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The Centre for Medical Education (CME) is responsible for designing a curriculum for the courses in accordance with the guideline provided by BMDC and approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The curriculum is adopted by the Committee of Courses and Studies appointed by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Chittagong. The Principal of Medical Colleges and the faculty implement it.


Assessments are of two types:
     A. Formative Assessments
     B. Summative Assessments

 Formative Assessments are made in all subjects throughout the course and results are recorded in cards, designed to provide feedback for remedial measures with a view to improve both the students’ performance and teaching programs.

 Summative Assessments known as Professional Examinations, are conducted by the University at the end of each phase and comprise of written, oral, practical and clinical examinations. Each subject has an appointed Board of Examiners. Half of the members of a Board are drawn from other universities or from other colleges of the same university. MBBS examinations are held, in January and July. BDS examinations are held in February and August each year.

Examination schedule for MBBS course

1. MBBS course will be of 05 (five) years duration plus 01 (one) year rotatory compulsory Internship Training

2. There will be 3 Professional Examinations during the course.
     a. At the end of 1 & ½ years-    1st Professional Examination
     b. At the end of 3 & ½ years-    2nd Professional Examination
     c. At the end of 5 years-           Final Professional Examination

3. There will be 2 Two Professional Examination in each year.
     1st week of January
     1st week of July

Subjects with marks allocated for different Professional Examination will be as follows.

In 1st Professional

     Anatomy-      500 Marks
     Physiology-    400 Marks
     Biochemistry- 400 Marks
     Total:          1300 Marks

In 2nd Professional
     Pathology-                               300 Marks
     Microbiology-                            300 Marks
     Community Medicine-                 300 Marks
     Pharmacology & Therapeutics-    300 Marks
     Forensic Medicine & Toxicology-  300 Marks
     Total                                     1500 Marks

In final Professional
     Medicine-                       500 Marks
     Surgery-                        500 Marks
     Obstetrics & Gynecology- 500 Marks
     Total                           1500 Marks

* Pass Mark will be 60% separately in Written, Oral, Practical and Clinical Exam.

Marks & patterns

* Marks and pattern of questions in written Examination in each subject will be as follows:

1. 10% Marks of written examination of each paper of each subject is allocated for formative assessment.
2. 20% Marks are allocated for MCQ for each paper. There will be separate answer script for MCQ examination. Time allocation is 1 (one) minute for each question consisting of 5 alternatives (20 questions).
3. 70% Marks are allocated for SAQ (Except in Community Medicine) for each paper.