Nepal Medical Council
National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
Medicine and Health Care
Dermatology including Venereology and Leprology is one of the important basic clinical speciality. Considerable advances have taken place in the understanding of dermatological disorders and their treatment. Leprosy is still a public health problem of considerable magnitude in the country. The sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are showing worldwide increase in incidence with the new dimension of HIV/AIDS added to it.
There is lack of trained manpower in the speciality of skin and STD. Very few medical colleges in the country impart sufficient knowledge about these diseases at undergraduate level, and, Postgraduate courses are not available in most of the medical colleges.
Bir Hospital, with the support of the valley group of hospitals, Kathmandu, is known for its excellence in almost all specialities of medicine and surgery in Nepal. With the formation of National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), it has already achieved high academic standard in many branches of medicine and surgery.
The curriculum of MD Dermatology and Venereology has been designed to match with other clinical specialities of the NAMS with the objective of fulfilling the national need at broader perspective. An attempt has been made to give a comprehensive training to the postgraduates including basic subjects and recent advances.
The goal of the MD program is to prepare clinically competent, compassionate and academically sound human resource in Dermatology and STD.
At the end of the course of study the candidate should be able to:
General entry criteria of National Academy of Medical Sciences for MD/MS Program are applicable, which is as follows.