also has an international recognition and is unique in the sense that the programme is integrated with training in leadership and management.The HIEM Training Program is recognized by Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK. CMC has committed to improving emergency care in Nepal by pioneering the HIEM Training Program. We are committed to fulfilling our moral and social responsibility to improve emergency care systems in the country through building up of a cadre of adequately trained Emergency Physicians.
Keywords: Emergencies; emergency care; emergency medicine; Nepal

How to Cite
NeupaneH. C., ShresthaN., & LamsalD. R. (2020). Emergency Medicine Education at a Medical Institute in Nepal: Breaking the Frontiers. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 18(1), 120-125. https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v18i1.2006