Faced with a wide range of diverse options like more than hundred medical colleges in Bangladesh, each unlike any other, the aspiring medical student could well ask: What are the defining differences of Asgar Ali Medical College? If I choose to attend, will I be able to achieve my personal and professional goals here?

Once called the “Venice of the East”, megacity Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and considered to be the most densely populated built-up urban area in the world, is a home to over 23 million as of 2023.

Asgar Ali Medical College location is in the nation’s capital, in the older part of historic Dhaka City only at a distance of 3.5 to 4 Km from Dhaka “Zero”,19 Km from the capital’s only International Airport, about 4 Km from the Central Railway station and only 2.3 Km from Sadraghat, the central launch terminal of Dhaka. The college is furnished with fully air-conditioned lecture, practical and demonstration classes, fully air-conditioned modern library with ample amount of latest edition books and journals and fully air-conditioned canteen facilities. Dhaka is the home of renowned all national Institutes of Health in Bangladesh and one of the world’s most culturally exciting cities — certainly makes it unique.

Asgar Ali Medical College Hospital, the teaching hospital of Asgar Ali Medical College, is a 350 bedded modernized multi-disciplinary hospital, attached with the college building. Contiguity of the hospital building facilitates a strong linkage with the college that helps students to relate the theoretical knowledge with practical exposures and experiences. Well equipped with all available modern laboratory and other facilities we have emergency ambulance services, 24/7 Emergency services, NICU, ICU, CCU, Cath lab and many more specialized services, all to ensure a better patient care and a learning environment too.

We lay the deep foundation for the intellectual and ethical formation of physician-healers committed to the clinically competent care and well-being of their patients and dedicated to the health needs of our nation’s most vulnerable and underserved communities disproportionately impacted by various illness. Our excellence in clinical education is kept going not only through the diversity of the patient populations that medical students encounter but also through their intensive exposure to clinical care. Our curriculum includes systems based/ multidisciplinary instructions with integrated teaching in the basic sciences, mixed with clinical oriented flavours and time for independent study. Teaching methods such as large group teaching like lecture with labs & seminar, small group instructions, integrated teaching, tutorial, demonstration & students interaction, separate practical sessions, field placement (Community based medical education) in small groups for performing activities by the student themselves, clinical teaching in ward and self-directed learning challenge students to learn core medical science in the context of patient problems drawn from the bedside and the clinic.

Finally, the uniqueness of this medical college resides in the tangible sense of the philosophy played out in the basic science and the clinical experience creating a community of physicians who are challenged to achieve their personal potential; dedicated to healing the individual patient; committed to serving the health care needs of the community. Knowledge, skill, challenge, choice and community are our defining differences.