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Abdus Salam

  • MBBS; MPH; DMedED; MMedEd (Dundee)
  • Associate Professor and Head (Medical Education Unit)
  • Widad University College
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Dr Abdus Salam is a Consutant Medical Educationalist and Public Health Specialist. He obtained his MBBS degree in 1977 from the Chittagong Medical College (CMC), Chittagong, Bangladesh, after which he earned his MPH degree in 1993 from the National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Afterwards, he achieved DMedEd and MMedEd from the University of Dundee, UK in 1996 and 2000 respectively. Throughout his career, he has worked at various renowned public teaching hospitals and universities in Bangladesh and Malaysia and has contributed immensely towards their development. His current research area includes: Problem-based Learning, Community-based Education Webinars and International Medical Education Networking and Collaboration, Professionalism, Educational Environment, Curriculum Evaluation and Development, Faculty Development, Teaching-Learning, Student Assessment, Microteaching Skills, Public Health Issues.

Research interests


Teaching and Learning in Medicine



Biomed Central (BMC) Medical Education



Recent publications

  • A Comparative Study on Achievement of Learning Outcomes through Flipped Classroom and Traditional Lecture Instructions

    • Islam N
    • Salam A
    • Bhuiyan M
    • et al.
  • Letter to the editor

    • Salam A

Professional experience

Associate Professor and Head (Medical Education Unit)

Widad University College

October 2018 - Present

Associate Professor and Head (Medical Education and Quality Assurance Committee)

Asia Metropolitan University - Johor Bahru

January 2017 - January 2018(a year)

Associate Professor

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

June 2012 - June 2016(4 years)

Senior Lecturer

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

August 2006 - June 2012(6 years)


Universiti Sains Malaysia

February 2002 - August 2006(5 years)

Asst Prof. and Head of the Department

Comilla Medical College

January 1997 - February 2000(3 years)


Chittagong, Sir-Shalimullah, and Rangpur Medical Colleges in Bangladesh

January 1992 - January 1997(5 years)

Medical Officer

Different Primary and Tertiary care hospitals in Bangladesh

January 1977 - January 1992(15 years)


Masters in Medical Education

University of Dundee Centre for Medical Education

January 1996 - January 2000(4 years)

Diploma in Medical Education

University of Dundee Centre for Medical Education

January 1995 - January 1996(a year)

Master of Public Health

National institute of Preventive & Social Medicine

January 1992 - January 1993(a year)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Chittagong Medical College, University of Chittagong

January 1970 - January 1977(7 years)

Co-authors (121)