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Professor Dr. Mannan Sikder in Meet the Legend Program of BAP on 6 January 2023

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6th Bapcon 2022

6th Bapcon 2022

List of Registered Participants

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Registered Participants in 6th National Convention

List of Registered Participants

Sl No Name MID
01 Professor Mohammed Kamal 01
02 Professor Kamrul Hasan Khan 02
03 Professor Md. Golam Mostafa 03
04 Prof. A J E Nahar Rahman 04
05 Dr. Ferdousy Begum 06
06 Dr. AKM Nurul Kabir 07
07 Dr. Sultana Gulshana Banu 08
08 Dr. Saequa Habib 09
09 Dr. Shabnam Akhter 10
10 Dr. Taslima Hossain 12
11 Dr. Md. Saidur Rahman 14
12 Dr. Touhid Uddin Rupom 15
13 Dr. Md. Mahmudul Huda (Himel) 16
14 Professor Dr. Naila Huq 17
15 Professor Dr. Md. Aminul Haque 19
16 Professor Dr. A F M SALEH 20
17 Dr. M N Ahmed Mukul 21
18 Dr. Ahmed Khaled 22
19 Dr. Md Shamim Farooq (Titu) 23
20 Prof. Poritosh Kumar Ghosh 24
21 Dr. Fauzia Jahan 25
22 Prof. Mirza Hamidul Huq 26
23 Prof. Fouzia Akhtar Banu 27
24 Dr. MahbubulAlam 30
25 Dr. Mohammad Zillur Rahman 31
26 Prof. Tareak Al Nasir 32
27 Prof. Ashim Ranjan Barua 33
28 Dr. Shamim Akhter Mimi 36
29 Prof. Kaniz Rasul 41
30 Dr. Md Tariqul Islam 46
31 Dr. BidouraNaznin 48
32 Dr. Mamun Ali Biswas 49
33 Dr. Mohammad Shahed Ali Zinnah 54
34 Dr. Sukumar Saha 55
35 Dr. Md Sadequel Islam Talukder 57
36 Dr. M Shahabuddin Ahmed 65
37 Dr. S M Asafudullah 70
38 Prof. (Dr) Enamul Kabir 72
39 Dr. Samiul Islam Sadi 76
40 Dr. Rukshana Akhter Jahan 78
41 Prof. (Dr) Syed Mokarram Ali 79
42 Dr. Farzana Tabassum (Tumpa) 82
43 Prof. Md. Nowfel Islam 83
44 Dr. Nazneen NaherAymon 85
45 Prof. Aminul Islam Khan 86
46 Dr. Shahnaz Begum 87
47 Dr. Roksana Jeba 88
48 Dr. Jesmin Naz Ferdous 90
49 Dr. Syed Salauddin Ahmed 92
50 Dr. Shahnaz Jahan 95
51 Dr. Nadira Majid 97
52 Prof. (Dr) Mohammed Nasimul Islam 100
53 Dr. Kazi Nishat Aara Begum 101
54 Dr. Saiyeda Sinthia Karim 106
55 Dr. Arefa Sultana 110
56 Dr. Sarder Md. Abu Horaira 112
57 Dr. Khadiza Khanam 113
58 Dr. Afroza Begum 116
59 Dr. A.K.M Rownak Hossain Chowdhury 117
60 Dr. Farzana Hafiz 118
61 Dr. FahmidaAkter Rima 119
62 Dr. Mohammad Mosiur Rahman 123
63 Dr. Nusrat Jahan Runa 125
64 Dr. Shahnaj Pervin 127
65 Dr. Shamim Ara Keya 128
66 Dr. ZubaidaBahroom Khan 132
67 Dr. Sayeda Asfia Ara 134
68 Dr. Md. Ismail Hossain 137
69 Dr. Saiful Islam 138
70 Dr. Jasmin Akhter 140
71 Dr. Afroza Shirin 143
72 Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed 155
73 Dr. Nazmul Islam 158
74 Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain 160
75 Dr. Farhana Islam 163
76 Dr. Monira Parveen 165
77 Dr. Most. Sayedatun Nessa 166
78 Dr. Khurshida Samad 168
