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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:

Chairman:

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.

Department Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Undergraduate Clinical Education (UCE) Committee:

The Undergraduate Clinical Education Committee plays a central role in planning the strategies for the clerkship of students during their clinical years and internship.  The Clinical Affairs Organizational Chart illustrates the committee structure which is chaired by the Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs and reports to the Dean of the College of Medicine.

The charges of the committee include:

  • To define and implement the objectives, goals and structure of the clinical years in COM curriculum.
  • To develop together with the Department of Medical Education Program Evaluation and Student Assessment in the clinical years.
  • To oversee the clinical teaching organization and management of the COM educational program.
  • To review analyzed data reported by the Medical Program Evaluation and Student Assessment Committee and formulate educational policies.
  • To deal unresolved problems in the teaching of the curriculum.
  • To plan student assessment.
  • To plan, implement and organize internship rotations for graduated students.

 

 


  

Undergraduate Clinical Education (UCE) Clinical Phase III Blocks Coordinators
Academic Year 2017-2018
                                       
 Medicine I    Medicine II    Pediatrics
 Chief Coordinator: Dr. Abdulrahman Al Saedy    Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Thamer Al Enazi             Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Ali Al Shehri
    Co-Coordinators:       Co-Coordinators:       Co-Coordinators:
      Dr. Thari Al Anazi         Dr. Naveed Mahmood         Dr. Majid Al Fadhel
      Dr. Mohammed Al Qahtani                  Dr. Saif Al Thagafi         Dr. Mohammed Essa
      Dr. Abdullah Al Bogami         Dr. Moussab Damlaj         Dr. Fuad Al Mutairi
      Dr. Mufareh Al Katheri        
         
 Surgery I    Surgery II    Family & Community Medicine
 Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Fahad Al Abeidi    Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Salah Al Dekhayel    Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Abdullah Ali Al Ghamdi
    Co-Coordinators:       Co-Coordinators:         Co-Coordinators:
      Dr. Thamer Al Tayeb         Dr. Sami Al Eissa         Dr. Fahad Al Shahrani
      Dr. Yahia Ghazwani         Dr. Salah Al Shaghroud         Dr. Saleh Al Osaimi
      Dr. Saad Abu Melha         Dr. Khalid Al Sheikh         Dr. Asad Habab
         
 Obstetrics & Gynecology    Special Senses and Mental Health    Clinical Simulation
 Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Hafiza Turkistany    Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Muteb Al Otaibi    Coordinators:
    Co-Coordinators:       Co-Coordinators:        Dr. Sameera Al Somali
      Dr. Hayat Al Rabieea         Dr. Jaber Al Shammari        Dr. Syed Furrukh Jamil
      Dr. Maysoon Al Adham         Dr. Mohammad Adhi    
      Dr. Sawsan Al Hunain         Dr. Ahmed Mabrouk El Galmady    
          Dr. Athal Al Khalaf    
         
 Emergency Medicine         
 Chief Coordinator:  Dr. Muhammad Tashkandi        
    Co-Coordinators:  Dr. Majed Al Johani        
         
         

UCE Block Schedulers/Administrative Assistants:


• Mary Grace Isar Ext 94002     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Melody Nepomuceno Ext 94003     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Nora Al Habdan Ext 94005     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Sara Al Khuwaiter Ext 94008     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

  MIU Administrative Assistants:

Ms. Elena Fajardo – Ext. 94007     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ms. Ghada Al Odaib – Ext. 94013     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ms. Nouf AlZamil – Ext. 94006     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Medical Internship Unit Emails:

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