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Introduction:

The College of Medicine, KSAU-HS has established an undergraduate and graduate, integrated problem-based as well as a web-based curriculum.  Given the fact that it is one of the first universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to follow this innovation, a unique opportunity for educational research and publication of our newly developed experience in this domain is available.  Throughout the last five years, a great deal of data has been collected, processed and maintained.  Such data includes an ongoing evaluation of the curriculum in terms of content, learning process, faculty expertise, as well as student satisfaction with the learning process.  In addition, an ongoing two year retrospective evaluation of the program is in progress which involves all stakeholders (leaders, faculty and students).  Moreover, data regarding student assessment including MCQs, MEQs, OSPEs, OSCEs and tutorials are also available.  The utilization of these data in carrying out research projects yielding to scientific publication is of utmost importance for sharing our experience with the international educational community.  Moreover, this unit is responsible for organizing the Medical Research Program for all undergraduate students.  Each student is expected to conduct high quality research and prepare a manuscript ready for publication.  This unit also oversees the Masters of Medical Education research thesis that conducts 15-20 projects each year.

Goal:

The goal of the Research and Dissemination Unit within the Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, KSAU-HS is to promote research, facilitate funding opportunities and enhance scientific publication.