The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established in 1972 under Tribhuvan University with the mandate and the responsibility of training all the categories of health manpower needed in the country. Within the first decade of its establishment. It developed a total of 12 campuses scattered over the country out of which 3 campuses were in Kathmandu and 9 campuses were outside the Kathmandu Valley.
Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established with the following goals:
- Production of human resources for health services
- Provide health services through its health institutions
- Conduct research in health sciences