Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh is one of the premier and oldest medical institutes of the NE region of India. British Philanthropist Sir John Berry White, a retired brigadier of British army and later the civil surgeon of the erstwhile Lakhimpur district in 1870, contributed his lifetime earning of Rupees Fifty Thousand (present day valuation is more than 50 million of rupees) to establish his brain child “Berry White Medical School” in 1900 AD. This school heralded the beginning of Allopathic Medical Education by conferring LMP Diploma in old undivided Assam. In 1938, the Assam Branch of Licentiate Medical Practitioner in its annual meeting under the chairmanship of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi, the then premier of the Congress Govt. of Assam decided to upgrade the Berry White Medical School to a full fledged Medical College, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was established in 3rd November 1947, in the erstwhile US Military hospital of the second world war at Borbari, Dibrugarh through a process of up-gradation of Berry White Medical School immediately after independence, inaugurated formally by First chief Minister of Assam, Late Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi. The admission of the first batch of students was completed in September 1947 with 6 seats
It is my proud privilege to be the principal cum Chief Superintendent of Assam Medical College & Hospital the premier and glorious centre of medical education in North East India. Stemming from the John Berry White Medical School- the first medical school in the North East India, this institute has a glorious history of providing quality medical education and health care services thus catering the need of people of upper Assam and other neighboring states of North East India. Established in the year 1900 with the donation of his life time earning of Rs. 50000/- by Dr. John Berry White (MRCS), a British Surgeon of East India Company in the then undivided Lakhimpur district of Assam, this school was upgraded to a full-fledged Medical College the Assam Medical College in the year 1947 and was formally inaugurated by Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi First premiere of Assam on 3rd November 1947. Over the period of more than 7 decades of its glorious existence this institute has not only produced innumerable medical graduates and post graduates but also provided the much-needed nidus for development of other medical colleges of the state. Besides these, the special bond that the students studying in Assam Medical College, share with the members of the faculty should not go without mention. Our students have always been the pride of this esteemed institution and have carried its glory far and wide. I specially thank them for their love and affection and hope that this will continue for years to come.
Mission and Vision
Assam Medical College & Hospital is committed to –
(i) Provide quality health care facilities which is affordable and accessible to all with State-of-the-Art superspeciality services.
(ii) To start Superspeciality courses (DM/M.Ch.)
(iii) Upgrade itself into a centre of excellence in terms of quality medical education and research.