Archive for April, 2009


April 20, 2009

The University of Medicine (1) has three campuses: the Pyay campus, the Thahton campus and the Lanmadaw campus.

In the 3 acres wide Pyay and Thahton Campus, pre-clinical subjects are taught to the first and second year M.B., B.S students. The Pyay campus houses pre-clinical departments, 8 lecture halls of 250 capacity, Botany Laboratory, Zoology Laboratory, Physic Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory, Anatomy Dissection Hall, Physiology Laboratories, Biochemistry Laboratory, Satellite Library, Students Recreation Rooms and Canteens.

The Lanmadaw Campus, 2 acres wide, is the old campus where all para-clinical year subjects are taught. The Administrative Office, Library, and Medical Information Center are also located in the Lanmadaw Campus. The Lanmadaw Campus constitutes 3 lecture halls of 300 capacity, 4 lecture Halls of 200 capacity, Multimedia Teaching Auditorium, Microbiology Laboratory, Pathology Laboratory, and Pharmacology Laboratory, Central Laboratory, Medical Resource Center, museum, students recreation rooms and canteens.



April 20, 2009

The University accepts average 500 students per year from those who passed the Basic Education High School Examination (equivalent to “O” level GCE) in the science combination for that year, and applied for the Universities of Medicine. The candidates are chosen according to the aggregate scores obtained in the above exam and selected in the order of merit. Upto 2009, a total of approximately 15000 graduates have been produced.


April 20, 2009

At the end of the training, students should
1. Acquire sound knowledge of the basic principles of medical science and the skills needed for the practical application in the field of promotive, preventive and curative medicine and research
2. Be conversant with the knowledge, skills and attitude which form the foundation of solving the country’s health problems
3. Have a thorough knowledge of the health projects implemented according to the needs of the country
4. Understand and implement skillfully the promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative health measures and management procedures required of a basic doctor
5. Be able to apply knowledge concerning Community Medicine as required at the primary health care level
6. Be able to take the role of a teacher in Community Health Education and to give a leadership role in planning and implementing health programs for the patient, their families and the community
7. Enhance self-improvement by pursuing Continuing Educational activities
8. Be able to apply systematically modern scientific methods in the study and analysis of health problems
9. Appreciate and accept the medical ethics required of every doctor and conduct accordingly.

April 18, 2009


General pathology and Haematology
Students are also posted for 18 weeks each to medical and surgical wards for clinical training.

Forensic Medicine
Preventive and Social Medicine(With three weeks residential field training in the rural area)
Systemic Pathology
Students attend lectures & clinics in Medicine, Surgery,Paediatrics,Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and are posted to the various teaching hospitals, including Urban Health facilities as part ofPreventive and Social Medicine teaching.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Students study allied specialties namely eye, ear, nose & throatdiseases, urology, neurology, tuberculosis, venereal diseases,orthopaedics and traumatology, skin diseases, mental health, oromaxillo-facial surgery, radiology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine,anaesthesiology, thoracic surgery, and paediatric surgery. Family Medicine and Medical Ethics are incorporated as relevantin the M.B., B.S. course.

All students, after successful completion of Final Part II examination, are continued to train hands-on for period of one year as house officers in the Teaching Hospitals in Yangon and the State and Division Hospitals.
Training Periods are as following: –
Paediatrics                                           2½ months
Community Medicine                      2 weeks
Medicine (including Psychiatry) 3 months
Obstetrics & Gynaecology              3 months

Surgery                                                  3 months
Only after satisfactory completion of House- officer training MBBS Degree is conferred to the students.


April 18, 2009

Biology(Botany and Zoology)






Behavior Sciences


April 18, 2009

The whole course extends over six years:

