News Desk: Bangladeshi doctor Mahmudul Haque Jesse has scored 906 marks out of 1,000 in the MRCP (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom) examination in England, where the pass mark is only 454.
He has attained the first position leaving behind all the participating doctors around the world.
The MRCP-first part test was held in May last year, then the second part’s date was set on March 24, but England went under lockdown by that time.
The test was then held on October 27, and the results were published a month later on November 27.
Doctors say it is very rare to find anyone in the world who scored more than 900 during recent times.
Hematologist Dr Gulzar Hossain Ujjwal wrote on social media: “A young Bangladeshi doctor has got the highest record number in the MRCP examination under the British Royal College of Physicians.
“He is not a British citizen of Bangladeshi descent or anything like that, he was born and brought up in Bangladesh. He is an alumnus of Dhaka Medical College and is working as a medical officer in Jajira Upazila Health Complex of Shariatpur district after passing the 39th BCS exam.
“He is what you can call a mainstream doctor; but, Mahmudul Haque Jesse has achieved an incredible score leaving behind all the examinees around the world.”
Dr Mahmudul Haque Jesse
The youngest of five siblings, Mahmudul Haque passed secondary school in 2005 and was admitted to Dhaka College.
After passing the higher secondary in 2007, he got admitted to the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) after securing 56th position in the admission test.
He got into the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, but he was interested in various complex medical subjects and could not concentrate on engineering for long.
The next year he took part in the medical admission test, where Mahmudul Haque stood 29th in the merit list and was then admitted to Dhaka Medical College. From there he passed MBBS.
After completing his internship, he joined the government service taking the 39th BCS exam.
Doctor Jesse said: “I used to study during breaks when on duty. I studied as much as I could, but I did not study thinking about the result. I, however, took preparation strongly.
“After the test, I thought it went well,” he said. “It seemed that perhaps I can score the highest inside Bangladesh. I never imagined I could get the highest score in the whole world.”
Regarding the day of the result, he said: “The result is provided in personal accounts. However, I was not able to access my account that day, maybe due to slow internet or too much traffic on the website due to the result.
“After trying for a few hours that night, I fell asleep. I got the result around 7am the next day. The number there was 906. I couldn’t believe the result showed 906; how is that possible?”
In response to the question of how he has done so well, Dr Jesse mentioned his teachers and colleagues.
He said: “My interest behind reading books was created by Dr Abdul Hanif Tablu, professor of pediatric surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital.”
He added: “When textbooks were taught in class, I could not understand everything just by reading one book, so I used to read different books of the world.”
About his future plans, Mahmudul Haque said he intends to prepare for the final part of the MRCP exam and has to go to England to participate in that.
Even if he goes abroad for higher education, he said he wants to return to the country and serve the people.
Source: Bangla Tribune