Assam Medical College and Dr. John Berry White

Assam Medical College (AMC) - in Dibrugarh, Assam, is the oldest hospital of the North-East India. It was established on 3rd November 1947. It was formerly known as Berry White Medical School, named after Dr.John Berry White, the great visionary of modern medical education in Assam.
Assam Medical College
Dr.White was a British surgeon who came to Assam in 1858 to work under the erstwhile East India Company during the British rule of India. He served in upper Assam for long 24 years in different capacities and left his foot prints in all spheres of developmental activities of this region. He had also contributed towards the Tea, coal and oil industries and establishment of rail and Road communications in Assam.

Assam Medical College is the most remarkable contribution of Dr.John Berry White. The "Berry White Medical School" at Dibrugarh, which was established through a legacy personal contribution of Rs. 50,000/- at that time, left behind by him after his retirement as civil surgeon of Lakhimpur District in 1882. The establishment of the Berry White Medical School in 1900 A.D., not only heralded the beginning of Allopathic Medical Education in Assam, but also formed the nidus for the subsequent establishment of the Assam Medical College in 1947, through a process of upgradation. Dr.White died in London on 19th November 1896, four years before the establishment of his dream school at Dibrugarh.

Assam Medical College is situated at one of the corners of Dibrugarh and set in the midst of flowing green fields of several Tea Estates. According to a survey, AMC has been ranked amongst the top 10 medical institutes in India. The college is affiliated to Dibrugarh University. The MBBS course offered by Assam Medical College has been recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). It also has a hospital, which consists 1249 beds, tertiary care services, OPD services in 25 different specialties.


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