National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
Medicine and Health Care
The academic postgraduate training to be imparted for doctors is planned in two stages, MS Ortho and Fellowship. The initial MS Ortho stage of training will consist of a three years postgraduate degree course in Orthopedic Surgery and traumatology. Fellowship stage is the higher medical training for postgraduate doctors. It will be about four years of training in Orthopedics and sub-specialties. Basic principle of Fellowship stage of training is to make the candidate able to take decision & work independently as consultant, to supervise & teach MS candidates as a teacher and to undertake research & publish scientific papers.
The training will initially be started in Bir and other central and selected Regional and Zonal hospitals. Later on with increasing facilities and manpower other Regional and Zonal hospitals will be included. Number of seats for training in various programs will be decided by the facilities and faculty members available and the need in the country as a whole.
In the National Academy of Medical Sciences, consideration will be given to the candidates who have worked in remote parts of the country for MS entrance. After fulfilling the minimum criteria, as mentioned in the entrance criteria below, doctors working in the HMG can compete for the entrance examination of the NAMS. Similarly, there will be requirement to work outside Kathmandu valley for one year after MS before they become eligible for the Fellowship training program.
As the work requirements are for short period only and postgraduate education is a big motivation for doctors, they will work in different parts of the country and people all over the country will benefit. In these ways, the NAMS will be able to fulfill its two major aims. They are to make available high quality health service and to produce trained manpower with the help of high education in the field of medical sciences in the country.
Goals of the Program
At the end of the course of study the candidate should be able to:
COURSE CONTENT; Curriculum for MS Orthopedic & Trauma Surgery, NAMS
Applied Basic Sciences Include:
Principles and Practice of:
General Orthopedics, Regional Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Oncology, Orthopedic Neurology, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
General Principles of Trauma including Pathophysiology.
General practice of Trauma: Early management of injured, Management of Polytrauma, Disaster, Mass causality, and Management of Neglected trauma. Definite management of Musculoskeletal injuries their operative treatment and rehabilitation.
Arthroscopy, Endoscopic surgery ( spine, knee etc), Illizarov external fixator, Total joint replacement, Limb sparing surgery, Bone Banking, Laser surgery etc.
Acute Osteomyelitis, Acute Septic Arthritis, Compartmental Syndrome, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Necrotizing fascitis.
All fractures and dislocations, Open wounds, Crush injuries, Hand injuries, Spinal injuries.