Dean’s Message

Prof. Dr. Rakhshanda Rehman
MCPS (Obs/Gyne), FCPS (Obs/Gynae)
DCPS-HPE, MCPS-HPE
Vice Chancellor – NUR International University
Dean – School of Health Sciences, Fatima Memorial System

Dean’s Message

Prof. Dr. Rakhshanda Rehman is a Medical Educationist with vast experience in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. She had the honor of being Chair of Obs/ Gynecology at FJMC and then Principal of FJMC, CPSP councilor for eight years was appointed as Dean Medical Education, Prof Emeritus of Obs/ Gynecology at CPSP. She also has the distinctive honor of being the first female Vice President of CPSP and country director for the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program of CPSP. She is a WHO fellow and honorary fellow of the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prof. Rakhshanda Rehman has numerous publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has been invited as a speaker to many National and International conferences. She has vast experience in Safe Motherhood practices in the community. Her fields of interest are educational research, curriculum development, and cervical cancer.

School of Health Sciences – Fatima Memorial System (SHS-FMS) is an extremely dedicated group of academic institutions: the FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry (FMHCM&D), Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing (SWCON), FMH Institute of Allied Health Sciences (IAHS), and Postgraduate Institute dedicated to provide superior education and training to produce highly qualified caring Physicians, Nurses, and Allied health professionals to serve the nation. The establishment of the Fatima Memorial System is a testament to the vision, commitment, and effort of its founder Mrs. Shahima Rehman. The FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry became operational in 2000, in addition to a five years MBBS and a four year BDS program we have elaborate Postgraduate Medical Education programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Anesthesiology, Medicine, Rheumatology, General Surgery, Family Medicine, Pathology and Dentistry with 135 residency positions in these subjects at present. We endeavor to promote integrated problem solving across disciplinary boundaries and to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote professionalism, teamwork, lifelong learning, empathy, scholarship, leadership, and cultural sensitivity in all graduates of SHS FMS to provide excellence in education, healthcare, and research. Recently NUR International University has been added to Fatima Memorial System, and the NUR Centre for Research and Policy (NRCP) has been established with a mission to provide evidence-based recommendations to strengthen and inform policy to reform practice in the health, education, and social sector. NRCP has partnered with many National and International organizations in the health, social, and education sectors like Global fund, WHO, ADB, UNICEF, RAF, DFID, AusAID, John’s Hopkin’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, British Council, NACP to research several issues regarding MNCH, nutrition status, and education. Research and quest for knowledge is the hallmark of any academic institution and to promote the culture of research we have aligned Research and Research Promotion Activities across NUR- FMS. We are still very young but our achievements foresee a very bright future, our students have achieved many positions and distinctions in UHS examinations in FMHCM&D, IAHS, and SWCON. These successes are driven by the creativity, energy, and perseverance of our faculty, staff, and students. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our students who are able to attain admission in the School of Health Sciences – FMS and I look forward with anticipation and assurance that together we will strive for and achieve excellence, and that today’s students will become tomorrow’s practitioners, innovators, and leaders in science and the healing arts.