Dinajpur Medical College

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Dinajpur Medical College
দিনাজপুর মেডিকেল কলেজ
Logo of Dinajpur Medical College.jpg
Logo of Dinajpur Medical College
Type public medical school
Established 1992 (1992)
Academic affiliation
Rajshahi University
Principal Md. Kamrul Ahsan
Students 920
Location Dinajpur, Dinajpur District, Bangladesh
25°36′38″N 88°39′18″E / 25.6106°N 88.6551°E / 25.6106; 88.6551Coordinates: 25°36′38″N 88°39′18″E / 25.6106°N 88.6551°E / 25.6106; 88.6551
Campus Urban
Language English
Website dinajmc.org
Front view of Dinajpur Medical College building

Dinajpur Medical College (DjMC) (Bengali: দিনাজপুর মেডিকেল কলেজ) is a government medical school in Bangladesh, established in 1992. It is located in the Dinajpur District of Rangpur Division. It is affiliated with Rajshahi University.

It offers five-year medical education course leading to MBBS. One-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates. The degree is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental council.It also offers some postgraduate courses under BSMMU. Graduates of this medical college are eligible for USMLE, PLAB examination and the degree is recognised by WHO. Dinajpur Medical College is listed in IMED

History[edit]

In the year 1978–79 Bangladesh government planned to establish medical colleges at Bogra, Comilla, Dinajpur, Faridpur, Kushtia, Khulna, Noakhali and Pabna with a view to improve the healthcare services in the country. Keeping this view in mind in the year 1980–81 medical colleges were started functioning at Comilla, Khulna, Pabna and IPGMR (Dhaka). Subsequently, the programme was abandoned and the students were shifted to the established existing eight medical colleges. In the year 1991–92 the government felt the need of establishment more medical colleges for medical education facilities in the country and thereby release the burden imposed on the existing medical colleges. Accordingly, the government made commitment to establish 5 new medical colleges at Dinajpur, Bogra, Khulna, Faridpur and Comilla. Thus 5 medical colleges had been established in 1999-91-year with annual intake of 50 students each medical college. On 16 August 1992 Dinajpur Medical Colleges started functioning at Dinajpur main town occupying a hostel of general government college and a rented private building named 'Hamana Bhaban'. It was shifted to new building proper at Ananada Sagor area near Dinajpur main town on 1 July 2000. Dinajpur Sadar hospital was used as temporary medical college hospital. Medical college was started functioning in building proper in college campus on 7 March 2010.Now Dinajpur Medical College and Hospital is have excellent campus with annual intake of approximately 150 students.

Campus[edit]

Hospital[edit]

Dinajpur medical college Hospital building
Outdoor of DjMCH

Dinajpur Medical College Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the Northern part of Bangladesh. It is a 500-bed teaching hospital. There are 17 operation theatres in the hospital, of which, 12 are general, two emergency, one labour and two daily. The hospital has introduced some new departments, including cancer, urology and radiotherapy.The hospital building has an underground car parking facility. It has the ability to accommodate above 1000 patients. The present government has decided to open 20 bed burn unit in this medical college hospital. PGT trainings are also given in the hospital. This Medical college is affiliated by Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeon for undertaking any post graduate training and Postgraduate courses. Many facilities like academics, research and residency are available here.

Mosque[edit]

It is two storied building, situated at the south-west corner of the DjMC Playground.

Hostels[edit]

Front View of Dr. Md. Yousuf Ali hall DjMC

The name of the boys hostel is Dr. Md. Yousuf Ali Hall. It includes two four-storied buildings beside the play ground.

Front view of Dr Md Taibur Rahman Hall, DjMC

The name of the girls hostel is Dr. Md. Taibur Rahman Hall. It includes three four-storied building.It has three blocks. Eastern block, Western block and Main hostel.

There are two four-storied building for intern doctors. One for boys and one for girls. They are well decorated and behind the hospital for 24-hour medical service.

  • There are two hostels for trainee nurses, near the nursing institute. There are also number of quarters for teachers, doctors, nurses and guest house for guests.

Dinajpur Nursing College[edit]

Dinajpur Nursing College, Front view

There is a well-developed nursing college affilited with the hospital. It provides training for young nurses. There are also hostels for nurses near the hospital.

Other institutions under its affiliation[edit]

  • Dinajpur 250bed general Hospital
  • Zia Heart Foundation Hospital
  • Diabetic Hospital
  • BNSB Eye Hospital
  • MCHC Center
  • School Health Center
  • Center For Nuclear medicine ,Dinajpur
  • Chest Disease Clinic
  • Leprosy Clinic

Administration[edit]

The principal is Md. Kamrul Ahsan. The vice-principal is Kanta Roy Rimi.

Phase Coordinators[edit]

  • 1st Phase: Mominul Haque
  • 2nd Phase: Subir Kumar Sarker
  • 3rd Phase: Abul Hasnat Ferdous
  • 4th Phase: Moudud Hossain Alamgir

Academics[edit]

Dinajpur Medical College admits 150 students into the MBBS degree programme yearly under the government medical admission test. Dinajpur Medical College is under DGHS and curriculum by BMDC(Bangladesh medical and dental council). Like other government medical colleges, to be admitted into Dinajpur Medical College need to be follow DGHS rules. The admission test is conducted centrally by Director of Medical Education under DGHS. Dinajpur Medical College admits a good number of postgraduate students on different postgraduate courses offering by the college under BSMMU.Dinajpur Medical College is affiliated by BSMMU and BCPS. For foreign students, admission is through the Embassy of Bangladesh in respective countries. Many students from Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan are Studying here. 19 batches have passed from this medical college successfully.

Degrees[edit]

Dinajpur Medical College offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees.

  • Undergraduate: MBBS
  • Postgraduate:
  • Diploma in Cardiology
  • Diploma in Obs & Gynae
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diploma in Anaesthesiology

Posgraduate program was inaugurated by Prof.Dr.Pran Gopal Datta, Vice-Chancellor, BSMMU.

DjMC Journal[edit]

Dinajpur Medical College Journal (DjMCJ) is BMDC recognised journal, published twice a year. It accepts original papers, review articles, case reports and short communications related to various disciplines of medical science for publication. Paper should be solely contributed to the Journal.

Clubs and other activities[edit]

  • Sandhani (DjMC unit)
  • Medicine Club (DjMC unit)
  • Retina Blood Bank (DjMC unit)
  • Oikotan (cultural organisation of DjMC)
  • Movie Club, DjMC
  • Debate Club, DjMC
  • Natyodol " NAGORIK "

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