Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (EM)

Grande International Hospital

Accredited by NSEP, a full member of IFEM



Emergency Medicine as defined by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine  (IFEM ) in 1991 as "A field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioral disorders. It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development."

This is a recognized specialty in Nepal. The Emergency Medicine (EM) and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) are fundamental health right of all citizens. In Nepal, there are few training program in EM is undergoing ,  eg three years DM (Doctorate in Medicine) training programs in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. The candidates are enrolled one or two per year in this program since 2011. Other institutions like BPKIHS ( B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences ) and Patan Academy of Health Sciences started 18 months Fellowship Program in Emergency Medicine to train the doctors who has completed MDGP (Doctor in Medicine in General Practice ). As the establishment of Emergency Department (ED) in various public and private hospitals is increasing in Nepal and abroad, the need for physicians specifically trained in EM is also accelerating. Developing a comprehensive and recognized EM program for training physicians in Nepal must occur simultaneously to meet demand for emergency care services. So, Grande International Hospital, associated with NSEP (Nepalese Society of Emergency Physicians)   offers     Fellowship Program in Emergency Medicine.


About Program:-

Vision statement: Our vision is to develop emergency physicians that provide the complete spectrum of emergency care in diverse settings and communities while advancing the field of emergency medicine.

Mission statement: We provide our trainees with comprehensive training in current and cutting-edge emergency medicine practice in a diverse, high-acuity setting, Emergency Medical Services (Ground and Helicopter) and   depiction in high altitude medicine as well as wilderness medicine. We endeavor to promote a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and wellness. We value culturally competent care and engagement with our institution, specialty, and community. From day one, candidate will assume critical decision-making responsibilities in a supportive, collaborative, and fast-paced environment. During the training period our trainee will get international experiences in Emergency Medicine and EMS

Selection Criteria:-  Interview by selection committee.

Minimum admission Criteria for Nepalese Candidates:-

  1. MD in General Practice, General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Anesthesia
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Registration in Nepal Medical Council
  4. Personal Statement

Minimum admission Criteria for Foreign Candidates:-

  1. MD in General Practice, General Practice and Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Medicine  and Anesthesia
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3.  Temporary Registration in Nepal Medical Council
  4. Personal Statement
  5.  Full medical council registration in native country.


Duration of Training: - 18 months, may extend up to 24 months

Research Activities:-At least two publication in national or international journal.

Short courses: - BLS, ACLS, ATLS, PALS, NALS, and ISTOL

Number of Candidates: - Two per year

Benefits and remunerations: -

 Selected candidates will get stipends as per hospital policy


Course Director: - Dr. Ajay Singh Thapa, MD, DM (Emergency Medicine)

                                Dept. of Emergency Medicine and EMS

                                Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

                                Email: - drajaythapa@gmail.com


 National Faculties:-

  • Dr. Ajay Singh Thapa, MD ,DM (Emergency Medicine) 


  • Asso. Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maharjan, MD,DM (Emergency Medicine)


  • Dr. Ram Neupane,MD,DM (Emergency Medicine)


  • Dr. Sameer Thapa ,MD,DM (Emergency Medicine)


  • Dr. Bishow Dawadi, MD


  • Dr. Bijay Lingden, MD 


International Faculties:

  • Dr. Jammie Hendrie,FACEM,Senior Consultant Emergency Physician
    Austin Hospital Melbourne,Australia
  • Dr. Rais Vohra,MD,Consultant Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicology,California,USA
  • Dr. Devendra Richhariya,MD,Associate Director and Consultant Emergency Physician,Medanta The Medicity,New Delhi,India
  • Dr. Prakash Subedi, FRCEM, Consultant Emergency Physician, UK




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