Information on Elective Program for International Medical & Paramedical Students:

Madhesh Institute of Health Sciences (MIHS) Teaching Hospital (Provincial Hospital) at Janakpurdham was established on 17 Feb 2020. The MIHS has been established through an act passed by Provincial Assembly of Madhesh Province. It has started graduate health programs (BNS, BSc Nursing, BMLT & BPH) in 2021 followed by Postgraduate MD/MS in Clinical disciplines in 2022. It runs 300 bed tertiary care teaching hospital and has a twenty five bedded community satellite hospitals (District Hospitals) in all 8 districts of Madhesh Province.

The MIHS is providing elective programs to foreign medical & paramedical students who wish to come for elective program in Nepal. Many international medical students have already completed elective program coming from different countries of the world.

Those interested to undergo elective program in this institute and hospital, the following provisions need to be fulfilled.

  1. Application addressed to the Rector, MIHS.
  2. Detailed Curriculum vitae of the applicant.
  3. A recommendation letter from the Dean of own medical school, in absence of which the application is considered invalid.
  4. Date of intended elective program.
  5. Name(s) of desired disciplines with time period specified for electives.

The MIHS and Hospital will provide:

Student ID card valid for elective program period only.

Free Internet and Library facilities.

Hospital care through Health Insurance only.

Elective Program Contact Person:

Prof. Dr Ankur Shah

Rector, MIHS

Cell No: 977 9851125421

Email: mihs@mihs.edu.np  Homepage: www.mihs.edu.np

Phone Number: 977-041-590867, 977-041-590868.

International Medical / Paramedical Student Elective Program (IMPSEP)

Introduction

The Madhesh Institute of Health Sciences (MIHS) is deemed University and is running Bachelor of Nursing, Public Health and Laboratory Sciences since 2020. It has also stated Postgraduates program, Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery program since 2022. The programs are recognized by Medical Education Commission of Nepal and respective Councils. MIHS has its own Teaching Hospital and Community Satellite Health Centre in the Madhesh Province and utilizes them for the teaching – learning activities of medical/paramedical students as well as provides curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services to the people. The standard of academic programs and quality of health care are reviewed from time to time supplemented by research and evaluation studies.

The Teaching hospital which is named after the college as MIHS Teaching Hospital (Provincial Hospital) at Janakpurdham provides Out Patient Department services and Inpatient care in Clinical disciplines – Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Dental immunization with counseling and Physiotherapy services. The hospital provides round the clock emergency and casualty services and runs 24 hour ambulance service.

Elective Program

Facilities are available at MIHS for acquiring clinical experience as well as Community Field experiences for international medical/paramedical students. For Elective Program, the minimum period acceptable will be four weeks which can be extended on weekly basis further, as per the requirement of individual student, for which a letter from the concerned authority is compulsory.

How to Apply?

International students, in clinical years of study of medical program, at medical schools or medical colleges affiliated to universities of own home country are eligible to apply for the elective program. One is required to select one of the two categories of IMPSEP mentioned here under, which one wishes to undertake. Forward your application by email to the address given for correspondence mentioned on the front cover page of IMPSEP. 

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Nature of Elective Program

Category One

This is self-determined Elective program in which the applicant chooses the nature, discipline and duration of elective study on one’s own discipline of interest and writes about it to Madhesh Institute of Health Sciences. The applicant is required to write own learning objectives and discuss the elective project proposal with own national guide and after finalization, sends the application with the Elective Proposal to MIHS. The MIHS will discuss the Elective Proposal with the Head of the concerned department and will approve or disapprove the Elective Proposal and write to the applicant accordingly. In case of approval, MIHS will find a co-guide from the concerned discipline at MIHS who will supervise the student during the entire elective period. At the completion of the elective study, the student will receive a certificate of completion of Elective Program.

Category Two  

This is tailor made by MIHS for international medical & paramedical students. While designing the Elective package, due consideration is given to enable international students acquire overall experience related to clinical and community health problems encountered in Nepal.

Students get placements at the departments of Medicine, Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Community Medicine disciplines at the Hospital and Community settings. Weekly placement schedules will expose them to health problems related to different disciplines. The academic section will make rotation schedule and fix it for international student. The international student cannot make alterations to the fixed program. Supervisors will be identified on being posted at different departments. At the completion of the elective study, the student will receive a certificate of completion of Elective program.

Elective Fees

Elective Study MIHS Application Registration Fee US $ 100.00
First Four weeks Elective Fee US $ 200.00
Fortnightly Extension Elective Fee US $ 100.00 (Applicable only after completing the first four weeks of elective program).

