Nepal Medical Council
National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
Medicine and Health Care
More than 40 percent of the Nepal's population falls on the paediatric age group. A high prevalence of under nutrition combined with repeated infections lead to the high mortality and morbidity rate during childhood.
The number of doctors trained in child and adolescence health is about 120 in the country. Therefore, there is tremendous demand of qualified and well-trained paediatricians. The newly established medical colleges also need qualified paediatrician for their paediatric faculties. Only two institutions namely Tribhuvan University and BPKIHS, Dharan provide postgraduate degree courses in paediatrics in the country.
The number of postgraduate produced by these institutions is not enough to meet the requirements of the nation. For these reasons, NAMS has decided to start a postgraduate degree course in peadiatrics. The MD Paediatrics training will consist of a three years postgraduate residential degree course in Paediatrics.
The training will primarily be based in Kanti Children's Hospital and will also include rotations in Maternity Hospital as well as in Patan Hospital.
The goal of MD Paediatric program is to prepare clinically competent, compassionate and academically sound human resource in paediatrics.
At the end of the course of study the candidate should be able to:
For selection of the candidates, 60% of the marking would be as per the markings of the written examination, and rest 40% would be given as followings: