Overview of Anwer Khan Modern Medical College (AKMMC) Dhaka
Anwer Khan Modern Medical College (AKMMC) is a private medical college in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established in 2008 and is affiliated with the University of Dhaka. The college is named after the late Mr. Anwer Khan, a renowned businessman, and philanthropist in Bangladesh.
AKMMC offers a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, which is recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC). The college aims to provide high-quality medical education and produce competent medical professionals who can contribute to the healthcare sector in Bangladesh.
The college campus has modern facilities, including well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, dissection halls, a library, and a computer center. The college also has its own 500-bed hospital, the Anwer Khan Modern Medical Hospital, which serves as a teaching hospital for students. The hospital provides medical services to a large number of patients and offers various departments and specialized units.
AKMMC follows a comprehensive curriculum that includes theoretical and practical medical education. The students undergo clinical rotations in different departments of the hospital, gaining hands-on experience and exposure to various medical specialties.
The faculty members at AKMMC consist of experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated to providing quality education and guidance to the students. The college also encourages research activities and provides opportunities for students to participate in scientific conferences and seminars.
Until now the available seats in medical colleges, public & private sector together is far short of meeting the country's requirement. In our country, a large number of students are willing to take part in the health care system, which is evidenced by a large number of applicants for admission tests in medical colleges. Unfortunately, most of the eligible candidates are deprived of the opportunity of getting admitted to the medical colleges of Bangladesh due to a lack of enough seats: This results in
- 1. Career planning of the eligible candidates, whose desires and dreams were quite appropriate and invaluable to the needs of the country.
- 2. Migration of thousands of students for studies abroad, mainly in the neighboring countries resulting in a constant drain of the national economy for supporting studies.
- 3. Social strains in the families concerned.
- 4. Long-term deleterious consequences on national health care delivery.
- 5. Dependence on other countries for education and health care delivery. The overall impact overshadows our image and dignity as an independent nation.
The cost of medical education is higher in developed and developing countries in comparison to Bangladesh. The Ministry of Health has sanctioned 50% of the total seat for admission of foreign students in private Medical colleges with the existing facilities we can admit foreign students who can avail of quality medical education at an economically competitive price.