Top 3 Medical Colleges In Bhutan


Medical studies are the epitome of preparation for any exam. It requires sheer hard work for any student to get into a reputed medical college anywhere in the world. It requires passion, zeal, and exuberance to get as far as being a fully functional doctor.

Health in Bhutan is given top priority according to Minister of Health, Lhengye Zhongtshog. Although there are not many Medical colleges in Bhutan, the ones that are there are very good. They are very well maintained by the Government of Bhutan. The Constitution of Bhutan charges the Royal Government to ensure a safe environment for all the public.

Let us now look at some of the best colleges in Bhutan-:

1.Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan

It is the best institute in Bhutan and is known for providing very good education to all its students. It has very good infrastructure and the staff is also highly qualified. It has various institutes affiliated to it such as Faculty of Post Graduate Medicine, Faculty of Nursing and Public Health, Faculty of Traditional Medicine, Reldri Academy of Health Sciences.

Address:  Old Medical Block, JDWNRH, Thimphu, Bhutan

Phone: +975-2-328-997/999


2.  Institute of Traditional Medicine Services, Bhutan

It is actually based in the capital city of Thimphu. It is a very good institute in terms of quality of education and infrastructure. It also has a library dating back to about 1616. This institute offers a five-year course for physicians and also a three-year course for the compounders to create medicine.

Address:  Sherzhong Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

3.  Royal Institute of Health Sciences, Bhutan

It was established in 1974 and associated with the National Referral Hospital. It mainly offers medical certificates for nurses, medical technicians, and other primary health care workers. Students who successfully complete the course for nurses are eligible to apply for La Trobe University in Australia. This is a very good initiative by World Health Organization.

Phone: +975-02-322031


Although Bhutan does not boast of many medical institutes, the ones present have a very decent infrastructure and facilities. It also has collaboration with international universities, which is a great addition to any university. In this era, there is a sense of urgency towards providing quality medical facilities to all of the public and good medical colleges only help the Government achieve this goal.

Written By Udhav Goyal

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