Fellowship programs have been started at CMC in an effort to increase the number of specialist trainings of the medical professionals in Nepal, based on competency-based training modules.
Every fellowship program at CMC is a continuous 3 year-long program awarded by Lincoln University, Malaysia (based on the Memorandum of Understanding between Tribhuvan University and Lincoln University). This program has been recognized by and registered in Nepal Medical Council (NMC) as equivalent to the sub-specialty postgraduate educational programs (DM/MCh Program). The first program started was Fellowship in Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine in 2017, and then 2 other fellowships have been started from 2018: Fellowship in Cardiology and Fellowship in Hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery. The followed curriculum provides a structured educational and training experience necessary to achieve expertise in the relevant subject.
Generally in the months of April/May every year. The candidates are advised to follow-up the website for advertisements regarding application for the fellowship.
MD in Internal Medicine / MS in General Surgery or equivalent (The MD/MS program must be a 3-year full-time residency degree and recognized by Tribhuvan University)
Registration in Nepal Medical Council as specialist (for Nepalese candidates)*
* In case of foreign candidate, specialist registration in his/her respective medical council is required
Application is invited through countrywide advertisement in leading newspapers and also in the web-site of Chitwan Medical College (www.cmc.edu.np). The annual intake of fellows vary every years (from 1-3), depending upon the faculty strength and availability of the supervisor.
The entrance examination consists of 2 sections- Theoretical and Clinical examination. The shortlisting of the candidates is done on the basis of MCQ-type question paper (100 MCQs related to basic applied sciences, critical care and related subjects). Only those candidates who obtain pass marks (50%) will be eligible to appear in clinical examination. Final candidate selection will be done on merit-basis (60% theory and 40% clinical examination). The successful candidates will be enrolled in the program after signing of the agreement with the institution.
For Nepalese: NRS. 50,000/annum (Admission fees not included)
For international candidates: 5000 USD/annum (excluding the admission fees)*
*with reference to fee structure of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal for similar specialist training program like DM/MCh
Stipend and allowance:
Basic: NPR 65000/- and night-duty allowance: NPR 3000/night (as of March 2019)
Program Coordinators and Current Trainees:
Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Prof. Dr. Shital Adhikari
Fellowship in Cardiology - Prof. Dr Shyam Raj Regmi
Fellowship in Hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery - Prof. Dr Kishore Tamrakar
Program: Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (1st batch)
Dr. Bishow Kumar Shrestha
Program: Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2nd batch)
Dr. Chiranjibi Pant
Dr. Manoj Kumar Yadav
Dr. Suraj Rana
Dr. Anusmriti Pal
Program: Fellowship in Cardiology (1st batch)
Dr. Ananda GC
Dr. Keshav Budhathoki
Dr. Sabina Sedhai
Program: Fellowship in Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Surgery (1st batch)