Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College located in Bogra town, was established in 1992. It offers 5-year medical education course leading to MBBS. One-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates. The college is affiliated to the University of Rajshahi, and the degree is recognised by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council.
The college has all the major branches of medical education including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Nephrology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Dentistry, Blood transfusion, Radiology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Principal is the administrative head of the institution. The other sanctioned posts for faculty and staff members are one Vice-Principal, 12 Professors, 19 Associate Professors, 12 Assistant Professors, 2 Curators, 30 Lecturers, 2 Pathologists, one Biochemist, and one Pharmacist. In addition to one Health Educator and one Secretary/ Administrative Officer, there are about 161 technicians, laboratory assistants and auxiliary staff to run the administrative and academic programmes of the college.
Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College has an attached hospital with about 250 beds, and indoor and outdoor facilities. The hospital serves to about 20,000 outdoor patients annually. It also provides investigation facilities for pathology, microbiology, radiology, etc. About 50 students are admitted into the college every year. The college is included in a government's development project and new structures are being constructed for the academic, administrative, residential, and hospital purposes. [Md Shahjahan Ali]