79 Dr. Rehana Khanam 174
80 Dr. Md. Azam Saklain 175
81 Dr. Md. Ruhul Amin 176
82 Dr. Md. Faizul Bashar 177
83 Dr. Asaduzzaman 184
84 Dr. Md. Mahbubul Haque 185
85 Dr. Salma Akhter 186
86 Dr. Sahela Sultana 187
87 Dr. Md. Mahbub Ur Rashid 188
88 Dr. Subrata Roy 190
89 Dr. Shirin Gull 194
90 Dr. Monika Mehjabin 197
91 Dr. Sabina Yasmin 198
92 Dr. Rupash Paul 205
93 Dr. Mitasree Barua 206
94 Dr. Shamima Khan 207
95 Dr. Abu Mohammad Saem 208
96 Dr. Kazi Farzana Khanam 210
97 Dr. Saumitra Chakravarty 212
98 Dr. Syeda Sadia Afrin 213
99 Dr. Mahbuba Zhumur 214
100 Dr. Fatima TujJohra 215
101 Dr. Urmilata Biswas 216
102 Dr. Raquibul Hasan Kazal 217
103 Dr. Sabiha Shabnam 218
104 Dr. Halima Khatun Doly 219
105 Dr. Shakila Jannat 220
106 Dr. NonditaMudi 222
107 Dr. Papiya Rahman 223
108 Dr. Syeeda Shiraj-Um-Mahmuda 224
109 Dr. Shawni Saha Sumi 225
110 Dr. Rumana Afrin Sweety 226
101 Dr. Tasmia Islam 228
112 Dr. Rizwana Rahman khan 229
113 Dr. Rejwana Nahar 230
114 Dr. Silpi Pervin 231
115 Dr. Julekha Khatun 232
116 Dr. Aklima Dilara Jannat 233
117 Dr. ABM Iftekhar Hossain 234
118 Dr. Md. Ariful Islam 235
119 Dr. Tansina Afrin 236
120 Dr. S M Moshadeq Hossain 238
121 Dr. SyedaNoorjahan Karim 239
122 Dr. Prasun Biswas 240
123 Dr. Susmita Naha 241
124 Dr. Shantanu Biswas 242
125 Dr. Md. Abul Hassan 243
126 Dr. Sifat syeed 244
127 Dr. AfsanaPapry 246
128 Dr. NazmaShaheen 247
129 Dr. Md. Shafiqul AlamTanim 248
130 Dr. Sarmin Sultana 249
131 Dr. Thanadar Ajmiree Flora 255
132 Dr. Rubina Yasmin 256
133 Dr. Rizwana Sharmin 258
134 Dr. Mazharul Islam 259
135 Dr. Shahadat Jewel 260
136 Dr. Sadia Rifat Wahid 261
137 Dr. Md. Mainul Islam 262
138 Dr. Oyes Quruni 263
139 Dr. Nafisa Abedin 266
140 Dr. Ranjita Kundu 267
141 Dr.Shegufta Sharmin 270
142 Dr. Amina Pervin 271
143 Dr. SM Masud Alam 272
144 Dr. Zubaida Islam 273
145 Dr. Ratim Mir 274
146 Dr. Sadia Afroz 277
147 Dr. Md. Sadrul Alam Hafiz 278
148 Dr. Zahir Al Imran 279
149 Dr. Swapna Majumder 280
150 Dr. Nazifa Islam 282
151 Dr. Anindita Sarkar 283
152 Dr. Samrose Sultana 285
153 Dr. Mst. Mahmuda Khatun 286
154 Rebeka Sultana 287
155 Hasna Jannat 288
156 Dr. Rama Rani Kundu 293
157 Dr. Sifat Shams 296
158 Dr. Md. Zahirul Islam 297
159 Dr. Tanzila Afrose 298
160 Dr. Evana Kabir 299
161 Dr. Farhana Haque Jony 302
162 Dr.Khaleda Kanom 99
163 Dr.Tamanna E nur 169
164 Dr.Faisal Iqbal chowdhury 307
165 Dr.Arebia Rahman 245
166 Dr. Shajia Chowdhury 179
167 Dr. Ummey Salma Shabnam 268
168 Dr. Mridul Kumar Saha 303
169 Dr. Purabi Sarker 306
170 Dr. Forhad Ahmed 304
171 Professor Dr. Shah Monir Hossain 39
172 Dr. Afroza Ferdous
173 Dr. Saba Binte Kabir
174 Dr. Maksuda Pervin
175 Dr. Sadia Shirin
176 Dr. Abu Syeed
177 Dr. Zubaida Shahnur Rashid
178 Dr. Fateha Nur
179 Dr. Saifeen Parvin
