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Medical Education in Saudi Arabia


As a result of the recent interest in medical education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, training programs and continuous professional development activities have been set up by medical education units, which are involved in activities such as faculty development and curriculum development. However, most colleges of medicine in the region are in shortage of specialized and highly qualified medical educators.

The College is increasingly becoming aware of the need to professionalize its educational program and staff members. Based on this urgent need, the college established the Department of Medical Education. The Department is staffed with seven medical educators aiming at curriculum development and best utilization of educational technology.

As a pioneering venture, it has now started a Masters Degree Program in Medical Education based on the following justifications