National Quality Assurance Scheme in Medical Colleges in Bangladesh

Appreciating the necessity of quality medical education, a National Quality Assurance Scheme (NQAS) was established in 1998 in Bangladesh. National guidelines and tools for quality assurance were revised and published in 2012 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO). Subsequently, the Government (GO) urged all medical colleges in Bangladesh to practice NQAS in their respective institutions. The present brief provides an overview of the NQAS and the assessment of its implementation in medical colleges in Bangladesh in 2017.