International Medical College (IMC) was established in the year 2000 after completing all procedural formalities and after obtaining permission from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. International Medical College started with 20 students in the academic session 1999-2000. Since then the number of students progressively increased every year.
The International Medical College & Hospital is located at the outskirts of the commercial township of Tongi and is about 22 km away from the city centre of Dhaka. The major bus stands/terminals, railway station and Shahjalal International Airport are within maximum distance of 30 minutes.
The campus stands in a solitary environment amidst green vegetation, spaced villages and large water bodies. One takes a walk around the campus to take fresh breath while enjoying the panorama and picturesque that the site offers. Everything combines and converges here to make it a perfect place for learning.
The present campus of the College has an area of about 9 acres of land. The college and all preclinical and para-clinical departments are located in the academic building. The Classrooms, Dissection hall, Laboratories, Museum, Library and other facilities are well and suitably arranged in various floors of the Academic Building.
International Medical College Hospital (IMCH) is the academic hospital of the College. It is a 600 bedded multidisciplinary Hospital Complex which is located in the proximity to the College building.
IMC always gives preference to students’ affairs on priority basis. Since we believe that a tranquil, soothing lodging is an inevitable necessity especially for medical students, we have arranged well furnished accommodations for male and female students in two separate hostels. Three storied Boys’ Hostel is located on the bank of the lake inside the campus. The newly built three-storied Girls’ Hostel is situated beside College building. Three are separate blocks for foreign male and female students. Both the hostels are adequately furnished with articles needed for everyday living and entertainment . Well trained cooks for both local and foreign students are provided by the College for both the hostels.
Students not residing in the hostels are provided with pick up and drop off from certain points in the city. A special transport facility is provided twice a month to the students residing in the hostels to go to the city for shopping or other related activities.
Academic Faculty of the college consists of about 104 members comprising of a distinguished academicians with proven teaching and research excellence. Each department and discipline is headed by a professor/associate professor who leads his team to conduct the courses and prepare the students to become future doctors.
International Medical College & Hospital now in its 14th year continues to pursue excellence by implementing BM&DC approved new MBBS curricula utilizing effective instructional methods and media, providing motivational environment, continuously monitoring and rigorously evaluating all teaching-learning activities. To keep students abreast with update knowledge there is arrangement of seminars/workshops on different Medical topics from time to time.
We arrange field visit for students in different institutes of public health importance to acquire practical knowledge about health problems. Residential Field Site Trainings (RFST) are also included in the programme. Students of 3rd and 4th years are sent to Dhaka Medical College for 10 consecutive days for autopsy training.
Students of first batch (IMC-1) started their clinical course and training at IMCH from the year 2002 and all the following batches are completing their 40 weeks of ward duties (16 weeks in Medicine, 16 weeks in General Surgery and 4 weeks each in Pediatrics and Orthopedics & Traumatology) as per BMDC rules.
Students are placed in ward duties as per roaster suggested in the BM&DC Curriculum. More than 500 patients are attending outpatient department (OPD) daily on payment of nominal amount and on weekly free treatment days the figured registered is more than 650, beside patients with diabates, endocrine disorders and other raer diseases.
Outpatient services are in-built with the in-patient services of other departments like medicine, gastroenterology, orthopedics, urology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, obstetrics & gynaecology, physiotherapy and dentistry, The in-patient departments have a total of 500 beds of which about 20 (number is flexible) are free.
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