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Patan Academy Of Health Sciences (PAHS)

Basic info about the academy
📆 Established: 2010 A.D
🗺️ Lagankhel, Lalitpur
☎️ 01-5545112, 01-5545153
📧 [email protected]
🌐 https://www.pahs.edu.np
🏛️ Ownership: Public
🎓 Affiliation: Self Governing (No affiliation)

About Patan Academy Of Health Sciences (PAHS)

The Patan Academy of Health Sciences is an autonomous, not-for-profit public institution of higher education which, when in full operation, will be self-sustaining.
By providing for the needs of Nepal’s rural poor, PAHS will address a root cause of the conflict that devastated Nepal for the last decade. Reducing the divide between the urban and rural populations will provide a basis for lasting peace in Nepal.
Currently, most medical schools in Nepal are for-profit, and medical education is very traditional. Medical schools do not adequately emphasize the health care challenges of Nepal, nor provide students with a feeling of social responsibility to improve health care for disadvantaged populations. In contrast, PAHS will employ highly innovative strategies in several areas to encourage its graduates to work to improve the health status of the rural poor.


PAHS is dedicated to sustained Improvement of the health of the people in Nepal, especially those who are poor and living in rural areas, through Innovation, equity, Excellence and love in education, service and research.[/wptabcontent]


  • Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  • Community-Based Learning and Education (Residential Community Posting)
  • Lectures/ Seminar
  • Lab works / Practical Classes / Demonstrations
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Clinical Classes  Small Group Sessions
  • Practical Skills Teachings
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Among these methods, Problem Based Learning (PBL), Clinical Presentation Curriculum (CPC) with small group sessions, as well as Community Based Learning and Education (CBLE) are the principal teaching-learning methods adopted for PAHS MBBS program.


The applicants should buy the Application Form from PAHS Admission Information Desk with a bank voucher for Rs 500 from Laxmi Bank, Lagankhel branch in Patan Hospital premises.

A bank voucher of Rs.1500 from any branch of Laxmi Bank should be enclosed with the form as examination fee during the registration of application form. Initial verification of the duly filled application form and submitted documents will be done during the registration of form at PAHS.

Detailed verification will be done later and if documents are not found to be in order, PAHS holds the right to disqualify such forms but opportunity to rectify will be given once. The dates of distribution of Admission card required to sit in the entrance exam will be informed during registration. Dates of subsequent tests will be informed during the time of distribution of admit card for the particular test.

The written test will take place within one week of the last date of submission of forms and interviews of the selected applicants will take place in about three weeks from the time of the written test. The final result will be published in two weeks after that.

PAHS Admission Committee reserves the right to disqualify forms which are improperly or incompletely filled or if the required documents are missing. Hence, the candidates are strongly advised to read the instructions for filling the application form carefully and do a thorough check for ensuring that all fields on the application form are filled properly and all required documents have been submitted along with it.


As per the provision in the PAHS Act, considering 10% of the total seats of have been reserved for the applicants under the category of Female, Dalit, Adibasi/Janjati, Madhesi and Permanent Resident of Backward Region and Karnali.
There is also a single-seat reserved for children of faculty and staff of PAHS including PatanHospital who stands best in the internal competition.
However, the applicants are subjected to score a minimum score designated by PAHS in the Entrance Exam, failing in which, the vacant number will be automatically fulfilled by the best candidate from the other categories.
Among the reserved quota, the selection will be done by merit basis.
Mandatory Service Obligation: 4 years in Government/PAHS designated institutions for Full Scholarship & 2 years in Government/PAHS designated institutions for Partial Scholarship.

1. Full Scholarship:

Full Scholarship is provided for 15% of the total seats to the “Economically Marginalized” students with secondary level (Grade 8, 9, 10) schooling from a community school.
45% of the total seats of Full Scholarship have been reserved for the applicants under the category of Female, Dalit, Adibasi/Janjati, Madhesi and Permanent Resident of Backward Region.
Preference will be given to the applicants with Health Science background who meets the criteria of Nepal Medical Council and has served in Government Health Institutions of the remote sector for the assigned period of time (i.e.,2 years).
Mandatory Service Obligation: 4 years in Government or PAHS designated institutions.

2. Partial Scholarship:

Partial Scholarship is provided for 40% of the total seats. Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria can apply in this category but the preference for selection is given under the following basis:
Permanent Resident of Remote Region
Secondary level (Grade 8, 9, 10) schooling from a community school
Fall under the category of Female, Dalit, Adibasi/Janjati, Madhesi and Permanent Resident of Backward Region
Have done Certificate Level in Health Sciences and having been worked in Government Institutions of Remote Regions for at least 2 years.
Mandatory Service Obligation: 2 years in Government or PAHS designated institutions.

3. Collaborative Scholarship:

This scholarship will be availed out of the Partial Scholarship Category, only when an organization or an individual reaches the Local governing body to support the outstanding student/s from a particular geographical region (preferably remote region) not decreasing 25% in the Partial Scholarship Category. There will be a free competition among the applicants who meet the criteria as defined in the three-party agreement and the best student/s will be rewarded the scholarship. However, the applicant/s has to pass through the PAHS screening process.
Mandatory Service Obligation: At least 4 years (depending upon condition led down by the sponsor) in Sponsor/Government or PAHS designated institutions.

4. Full Payment:

45% of the total seats are available for the Full Fee Paying Category. Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria can apply in this category. The selection is fully done in Merit basis through the performance of the PAHS screening process.

Service Obligation: Strongly encouraged and expected to serve in rural areas of the country.

*Backward Region is defined as the following districts as defined by SambhidhanSabhaSadasyaNirwachanAin 2064 and SambhidhanSabhaSadasyaNirwachanNiyamawali, 2064, Dapha 7, Upadapha 3, anusuchi 1 under which the following districts lies:

Humla, Jumla, Dolpa, Kalikot, Mugu (All 5 districts of Karnali Region)
Achham, Bajhang, Bajura (Seti District)
Jajarkot (Bheri)
*Remote Region as defined by Government Policy Document (Nepal Rajpatra, Bhag 4, Khanda 42, Sankhya 50, 2049/12/16)

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • MD in General Practice and Emergency Medicine (MDGP)
  • MD in Internal Medicine, MD in Obstetrics Gynaecology
  • MD in Pediatrics, MD in Psychiatry
  • MD in Radiology and Imaging
  • MS in General surgery
  • MS in Orthopedics
  • MS in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

For further details, contact

P. O. Box 26500, Kathmandu, NEPAL
Fax: +977-1-5545114, 5534198

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