Ad-din Women's Medical College

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Ad-din Women's Medical College
আদ-দ্বীন মহিলা মেডিকেল কলেজ
TypePrivate medical school
Established2008 (2008)
Academic affiliation
University of Dhaka
ChairmanRafique Ul Huq
PrincipalA. A. Ashraf Ali
Location,
23°44′55″N 90°24′19″E / 23.7485°N 90.4052°E / 23.7485; 90.4052Coordinates: 23°44′55″N 90°24′19″E / 23.7485°N 90.4052°E / 23.7485; 90.4052
CampusUrban
LanguageEnglish
Websitead-din.org/awmc.php

Ad-din Women's Medical College (AWMC) (Bengali: আদ-দ্বীন মহিলা মেডিকেল কলেজ) is a private medical college in Bangladesh, exclusively for female students, established in 2008. It is located in Maghbazar, Dhaka. It is affiliated with Dhaka University as a constituent college.

It offers a five-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. A one-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates. The degree is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.

History[edit]

Ad-din Foundation, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to serving the disadvantaged, established Ad-din Women's Medical College in 2008. It is the first of four medical colleges the organisation operates in Bangladesh.[1][2]

Campus[edit]

The college is located in Maghbazar, Dhaka, within the premises of 500-bed Ad-din Medical College Hospital. The hospital treats men and women, but over 90% of its patients are women or children.[3][4]

Ad-din Women's Medical College library

Organization and administration[edit]

The college is affiliated with Dhaka University as a constituent college.[5][6] The chairman is Rafique-ul Huq. The principal is A. A. Ashraf Ali.[7]

Office of Ad-din Women's Medical College

Academics[edit]

The college offers a five-year course of study, approved by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC), leading to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Dhaka University. After passing the final professional examination, there is a compulsory one-year internship. The internship is a prerequisite for obtaining registration from the BMDC to practice medicine.[5][8] In October 2014, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare capped admission and tuition fees at private medical colleges at 1,990,000 Bangladeshi taka (US$25,750 as of 2014) total for their five-year courses.[9]

The college admits only female students.[10] Admission for Bangladeshis to the MBBS programmes at all medical colleges in Bangladesh (government and private) is conducted centrally by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). It administers a written multiple choice question exam simultaneously throughout the country. Candidates are admitted based primarily on their score on this test, although grades at Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) level also play a part.[11] Seats are reserved for daughters of Freedom Fighters, and 5% of seats are reserved for students from underprivileged backgrounds.[12] As of July 2014, the college is allowed to admit 75 students annually.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazid, Muhammad Abdul (2012). "Ad-Din Welfare Centre". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Prospectus 2013–14" (PDF). Ad-din Women's Medical Center. 2013. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Prospectus 2013–14" (PDF). Ad-din Women's Medical Center. 2013. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Health Bulletin 2014" (PDF). Bureau of Health Education (2nd ed.). Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. December 2014. p. 160. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Ad-din Women's Medical College and Hospital". World Directory of Medical Schools.
  6. ^ "List of Constituent Colleges/Institutes under the University of Dhaka". University of Dhaka. Archived from the original on 30 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Governing Body". Ad-din Women's Medical College.
  8. ^ "List of Recognized medical and dental colleges". Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council.
  9. ^ "Govt to fix maximum fees". New Age. Dhaka. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Prospectus 2013–14" (PDF). Ad-din Women's Medical Center. 2013. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Prospectus 2013–14" (PDF). Ad-din Women's Medical Center. 2013. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Prospectus 2013–14" (PDF). Ad-din Women's Medical Center. 2013. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Health Bulletin 2014" (PDF). Bureau of Health Education (2nd ed.). Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. December 2014. p. 227. Retrieved 3 September 2015.

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