Bangladesh Medical College

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Bangladesh Medical College
বাংলাদেশ মেডিকেল কলেজ
Type Private medical school
Established 1984 (1984)
Academic affiliation
University of Dhaka
Chairman Mohammad Yousuf Ali
Principal Prof. Dr. Taimor Nawaz
Academic staff
148 (2015)[1]
Location Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°45′01″N 90°22′12″E / 23.7503°N 90.3699°E / 23.7503; 90.3699Coordinates: 23°45′01″N 90°22′12″E / 23.7503°N 90.3699°E / 23.7503; 90.3699
Campus Urban
Language English
Website bmc-bd.org
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Bangladesh Medical College (BMC) (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ মেডিকেল কলেজ), established in 1986, is the oldest private medical school in Bangladesh. It is located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. It is affiliated with University of Dhaka 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 not compulsory for all graduates. The degree is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.

The college is attached to 500-bed Bangladesh Medical College Hospital. Bangladesh Medical College Journal is the official journal of the college.

History[edit]

Bangladesh Medical College is the oldest private medical school in Bangladesh. It was established in 1986 by Bangladesh Medical Studies and Research Institute (BMSRI), a non-profit organisation that runs the college and associated hospital. The University of Dhaka granted affiliation in 1988.[2][3]

Campus[edit]

The college is located in Dhanmondi Thana, Dhaka.[4] The college's six-story academic building is attached to a six-story, 500-bed teaching hospital, Bangladesh Medical College Hospital.[5]

Organisation and administration[edit]

The college is affiliated with Dhaka University as a constituent college.[4][6] The chairman of the college is Mohammad Yousuf Ali.[7] The principal is Taimor Nawaz.[1]

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.[4][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]

Admission for Bangladeshis to the MBBS programme 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. Seats are reserved, according to quotas set by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), for children of Freedom Fighters and for students from underprivileged backgrounds.[10] As of July 2014, the college is allowed to admit 110 students annually.[11]

Bangladesh Medical College Journal is the official journal of the college. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published semi-annually.[12] It accepts original research articles, review articles on topics of current interest, and interesting case reports.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Faculty List". Bangladesh Medical College. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "History of College". Bangladesh Medical College. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Waiz, Anis (2012). "Bangladesh Medical College". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bangladesh Medical College (BMSRI)". World Directory of Medical Schools. 
  5. ^ "About BMC". Bangladesh Medical College. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "List of Constituent Colleges/Institutes under the University of Dhaka". University of Dhaka. Archived from the original on 30 August 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Message of Chairman". Bangladesh Medical College. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  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. ^ "Admission Notice" (PDF). Bangladesh Medical College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Health Bulletin 2014" (PDF). Bureau of Health Education (2nd ed.). Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. December 2014. p. 226. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Welcome to BMC Journal". Bangladesh Medical College. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Information for Contributors" (PDF). Bangladesh Medical College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2015.