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. Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) offeres different programs in medicine namely Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), MD in General Practice and Emergency Medicine (MDGP), MD in Internal Medicine, MD in Obstetrics Gynaecology, MD in Pediatrics, MD in Psychiatry, MD in Radiology and Imaging, MS in General surgery, MS in Orthopedics, and MS in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT).
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 in its graduates, PAHS intends to inspire/motivate and enable its graduates to become health care providers in the challenging settings of rural Nepal, as well as to become future leaders of Nepal‟s health care system.
Patan Hospital, the 450 bedded tertiary care institution, upon which the PAHS is founded, provides natural ambiance for learning holistic and compassionate care. Its history of more than 25 years (more than 50 years if one takes into account its mother institution of Shanta Bhawan) provides the basis for this.
PAHS has already built a rich network with prestigious academic institutions and leaders in many universities around the world so as to learn and benefit from the national as well as international experiences and best practices for the proper development, effective implementation and the continuous improvement of the quality of its academic programs.