First M.B., B.S.                  1 year

Second M.B., B.S.             1 year

Third M.B., B.S.                 1 year

Final M.B., B.S. Part I      1 year

Final M.B., B.S. Part II    1 year

House Officer training    1 year

Total                                      6 years

HISTORY OF University of Medicine (1) Yangon

April 18, 2009

The history of the University of Medicine (1) began with the establishment of the Government
Medical School in Myanmar in 1907 at the premises of the old Rangoon General Hospital, and the introduction of a course in medical sciences. It was a four-year medical course known as Licentiate in Medical Practice (L.M.P.) course and the successful candidate was offered a certificate of license for medical practice. In 1923-24, the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B., B.S.) course was introduced at the old Rangoon College building at the site of the present Neurology Department of the Yangon General Hospital. The foundation stone of the Medical College building, the present main building of the University of Medicine (1) at Myomakyaung Road was laid by Sir Hercourt Butler on the 2nd February 1927, and the classes were transferred to the new building in 1929.
The Medical College became a constituent College under the University of Rangoon in 1930 and was placed under the Board of Administration, on which the Vice-chancellor of the University of Rangoon and the Inspector General of Civil Hospitals served as Chairman and Vice-chairman respectively. Academic matters and general administration were attended to by the principle with the help of the Medical College Council (Academic Body). In 1937 the medical {M.B., B.S. (Rgn)} degree conferred by the University of Rangoon gained recognition of the General Medical Council of Great Britain.
During the Second World War, from 1942 – 45, there was a temporary suspension of the M.B., B.S. course. A modified course was conducted instead and on the successful completion of which the Licentiate of the State Medical Board (L.S.M.B) was conferred. After the war, when all the constituent colleges became Faculties under the reconstituted Rangoon University, the Medical College became the Faculty of Medicine. The Faculty Head was appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
In May 1962, the University Act was abolished and the Faculty of Medicine as part of the University of Rangoon came under the Administrative Committee of the Education Ministry of the Revolutionary Government. The new University Education Act was promulgated on the 29th May 1964 and through this Act were established the professional institutes; one of which was Institutes of Medicine with the Rector as Head of each Medical Institute. In the same year, the postgraduate courses were introduced.
In October 1973, the Medical Institutes were transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Health. All postgraduate courses were placed directly under the control of Rector, Institute of Medicine (1) in December 1984.


April 18, 2009

1. Professor U Ba Than 1.10.64 – 30.8.71 M.B. (Cal.), F.R.C.S.(Edin.), F.A.C.S.,F.I.C.S.

2. Dr. U Pe Kyin 1.9.71 – 31.8.72 M.B., B.S.(Rgn.), F.A.C.S.

3. Dr. U Tun Min 1.9.72 – 9.5.84             M.B., B.S. (Rgn)

4. Professor U Hla Myint 26.6.84 – 10.9.87   M.B., B.S. (Rgn.), D.T.M & H. (Edin.),   F.R.C.P (Edin.)

5. Professor U Tin Aung Swe 16.11.87 – 12.12.88   M.B., B.S. (Rgn.), F.R.C.P.(Edin.), D.T.M & H(Edin.)

6. Professor U Mg Mg Sein 31.12.88 – 6.6.91           M.B., B.S. (Rgn.), Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(Edin.), F.R.C.S.(Eng.)

7. Professor U Mya Oo 6.6.91 – 25.9.96   M.B., B.S. (Rgn.), F.R.C.P(Edin.), F.R.C.P.(Glas.), F.R.C.P (London), Dr.Med.Sc. (Hon) (Ygn)

8. Professor U Kyaw Myint Tun 27.9.96 – 16.9.97 M.B., B.S. (Rgn.), M.R.C.P (U.K.), F.R.C.P.(Edin.) Dr.Med.Sc. (Hon) Ygn)

9. Professor U Kyaw Myint 17.9.97 – 20.2.98M.B., B.S.(Rgn.),M.R.C.P.(U.K.),
F.R.C.P.(Edin.), F.R.C.P.(Glas.), FCCP., Dr.Med.Sc. (Hon) (Ygn)
10. Professor U Myo Myint 21.2.98 – 24.2.07
M.B., B.S.(Rgn), F.R.C.S. (Edin),
M.Ch.Orth. (L’pool), Dr.Med.Sc. (Hon) (Ygn)
11. Professor U Aye Maung Han 25.2.07 – 22.9.09
M.B., B.S.(Ygn.), D.C.H., M.Med.Sc. (Paed)
M.R.C.P.(U.K.), FRCP (Edin.), FRCPCH (London), Dr.Med.Sc. (Paed) (Ygn)

12. Professor Pe Thet Khin  1.6.09 -30.3.11 MBBS (Ygn), MMedSc (Paed), MRCP (UK), FRCPCH (London), DipMedEd
13. Professor Than Cho 18.5.11 -To date  MBBS (Ygn), MMedSc (Ortho), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg), DrMedSc (Ortho), DipMedEd


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