Our Students

Our exciting news is  Saroj Yadav our very first  NHS supported student has completed his medical studies. He is now completing his internship at Patan Hospital. Upon completion in September Saroj will complete 2 years mandatory service in a rural district hospital. He then plans to work in his home town  Siraha, in the Terai region



Saroj Adhikari Yadav  

Commenced medicine at PAHS 2010, completed studies 2015. 

I am from the Sirah district which is in the south east of Nepal in the Terai district.

Studying medicine has always been my dream. I was always aware of the disparity in health that exists between Kathmandu and the periphery of my country. The condition of villages of eastern Terai, where I come from is very poor. I want to lift up the health and social conditions of that forgotten part of Nepal. This is the motto of my life and my reason to be a doctor.


During my medicine entrance preparation I saw the advertisment of PAHS in a Newspaper and I then knew that the mission of this academy was same as the mission of mine. I was selected in PAHS with a partial scholarship and Nepal Health Scholarships pays for 50% of my fees, for which I am very grateful.

Learning at PAHS is fun and involves a lot of teamwork. We all help each other to learn. Along with the medical curriculum, we are also exposed to real society and community issues and are taught about this. This broadens our vision in all dimensions.

After completion of my medical degree I will have to work in a rural posting Nepal. After that I will return to my home district, Siraha, and serve the people there. I have seen many organisations during my community postings at PAHS who work for community heath, improving drinking water and stopping open defecation etc. My home district too has a serious need of this. I will be taking steps of such community works as well.

Dabal Bahadur Malla

Full (collaborative) Scholarship Holder

Commenced Medicine at PAHS 2011

Updated September 2015. 


Dabal has done extremely well completing his clinical science junior clerkship ranking in the first division. He will now work in the Gorka District Hospital for 5 months to complete his senior rural rotation. He will then return to Patan Hospital for his final six months completing his medical studies in September 2016. After finishing his internship Dabal plans to return to his home town in the Mugu district and work as a General Practitioner with a specialty in Obstetrics.

 


Profile

I was born on 02nd June 1976 in the Mugu district of Karnali, in the most remote far west of Nepal. My mother died from a post delivery hemorrhage while giving birth to my younger brother when I was just 3 years old. This inspired me to get into the health profession.  My father's expectation was to see me as a primary teacher because this is the easiest way to get a job in my village due poor literacy. But my father too wanted me to be a health professional so that no mother would have to give her life giving birth to a child and no child will have to suffer the painful childhood without a mother. But it was only a 'day-dream' for me because of our poor socio-economic situation.

 

I attended a government secondary in a village nearby. I then received a scholarship to study as a Health Assistant. But while practicing as a Health Assistant, there was always a feeling of incompleteness of knowledge, and I discovered that medicine was the only solution to fill the gap. But it would not have been possible without another scholarship, as I had to cater for my family as well. Then I come to know about PAHS and saw a light of hope. Fortunately I got an opportunity to pursue my dream career u nder a collaborative scholarship from my village. The village pays for 66% of my tuition and the remaining 34% is from Nepal Health Scholarships.

As part of this scholarship, I am bound to do four years of service in my district upon completion of my medical course. I am planning to do further study in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This choice of specialisation is because rural Nepal lacks such manpower due to unwillingness of the specialists to serve in rural areas. I am very grateful to all the donors who have provided me with this great opportunity to draw the road map of my dreams as well as help the health status of the rural population of Nepal.

  

Pranjal Rokaya

Commenced medicine at PAHS Sep 2013. 

Pranjal (centre) talking to a rural health worker with a colleague. 

"I am a 20 year old, simple and introverted guy. I come from a family of rural background. I was lucky enough to have a happy childhood despite the misery of civil war lurking around me. As far as I can recall, I always wanted to be a doctor.  I just wanted to cure some people just like how I was cured when I went to hospital many times in my childhood."

Santoshi Yadav

Commenced medicine at PAHS 2014

Santoshi shown below (standing in black top) at a community posting

My name is Santoshi Yadav. I am from Maryadpur village of Rautahat district. My aim is to be a good doctor and I am happy to be selected for a PAHS scholarship. I want to serve in rural areas of Nepal so that every individual gets proper health services.

When I first came here it was difficult for me to adjust into the new teaching learning methodology. Teaching here is very different from other medical   colleages in Nepal. It mainly focuses on self directed learning and group learning with only a few lectures. Though it was difficult at the beginning, now I have found it more effective and enjoyable. While working in groups, we learned to work in a team, to respect and listen to others and to encourage each other.

We also do community based learning where we are exposed to life in rural areas of Nepal. This allows us to feel the struggle of daily life and shows us how people survive inspite of limited resources and minimal health services. We are also learning communication skills through this. We know the ground reality of life of those people whom are leaving in rural areas.

I feel proud to be a medical student at PAHS.

PAHS students educating a local community group.