Patan Academy of Health Sciences

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PAHS is a nonprofit institution focused on rural health. Based in Lalitpur, Nepal, it trains healthcare professionals for rural areas.. It is located in the city of Patan, with Patan Hospital serving as a major teaching hospital for the Patan Academy of Health Sciences. This institution works to produce doctors who are willing to provide healthcare to disadvantaged Nepalese citizens in remote and rural areas. The executives of Patan Academy of Health Sciences are Prof. Dr. Rajesh Nath Gongal (Vice Chancellor), Prof. Dr. Paras Kumar Acharya (Registrar), Prof. Dr. Srijana Shrestha (Dean, School of Medicine), and Prof. Dr. Rabi Shakya (Director). The faculty members comprise Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, and Dr. Prabesh Pandey (Lecturers of Basic Science disciplines, Health Science, and Clinical Sciences).

The programs offered by Patan Academy of Health Sciences include Proficiency Certificate level Nursing, Bachelor's in Nursing, and Master's in Nursing. It has also started a Master's program in Public Health from the School of Public Health. Additionally, it provides MBBS, MD, and MS programs with course durations ranging from two to five and a half years. Patan Academy of Health Sciences also offers a Fellowship program and actively participates in policy formulation and regulation through its board.

The institution has an Institutional Review Committee, an independent body composed of medical and non-medical members, which serves patients, staff, and communities. It ensures that research protocols are consistent with application and interpretation in collaborative research involving human subjects.

The doctors and nurses working at Patan Hospital are graduates of Patan Academy of Health Sciences. The institution emphasizes a moral attitude and instills care and love for marginalized people among its doctors. Patan Academy of Health Sciences has been approved by the Nepal Medical Council and is affiliated with Kathmandu University."

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