180 Dr. Mehedi Ashiqe Chowdhury
181 Dr.Kajol Akter
182 Dr. Sharmin Ferdous
183 Dr.Farah Imrana
184 Dr. Farhana Alam
185 Dr. Rahat Anjum
186 Dr. Sabera Parvin Nipa
187 Dr. Mst. Zannatun Nahar
188 Dr. Maruf Al Tanjim
189 Dr. Shamim Rahman
190 Dr. Shafaul Alam
191 Col. Dr. Shamoli Yasmin
192 Nafisa Sermin
193 Dr. Amena Begum
194 Dr. Israt Jahan
195 Dr. S.M.N. Jakia
196 Dr. Shamim Ahamed
197 Ummey Qoraiman Tahira
198 Dr. Sharmin Akter(Bir
199 Dr. Tahasin Rahman
200 Dr. Farhana Bhuiyan
201 Dr. MST.Ismot Ara
202 Mastura Marzana Trisha
203 Tahmina Akhter
204 Nazmun Nahar
205 Shamsun Nahar Nira
206 Munasifa Mowno
207 Kabyasree Paul
208 Ahmed Redwan Hussain
209 S.M Ishtiaque Hassan
210 Md. Mahabub Alam
211 Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman
212 Dr. Sarah Suhana
213 Dr. Raidah Fairuz
214 Dr Nasir Khan
215 Dr. Zarin Tasnim Kabori
216 Eshana Paul
217 Dr. Nusrat Jahan Farjana
218 Dr. Md. Anik Biswas
219 Fahmida Hasan Chowdhury
220 Dr. Shameema Sultana
221 Dr. Jannat Ara
222 Priyanka Adhikary
223 Dr. Mehnaj Nasrin
224 Dr. Munira Anjum
225 Dr. Rubaiyat Jannat(Birdem)
226 Dr. Md. Zahirul Hassan(Zahir)
227 Dr. Farzana Parvin Nupur
228 Dr. Sonia Hossain(Sondhi)
229 Dr. Jhuma Akter
230 Dr. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid(Jewel)
231 Dr. Md. Abdullah Yeamin(Peyal)
232 Dr. Shahana Sultana Shova
233 Dr. Nargis Pervin
234 Dr. Rohima Khatun
235 Dr. Sumy Akter
236 Dr. Afrozz Akter
237 Dr. Afrina Haque
238 Dr. Rawnok Afroz
239 Dr. Ishat Rahman
240 Dr. Rezwana Momotaz
241 Dr. Mariam Akter
242 Dr. Afsana
243 Dr.Noushin Taslima(RMC)
244 Dr. Runa Laila
245 Dr.SMA Mahmud
246 Dr. Shahdat Morshed
247 Dr. Nabila Haque
248 Dr. Mafroza Akter
249 Dr. Naznin Soha
250 Dr. Mashrufa Rahman
251 Dr.Tasmin Jahan Hazari
252 Dr. Syedatus Saba
253 Dr. Nusrat Jahan
254 Dr. Debashis Das
255 Dr.Sayedur Rahman
256 Dr. Nahid Fatema
257 Dr. Samrin Akter Navin
258 Dr. Shyla Sharmin Snigdha
259 Dr. Shahina Akter
260 Dr. Jigme Jantsho
261 Dr. Munmun Akter
262 Dr. Fahmida Islam
263 Dr. Dipa Sarker
264 Dr. Sayeed Kashfi
265 Dr. Azmeri Sultana
266 Dr. Fahmida Tasneem
267 Dr. Tanushree Paul
268 Dr. Monera Hasnain
269 Dr. Nusrat Jahan Doli
270 Dr. Afroza Sultana
271 Dr. Kazi Nafisa Tahsin
272 Dr. Israt Jahan
273 Dr. Rabiul Haque
274 Dr. Marufa Sobnom
275 Dr. Md. Fakrul Hasan
276 Dr. Al Imran Khan
277 Dr. Farzana Edib
278 Dr. Jannatul Muwa
279 Dr. Nishat Farannum Tonu
280 Dr. Most. Nishita Pervin
281 Dr. Nowrin Yeasmin
282 Dr. Fazlul Karim
283 Dr. Shadia Muhatodi
284 Dr. Susmita Mohato
285 Dr. Salma Binte Rahman
286 Dr. Poppy Bowmik
287 Dr. Saiyeda Nasrin
288 Dr. Tonmoy Shaha
289 Dr. Mashrufa Razmin
290 Dr. Tamanna Afroz
291 Dr. Kassim Hagi Hossian
292 Dr.Nasir Ahmed
293 Dr.Md. Shahrior Nahid
294 Dr.Md.Sejan Mahmud

