Defence services have faced a major problem with a shortage of doctors to serve both the military and the civil population trapped in the conflict areas for last 30 years of war and still facing the same problem even after the conclusion of the war where there is no or minimal risk to life. This has been affected the armed forces during the war period and will continue to affect in its development plans in future. To overcome this problem, the Board of Management of the KDU decided to commence a new degree programme in Medicine to specifically cater to this need.

The KDU enlisted the first batch of 25 MMS in 2009 and admitted them to the FOM/UOR in September 2009.