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I was born and brought up in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. I graduated from Mymensingh Medical College (under the University of Dhaka) and later obtained Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. I completed my rotatory internship from Mymensingh Medical College hospital, and post graduate training from Mitford hospital and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital in Bangladesh. I pursued my career in the field of critical care & internal medicine in a tertiary level hospital in Bangladesh. During my sabbatical I was privileged to secure a training post in acute & GIM in Western General Hospital & Royal Infirmary Edinburgh in UK (through the MTI program) and attained an International Fellowship in Acute & General (Internal) Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). I am also a Collegiate Member of the RCPE. At present, I am working as an associate consultant of critical care & covid-19 unit at the very same hospital I started working 15 years ago, with a vision to improve the state of critical care in Bangladesh, as well as start acute medicine for the first time in Bangladesh.

At the time I started my career, it was the era of ‘infancy’ of critical care in Bangladesh – with extremely poor infrastructure and almost no resources. We were the ‘self-taught’ ‘apprentices’ of the faculty. In the following years (till date), we have guided the subject of critical care in Bangladesh to its ‘teenage’, but without much academic mastery or applied teaching. We have tried to improve ourselves with the “knowledge” from articles & case reports published in journals and “experience” from our own mistakes (what not to do) – but without any formal teaching or training. In this context, I was fortunate to be selected for the MSc Critical Care – jointly organized by two well-known institutions – the University of Edinburgh & RCPE. The first two years of this MSc course have enabled me to understand and embrace the basics and advancements of critical care and the upcoming final year dissertation will improve my ability on research & publication. In other words, attainment of this MSc will enhance my talents and sharpen my skills as a critical care physician, let me become a much better researcher, academician & educator for further improvement of the subject, make me distinct among my peers, and fulfil my dream to become a faculty member at the Medical University in Bangladesh.