Study of Surgery starts in 2rd phase with lectures, tutorials and ward placement. In the 3rd phase, students are placed in Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology department each for 4 weeks. In 4th phase students are again placed in general surgery, Orthopaedics and other sub-specialties. Total teaching hour includes 500 hours of lecture, 200 hours of tutorials and 20 hours of integrated teaching. Ward placement includes 16 weeks in 2nd phase, 12 weeks in 3rd phase and 16 weeks in 4th phase. Besides 8 weeks are allocated for block posting.


General objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide community oriented and need based education so as to produce basic doctors who can meet the demands of the country.

Specific objectives:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to –

  • Complete clinical evaluation of patients of common surgical problems prevalent in Bangladesh
  • Carry out necessary investigations and interpret the results
  • Perform minor surgical procedures and treat minor surgical problems
  • Recognize the major surgical problems needing specialized care, initiate primary treatment and refer to appropriate centers
  • Diagnose and provide competent primary care in surgical emergencies
  • Carry out the responsibility of management in common casualties and natural calamities or man made disasters to offer and arrange basic life support
  • Demonstrate the right attitude in
    – Patient care
    – Community health care
    – Continuing medical education and research
    – Observing the moral and legal codes of medical ethics


Department of Surgery offers training to the medical cadets of 2nd, 3rd and 4th phase of MBBS course. The main objective of the department is to provide community-oriented community need-based education so as to produce good young doctors. They will be able to diagnose and manage the common surgical problems/emergencies prevalent in Bangladesh. They will also be able undertake the responsibility of management of common casualties or natural calamities and identify the surgical problems requiring referral to the appropriate specialists. The allocation of teaching hours for the subject is 300 hours for theoretical lectures (Basic principles of surgery, Gastro-Intestinal surgery, Urology, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiovascular surgery, Pediatric surgery, Organ transplantation surgery and the allied specialties-Anesthesiology, Radiology & Imaging, Blood transfusion, Radiation oncology, Dental surgery, Physical medicine and Rehabilitation) and 3 years of clinical practice in the affiliated teaching hospitals as well as the community-catchment areas as per syllabus.