Capacity building in Nepal


  • Russell Eric Dawe Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Karl Stobbe McMaster University
  • Yagya Raj Pokharel Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Shrijana Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences



Nepal, global health, underserved population, medical education


Healthcare providers from high-income countries often want to help underserved populations, but providing clinical care is not always a sustainable approach. Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), in Nepal, has taken an innovative approach to capacity building in healthcare. PAHS has partnered with rural family doctors from Canada to provide clinical bedside teaching to medical students in PAHS’s rural program, thereby making a sustainable contribution to healthcare in Nepal.


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Author Biographies

Russell Eric Dawe, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Karl Stobbe, McMaster University

Regional Assistant Dean

Niagara Regional Campus, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

Yagya Raj Pokharel, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

MDGP, Lecturer & Rural Program Coordinator

Shrijana Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Dean, School of Medicine




How to Cite

Dawe RE, Stobbe K, Pokharel YR, Shrestha S. Capacity building in Nepal. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2016 Dec. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];7(3):e51-53. Available from: