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University of Medicine, Magway was first recognized at 14th December 2000 by the government. The Department of Anatomy was established with the first intake of 2nd M.B.,B.S students in March 2002. The department was first founded by Prof Dr. Saw Aik Yong, Associated Professor and Head of Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine, Magway.
At that time, the department was run with two permanent staffs. At 2003, Dr. Saw Aik Yong was promoted to Professor and Head of Department of Anatomy. Another two permanent staffs were recruited to the department. Two three-years-bond demonstrators were posted at 2004. There were total of 5 permanent staffs and two three-years-bond staffs. The teaching programme was assisted by teaching staff from other University of Medicine by two week visiting programmed up to June 2003. After that, one year-rotating lecturers from University of Medicine 1 and 2, Yangon filled the gap of teaching in Department of Anatomy.
After 2004, when Professor Saw Aik Yong was transferred to University of Medicine Mandalay, Professor Than Than Win, Professor Khin Thida and Professor Nyo Nyo Myint, Professor Thit Sar Aye Maung Thann dutifully handed over the department as Professor and Head.
First postgraduate course (Master Degree of anatomy) was initiated at December, 2009 till now and 5 candidates have got their master degree, currently 2 candidates are attending the MSc Anatomy course. First Doctor of Philosophy course (PhD-Anatomy) was started at December, 2013 till now and 3 candidates have obtained their PhD degree, currently 1 candidate is attending the PhD Anatomy course.
Faculty members are also involved in the teaching program for Basic Medical Science of Master Degree of Obstrestic and Gynaecology, and Forensic Medicne.
Nowadays, Professor Thida Than was appointed as Professor and Head of Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine, Magway. In the present day, the strength of the department is one Professor and Head, two Lecturers, one assistant lecturer, three Demonstrators and three post graduate students.