A Department of Pathology of Rajshahi Medical College started its functioning in 1959 just a year later of the establisment of the medical college itself. At the beginning it was named as department of Pathology & Microbiology and was headed by Prof. Dr. S M Asafudullah, the living legendary senior most Pathology in the country.
In 1993 the department was separated into two individual department named as department of Pathology and department of Microbiology. The functioning components of the department of Pathology are distributed into academic activities and laboratory services to the patients of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) since its inception. It has been rendering its academic program to under graduate MBBS and BDS from the very beginning of its establishment.
In 1994, the department has started its postgraduate degree program with Diploma in Clinical Pathology (DCP) and in 2002, Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Pathology program has been started and by January, 2019 session, 21 doctors have obtained their Md degree in Pathology under the University of Rajshahi and BSMMU. Currently, there are 6 postgraduate students enrolled in DCP and 22 in MD (Pathology) courses.