Our Students

As of June 2018 Nepal Health Scholarships has funded the below 4 students on partial scholarships. Dr. Saroj Yadav and Dr. Dabal Malla have completed their studies and are both working in rural postings. Pranjal Rokaya will complete his studies in 2018 and  Santoshi Yadav will be completing her fourth year of medicine in 2018.


As of February 2019 we plan to fully fund one student for the 5 year medical course. The first year of the full scholarship in medicine is the most expensive, ($29,000), due to initial student set up costs. The subsequent years are $7-9,000 AUD and the total 5 year scholarship is just under $60,000 AUD.  NHS will be involved in selection of the student and we look forward to informing you of our new student.



Saroj Adhikari Yadav  

Commenced medicine at PAHS 2010, Graduated 2016. 

Saroj graduated in 2016 and is now working at a Primary Health Care Centre in Lahan. It is a 50 bed hospital located on the eastern plains of Nepal. 

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 the first cohort of PAHS students in 2010 with a partial scholarship. Nepal Health Scholarships payed for 50% of my fees, for which I am very grateful.

In the future I hope to 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- partially funded by NHS

Commenced Medicine at PAHS 2011

Graduated 2016


Dabal did extremely well in his medical studies ranking in the first division of his year. He then worked in the Gorka District Hospital for 5 months to complete his senior rural rotation. He returned to Patan Hospital for his final six months completing his medical studies in September 2016. After finishing his internship Dabal returned to his home town in the Mugu district where he will work for 4 years as part of  his mandatory service obligation. He hopes to 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.  

In 2018 Pranjal will complete his studies and then his internship in 2019. F ollowing his he  will commence his 2 year bonded position in a rural posting.

"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

In 2018 Santoshi will be completing her 4th year of medicine.

"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                               schools 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 am feeling proud to be a medical student of PAHS family who want to make us doctors who are not only biologically competent, but also who are socially competent. To make doctors who are familiar with the conditions and situations of our rural health problems and to visualize the emotion of the people, their pain and struggle for survival. So in the future I want to be one of those kinds of doctors who can understand the real context of the rural areas and what the rural people need. Nepal is full of villages and in most of the villages lack health facilities and services. People cant get proper care when they became ill or seriously injured. By becoming a doctor it our responsibility to provide health services to those in rural and remote areas. 

I do not know what time brings for me for tomorrow,  but one thing I can surely tell is that in the future I want to provide health services in rural areas where people are dying due to lack of doctors"