 

Oral Lesions

BAP Slide Quiz with Professor M Kamal

Topic: ORAL Mucosal Lesions
Date: 10 June 2022 Time: 7:30 PM

Case No. 01: Clinical information: Male 47 years. White patches in buccal mucosa for 4 years not improving on conservative treatment.

Dx.  Leukoplakia with dysplasia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case No. 02: Clinical information: Female 36 years. White path on both lateral borders of tongue for 3 years. Burning sensation during eating.

Dx. Lichen planus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case No. 03. Clinical information: Male 50 years. Small biopsy from a white patch in left buccal mucosa. The habit of betal nut leaf for long.

Dx. Oral submucosal fibrosis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case No. 04 Clinical information: Male 30 Years. Diffuse whitish, diffuse, painless, spongy plaques on buccal mucosa.

Dx. White spongy nevus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case No. 05 Clinical information: Female 45 years. Progressing blackish patches in oral mucosa, gum and tongue.

Dx. Oral mucosal melanosis (Addison’s disease )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal of Histopathology and Cytopathology July 2021, V-5, N-2

Journal of Histopathology and Cytopathology
Official Organ of Bangladesh Academy of Pathology
Vol 5, No 2, July 2021
Front Cover
Index/contents
Contacts
Editorial Board

Contents

Sl No Article Title Page
Editorial
1 Liquid Biopsy: Current Prospects and Challenges
Rahman DA, Sharif MM
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  Original Contributions  
2 Histomorphological Pattern of Lung in a Sequential Series of 200 Autopsies Sample in Dhaka Medical College
Biswas U, Dewan RK, Ferdous JN, Jinnah SA,  Akter K, Sultana T, Khan RR, Saha MK, Islam MA
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3 Histomorphological Types of Thyroiditis Coexisting with Multinodular Goitre
Papry A, Kamal M
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4 Association of E-Cadherin Expression in Radical Cystectomy Specimens of Infiltrating Urothelial Carcinoma with Histopathological Parameters
Rahman P, Khan KH, Rahman MM, Karim R, Islam AF, Shabnam S, Islam T, Mahmuda SS
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5 Demographic Incidence of Germ Cell Tumors and their Clinicopathological Spectrum: A 2 Years’ Observation
Nasreen S, Sadaf A, Jahan R, Ara SA
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6 Association between Immunohistochemical Expression of p53 Protein and Histopathological Prognostic Factors in Gastric Carcinoma
Karim R, Kabir AN, Rahman P,Hassan MI, Nowsher MN, Sultana S, Siddika F, Rahman MM
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Case Reports
7 Cystic Partially Differentiated Nephroblastoma – Rare Renal Neoplasm of Childhood
Islam T, Biswas A, Parveen S, Rahman MM
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8 Information for Contributors
PDF
113

 

jhc-2021-jan-v5-n1

Journal of Histopathology and Cytopathology

January 2021, Vol 5 Issue 1

Front Cover

Contents

Sl No Article Title Page
Editorial
1 The Necessity of Clinical History in Histopathology Reporting

Banu SG

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2 Evaluation of CD56 Expression in Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma and its Correlation with Histopathological Grading and Staging

Zhumur M, Rahman A, Rahman MM, Jinnah MA, Jahra FT, Dewan MR, Jeba R
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3 Expression of Ki-67 along with ER, PR in Relation with Ductal Carcinoma of Breast

Jahan N, Islam N, Kabir E, Hassan MI, Ferdose J, Khanam K, Sultana S
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4 The Spectrum of Histopathological Lesions in Gallbladder

