Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine under KGUMSB is Bhutan’s first and only Faculty in Postgraduate Medicine.

The Faculty was initially established as Postgraduate Medical Education Centre (PGMEC) in the year 2014 and formally inaugurated as Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine on May 14, 2016 by Honorable Health Minister Lyponpo Tandin Wangchuk. It was established to oversee the conduct of the Postgraduate Medical Education Programmes.

The Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine is currently headed by third Dean, Dr. Guru Prasad Dhakal.

The faculty offers postgraduate Course as MD (Doctorate of Medicine). As of now, the Faculty has 69 residents enrolled from 2019 till 2022 in the 12 disciplines. The courses offered currently are MD courses in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology(ENT), Psychiatry and General Surgery. The courses are offered for four years duration.

Attributes of KGUMSB Graduates
The essential attributes that KGUMSB graduates should possess are:

A = Academic grounding

B = Be human

C = Cultivate lifelong learning

= Driglam Namzha (Language and Culture)

= Ensure professionalism

= Foster information communication technology

It is the responsibility of the faculty and the staff of the University as well as the students to ensure the development of these attributes during the course of their stay at the University. The six essential attributes consist of:

Academic grounding

  • Acquire required knowledge
  • Possess critical and logical thinking
  • Practice evidence based problem solving and decision making
  • Have Academic integrity
  • Attain information literacy and management

Be human    

  • Have self-awareness and control
  • Aware of cultural differences
  • Use effective communication
  • Appreciate teamwork
  • Sensitive to the views of others
  • Be altruistic
  • Be resilient

Cultivate lifelong learning

  • Possess growth mindset
  • Gain personal development
  • Be adaptive
  • Be reflective
  • Possess an enquiring mind
  • Develop intellectual maturity and autonomy

Driglam Namzha (language and culture)

  • Inculcate cultural values
  • Instill sense of service
  • Practice discipline
  • Preserve tradition

Ensure professionalism

  • Have work ethics
  • Gain social responsibility
  • Ensure accountability and transparency
  • Be proactive
  • Maintain nobility of profession
  • Enhance Leadership and management

Foster Information Communication Technology

  • Be innovative
  • Heighten digital literacy
  • Manage information