Progress: Passed his final medical exams in June 2023, currently doing his internship year at PAHS
Location of origin: Jumla District, mid Western Nepal
Parents occupation: Father – farmer, Mother – housewife. Also care for his Uncle who has disabilities.
Siblings: 2 older sisters

Santosh teaching maths in the community

Latest News

June 2023:

Santosh is now a Doctor for Nepal! He passed his final exams this month after years of dedicated study and will now embark on his internship year at PAHS, before going to serve in the rural areas. Congratulations Santosh, you will make an incredible doctor!

June 2022:

Great news for Santosh:

‘I have passed my board exam with good results and I now have a 5 month district posting in rural Nepal. Now I am posted to the health office, after 3 weeks, I will be posted to hospital doing duty’

Well done, Santosh! He will be doing his posting at Kapilvastu hospital in Nepal and we wish him the best of luck as he moves into his 5th year.

April 2022:

Santosh has been studying hard for his board exams. Passing these will allow him to advance to his 5th year, which will involve 5 months of clinical practice in hospital and a 5 month posting – he’s excited to see where he will be posted!

Feb 2019: 

Santosh recently received the results for his latest 1st Year exam – we are pleased to announce that he passed with flying colours, gaining marks in the top percentage in all categories.  WELL DONE SANTOSH.  He and his classmates were then sent out into the community to a local medical post where Santosh interviewed a number of patients, doctors and nurses.  He also volunteered at a local school, helping to teach the children Maths.  He is now back at his medical school working hard – here’s Santosh’s own account of his experiences:

“The most important thing is that I  passed my exam with good marks. After my exam we were posted to health post to know about the health condition in Nepal, where we conducted interviews with different people. I got lots of chance to interview with great people. Now I have entered in respiratory block  which runs for 5 weeks, then I will enter in cardiovascular block and the combine exam of this two block takes place.”

News from Santosh, May 2018

“Initially, I want to thank you from the core of my heart for selecting me. In upcoming days I will try my best for proving that you had a fair selection.

It has been more than two month that I’m studying at PAHS. During these many days, I have cooperated with my new friends, seniors, and teachers. Teachers have been praising me due to my good tasks and hard work as well. I have by promise to keep it up in days to come. I have actively participated in my first slum posting at Shantinagar “Jagarantole”. Faculty members and my friends praised me. I am very thankful to them. It was really remarkable moment of my life. Finally, I again want to thank you for selecting me on this scholarship scheme.

My study is going well. I’m working hard to get success. I’m now feeling good to write these few words. . I am reading different English magazines as well English novel so as to improve my English. Days in PAHS are going well. The whole credit goes to DFN team. I am so proud to be its member member/student. ”   Santosh Upadhayay

Santosh’s comments when heard he had been offered a Doctors for Nepal scholarship:

“I was very happy and proud to be selected as the member of DFN. I couldn’t express my feelings, more than that my parents were so pleased to hear this good news.”

DFN has been doing its best to bring students of rural regions to stream of medical education and being a part of it is really a proud moment to me.  Giving the access for people of rural region in health facility has been the great work from the DFN and I am extremely grateful towards it.

I would like to thank all the members of DFN for this special opportunity. I think myself very fortunate for that. This scholarship has given me a strong courage moving forward in medical field, a great path way to accomplish my mission. I assure I will not let this opportunity go away. I will do my best to accomplish the mission that DFN has taken.”

Santosh as a boy with his 2 sisters and father

Santosh’s uncle and mother