N.B. Students wanting to apply for elective study are advised to note that a maximum of eight weeks may be appropriate for doing Elective study at MIHS. However, should your academic program demand elective study of more duration than of eight weeks, special consideration can be taken in such cases by making special request on the favour of applicant to individual departments of MIHS.

 Hospital

International Medical & Paramedical students must wear white aprons bearing their name tag while on hospital placements. Student identity is a must for security reasons. Hospital time begins at 0900 hours and extends up to 1600 hours daily except on SATURDAY which is a non-working day in Nepal.

N.B. Department roster for Postgraduate residents runs for 24 hours and should an elective student intend to get experience after 1600 hours, the departmental coordinators must be requested for getting permission from that department for staying in the department beyond the time specified above, under the supervision of the departmental postgraduate resident.

Visa

International Students are required to get a Tourist Visa of three months period from the Nepalese Embassies or Nepalese Consulates in own city/country prior to arrival in Nepal. Nepal also provide visas on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for citizens of some countries, the name can be found out from the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal: www.mofa.gov.np. The students can travel by road or air from Kathmandu to Janakpurdham at their own.

Accommodation

International Students must find own accommodation in Janakpurdham. However, should a student wish to get help to find accommodation, such student must make a request to MIHS which can provide help to finding suitable accommodation.

Meals

Students can buy snacks at the MIHS Cafeteria. Different food items palatable to different taste buds are available in Janakpurdham. However, students should try different items of Nepalese cuisine for a change, in case they like to do so.

Inoculation

International Medical Students are advised to see their own doctors at home and seek their advice before travelling to Nepal, regarding vaccinations against communicable diseases that they may like to protect themselves against. MIHS does not provide any type of vaccination for International Medical Students.

Medical Care

All international students coming to MIHS are advised to have Medical Insurance coverage to take care of the expenditure incurred for treatment while in Nepal. In case a student becomes ill, during the elective period at MIHS, medications available at its hospital will be provided. In case a student becomes ill in Nepal during the period not attached for Elective Program at NMC, the individual student must take care on his/her own and MIHS will not be held responsible for taking care of health problems occurring during period outside the elective program.

Transport

Public transport services from different places in Janakpurdham are available. Local Tempo & Taxi Services are available at his/her own cost.

Library

MIHS has a small library facilities and students on elective programs can utilize library books/journals free of charge. All books are in English.

Banks

International and National Banks are in plenty for the exchange of Travellers Checks and foreign currencies. Exchange rates fluctuate on day to day basis. Banks demand receipt of foreign currencies declaration on arrival at Airport in Nepal when foreign currencies more than US $ 2000: in amount is to be exchanged in Nepalese currency.

Travel to Kathmandu & Janakpurdham

Many Airlines including Nepal Airlines have direct flights to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from different cities around the world. The Road and Air Travel Services are available from Kathmandu to Janakpurdham.

Access to different parts of Nepal can be made with National airlines or by Bus services.

Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is world renowned for high peaked Himalayas and trekking. Tourists enjoy trekking in different trails that cover in a single to many days. One could approach trekking/travel agencies and book one, if one likes to venture over the interiors of plains, hills and mountains of Nepal and get life time thrill experiencing her natural beauty.

Wild Life Safari

Nepal has many Wild Life Safari Parks and a few days package trip to one would remain memorable life time experience.

Rafting

Many mighty Himalayan rivers flow through Nepal and provide experience of rafting, before or after the Monsoon season (before June after September). Travel and Tour agents have different packages for rafting.

Weather and Wear

According to Nepalese Calendar, twelve months in a year are divided into five seasons. Spring starts from mid February to Mid April; Summer between mid April and mid June; Monsoon from mid June to mid September; Autumn from mid September to mid November and Winter from mid November to mid February. The temperature would vary from one season to another. Minimum in winter would touch down to minus degree Celsius in Kathmandu and mercury would rise up to 36 Degrees Celsius during summer. Cotton wear will be comfortable during summer and monsoon while the spring and autumn would require light woollens. The winter would require heavy woollens.

Drug & Human Trafficking

Drugs and Human Trafficking is totally banned in Nepal and persons found guilty are prosecuted under the law of the land.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Substance abuse is prohibited at MIHS and Teaching Hospital and police is involved in such cases.

N.B. The MIHS and its Teaching Hospital strictly obeys the law of the land and has no right to interfere in police actions.