About the Program
The Elective and Exchange program in Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation centre at Annapurna Hospital as a medical student for either a sub-internship or a clinical elective in Neurosurgery and Neurology is now recently started. So if any of the students are interested in working with us can contact us.
In order to facilitate your experience with us,
here is a brief introduction to the organization of our clinical activities.
It is a 65 bedded setup hospital dedicated mainly to neurosciences. We see about 100 neurosciences patients a day in the Outpatient clinic and perform 1000 neuro-related surgeries and 400 other surgeries a year. These include Vascular/Endovascular, Microscopic, Endoscopic, Functional, Tumor, Spine and Emergency Surgeries . We deal with more than 14,000 Neurological Cases annually. Each of these services is led by a Residents, Neurosurgeons and Neurologists. We also have increasing case of other surgeries like orthopedics, general surgeries and radio-intervention. It is going into a bigger setup as general hospital.
Visiting medical students may also rotate at Associate hospitals outside the Kathmandu Valley which is associated with our institute at Gorkha, Pokhara and Nepalgunj.
While on each service, the visiting medical student will participate in conferences, rounds, operating rooms, and outpatient clinics.
"In comparison to my other clinical internships, the one at ANIAS was definitely the best when it comes to learning about clinical cases and surgical interventions.
ANIAS is - compared to European hospitals - a really small clinic which has specialized in neurological cases. But during the daily OPD round, you will get to see a lot of non-neurological related cases.
Here you have the possibility to see and attend different surgeries like discectomies, craniotomies, resection of tumors, shunts or aneurysm clippings and so on. For most of the surgeries, it is possible to scrub in and get to work a bit with the surgeons.
What really is remarkable is that Dr. Pant and every other doctor are taking a lot of time explaining cases or surgical interventions to the students and will help you get along in the hospital.
So if you are looking for a possibility to expand your horizon on how hospitals and medical staff work in different countries, I can definitely recommend a stay at ANIAS."
"Von einigen Empfehlungen von Kommilitonen habe ich mich recht spontan für das Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Science Hospital entschieden, welches ich wiederum wärmstens weiterempfehlen möchte. Warum das Annapurna Hospital?
Das Arbeitsklima und die Herzlichkeit aller Mitmenschen dort ist mit das Angenehmste, welches ich in den Jahren in einem Krankenhaus erfahren durfte. Alle sind sehr entgegenkommend und hilfsbereit zugleich. Man hat schnell das Gefühl willkommen zu sein und auch am Geschehen mitdiskutieren zu dürfen. Man lernt viele neue Dinge kennen, zum Beispiel Krankheitsbilder die man in Deutschland nicht so oft zu sehen bekommt, aber für mich ist noch viel wichtiger die Tatsache, dass hier der Mensch im Fokus steht. Es wird auch viel über das Arzt-Patient Verhältnis nachgedacht und sich darum stets bemüht, welches für mich von größter Bedeutung ist.
Darüber hinaus erhält man einen vielfältigen Einblick in den Alltag nepalesischer Medizin, die von der Morgenrunde über die Visite, den Sprechstunden bis hin zu sehr anspruchsvollen Operationen reicht. Der Chefarzt und seine Oberärzte bestechen hierbei durch unheimliche Kompetenz, sowie die Assistenzärzte, die einen durch ihren Charakter als warme Mitgefährten empfunden werden. Das Umfeld ist sehr flexibel und lässt es auch mal zu, sich mit bestimmten Dingen näher zu beschäftigen und räumt den Studenten gewisse Freiheiten somit ein.
Alles in allem ist Nepal selbst ein so spannendes Land, dass es sich lohnt sogar ein zweites Mal zu kommen. Wenn man die Möglichkeit haben sollte eine Famulatur oder einen medizinischen Dienst zu absolvieren, sollte man nicht zweimal nachdenken, und vor allem das Annapurna mit seiner renommierten Neurologie und Neurochirurgie steht hierfür als ein Aushängeschild."
