Patan Academy of Health Sciences School of Medicine



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Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, public institution of higher education established in 2064 B.S. (2008 A.D.) with the charter granted by the Parliament of Nepal. PAHS aims to work in close partnership with the national health system to improve the health care services in the remote/rural areas primarily through producing technically competent and socially responsible health care workers.

In order to achieve this goal, PAHS School of Medicine has adopted innovative strategies in medical education, especially in areas such as student selection, curriculum, teaching-learning methodology, student assessment and faculty recruitment. PAHS MBBS curriculum focuses on holistic care of individual and community.

For inspiring its graduates to serve in remote/rural areas of Nepal, PAHS has adopted a multi -pronged approach which includes preferential enrollment of students of rural origin, training them in a value based curriculum with emphasis on community health sciences and exposing them to rural health care institutions. It also aims to provide continuous support to the graduates while working in the rural areas. By helping them to acquire required competencies and instilling values of social responsibility

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Salient features

PAHS Mission Statement

Teaching-learning methods applied at PAHS School of Medicine are as follows:

  1. Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  2. Community Based Learning and Education (Residential Community Posting)
  3. Lectures/ Seminar
  4. Lab works / Practical Classes / Demonstrations
  5. Clinical Presentation
  6. Clinical Classes  Small Group Sessions
  7. Practical Skills Teachings
  8. Self-Directed Learning

Among these methods, Problem Based Learning (PBL), Clinical Presentation Curriculum (CPC) with small group sessions, as well as Community Based Learning and Education (CBLE) are the principal teaching learning methods adopted for PAHS MBBS program.

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Admission guidelines

How to Apply for PAHS MBBS Program

The applicants should buy the Application Form from PAHS Admission Information Desk with a bank voucher for Rs 500 from Laxmi Bank , Lagankhel branch in Patan Hospital premises.

A bank voucher of Rs.1500 from any branch of Laxmi Bank should be enclosed with the form as examination fee during registration of application form. Initial verification of the duly filled application form and submitted documents will be done during registration of form at PAHS.

Detailed verification will be done later and if documents are not found to be in order, PAHS holds the right to disqualify such forms but opportunity to rectify will be given once. The dates of distribution of Admission card required to sit in the entrance exam will be informed during registration. Dates of subsequent tests will be informed during the time of distribution of admit card for the particular test.

The written test will take place within one week of the last date of submission of forms and interviews of the selected applicants will take place in about three weeks from the time of written test. The final result will be published in two weeks after that.

PAHS Admission Committee reserves the right to disqualif

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Scholarship information

There is four types of seats in the PAHS MBBS Program: Full Scholarship (tuition feewaived), Partial Scholarship, Collaborative Scholarship and Full Fee Paying. There is a provision

of Reservation as stipulated in the PAHS Act. Besides a seat has been reserved for a child of Faculty and staff of PAHS including Patan Hospital .

Reservation : Ten percent of Full fee paying/ Partial scholarship seats have been reserved for those who have lived in „village‟ and have studied in „public‟ school and fall under the category of Female, Dalit, Adhivasi/Janajati, Madhesi or residing permanently in the backward region.

Applicants who belong to the above mentioned category and are also “economically marginalized” and wish to avail full scholarship should apply in Full Scholarship category only as provision has been made for preference in selection for the same.

Mandatory service obligation: two years in government or PAHS designated institutions for those who are in partial scholarship scheme

Full Scholarship Category: Only those applicants who are “economically marginalized” and have studied in public school (grade 8, 9, 10) can apply for these seats. Further preference w

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