PAHSWe can now offer Electives to medical students through the generous support of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences near Kathmandu. We can offer an urban placement at PAHS which will be arranged by us, but run by PAHS .  If you are looking for a rural placement we can help to facilitate this on an individual basis, again through PAHS.  All rural electives will be dependent on whether PAHS have any students out in the rural regions of Nepal at the requested time.  As recognition of the work we do in Nepal, we would request a donation of US$100 per week, up to a maximum of US$400, for each elective.

Patan Academy of Health Sciences

The Patan Academy of Health Sciences is a public not-for-profit tertiary academic institution dedicated to improving Nepal’s rural health by training health workers for rural Nepal.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the health care available to many Nepalis is clearly inadequate. One of the main reasons for this is the unwillingness of health care personnel, particularly doctors, to serve in Nepal’s remote and rural areas. The country’s current system of medical education has failed to address this. The Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) is dedicated to improving the health status of the people of Nepal by producing doctors who are willing and able to provide health care to disadvantaged Nepalis living in  remote or rural areas. The academy initially consists of a School of Medicine, which began to teach prospective doctors in 2010. In future, PAHS is expected to open a School of Public Health, a School of Nursing, a School of  Allied Health Sciences to train other health care professionals.

The goal of PAHS is that its graduates will not only provide severely needed medical care in rural Nepal, but will also eventually become leaders in health care policy, dedicated to improving the health of the remote and destitute populations in Nepal. Furthermore, PAHS will serve as a model of innovative medical education in a developing country, which can be replicated elsewhere .

PAHS is located in the city of Patan, Nepal, which is adjacent to the capital city of Kathmandu. PAHS is based at Patan Hospital, which is the major teaching hospital for the academy.

If you would like more details and an information pack, please contact CESCA EATON on info@doctorsfornepal.org