Department of Forensic Medicine was established in 2004 with two teaching staff only, Dr.Daw Than May Kyi, Lecturer and Head of the Department and Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Oo, a visiting Lecture from UM, Mandaly. The teaching of Forensic Medicine was started for final part (1) students is May 2004, Dr.Kyaw Kyaw Oo returned back in June 2005. Dr. Myo Thaik Oo was also a visiting Lecturer from UM (1), Yangon from June 2005 to June 2006. After that Dr. Nan Khin Mya, Lecturer of U M, Mandalay also helped the teaching of Forensic Medicine as a visiting Lecturer from June 2006 to June 2007. In January 2007, Dr. Daw Than May Kyi had retired. At that time, Dr. Nan Khin Mya was reponsible as an acting head of the department. And then, Dr. Aung Soe was appointed as an Associated Professor and Head of Department since February 13, 2007. AP Dr. Aung Soe was promoted as a Professor and Head of Department of Forensic Medicine in July 2010.
The department contributes the services and teaching in the Police Surgeon Office of Magway Region General Hospital and the head of the department holds dual charge for both departments.