The government of Bangladesh established Patuakhali Medical College in 2014, along with new medical colleges at Rangamati, Jamalpur, Manikganj, Tangail, and Sirajganj. Instruction began in 2015.
Students at the college demonstrated in 2015, calling for the reinstatement of the “carry on” examination system. The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
(MBBS) degree programme is divided into four parts by the first,
second, and third professional examinations. If a student fails one of
these exams, they may sit it again six months later. Under the 2002
“carry on” system, students could continue taking classes in the next
academic session while preparing to retake an exam. This system was
strongly favoured by medical students, but strongly opposed by their
teachers. The Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council
eliminated “carry on” in 2013, after which students who failed a
professional exam were not allowed to continue classes until they had
passed it, causing them to lose up to a year in the process.
Patuakhali Medical College (PKMC) started its curricular activities in 2015. Now this medical college is going on very well with its students and teachers. Patuakhali Medical College will go a long way if the teachers cooperate with students as they are doing now greatly