Armed Forces Medical College
The medical education of the country has been constantly improving to keep pace with the worldwide progress of medical science. Bangladesh Armed Forces felt the necessity 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 (AMC) performs the task of conserving the fighting strength of the Armed Forces through effective health care delivery system during both war and peace. AMC requires induction of a good number of doctors every year. It has been observed that, newly graduated doctors from the existing medical colleges can’t always fulfill the peculiar requirements of the Armed Forces. Therefore, Government has decided to establish the AFMC to meet 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 AFMC commenced through intake of 56 medical cadets on 20 June 1999. Initially the college was affiliated to Dhaka University. After the inception of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), this college has been affiliated to it. So far, 19 batches of total 1562 students have been inducted. The students of first 14 batches have already become doctors. The admission is based on merit keeping in conformity with the Government order.
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.