- To uplift and preserve the professional standard, values and freedom of the members of NMA.
- To carry out academic activities that increase the knowledge and skills of the medical doctors working in the kingdom.
- To increase awareness among the people on different issues of health as well as to work for any programmes that can improve the health status of the people.
There is a Central Office of the association in Kathmandu and there are 12 branches in the various districts.
- To safeguard the legimate professional interest; to promote the spirit of harmony and cooperation among individual members.
- To encourage members to maintain the high standard of professional conduct, to give the health of the patient the first consideration.
- To encourage research and studies to acquisite the knowledge of medical and allied science by all possible means, e.g. publication of Association Journal, other publications, establishment of medical libraries, holding of symposia, seminars and conferences
- To help on making education and training of all medical and paramedical personal in Nepal of a high and international standard
- To give encouragement and help in the endeavour to develop and extend the provisions of curative and preventive medical facilities
- To always be willing to offer its services and cooperation to the Govt. to help the Govt. in abolishing quackery from medical practice in Nepal
- To work to spread among the people the knowledge of the laws of health, hygiene and cleanliness
- To also perform any other function or duties to improve the health of the nation.