The Undergraduate Medical Education at KFSH&RC is the latest addition to Academic and Training Affairs’ repertoire of academic and educational programs for future medical care providers. The mission of the Undergraduate Medical Education Section is to promote value and advance the educational mission of Medicine colleges while enhancing the clinical experience role in medical education nationally and internationally.
Based on the Board of Directors resolution King Faisal Specialist hospital & Research Centre became a co-founder of Alfaisal University and member of trustees. The hospital’s affiliation with Alfaisal University for provision of full-time clinical training to medical students completes the cycles of medical education that is highly successful at KFSH&RC. The medical students began to attend KFSH&RC in 2008 for short training sessions, and full time clinical training commenced in the academic year 2011/2012.
Once the medical students completed their training, they could access the hospital’s internship training programs via the Undergraduate Medical Education to complement the final stages of acquiring certification as fully fledged physicians.
The Undergraduate Medical Education provides medical training services; it works to interpret and implement policies that apply to clinical training programs and their trainees. It targeted more universities around the country and coordinated to accept visitor’s medical students for several types of clinical training in addition to the affiliation with Alfaisal University. It currently offers the following clinical training for medical students and medical interns:
The University /medical College recognizes that the office of undergraduate medical education of the Academic and Training Affairs of the host hospital has the responsibility for administratively overall medical students/interns during their training. Participation in the hospital’s Medical Student Registration, Orientation and Training Program is essential for medical students to be accepted and start preparation for clinical training at KFSH&RC.
The Undergraduate Medical Education is committed to providing a superior clinical educational experience under the supervision of our dedicated faculty physicians and based on the criteria of undergraduate medical education committee for medical students.
The medical departments which serve as major clinical sites for required clerkship rotations and medical training programs are as follows:
The Undergraduate Medical Education at KFSH&RC has emerged as a vital component of Academic and Training Affairs, and we are fully committed to support the aspirations of our young medical students. The following requirements are described in these categories: