A BRIEF REVIEW OF POST GRADUATE PROGRAMMES OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Bir Hospital, the first- ever hospital of Nepal founded in the year 1889, was converted to the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) in its glorious 114th year, in 2002. This landmark achievement provides a great optimism and opportunity for doctors working under the Ministry of Health to teach and to be taught. With the support of Tribhuvan University, post graduate education in the medical field was provided in Nepal since 1994 by the Post Graduate Medical Education Co-ordination Committee located at Bir Hospital, through the valley group of hospitals. Building on this experience, and based on the national need, NAMS was started with the Royal ordinance in 2002.