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Monday, March 28, 2011

Armed Forces Medical College

About the Armed Forces Medical College

The medical education of the country has been constantly improving to keep pace with the over all progress of Bangladesh. Nevertheless Bangladesh Armed Forces felt the requirement of possessing a group of energetic, motivated and dedicated young people to lead the health sector in the 21st century. With this view Armed Forces Medical College ( AFMC) was established to respond to global changes happening in medical education and technology.
 Army Medical Corps performs the task of conserving the fighting strength of the Armed Forces through effective health care delivery system both during war and peace. Army Medical Corps requires induction of good number of doctors every year. It has been observed that, newly commissioned doctors from the existing colleges can not always fulfill the peculiar requirements of Armed Forces. Therefore Government has decided to establish (AFMC) to fulfill the requirement of militarily motivated and qualitatively better medical graduates for induction in the Armed Forces as well as to provide a sizable number of well disciplined and skilled doctors for the national health care service.
 The academic activities of Armed Forces Medical College commenced through induction of 56 medical cadets on 20 June 1999. The college is affiliated to University of Dhaka and recognized by Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council (BMDC). So far 9 batches of total 493 students have been inducted. The students of First 3 batches have already become doctor and the 2nd batch completed their internship training in CMH Dhaka. Remaining batches are progressing as per the schedule. The admission is based on merit keeping in conformity with Government order.
Address Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka-1206 Tel: 6754
Website  Armed forces medical college
www.afmcbd.com
]AIM / OBJECTIVES
 The aim of Armed Forces Medical College is to train two groups of specially selected candidates called AMC cadets and AFMC cadets respectively for five academic years according to the syllabus laid down by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) for MBBS degree to be conferred by the Bangladesh University of Professionals ( BUP), Bangladesh and to create a cadre of high quality career doctors for the Armed Forces as well as the nation.
The objectives of Armed Forces Medical College are
a. To teach biomedical sciences traditionally required for medical graduates to meet the responsibilities of providing preventive as well as curative health care to the people of Bangladesh.
b.  To produce well disciplined, self motivated and dedicated doctors imbued with the spirit of devotion of duty, kindness, tolerance, patience and compassion.
c.  To impart those aspects of basic military training as are required to turn each cadets into a highly disciplined, physically and mentally fit, morally and ethically upright and professionally dedicated medical graduates capable of providing health care services in adverse physical and psychosocial environment both in and outside the country and during war and peace.
d.  To instil a wide knowledge of the social and economic condition of Bangladesh with a view to imbuing them the beliefs, values and ideals of the nation.

e.  To inspire development of essential character qualities, strong sense of righteousness and a basic desire to serve the suffering humanity.
THE CAMPUS
Location & Establishment: Armed Forces Medical College is located at Dhaka Cantonment on the northern side of Airport Road, which is an island of scenic tranquillity blended with natural beauty and bounty. The AFMC campus possesas located at an area of about 13 acres of land opposite to Cantonment Railway Station and Hotel Radisson. 

Location Map:

Armed Forces Medical College is located at Dhaka Cantonment on the northern side of Airport Road, which is an island of scenic tranquility blended with natural beauty and bounty. The AFMC campus possesses an area of about 13 acres of land opposite to Cantonment Railway Station and Hotel Radisson, Dhaka.



 
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