In 1999, Tareq got admitted in Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital, Dhaka as a first year MBBS student. It is situated on the bank of Buriganga river in the ancient part of Dhaka city.

Although wanted to study engineering, he was compelled to start medical education to satisfy the wish of his family. The initial days were a bit tough for him to adopt in the medical college. Gradually he got into it.

Tareq in the initial days at SSMC