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Chittagong Medical College, also known as CMC, is a government medical college in Bangladesh, established in 1957. It is the largest Medical College in Chittagong Division. It is located in the south-eastern port city of Chittagong and associated with Chittagong University. It is not known exactly when and how the practice of western medicine started in Chittagong, the extreme southeastern part of the Indian Peninsula. No reliable information is available before the establishment in 1901 of a 200-bed “Chittagong General Hospital” over a hilltop at the downtown Anderkillah overlooking the Karnaphuli River- the only modern hospital in the region at the time. This hospital served the entire population of Chittagong Division. With the passage of time, it was felt necessary to enhance healthcare facilities as well as the quality of healthcare. Consequently, a four-year Licentiate course in Medicine was introduced in the subcontinent to produce a sufficient number of mid-level physicians to serve mainly the rural population. The institutes that conducted this course were called “Medical School”. One such institution, Chittagong Medical School, was established in Chittagong in 1927.