Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, located in Bogra town, was established in 1992. It has a 5-year medical education course leading to an MBBS. One-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates. The college is affiliated to the University of Rajshahi, and the degree is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College was established in 1992. At first, it was started as a medical college collaborating with Mohammad Ali Hospital, Bogra. In 2006, a brand new hospital and college campus was constructed on the outskirts of Bogra city, beside the Dhaka-Rangpur highway, named on the basis of Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman who was born at Bogra. On 31 August 2006, the new campus at Silimpur started its journey. Previously about 50 students could get the chance to study there through nationwide examination for admission to public medical colleges of the country every year. From 2005, the numbers increased to about 150.
The college is located in south-western part of the district town, Bogra, just beside the Dhaka-Rangpur national highway, about 80 km from Bangabondhu Jamuna bridge, where it is connected with other highways viz. to Rajshahi, Naogoan and Joypurhat-Hili. With the most convenient roads and railway communications, Bogra stands at the centre of Rajshahi division in the map having fluorescencent cultural, historical and archeological heritage. The once mighty river Korotoa, said to have carried the legendary craft of Behula-Lakshindar, flows through the eastern edge of the town. Mohasthangarh, the oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh is 15 km north of the college and Paharpur Buddhist Monastery is somewhat 50 km to the west.
The college has all the major branches of medical education including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Dermatology, Medicine, Paediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Blood Transfusion, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Paediatric Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Respiratory Medicine, Urology, Paediatric Nephrology, Odontology and Thoracic Surgery . Principal is the administrative head of the institution. The other sanctioned posts for faculty and staff members are one Vice-Principal, 16 Professors, 19 Associate Professors, 14 Assistant Professors, 2 Curators, 42 Lecturers, 2 Pathologists, one Biochemist, and one Pharmacist. In addition to one Health Educator and one Secretary/ Administrative Officer, there are about 161 technicians, laboratory assistants and auxiliary staff to run the administrative and academic programmes of the college.There are 2 boy's hall, 2 lady's hall,a big playground,a volleyball court,a badminton court, a beautiful mosque & a college building attached canteen for the students.Every year about 2-5 students of this college take place in various professional examinations under Rajshahi university.The current principal is Professor Dr.Ahsan Habib; (head ; dept. of community medicine). A new dental unit will be opened here very soon.In 2012-13 session, the 22nd batch will be admitted here. Every year many foreign students (from Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal) come here to study MBBS. Already 16th batch has completed their course & finished internship half. The institution has gifted the nation till about 890 doctors. Many of them has become established doctors & turned into professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, registrars, teachers etc. It also provides post graduation degree such as Diploma in Anesthesiology for MBBS doctors. 1 of the 3 cancer institutes of Bangladesh is situated in here.
Address: Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College (SZMC) Thana - Bogra Sadar, Post - Bogra Dist. - Bogra- 5800 State Bangladesh
Telephone: 051-69965 Fax: 051-61717