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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.

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 Committee
 
   
Medicine I

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Thari Al Anazi

Co-Coordinators:

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Saedy
Dr. Mohammed Al Qahtani
Dr. Abdullah Al Bogami 

Administrative Assistant:
  • Lualhati Razon, Ext: 11032
 

Medicine II

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Thamer Al Enazi

Co-Coordinators:

Dr. Naveed Mahmoud
Dr. Saif Al Thaqafi

 

 

 

Surgery I
 

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Fahad Al Abeidi

Co-Coordinators:

Dr. Thamer Al Tayeb
Dr. Yahia Ghazwani
Dr. Ahmed Al Oraidi
Dr. Saad Abu Melha

Administrative Assistant:
  • Lualhati Razon, Ext: 11032
 

Surgery II

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Abdullah Al Turki

Co-Coordinators:

Dr. Samir Al Sayegh
Dr. Sami Al Eissa
Dr. Nasser Al Hodaib
Dr. Salah Al Shaghroud

 
 
 
 
 
Emergency Medicine Block

Dr. Sameer Al Hamid - Director 
Dr. Mohammed Al Helail - Co-Director  
 
Administrative Assistant:
  • Mary Grace Isar
    Ext: 11561
 
Family Medicine Block

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Abdullah Ali Al Ghamdi

Coordinators:

Dr. Fahad Al Shahrani
Dr. Saleh Al Osaimi
Dr. Asad Habab

Administrative Assistant:
  • Mary Grace Isar
    Ext: 11561
Internship Unit

Dr. Mohammed al Ghaihab - Director  
 
Administrative Assistants:
  • Elena Fajardo 
  • Nada Al Sulia 
   
Pediatrics 

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Ali Al Shehri

Co-Coordinators:

Dr.  Majid Alfadhel
Dr. Fuad Al Mutairi
Dr. Mohammed Essa
Dr. Hamad Al Khalaf

 
Administrative Assistant:
  • Mary Grace Isar
    Ext: 11561
Obstetrics & Gynecology 

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Hafiza Al Turkistany

Co-Coordinators:

Dr. Hayat Rabieaa
Dr. Maysoon Al Adham

Administrative Assistant:
  • Mary Grace Isar
    Ext: 11561
  Special Senses & Mental Health
 

Chief Coordinator:

Dr. Moteb Al Otaibi

 

Co-Coordinators:

Dr. Jaber Al Shammari
Dr. Ali Al Shehri
Dr. Mohammed Adhi

 

• To plan, implement and organize internship rotations for graduated students.
To contact us:
Clinical Affairs Administration:
Office of the Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.