BCPS Golden Jubilee & 14th Convocation 2022
BCPS Golden Jubilee & 14th Convocation 2022
BCPS Golden Jubilee & 14th Convocation 2022
BCPS Golden Jubilee & 14th Convocation 2022
Inauguration Program of BCPS e-Logbook Piloting
Inauguration of College Question Bank (06-06-2023)
Courtesy meeting between Honorable Minister Mr. Zahid Maleque, MP, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and BCPS Dignitary
Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons
Excellence is the Only Mark
Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS)
has been the pioneer in developing postgraduate medical
education and training in this country. The College has
played a unique role in producing specialists in various
disciplines of medical science who are working as medical
teachers, consultants and specialists. Fellows and Members
of the College still constitute the majority of the specialist
manpower in the country. Fellows of the College are also
performing as specialist abroad. The College bears a
heritage to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Pakistan (CPSP). The Eastern wing of the then Pakistan,
which is now Bangladesh, had an office of the CPSP, but
most activity was being conducted from the western wing.
Following the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, on the
initiative of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, who was the Prime Minister of the
People's Republic of Bangladesh at that time, BCPS was
established by a Presidential Order in June 1972. The Presidential order was made into the BCPS ACT in 2018. A key role
was played at that time by National Professor Nurul Islam.
Professor Kazi Shamsul Haque was the first President of
the College. All Fellows of CPSP who hailed from
Bangladesh (erstwhile East Pakistan) were admitted as
founder Fellows of the College.
With tremendous effort from the Fellows, the BCPS was
able to hold the first examination in July 1972. Later on
National Professor Md. Ibrahim, who was at that time the
President of BCPS and was an adviser in charge of the
Ministry of Health and Family Planning, Government of the
People's Republic of Bangladesh, helped to procure a
temporary premises for the BCPS in a house in Dhanmondi,
Dhaka. Historic first convocation of BCPS was held in that
premises in 1980. Professor M. A. Matin, at that time the
President of the BCPS and also the Minister of Health and
Family planning was instrumental in procuring fund for the
construction of the College building at Mohakhali in 1980.
The College was shifted to its own premises at Mohakhali in
January 1982. In the following years, on the initiative of the
Fellows of the College under the dynamic leadership of the
College Council and the Executive Committee, the College
has proceeded further. The examination system has been
continuously updated to keep at par with the development of
medical education and training in developed countries.
Training and examination in many more subjects have been
introduced. Fellowship in sub-specialties was started in
The College is constituted by its founder Fellows, Fellows
without examination, Honorary Fellows and Fellows
admitted on passing the prescribed examination. The
College Council comprises of 20 Councilors of whom 16 are
elected by the Fellows and 4 are nominated by the
Government from amongst the Fellows. The election of the
council held every two years, after one-half of the members
of the council have finished their tenure of office. Annual
General Meeting (AGM) of the college held on last working
day of February each year. The Council is responsible for
the general direction of the general affairs of the College.
The Council have the following committees to help: a)
Executive committee consisting of President, Senior Vice
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two
elected Members. b) Finance and Tender Committee
consisting of the President, the Treasurer and two Members
elected by the council and other members. C) The
examination committee consisting of senior Vice-President
in the chair and other members. D) The Reference
committee consisting of President and other members.
Secretary of the college is the Chief executive of the council
and ex-officio members of all the committees and convener
of all the committee meetings.
There are different subcommittees for smooth functioning of
the college activities. They are Disciplinary committee,
Museum committee, Library committee, Journal committee,
Students advisory committee, Continuing professional
development (CPD) committee, Fellows welfare committee,
Planning and development committee, Research and
training monitoring committee, Ethical committee.
Academic activities of the College are carried out under
sixteen faculties: 1) faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, 2) faculty of
Medicine, 3) faculty of Family Medicine, 4) faculty of
Surgery, 5) faculty of Gynaecology and
Obstetrics, 6) faculty of Paediatrics, 7) faculty of Psychiatry,
8) faculty of Radiology and Imaging , 9) faculty
of Ophthalmology, 10) faculty of Anaesthsiology, 11) faculty
of Hematology, 12) faculty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 13) faculty of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 14) faculty of
Dermatology and Venereology, 15) faculty of
Dentistry and 16) faculty of
Radiotherapy. Their main functions are to
make recommendations on academic activities within their
jurisdiction and conduct teaching and training program.