Ansari M, Khan AH, Hossain S, Chowdhury MS, Khanom F
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5 Histopathological Evaluation of Childhood Liver Disease: An Experience in a Tertiary Centre of Bangladesh

Parvez M, Arjuman F, Arshad–Ul –Azim M, Mahmud S, Ahmed SS
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Review Article
6 Pattern of Invasion; a Reliable Prognostic Indicator for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Munmun UK, Baqi SA, Kabir AN, Begum F, Mehjabin M, Hassan MI
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Case Reports
7 Primary Lung Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma: A Case Report
Parvez M, Haque AA, Khair MM
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8 Biphenotypic Sinonasal Sarcoma in a Twenty Six Year Old Female- A Newly Described Entity

Afroz S, Jamtsho J, Rahman P, Dey BP, Rahman MM, Rahman MZ
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9 Published Erratum
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10 Information for Contributors
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Meetings and Seminars

Meet the Legend Program with Professor Mannan Sikder on 6 January 2023 at 7 PM


Meet the legend program with Professor AJE Nahar Rahman in a Zoom Meeting on 25 November 2022 Friday at 7 -30 PM.


 

5th National Convention, BAP, 2022.

 

Call for Abstracts from BAP Members

The scientific sub-committee of 5th National Convention of Bangladesh Academy of Pathology (BAP) which will be held virtually cordially invites abstracts for free paper session. The last date for submission of abstracts is 10th January 2022.

The abstract should be the computer composed and not exceeding 250 words. The title of the papershould in bold capital letters. The title should be followed by name(s) of the presenting authors. The text should briefly cover the introduction, objective, methodology, results and conclusions. The abstract should be mailed to Prof. Dr Nasimul Islam (nasimul83@yahoo.com) and Prof. Dr.Md. Zillur Rahman, (drzillur@gmail.com)  Members Scientific Subcommittee.

The scientific sub-committee will send acceptance letter to the presenting author by 15th January 2022. The allotted time for each presentation is   eight minutes. Question-answer session will be held at the end of the session.

Thanking  You

 

Prof. Md. Golam Mostofa

Chairman, Scientific sub-committee.

5th National Convention, BAP, 2022.

 

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Minutes of EC Meeting on 25/11/2021 in PDF Open

 

 

Scientific Webinar from BAP
Topic: Immuno-Interrogation to Define Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Sharing Experience 2020.
0n 8th January 2021, Friday at  07:30 pm (Bangladesh standard time)

Panel of experts:
1. Prof Humaun Kamal Islam (USA)
2. Prof Ferdousy Begum
3. Lt Col Wasim Selimul Haque
Recorded video in youtube embedded here

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Scientific Webinar on Prostate Cancer presented by Professor Golam Mostafa on 25-12-2020 [Video]

Part-1:

Part-2:

Meeting on MD Pathology curriculum on 20-12-2020 [Videos]

Part 1: Click here to open

Part 2: Click here to open

 

jhc-2019-jul-v-3-n-2-editorial

Editorial

Pathology Course in MBBS Curriculum

*Rahman MZ

 *Dr. Mohammad Zillur Rahman, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Chattogram Medical College, Chattogram. drzillur@gmail.com

Medical Education in Bangladesh is run by a curriculum introduced by the regulatory authority Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC). Now we are continuing our MBBS curriculum 2012. This new curriculum was introduced and published by BM&DC, which was funded and supported by WHO. A national body was appointed to formulate this curriculum. But the beginning of medical education was not that much structured as we are getting now a days.

After liberation in 1971, MBBS course had been running as it was in the then Pakistan period. At that time, Pathology was taught for 3 years. In 3rd year and 4th year, general Pathology, hematology and clinical pathology were included and ended with 3rd Professional examination. Systemic pathology was called as Special Pathology and was taught in 5th year course. It was also a full paper examination in final professional examination.

It was first in December 1982, when Professor M A Mannan, the then President of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council, offered a 12 page curriculum for MBBS students. Prof Mannan was a Professor of Neurology at IPGM&R. The President of BM&DC was his additional post. At the introduction of the curriculum, he wrote “the quality of medical education in the country requires to be supervised and constantly monitored by BM&DC to ensure adequate standard and appropriateness of such education in meeting the health needs of the population to be served for achieving the national goal of health for all by 2000 A.D.” The curriculum was made through sub-committees at all medical colleges by the experienced teachers. It was also mentioned that the need based and country oriented curriculum have been suggested.

