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Welcome to the Department of English
History of Department
In 1964 the Faculty of Medicine, Mandalay was upgraded to the Institute of medicine Mandalay and the first year M.B.,B.S course was started. Then English Department was one of the first year subject departments. The department was made up of 1 assistant lecturer / head , 1 assistant lecturer and 2 tutors. Then the first year course was 1 and a half year long and it was divided into 2 parts (Junior class and Senior Class). English was taught to both the junior and senior classes. During the years from 1979 to 1982 regional colleges were opened all over the country and students were admitted to the institutes of medicine starting from the 2nd M.B.,B.S class. Then English was taught to the second year students as an additional subject.
In the academic year 1982-83 the direct intake system was adopted again and students were admitted to the institutes of medicine starting from the 1st M.B.,B.S. In 1992 a lecturer/head post was assigned for the department.
In 2003 the 6th Medical Education Seminar revised and reviewed the curriculum of all the classes of the M.B.,B.S course. In accordance with the guidelines laid down by the seminar, teaching English has been aimed at mastering all the four language skills.
In 2011 the 9th Medical Education Seminar, 180 teaching hours was allotted to the teaching of English as a foreign language at all the Universities of Medicine, Myanmar.