Premise and Accommodation
The campus of the College is situated over three acres of land at Mohakhali, Dhaka. Presently the offices are housed in three buildings:
The project titled "Modernization and Expansion of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons" is the biggest achievement of the ongoing council. The administrative, academic, overall economic enhancement of the college, especially through infrastructural development, has come a long way in the journey of college development. The following activities have been included in the development of the College through this project:
The Academic Building, now designated as Block "B”: The building accommodates Examination halls, Class rooms, Department of Press and Publications, Department of Skill development, Department of Information technology, Library and Archives with Electronic Library, Museum, Department of Research and Training Monitoring, Department of Medical Education, Cafeteria, Prayer room, Faculty office, Dormitory and examiner's suite.
The New Building now designated as Block "C”: The new building accommodates the College lobby with reception desk, President Office, Secretary's Office, Treasurer's Office. Department of Administration, Department of Finance, Department of Examination, Council room, Examination Halls and Multipurpose Class room.
College library is equipped with recent books and journals having internet facilities can accommodate about 150 students. There is a fellow's corner where fellows can sit separately. There is also a separate bookshelf where books are displayed which are written and published by fellows. The library of BCPS aims at remaining dynamic and responsive to serve all Members, Fellows and students, to reflect good professional practice and foster quality, creativity with its collection and services.
In keeping with the tradition and demand of BCPS, the College Council has adopted a plan to create a modern museum of international standard. The college hired a consultant firm to design a state-of-the-art modern museum and they submitted a sophisticated design to the college. It has already decided to set up a museum on the 11th floor of the proposed building of the college. If such a museum is opened, the students will have the opportunity to study in an advanced and quality environment and the specimens stored in this museum can be used in various examinations of the college. The history, achievements and significant events of the college from its inception will be permanently preserved in this museum. As a result, future generations will be able to learn about the glorious history of the college through this museum.
BCPS has two modern cafeterias- one for examiners and another common one for students and staff. The BCPS cafeteria is working full swing. The snack and lunch are served during examinations, meetings, seminars, workshops from the cafeteria. Fellows and Members and other doctors coming to the College for different purposes use the cafeteria for snacks and lunch.
The College has 48 suits on the 9th and 10th floor of the building of Block B for accommodating Fellows who are coming to BCPS for examinations or other purposes. At present 8 double bedded and 39 single bedded suits with air-condition are ready for use. Ten modern equip 5 star category suits reestablish at 9th floor, Block-C of BCPS for VIP Services.
Weekend courses are conducted for FCPS part-I examinees for different subjects. The weekend courses continue
throughout the year except in the months of January, June, July and December.
Continuing Professional Development Program: Regular program aims at updating Fellows' knowledge and capacity
building are undertaken under CPD program. Besides, workshop, seminar and meetings are also held on different
matters of interest and contemporary issues.
Training program on "Research Methodology" is conducted for FCPS part-I qualified doctors regularly by the
Research and Training Monitoring Department (RTMD) of the college. The RTMD has also taken initiative to form
institutional training monitoring cell in different institutes to look after the progress of training. One of such
kind has already been formed in different medical Colleges. The cells have already started and functioning.
Hands on training on Basic Surgical Skills and Temporal Bone Dissection are regularly conducted for trainers and
trainees in the Skill Development Lab of BCPS. Training program for Emergency Obstetric Care (EOC) and Neonatal
Care (NC) for the FCPS part-II students and also for the senior fellows is being regularly held at Skill
Development Lab of the college in collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK. Basic
Computer training is provided to the trainees and Fellows of the College in IT Lab of BCPS. BCPS has been
recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as their training center for Basic Life Support (BLS) &
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). BCPS is going to start the training program on Advanced Trauma Life Support
Medical Education department on regular basis organizes workshop on capacity building on assessment system for
various faculty members.
The College has unique system of accreditation of various
medical colleges and institute as training center through
inspection by a group of faculty members. Responsibility of
a training institute recognized by the college is to impart
training to the prospective candidate of the college
examinations. BCPS has to inspect and authorize a clinical
department to train a candidate for BCPS examinations.
College inspection team visits a department in order to
evaluate its availability of trainers, teaching facilities and
other factors. Initially the medical institutes is required to
filled up a prescribed form and submit the same to BCPS
including a forwarding letter. After Preliminary selection
BCPS forms an inspection team and fixes the date and time
and informs the respective institutes for inspection. Every
report of inspection team must have to submit to the
Reference committee as well as Executive committee and
College council for final approval to recognize the institutes.
