General Practice and Emergency Medicine Association of Nepal (GPEMAN) is a non-profit national professional organization of general practitioners. The organization was established in 2010 AD. The founder president of GPEMAN was Prof Dr Bharat Yadav. GPEMAN has been playing important role in expanding primary health care. The current 3rd GPEMAN executive was elected in 2022 September with Dr Pushpamani Kharal and Dr Bishwo Dawadi as president and general secretary respectively. The lifelong dedication, commitment and devotion of many of our senior colleagues and friends has enabled this organisation to come to this present status.
Medical Doctorate in General Practice (MDGP) program, a 3 –year structured program, was launched in 1982 AD by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University and Ministry of health (MOH). Phase 1 was from 1982- 1987 when half of the training (18 months) was in Calgary, Canada and with the rest in Nepal, including 6 months in Surkhet, mid-west of Nepal.
Phase 2 was from 1987-1988 with 3 months training in Malasiya.
Phase 3 was from 1991 continuing till date. In 1994 evolution, linkage between IOM and Patan Hospital was established.
In 2001, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) started its own MD in Family Medicine. The National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) approached Patan Hospital and its department of General Practice and a 3rd MDGP course based in Patan was started from 2005.
Aim of the organization:
To ensure professional rights and to promote ethical practices in medical field, the organizations mainly aims to uplift overall primary health care of the country.