MCh Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

MCh Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

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  • Fee: NPR 2,500,000

Number of seats in MCH in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) for the academic year 2077/78 is two (2).

Salient Features

ENTRY CRITERIA

  1. Candidates should be registered with the Nepal Medical Council
  2. Candidates should have qualification equivalent to MD/MS of the NAMS in the respective or related specialty.
  3. MD/MS degree must be recognized by Equivalence Committee of NAMS.

ENTRY EXAMINATION

75% of the course content in both written and clinical/viva would be set at the MD/MS level from the common general subject (related to the MCh subject) like General Surgery, or Internal Medicine, or Ophthalmology etc and the rest 25% from the subject of the MCh like Neurosurgery, or Gastroenterology, for which the candidate is applying.

- The written paper will consist of single best response MCQ type 100 questions. Time allotted will be 2 hours.

- The written and clinical/viva examination would be conducted by at least 4 examiners with 2 examiners from the common general subject and 2 from the subject of the MCh and each examination session would be conducted by pairs of examiners and marks being awarded by both.

- The examiners of clinical/viva will not be aware of the marks obtained in the written or other criteria.

- If the total marks are equal, the candidate having the higher marks in clinical/viva would be given preference.

- Candidates would be selected on the merit basis: 40% of the marking would be as per the markings in written examination, 40% from clinical and viva examination and rest 20% would be given as followings:

- Permanent service in Govt of Nepal or in the hospitals/institutions affiliated with the NAMS: 10%

- Work experience of 1 year after MD/MS in Regional, Sub-Regional, Zonal or District or equivalent Government Hospitals outside Kathmandu valley: 10%

NB: Candidates need to achieve at least 50% in MCQ Paper and 50% in clinical viva separately.

In the selection process, government candidates who are eligible for paid study leave will be given preference for admission. Other Nepali candidates will be considered for admission only if there are no successful government candidates in the available seats. Government candidates will have to compulsorily present the letter showing that paid study leave has been granted before they will be admitted to the course.

Eligibility

  1. MS General Surgery or equivalent - Candidate with MS (For example: MS Urology,  MS Neurosurgery etc.) shall be eligible only in MCh program in the respective subject. 
  2. Specialty Registration in Nepal Medical Council (or Medical Council of the  respective country) 

Admission Criteria

Examination Format 

  1. Question type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions b. Option: Four options (A, B, C, D) 
  2. Number of questions: 200 (no negative marking) 
  3. Full marks: 200 
  4. Pass Marks: 100 
  5. Duration: 3 hours  

Weightage

S.  

No.

Area 

Content/Domain 

No. of  

Questions

Applied Basic  

Medical Science

Anatomy,  

Biochemistry,  

Microbiology, 

Pathology,  

Pharmacology and toxicology,  

Physiology.

20

General Surgery 

General Surgical Principles: 

Ffluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance 

• Wound, sepsis, 

• Shock, Systemic response to injuries, • Trauma, 

• Surgical emergencies, 

• Pre and post operative management, • Pain management 

• Transfusion 

Applied Surgical Anatomy, 

Genetics and Embryology, 

Nutrition,  

Palliative care.

60

3

Subspecialty  

subjects

Urology, 

Neurosurgery, 

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, 

GI Surgery, 

Paediatric surgery.

90

4

 

Research and Biostatistics, 

Medical Ethics and Good medical  practice, 

Medical Education,  

Communication skills,  

Medicolegal issues.

30

 

 

Total

200