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The Clinical Affairs Department of the College of Medicine at KSAU-HS plays a major role in the management of Phase III (clinical phase) of the curriculum. We are proud that the process of learning during Phase III (clinical clerkship) is student centered. The student either facilitates or leads the learning process under the supervision of highly qualified faculty members. Our students have learned the skills of solving Problem-Based Learning (PBL) sessions during the comprehensive Phase II (two-year pre-clinical blocks). All PBL cases are available on-line and are released one week prior to the assigned date wherein one student will work as facilitator in the first session.  During the second session a tutor will be involved to enrich the students’ knowledge based on their relevant experience and expertise. 

The Patient-Doctor theme is conducted in small sessions and comprises one of the essential components of the curriculum. A student leader directs the learning sessions while an expert tutor supervises.  We also provide an innovative approach to medical internship where a framework for medical interns’ competencies has been created.  Clinical Affairs also attends to issues related to Teaching Assistants in various clinical departments. 

To ensure that competent physicians will be cultivated in the future, the Community-Doctor and Personal-Professional Development themes are integrated in Phase III, to expose students to different ethical issues and to prepare them for any future possible difficulties.  Clinical based simulation training sessions are conducted as part of the Phase III curriculum, in order to improved medical students’ clinical skills in a safe and realistic environment. Finally, Evidence-Based Medicine and the Options Program (independent research), are two of the distinguished features of our curriculum.

The Clinical Affairs Department of the College of Medicine at KSAU-HS collaborates with different clinical departments at King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh to promote excellence in undergraduate clinical education for medical students, medical interns and clinical teaching assistants. The department has an important role in the field of continuing medical education by managing a comprehensive Faculty Enhancement Program.  Medical Students/Interns will spend their clinical rotation at King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh which is a tertiary care center that provides “State-of-the-Art” services in different specialties.  One of the strengths of the Medical City is the highly qualified staff trained from the best centers worldwide.

In support of the mission of the College of Medicine, the Clinical Affairs Department takes a leadership role in promoting:

  • Collaboration, communication, and resource sharing among departments in different clinical disciplines, including a multidisciplinary approach to competency and scholarly achievement
  • Innovations in medical education based on well-defined goals, as this applies across clinical disciplines
  • Professional enhancement and development of faculty and staff across clinical departments and the education continuum
  • Respecting internal integrity of the clinical department and continuing collaboration and open communication

Clinical Affairs, COM-R Location and Contacts:

The Clinical Affairs Department of the College of Medicine, Riyadh is located in the Riyadh Clinical Simulation Center (RCSC) at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) male campus adjacent to the College of Medicine building.

Clinical Affairs Administration:

Dr. Mohsen Alharthi, MD, FASE, FESC, FACC
Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs, COM-R, KSAU-HS
Assistant Professor and Consultant Cardiologist, Advanced Cardiac Imaging,
King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, KAMC-Riyadh

Administrative Assistant: 

Ms. Mary Grace Isar – Ext. 94002; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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