Director Message

Good governance is a prerequisite to ensure quality and standard. For good governance proper knowledge and skill is required. Knowledge is power and education provides that knowledge. Education, specially higher education, facilitates for good governance by preparing leadership as per the Lancet commission report 2010 for the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge to the society. Educated human resource is the major driving forces for social change. In the task of ensuring quality improvement in medical education in Bangladesh since establishment in 1983 CME has been playing and important role in this regard.

CME developed, reviewed & updated the curricula (MBBS, BDS, IHT, MATS, HA, SIT etc.) in Bangladesh. CME acts as the secretariat of National Quality Assurance Scheme since 1998. CME conducts two years MMEd course since 2004 for the medical and dental teachers and also going to start one year Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education (PGDHPEd) for the teachers of medical & allied health professional institutes from 2018 under BSMMU. CME is the WHO collaborating Centre for Medical Education “Since 2016” Innovation in medical education, educational management, education system, assessment, research are the major tasks of CME. Establishing virtual faculty development programme is in future plan of CME.

Prof. Dr. Shaila Hossain

Continuous professional development dedicated to the improvement of the standards of health care delivery through better education, training, and research.

To promote health professions education through training of teachers of medical, dental, nursing & allied health professions institutes.

To improve, promote and sustain the quality of health professions education of Bangladesh and in South East Asia regional countries.

Core Areas of Work:
Health Professions Education
Curricular development, review & updating
Quality improvement: QAS
Educational Management
Educational Research
Provide technical support
Collaborative work

Major Activities:
Conduct  two years Masters in Medical Education (MMEd) course.
Conduct one year Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education (PGDHPEd).
Develop, review and update MBBS, BDS, IHT-9 courses, MATS, SIT and HA Curricula.
CME acts is the secretariat of NQAB since 1998 as per developed National tools and guidelines on QAS for Medical Colleges.
Work as WHO Collaborating Centre for Medical Education (since 5 August 2016).
Training for the teachers of medical ,dental ,IHT ,MATS,FG institute on teaching. Methodology,,Assessment,Resears, methodology, Biostasistics ,Problem  Based  Learning (PBL),
Teaching , Health  Ethics  , Instructional  Materials  Development,   Curriculam Development,m   Instructor  & Program  Evaluation , Educational  management , Quality  Assuurance Scheme (QAS)  & Accreditation .
Provide technical support & collaboration to BM & DC,   SMFB,  BNMC, DNMS,DGHS, MOH & FW,Dean offices , Medical & dental  Colleges ,BSMMU & BCPS .
Conduct collaborative work with WHO,AAB,ADPC,PSTC,TLMB,UNICEF.

CME has 16 teaching faculty members,23 support staff and more than 100 adjunct faculty members.

CME enjoy advisory position of Association for Medical Education Bangladesh.

Major achievements:

  • Conducting two years MMEd course . Since 2004-2005. Firstly under DU and later on under BSMMU.Total 72 qualified till 11 batch.
  • Developed MBBS,BDS ,IHT-9 course ,MATS ,SIT and HA Curricula.
  • Developed National tools and guidelines on QAS for Medical Colleges. CME is the secretarial of NQAB since 1998.
  • Developed  training modalities for inter Professional Education (IPE)
  • Designated as WHO collaborating center for Medical Education ( since 5 August 2016)
  • Training for the teacher of Medical , dental,IHT,MATS,PG ,institutes on teaching Methodology, Assessment, Research, methodology,Biostatistics, problem based learning(PBL),teaching health ethics,instructional materials development, curriculam development,instructor & program evalution,Educational management, Quality  Assurance Scheme (QAS) & Accreditation
  • Provaided technical support & collaboration to BM&DC, SMFB,BNMC,DGHS,MOH&FW,Dean offices ,Medical & dental Colleges,BSMMU & BCPS.
  • Conducted collaborative work with WHO, AAB,  ADPC, PSTC,  TLMB,  UNICEF
  • CME conducted training for 42 WHO fellows from regional and extra regional countries.
  • CME conducted qualifying examination to select assistant registrars ,indoor medical officers (IMOs) , lecturers of different subjects for govt. Medical colleges to ensure quality teaching by competent faculty members.
  • CME also conducted national central admission tests for 3 years diploma in nursing science and midwifery ,4 years BSc in nursing,four years homeo /alternative medical care students admission tests for more than 12 years.

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