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The Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) offers an MBBS program through its constituent campus, the PAHS School of Medicine. As an autonomous health science academy, PAHS employs innovative curricula, emphasizing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) as primary teaching methods. Each cohort is limited to 65 students.

Fee (Tentative)NPR 4,168,090

Entrance Exams

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


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)


  • Must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized educational institution and passed with a minimum of 50 percent or 2.4 CGPA in the proficiency certificate level or Grade 12 Science group.


  • Students from A-level or other similar programs with different grading systems should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects and passed with a minimum of 50 percent or 2.4 CGPA.


  • Proficiency Certificate or Diploma in Health Science (General Medicine or Medical Lab Technology or Ophthalmic Science or Dental Science or Pharmacy or Radiography or Ayurveda or Physiotherapy) with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology from the National Examination Board Must have obtained at least 50% or 2.4 CGPA marks and have obtained the equivalence of Grade 12th Science group and should be registered in the respective council.

Admission Criteria

Provisions for Admission Process

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

  2. One mark will be awarded for each correct answer and marks will be deducted at the rate of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

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

Sub-Sections (4), (6), and (7) of Section 17 of the National Medical Education Act, 2018 and Section 20 of the National Medical Education Regulations 2020 has outlined this process about MBBS Scholarships in Nepal. For details visit: 

Medical Education Scholarships Provision of the Government of Nepal

MBBS Scholarships Seats in Nepal

Entrance Examination Format

The entrance examination format for enrollment in the MBBS program of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) is MECEE-BL.  Read more about MECEE-BL here.


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:

Foundation course: 3 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.