Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College & Hospital is an institution of Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre Limited. Since its inception, Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre has been playing an important role in developing human resources for health in Bangladesh. With the initiative of its Founder Chairman M. Shamsul Hoque, it started its journey with a small outpatient department, at Konia, Gazipur which over the years has turned into an impressive prestigious hospital and research complex – TMMC Hospital, with 375 bedded multidisciplinary hospital complex – has been recognized nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for heart diseases and research.
To maintain the reputation of TMMC Medical Centre in the field of higher education and research and to remain in the forefront of health care services, technology and education – increasing the need for highly motivated professionally competent manpower for the health sector can hardly be emphasized. It is in this context, the founder chairman decided to establish Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College and develop it as a centre of excellence, so as to demonstrate a high standard of graduate education in Medicine, so badly needed in the country. The chairman also resolved to name the college after his mother, late Tairunnessa, a great social reformer.
The present campus of the college is located, 9 KM from The Shahjala International Airport, at Konia of Gazipur City ( near Boardbazar ), the medical college, including the hospital, stands on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway-just outside the capital city. The administrative offices and academic departments are housed in a campus surrounded by a picturesque lush green environment of the area. The buildings are well furnished and suitably equipped to accommodate classrooms, seminars, dissection hall, laboratories, museum, library, students’ common rooms and snack shop.
The goal of the Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College is to provide an excellent broad-based education with a focus on professional development for the students to equip them with knowledge, skill and attitude necessary not only to address the priority health problems of the community but also to acquire a firm basis for future training and studies. Students shall:
- Acquire a KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING of health and its promotion, and of diseases; their prevention and management, in the context of whole individual and his or her place in the family and the society;
- Acquire and become proficient in basic clinical SKILLS such as the ability to obtain a patients’ history, to undertake a comprehensive clinical examination and Interpret the findings and to demonstrate competence in the performance of basic technical procedures;
- Acquire and demonstrate ATTITUDES necessary for the achievement of high standard of clinical practice in relation to care of individuals and populations; and to his or her own personal development.
At the end of the Course students shall
1. Acquire know ledge and understanding of:
- a.) the sciences upon which Medicine depends and the scientific and experimental methods;
- b.) the structure, function and normal growth and development of the human body and the workings of the mind and their interaction, the factors which may disturb these, and the disorders of structure and function which may result;
- c.) the aetiology, natural history and prognosis of the common mental and physical ailments. Students must have experience of emergencies and a good knowledge of the commoner diseases of the community and of ageing processes;
- d.) normal pregnancy and childbirth, the commoner obstetric emergencies, the principles of ante-natal and post-natal care, and medical aspects of family planning and psycho-sexual counseling;
- e.) the principles of prevention and of therapy, including health education, the amelioration of suffering and disability, rehabilitation, the maintenance of health in old age, and the care of the dying;
- f.) human relationships, both personal and communal, and the interaction between man and his physical, biological and social environment;
- g.) the organization and provision of health care in the Community and in hospital, the identification of the need for it, and the economic, ethical and practical constraints within which it operates;
- h.) the ethical standards and legal responsibilities of the medical profession.
2. Develop the professional skills necessary to:
- a) Elicit, record and interpret the relevant medical history, symptoms and physical signs, and to identify the problems and how these may be managed;
- b) Carry out simple practical clinical procedures;
- c) Deal with common medical emergencies;
- d) Communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and their relatives;
- e) Communicate clinical information accurately and concisely, both verbally and in writing, to medical colleagues and to other professionals involved in the care of the patient;
- f) Use laboratory and other diagnostic and therapeutic services effectively and economically, and in the best interests of his patients.
3. Develop appropriate attitudes to the practice, of medicine, which include
- a) Recognition that a blend of scientific and humanitarian approaches is needed in medicine;
- b) A capacity for self education, so that the student may continue to develop and extend his knowledge and skills throughout his professional life, and recognize his obligation to contribute if he can to the progress of medicine and to new knowledge;
- c) The ability to assess the reliability of evidence and the relevance of scientific knowledge, to reach conclusions by logical deduction or by experiment, and to evaluate critically the methods and standards of medical practice;
- d) A continuing concern for the interests and dignity of his patients;
- e) An ability to appreciate the limitations of his own knowledge, combined with a willingness, when necessary, to seek further help;
- f) The achievement of good working relationships with members of the other health care professions.