Examinations: The main
activities of the college run around
the examination. Each year examination starts 1st working
day of January for January session and 1st working day of
July for July session. Fellowship is offered in the following
General subjects: (27)
1) Medicine, 2) Surgery, 3) Paediatrics, 4) Obstetrics &
Gynaecology, 5) Ophthalmology, 6) Otolaryngology, 7)
Psychiatry, 8) Anaesthesiology, 9) Radiology & Imaging, 10)
Radiotherapy, 11) Dermatology & Venereology, 12) Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation, 13) Haematology, 14)
Biochemistry, 15) Histopathology, 16) Microbiology, 17)
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, 18) Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery, 19) Prosthodontics, 20) Orthodontics
& Dentofacial Orthopaedics, 21) Transfusion Medicine and
22) Family Medicine, 23)Anatomy, 24)
Forensic Medicine, 27) Community Medicine.
Specialized subjects: (38)
1) Gastroenterology, 2) Neurology, 3) Nephrology, 4)
Endocrinology & Metabolism, 5) Cardiology, 6)
Pulmonology, 7) Hepatology, 8) Rheumatology, 9) Infectious
Disease & Tropical Medicine, 10) Urology, 11) Neurosurgery,
12) Cardiovascular Surgery, 13) Thoracic Surgery,
14) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,15) Orthopaedic
Surgery, 16) Paediatric Surgery, 17) Neonatology, 18)
Paediatric Haematology & Oncology, 19) Paediatric
Nephrology, 20) Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 21)
Paediatric Pulmonology, 22) Paediatric Neurology &
Development, 23) Feto-Maternal Medicine, 24)
Gynaecological Oncology, 25) Reproductive Endocrinology
& Infertility, 26) Paediatric Cardiology, 27)
Hepatobiliary Surgery, 28)
Colorectal Surgery, 29)
Surgical Oncology, 30)
Paediatric Ophthalmology, 31)
Vitreo Retina, 32)
Casualty and Emergency Surgery, 33)
Medical Oncology 34)
Palliative Medicine, 35)
Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 36)
Paediatric Critical Care Medicine, 37)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 38)
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. FCPS part-II examinations are being conducted
for FCPS in various specialized subjects.
Membership is offered in the subject of 1) Medicine, 2)
Surgery, 3) Paediatrics, 4) Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 5)
Ophthalmology, 6) Otolaryngology, 7) Psychiatry, 8)
Anaesthesiology, 9) Radiology & Imaging, 10)
Radiotherapy, 11) Dermatology & Venereology, 12) Dental
Surgery, 13) Forensic Medicine, 14) Family Medicine, 15)
Transfusion Medicine and 16) Clinical Pathology.
Examinations follow delicate evaluation and scoring system
that are very unique to this College. This helps to produce
Fellows and Members with high levels of proficiency to
match the needs of medical profession. The final Fellowship
examination also requires acceptance/ defence of a
dissertation/thesis undertaken by the candidates. In order to
optimize assessment the College has introduced OSPE in
part-II preliminary and final examinations in partial
replacement of conventional oral and practical examination
Exchange of examiners in different specialties exists
between the BCPS and the Royal Colleges of UK, Ireland
and also with regional countries like Pakistan, India,
Srilanka, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi
Arabia and Nepal.
The College confers Fellowship and Membership awards.
Fellowship is awarded in two ways: Fellowship through
regular examinations and
Memberships are awarded on passing a prescribed
examination. By now, 111 persons have been awarded
Fellowships without examination while 280 others have
received Honorary Fellowships. So far 142 foreign nationals
have received such Fellowships. The total number of
Fellowships and Memberships awarded through regular
examinations until now are 8169 and 3570 respectively.(N.B: Update to January 2023)
The College has built a rich heritage in academic and
service spheres. The country largely owes its specialist
medical practice to the College. Most of the medical
teachers and consultants are the Fellows and Members of
this College. Besides working in major specialties of medical
sciences, Fellows and Members of this College have
pioneered in the development of subspecialties in this
country. Today, there is hardly any corner of the country
where a product of this College is not engaged in
humanitarian medical services and its development. There
are also Fellows and Members working all over the globe
having carried with them the fervor and fame of this College.
It is expected that in the years to come the riches in heritage
shall continue to grow.