University of Medicine, Magway

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University of Medicine, Magway
ဆေးတက္ကသိုလ် (မကွေး)
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Motto ဥပဌာနံ အနုကမ္မာ ဒယာ
(Pali: upaṭhānaṃ, anukammā, dayā)
Motto in English
Service, Sympathy, Humanity
Type Public
Established May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
Rector Khin Zaw
Administrative staff
Students 2086 (2015)[1]
Location Magway, Magway Region, Myanmar
Affiliations Ministry of Health
University of Medicine, Magway Logo.svg

The University of Medicine, Magway (Burmese: ဆေးတက္ကသိုလ် (မကွေး), pronounced: [sʰé tɛʔkəθò (məɡwé)]) located in Magway, is one of five universities of medicine in Myanmar. The university offers an M.B.,B.S. degree program,[2] and master's degree programs in medical science.[citation needed]

Up to 2011 December, the Ministry of Health-administered university was one of the most selective in the country, and accepts each year approximately 600 undergraduate students outside of Yangon Region and Mandalay Region based on their University Entrance Examination scores.

As it was the only university of medicine in the country that accepts students from the rest of the country, the university was reputed to have the most economically, culturally and ethnically diverse student population as the Union University, ပြည်ထောင်စု ဆေးတက္ကသိုလ်, among all Burmese universities of medicine. But, when educational reforms are started under the New Regime, the numbers of fresher candidates is reduced to 99 (2012 December) and those fresher students are from Magway Region, Shan State(East), Rakhine State, Bago Region (West). The fresher students from Lower Myanmar are relocated to University of Medicine 2, Yangon, and those from Kachin State, Chin State and Sagaing Region are to University of Medicine Mandalay.

University of Medicine, Magway, is one of 4 schools in Myanmar recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.[3]

Undergraduate curriculum[edit]

First Year M.B.,B.S.[edit]

  1. Myanmar language
  2. English
  3. Mathematics & statistics
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Botany
  7. Zoology

Second Year M.B.,B.S.[edit]

  1. Anatomy
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Physiology

Third Year M.B.,B.S.[edit]

  1. General Pathology
  2. Microbiology
  3. Pharmacology

Students are also posted for 18 weeks each to the medical and surgical wards for clinical training.

Final Part One M.B.,B.S.[edit]

  1. Systemic Pathology
  2. Preventive and Social Medicine
  3. Forensic Medicine

Final Part Two M.B.,B.S.[edit]

  1. Medicine
  2. Surgery
  3. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  4. Pediatrics


  1. Medical Ward
  2. Surgery Ward (Including Orthopedic and Operation Theater)
  3. O and G Ward
  4. Pediatric Ward
  5. Field Research Department

All the government hospitals in Myanmar which have at least 4 specialties centers can be regarded as a field place for interns.

House officer training[edit]

All students, after a successful completion of Final Part II examination, are required to continue with hands-on training for a period of one year as house surgeons in state-recognized teaching hospitals in Yangon and/ r the State and Division Hospitals.[4] Training periods are:

Subject Duration
Child Health 2 ½ months
Community Medicine 2 weeks
Medicine (including Psychiatry) 3 months
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 3 months
Surgery(including Traumatology) 3 months

House Officers must take their training in one of the teaching hospitals in the following cities:

  1. Magway မကွေး
  2. Monywa မုံရွာ
  3. Mawlamyine မော်လမြိုင်
  4. Taunggyi တောင်ကြီး
  5. Lashio လားရှိုး
  6. Kyaingtong ကျိုင်းတုံ
  7. Myitkyina မြစ်ကြီးနား
  8. Hpa-An ဘားအံ
  9. Dawei ထားဝယ်
  10. Myeik မြိတ်
  11. Pathein ပုသိမ်
  12. Maubin မအူပင်
  13. Pyay ပြည်
  14. Taungoo တောင်ငူ
  15. Sittwe စစ်တွေ
  16. Meiktila မိတ္ထီလာ
  17. Pakokku ပခုက္ကူ
  18. Naypyitaw နေပြည်တော်

The House Officers can apply,if they wished, for the transfer to Yangon and Mandalay Hospitals after one ward completion in Training Hospitals under University of Medicine, Magway.

Core contents[edit]

  • At the end of the 1st MB course, the student should be able to:
  • At the end of the 2nd MB course, the student should be able to:
    • Choose correct statement regarding respect of dead body and specimen.
    • Choose correct statement regarding research ethics
    • Choose correct statement regarding informed consent
  • At the end of the 3rd MB course, the student should be able to:
    • Be aware of biomedical ethics
    • Safely handle infectious agents
    • Describe rational prescribing (NNT, RRR, APR)
    • Prescribe safely
    • Conduct appropriate bedside manner
    • Identify health care errors and their causes
  • At the end of the FP I course, the student should be able to describe:
  • After the end of the Final Part II, the students should be able to:
    • Demonstrate effective and ethical communications skills in patient management
    • Be aware of patient safety concepts & ethical principles in clinical management decision making and ethical dilemmas
  • After the end of the internship, the candidates should be able to:
    • Apply patient safety concepts and ethical principles in clinical management decision making and ethical dilemmas

Graduate curriculum[edit]

The university offers master's degree programs in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology , and Pediatrics.[5]

Teaching hospitals[edit]

Teaching Hospital of the University
  1. Magway Regional Hospital
  2. Minbu District Teaching Hospital
  3. University Teaching Hospital

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "University of Medicine, Magway's Home page". University of Medicine, Magway. Retrieved 2015-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Health Statistics" (PDF). Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  3. ^ Medical School Details
  4. ^ First Year
  5. ^ "Course Offer". Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 20°11′10″N 94°59′46″E / 20.1860°N 94.9961°E / 20.1860; 94.9961