Patuakhali Medical College (PkMC) (Bengali: পটুয়াখালী মেডিকেল কলেজ) is a government medical school in Bangladesh, established in 2014. It is affiliated with University of Dhaka as a constituent college. It is located in Patuakhali town of Patuakhali District.
It has an annual intake of 52 students for its five-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. A one-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates.
The college is associated with 250-bed Patuakhali General Hospital.
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 favored 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.
- Department of Anatomy
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Physiology
- Department of Forensic Medicine
- Department of Community Medicine
- Department of Pathology
- Department of Pharmacology
- Department of Microbiology
- Department of Medicine
- Department of Surgery
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Clubs, Associations and extracurricular activities
- Medicine Club
- PkMC Adventure Society
In Patuakhali Medical College national days like Independence Day, Victory Day of Bangladesh, International Mother Language Day and festivals like New Year, Pahela Baishakh, Saraswati Puja are observed with various programs.
The founding principal of the college is Prof. Dr. MA Mannan. Prof. Dr. Md. Faizul Bashar is the current (6th) principal of the college.
|Serial No.||Name||Term of office|
|1.||Prof. Dr. M.A. Mannan||19 June
|2.||Prof. Dr. Mahmudur Rahman||20 June
|3.||Dr. S M Abul Hasan||02 January
|4.||Dr. Mahbubur Rahman (Acting)||14 October
|5.||Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Rahman||06 November
|6.||Prof. Dr. Md. Faizul Bashar||12 August