But, in this curriculum, the course of Pathology was shrunken and adopted within two years instead of previous three years course. On the other hand, at that time Pathology and Microbiology was included in one subject. Though the course was of two years, students actually couldn’t give priority to Pathology because of upcoming forensic medicine and Pharmacology examination in 2nd professional examination. That means most of the students though attending the pathology classes for avoiding non collegiate status, usually didn’t go through pathology books.

Later, in 1988, the curriculum was revised. This time, Professor M A Wahab, led the committee through Center for medical education. A complete book volume of 167 pages were published. This time the curriculum was more structured but the courses content of Pathology remains as before. But in 1988 curriculum, item card was introduced and made mandatory to complete each and every items of the card, followed by a card completion examination. This had somewhat improved the situation.

 In 2002 curriculum, a revolutionary decision was taken. 2nd professional examination after completing 3rd year has been merged with 4th year completion. This time, pathology was separated from microbiology. Thus reducing one professional examination, students had to study all five subjects; i.e. Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine and community medicine. So, here the students became more regular in Pathology learning in comparison to the era of previous curriculum. As Microbiology became separate examining subject, total 5 subjects were included in 2nd professional examination. Though the course was modified into 3 phases, the phase-2 was kept two years long, which was adequate for Pathology learning. On the other hand, the examination schedule was reprogrammed 6 monthly instead of previous 4 monthly schedule. This made the students comfortable to attend all the classes and to study all five subjects equally for two years. But the problem the students faced was the examination phobia of appearing in 5 subjects at a time. Not only that, there was a remarkable reduction in rate of passing the examination too.

To consider these problems, BM&DC again formulated sub-committees to rearrange the curriculum. These committees finally formulated a curriculum known as 2012 curriculum. This new curriculum again turned to 4 professional examination system.  But, this time, forensic medicine and community medicine are placed in 2nd phase. Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology are kept in 3rd phase. Moreover, in this one year course time for pathology, Microbiology and pharmacology, students get only 6 to 8 months time, due to different kinds of vacations and preparatory leaves. So, ultimately, the 3 years course of Pathology converted to 1 year course, that should be taught within 6 to 8 months time. This is very alarming that students are getting 2 to 3 months time per subject in the classes.

Pathology plays the pivotal role in learning medicine. Inadequate knowledge in Pathology cannot make a good clinician. Moreover, Pathology should be read in both 2nd and 3rd phases. A group of the pathologist professionals involved in teaching pathology think that pathology should be taught in undergraduate level as Term-1 with general pathology in 3rd year and term-2 with systemic pathology in the 4th year. The professional examination should be held at the end of the 4th year.

It is a matter of concern that medical graduates who goes abroad for higher education requires academic transcript from Bangladesh.The total working hours of pathology in our country, in comparison to different countries in SAARC , is lower than others. For this reason, equal distribution of pathology study hours with foreign curriculum are required.

On the other-hand, in previous curriculum of postgraduate medical education, pathology was taught in Part-1 and genetics in part-2 of the course. Now a days, residency program is adopted and these topics are no more included as a separate subject. So, there is no scope to fill in the gaps of knowledge regarding pathology which is needed as a must to become a better clinicians. That is why, this is very important to learn pathology with proper care in undergraduate course as a backbone of medical science.

So, it can be proposed that general pathology and hematopathology to be included in 2nd phase and Pathology paper-1 examination in 2nd professional examination, followed by systemic pathology including clinical and chemical pathology and forensic pathology in 3rd phase; as well as Pathology paper-2 examination in the 3rd professional examination. It will be of great improvement in the learning process as general pathology knowledge is very essential to learn forensic medicine and community medicine, which are taught in 2nd phase.

MBBS is the basic course for a medical graduate. If adequate knowledge, skill and attitude is not developed through this course and curriculum, medical graduates will fail to diagnose and manage patients efficiently as well as their weak base of pathology knowledge will make them facing difficulties in postgraduate course also. So, the curriculum 2012 needs an urgent review and pathology should get proper attention in the upcoming curriculum.