Overview of Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College (TMMC)
Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College (TMMC) is among the oldest private medical college located in Gazipur, Bangladesh, established in 1995. It is an institution of the Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Centre. It was founded by Mohammad Shamsul Hoque, named after his mother, the late Tairunnessa, a social reformer. There is a girls' school in her name in Balaganj as well.
It offers a five-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. A one-year internship after graduation is compulsory for all graduates. The degree is recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC), National Medical Commission(NMC), Nepal Medical Council (NMC), Maldives Medical and Dental Council (MMDC), and Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC). Affiliation with the University of Dhaka.
M Shamsul Hoque was born in January 1943 in Hamidpur, Rajnagar in Moulvibazar District. He helped the religious minorities to flee the country with a small ship he owned. As a result, he was wanted by the Pakistani army in 1971. He established a School named Tairunnessa Girls' High School in Balaganj in 1977.
Tairunnessa Memorial Medical Center started as a small outpatient department at Konia, Gazipur District in 1995 which over the years has turned into a hospital and research center; TMMC Hospital, a 500-bed hospital complex, a 9 storied college building, and an administrative block, a ladies' hostel & boys' hostel. It is now one of the renowned medical colleges in Dhaka with all departments.
Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is now maintained as the Avicenna Directory for Medicine and also listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). IMED (International Medical Education Directory) recognition allows TMMC medical students/ graduates to apply for the USMLE examination by ECFMG, the USA for employment and for post-graduate training in the United States and Canada as well as can apply for PLAB, AMC, and NZREX examinations, etc. Also, graduates of TMMC are eligible for limited registration with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.
A nursing institute was formed in 2008, awarding a B.S.C nursing degree. This became a unit of Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College in 2013.
The TMMC has around 700 students, including students from Nepal and India. The hospital has expanded to 600-beds, and provides 24-hour emergency service, with an additional trauma center, EPI, etc. 515 MBBS doctors have passed till December 2018.