I, Yowchanan Israel, am grateful for the opportunity I've had to observe here at Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences Hospital. Although I am not a medical professional, I have studied Public Health. So, the experience here was valuable. I enjoyed witnessing the professionalism and dedication of the doctors and nurses, and listening to the lectures from the senior M.D.S/ Neurologists during the morning conference .I spent most of my time in the physiotherapy and Radiology Department .Special thanks go to the physical tharapists and the Radiography Technicians ,and of course to Operations Manager Narayan Satyal and Deputy Medical Director Dr.Sharad Hari Gajuryal .I am currently researching the health status /statistics of Nepal and other countries should i want to commit to public health service projects in the bear future.so it's possible that i may return -if not for work then definitely for trekking and exploring .i have enjoyed my time here and the vibrant culture of this country .Dhanyevat.
Dear Doctors, Nurses and staff of Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied sciences,
First of all we want to thank you very much for welcoming us at your hospital for one month.
We are Paul, Martin and Darius and we are 3rd and 4th year medical students from Halle, Germany. We came here to Annapurna Neurological for an elective for one month.
Our days here usually started at the morning conference which was followed by the round. There we learned so much about the very different cases and patients being treated. You doctors took your time to answer our questions and even challenged our knowledge of different diagnosis and procedures. Many times Prof. Pant gave us valuable lectures about important principles of treating patients.
During OPD we had the opportunity to meet patients of a large variety of diagnosis and history so we learned about the broad spectrum of neurosurgery. A very valuable experience to us was differences in therapeutic approaches to diseases between Nepal and Germany example, in the treatment of epilepsy or Parkinson’s syndrome.
After OPD we usually enjoyed a small lunch break in the cantina and we continued our day in the OT.
The OT has been the highlight of every day because there we could see Neurosurgery to its fullest extent. It was great to see all kinds of surgery and we got very detailed explanations on all of the cases. We were also allowed to scrub and help out which was a very rewarding and fun experience.
During all this time we were very warmly welcomed by all of you doctors, nurses and staff. You really took your time to answer our questions and we joked a lot and had a very good time here. It has been a very valuable but also fun stay for us.
We want to thank you all again for our great time together and everything we learned from you. We wish you the very best and hope to see you again.
My experience at Annapurna Neurological Institute and Allied Sciences has been incredibly educational and truly memorable. Over the 6 week duration of my elective I feel I learned a broad range of skills and knowledge of neurosurgery and the nervous system as a whole. It has been the best placement in terms of clinical exposure and teaching I have ever been on.
The set up at Annapurna is similar to the UK in terms of daily ward round, outpatient department and theatre lists. However, whilst here I have had exposure to a wider and unique range of neurological presentations. I have been given the opportunity to scrub in theatre and a visit which has developed my understanding of surgical skills as well as my neurological knowledge and experience.
Prof. Pant and his team are interested in teaching and encourage participation which is excellent for learning. I gained an incredible amount of skills from examination to history taking to interpreting MRI/CT scans. It was truly an incredible experience and has most certainly reinforced my desire to pursue neurosurgery as a career.
Our elective clerkship at the Annapurna Neurological Institute offered us a versatile insight on diagnostics and treatment of neurological diseases and neurosurgical cases.
The day starts at 8 am with a morning conference, followed by rounds - checking on every patient in the hospital. The OPD started at around 10:30 and we were able to join the patient consultations. Through participating in the consultations we learned how certain diseases manifest themselves, which further diagnostic tests are necessary and indicated to confirm the diagnosis and what a therapeutic approach may look like. We have also particularly improved our skills of interpreting MRI an CT images.
In general, the doctors explained a lot and were happy to answer questions. We also liked the fact, that the doctors took a lot of time for the patients during the rounds and the consultations.
In the afternoon we were able to join and assist in several surgeries (from tumour excisions to disc herniation and cerebral haemorrhage), which was very interesting and instructive.
We really enjoyed our time at the Annapurna Neurological Institute and can totally recommend it for an internship.
Nora and Philip from Germany