Nepal Medical Council
National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
Medicine and Health Care
Nepal has a population of about 22 million and over 50% of them are female. Among the total number of doctors in the country, those specialized in OBGYN are about 160. Most of them have certification after 1-3 years of supervised training.
The National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) has been introduced in November 2002 by Royal Ordinance as proposed by Ministry of Health Nepal. It aims to undertake training of specialist medical professionals and also to improve the services of the existing health institutions in the country. Maternity Hospital, Thapathali and Patan Hospital have been identified as the training sites for postgraduate on Obst/Gyn.
To date, these two hospitals have already been involved in training postgraduates under Tribhuvan University in Obst/Gyn since last 9 years. In view of upcoming medical colleges and institutes there is increasing needs of specialists who have the certification after 3 years of supervised training (MD). Establishment of National Academy of Medical Sciences will support in training Doctors to acquire quality of sound judgment, initiative and creativity for leadership in this field of medicine.
Another important achievement in this regard will be academization of different institutes to improve care in the country because of their involvement in the training program. This program activity is to enhance experience, knowledge, skill and attitude in the care of women and newborns according to the agreed professional standard.
To provide trained specialist for the reduction of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality.
To train required specialists to achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to practice in the field of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive health in accordance with international standards.
General entry criteria of National Academy of Medical Sciences for MD/MS program are applicable, which is as follows: