Internal Medicine Residency Program

 Welcome Message 

Welcome to Department of Medicine; Medical Residency Training Program, where we believe that each resident contributes directly to the program’s growth and success, and we hope you will take pride in being a member of our team. This Residency Training Program Manual is intended to provide you with basic information and facts which will guide you as a Resident in exploring and navigating the seas of academic freedom and pursuit of knowledge and excellence. It defines your role, rights, privileges, obligations and other parameters which you are going to handle and experience as a resident of this great institution. Therefore, it is to your advantage to read carefully this manual, and understand clearly its contents as part of your orientation program. I’m looking forward to seeing you grow and develop into an outstanding physician that exhibits a high level of care, concern and compassion for others. I hope that you will find your work to be rewarding, challenging and meaningful. Lastly, I would like to thank the people in the Department of Medicine who have made this a success, including the secretaries and consultants with special thanks to Academic & Training Affairs and to the Chairman of the Department of Medicine Prof. Hamad Al-Ashgar for his continuous guidance and support.

 

Abdulaziz Al Rashed, MD
Program Director, Residency Program, Consultant, Internal Medicine

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Program Mission

The primary mission of the program of Internal Medicine is to provide optimal and evidence based medical care, consultations for patients at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) and to carry out research and training in cooperation with other departments at KFSH&RC to fulfill the mission of the Hospital.

The Department provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with diseases usually treated by the different sub-specialties of internal medicine. This includes allergic and immunologic diseases, endocrine diseases, gastrointestinal tract and liver diseases, infectious diseases and acquired-immune deficiency, diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract, diseases of the respiratory system and rheumatological conditions. 


Currently, these outpatient and inpatient services are provided by staff consultants, associate consultants, assistant physicians, fellows and residents.

As for teaching, the program of Internal Medicine provides a strong training environment to young physicians, which prepares them to be qualified, professional and competent physicians. In addition the department provides sub-specialty Fellowship Programs for extra training in sub-specialty areas.

The Department of Medicine undertakes research in several areas of clinical relevance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition it’s involved some basic medical research in collaboration with the Research Centre.

We believe that the quality of patient care depends greatly on the quality of teaching activity and research interests of our faculty. An institution with a good Residency Training Program is expected to provide high quality patient care.

The Residency Training Program follows the regulations and requirements of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS), as the duration of training is 4 years where the trainee is required to rotate in different specialty under umbrella of Medicine specialty and later they are granted certificate which allows to apply for fellowship program.

 

Residency

  • Resident Roster (Name & Position) 

 

  • Job description 

 

  • Rotation Map 

 

Education

As for teaching, the program of Internal Medicine provides a strong training environment to young physicians, which prepares them to be qualified, professional and competent physicians. In addition the department provides sub-specialty Fellowship Programs for extra training in sub-specialty areas.

Academic Activities:

  • Morning Report (7:30-8:30 a.m.):

This is the most important educational activity in the program as its daily activity and attendance is mandatory for all residents. On call team should be present at least 10 minutes before to prepare their cases. Junior resident on call in the ER should prepare the cases as electronic presentation which facilitates the discussion in presence of senior physician with junior physician in healthy environment and scientific basis.

  • Medical grand round (Each Tuesday 7:30-8:30 a.m.):

It is pure scientific activity where certain subspecialty in department of medicine or even outside the department of medicine invited to present the most updated data in their field which has a significant implication toward patient care.

  • Case Presentation (Each Thursday from 12:00 to 1300.):

It is a weekly scientific meeting where scientific discussion carries for an interesting clinical condition as it might be reported for the presence of unusual presentation or thing newly reported in field of medicine.

  • Chairman Round (Each Monday from 12:15 to 13:15):

Quality is an essential aspect in practicing medicine and for this reason we are processing a weekly session where evaluation of documentation and its style are the aim goal aiming for improvement furtherly as it will be reflected on the quality of patient care too.

  • Tuesday Half-Day Academic Activity (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.):

Resident is released officially at 12:00 p.m. from the service provided that the resident should endorse the patients to the senior physician on duty (i.e. fellows, assistants, consultants) and document that in the chart.

It is a weekly session runs in interactive scientific way of discussion I presence of senior consultant presenting different topic of a common yield practice and on the same time preparing for exam purpose as well.

It may  involve reviewing MCQs, topic of clinical approaches, physical examination or usage of different clinical procedures skills.

 

Attendance of Educational Activities:

Attendance at morning report, grand rounds, case presentation, and Monday Half activity is mandatory. The SCFHS requires more than 70% attendance in the academic activities; and Academic and Training Affairs requires, 75% failure to achieve the percentage standard given by the ATA will result in repeating the year.

Courses:

Internal Medicine Board review Course:

This internal Medicine Course is being held by Medical Residency Training Program in preparation for the Saudi Board Part II Written and End of Year Examination.

More than 500 MCQ's, projected materials and mock exams are being provided by various dedicated speakers of different sub-specialties. Educational materials and other handouts are being distributed among candidates to fully cater to their exam preparations.

Over years, our review course is not only recognized in Saudi Arabia but other Arab and Gulf Countries. the overwhelming and outstanding evaluations garnered from the registrants' measure the success of this course.

The organizing Committee assesses its gained experiences to continue to render effective and quality review courses. With these great efforts, we are confident that the candidates would truly benefit from this course and thus will surely give them remarkable passing examination rates, making us a part of their success.

Goals and Objectives of Academic Activity

To review principles of each Sub-specialty those are related to internal medicine practice in order to improve knowledge and help residents to pass the final board exam.

 

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE):

This OSCE Course is being held by Medical Residency Training Program in preparation for the Saudi Board Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Residents are being trained as if they are in the actual examination environment. The course will be providing the residents the knowledge and materials in order to prepare them for their OSCE.

The organizing Committee assesses its gained experiences to continue to render effective and quality review courses. With these great efforts, we are confident that the candidates would truly benefit from this course and thus will surely give them remarkable passing examination rates, making us a part of their success.

Goals and Objectives of Academic Activity

To review principles of each Sub-specialty those are related to internal medicine practice in order to improve knowledge and help residents to pass their OSCE.

 

Research

Research is one of the essential aspect in program of internal medicine as it is required to complete the requirement to get the resident qualification and on the same level, it engage the trainee in the field of scientific evidence where the update are required to practice for the benefit of our patient.

Resident are provided an opportunity to have elective rotation if field of research where after finalizing its result, the chance are available to participate in one of three research scientific competition:

  • Annual Medical Trainee (AMTARD)
  • Medicine Research Day
  • ATA Research Day.

 

Contact Us:

Cristina (Tina) Alcozar – Lopez
Hospital Assistant I, Department of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, KSA
Email: clopez@kfshrc.edu.sa
Tel No.: 464-7272, ext: 31321