Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - Patan Academy of Health Sciences


Nepal Medical Council

Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Medicine and Health Care

6 year(s)


Types of Seat/Category:

There are basically four categories of seats available for the PAHS MBBS Program:

  1. Full Scholarship
  2. Partial Scholarship
  3. Collaborative Scholarship
  4. Full Payment

Reservation:

As per the provision in the PAHS Act, at least 10% of the total seats of have been reserved for the applicants under the category of Female, Dalit, Adibasi/Janjati, Madhesi and Permanent Resident of Backward Region and Karnali. Out of which number of seats available is divided equally among one seat each category.

Also a seat has been reserved for a child of Faculty and Staff of PAHS including Hospital who stands best in the internal competition.

However, the applicants are subjected to score minimum score designated by PAHS in the Entrance Exam, failing in which the vacant number will be automatically fulfilled by the best candidate from the other categories.

Among the reserved quota, the selection will be done in merit basis

Mandatory Service Obligation:

  1. 4 years in Government/PAHS designated institutions for Full Scholarship
  2. & 2 years in Government/PAHS designated institutions for Partial Scholarship.

*Backward Region is defined as the following districts as defined by Sambhidhan Sabha Sadasya Nirwachan Ain 2064 and Sambhidhan Sabha Sadasya Nirwachan Niyamawali, 2064, Dapha 7, Upadapha 3, anusuchi 1 under which the following districts lies:

  1. Humla, Jumla, Dolpa, Kalikot, Mugu (All 5 districts of Karnali Region)
  2. Achham, Bajhang, Bajura (Seti District)
  3. Jajarkot (Bheri)

*Remote Region as defined by Government Policy Document (Nepal Rajpatra, Bhag 4, Khanda 42, Sankhya 50, 2049/12/16)

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Admission criteria

Provisions for Admission Process

  1. In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percent marks should be obtained.

  2. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Candidates who have been successfully selected in the admission process will have to submit the following original and 1/1 photocopy of the following documents to the concerned educational institution at the time of admission.

  1. Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent.

  2. Copy of Citizenship / Passport.

  3. Admit card of the Entrance Examination.

  4. Documents submitted for reservation.

  5. Certificate of Equivalence for the students with certificates from foreign institutions.

*Foreign candidates wishing to study in the vacated seat for foreign students must fill in the online application form mentioning the academic program of their choice within the time limit mentioned in this notice.

Provisions for Scholarships

As per Rule 20 of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, out of the total scholarship seats to be awarded to the Government of Nepal at the undergraduate level, 55 percent of the seats will be distributed through open competition and 45 percent of the seats will be distributed on the basis of the following:

Female

33%

Dalit

9%

Aadibasi janajati

15%

Khas Aryan

17%

Madhesi

12%

Tharu

4%

Muslim

2%

Candidates from the Backward community

4%

Disabled

2%

Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors, and conflict victims

2%

Examination Format:

Question Type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
Option:Four Options (A,B, C,D)
Number of Questions: 200 
Full marks: 200
Cognitive Ratio:Recall:Understanding:Application-30:50:20
Duration: 3 hours

Weightage

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

a.

Zoology

40

1.

Biology, origin, and evolution of life

4

2.

General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.

8

3.

Plasmodium, earthworm, and frog,

8

4.

Human biology and human diseases

14

5.

Animal tissues

4

6.

Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology

2

b.

Botany

40

7.

The basic component of life and biodiversity

11

8.

Ecology and environment

5

9.

Cell biology and genetics

12

10.

Anatomy and physiology

7

11.

Developmental and applied botany

5

c.

Chemistry

50

12.

General and physical chemistry

18

13.

Inorganic chemistry

14

14.

Organic chemistry

18

d.

Physics

50

15.

Mechanics

10

16.

Heat and thermodynamics

6

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

17.

Geometrical optics and physical optics

6

18.

Current electricity and magnetism

9

19.

Sound waves, electrostatics, and capacitors

6

20.

Modern physics and nuclear physics

6

21.

Solid and semiconductor devices (electronics)

4

22.

Particle physics, source of energy, and universe

3

e.

Mental AgilityTest(MAT)

20

23.

Verbal reasoning

5

24.

Numerical reasoning

5

25.

Logical sequencing

5

26.

Spatial relation/Abstract reasoning

5

Total

200

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Eligibility

  • Passed 10+2 Science or equivalent (with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) with 50% aggregate in total marks or CGPA 2.4 OR
  • Secured the Percentage equivalent to the above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (A-Level) with different grading system OR
  • Applicants who have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level/Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) containing Physics, Chemistry, and Biology With Certificate of Equivalence to Grade 12 Science program from National Examination Board AND
  • Secured at least 50% aggregate in total marks both in Diploma and the Examination for equivalence AND
  • Registered in Nepal Health Professional council or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurveda Councils per related educational program.

Curricular structure

Overview of PAHS MBBS Curriculum

The total duration of PAHS MBBS curriculum is six years. Different components of the curriculum along the six years are as follow:

Introductory course: 6 months

Basic Science course: 2 years

Clinical Course

  1. Junior Clinical Clerkship: 1.5 years
  2. Rural Rotation: 6 months
  3. Advanced Clinical Clerkship: 6 months

Internship: 6 Months

The six-month long Introductory Course is the foundation block for integration of medically relevant natural sciences, basic principles of community health sciences as well as learning important skills of communication. This course also includes learning concepts of ethics, professionalism and the basics of history taking and physical examination skills, as a parallel course of Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) which also runs through the Basic Science Course.

During the two years long Basic Science Course, students are introduced to fundamental concepts about the structure and function of the human body in health and disease as well as the principles of using medicine to treat disease according to organ-systems of the body rather than disciplinary approach. This will help them develop an integrated and meaningful understanding of the basic sciences mechanism as applied in analyzing and resolving real patient problems using Problem Based Learning method.

During Clinical years students will rotate through different clinical specialties in the Hospital learning how to evaluate and take care of patients in evidence based scientific approach guided by compassion and empathy. This will be followed by six months of rural rotation where the students will learn to manage patients in resource poor setting. Students then return for six months of advanced clerkship in the hospital.

Community Health Sciences (CHS) forms a core part of the curriculum and occupies 25% of the curricular time. PAHS believes that in order to make a significant impact on the health of Nepali people, medical graduates need to have a firm grasp of concepts of preventive health and social determinants of health as well as having skills in health management, biostatistics, epidemiology and research. The course will help the students learn about the health care system in Nepal, their roles in the system and will provide the opportunity to think about how one might improve that system.

Primary Care is internationally recognized to be a key area that must be implemented to make a nation‟s health care system effective and efficient. PAHS is including a longitudinal primary care course during the Clinical Sciences years, and the six-month long Rural Rotation in district level hospitals during the final year that are supervised by a primary care physician like MDGP.

The rural rotation will allow students to integrate all the knowledge and skills acquired in tertiary level hospital and community postings and to apply them to the rural context.

Thus, in summary, the PAHS MBBS curriculum uses a variety of innovative strategies in order to help the student become the kind of doctors who are able and willing to address the real health care needs of Nepal. Depending upon whether the students have received partial or full scholarship, the PAHS graduates will be required to serve in rural areas for at least two and four years respectively.

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