Medicine Block: (Med. 501: CRH, 18) The Medicine Block involves 16 weeks period spent in the clinical units and associated outpatient services of the King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh. The emphasis is on learning through involvement in patient care and clinical activities of the units to which the students are attached. The specific attachments provide the opportunities for practical experience and to develop clinical reasoning skills in a number of different areas.  The Medicine Block is a part of a continuum of clinical experience building on knowledge gained in Years 1 & 2 and extending through Years 3 and 4 to Internship. There will be integration between inpatient & outpatient, Medical, organ imaging, other diagnostic services and other disciplines. The Medicine specialty block book will give an overview of Medicine specialty objectives and the different themes which are: Basic Clinical Sciences (PBL cases and Lectures), Patients Doctor Theme (including different Clinical attachments, Community Doctor Theme, Personal Professional Development, and Evidence Based Medicine. Furthermore, It includes the process of conducting different themes, timetables, assessment, and different forms used in Medicine specialty block. The students by the end of their rotation should have successfully fulfilled the block's objectives. Medicine Block Administration: Dr. Khalid Al Khatlan         Director          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ali Al Khataami           Co-director     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ghuzayel Al-Dawsari    Co-director     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..saAdministrative Assistant:  Lualhati RazonExt: 11032    email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The Surgery Block involves 16 weeks period spent in the clinical units and associated outpatient services of The King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh.  The emphasis is on learning through involvement in patient care and clinical activities of the units to which you are attached. The clinical attachments provide the opportunities for practical experience and to develop clinical reasoning skills in a number of various surgical specialties.  Surgery Block is a continuum of clinical experience building on knowledge gained in Years 1 & 2 and extending through Years 3 and 4 to Internship. There will be integration between inpatient & outpatient, Medical, organ imaging, other diagnostic services and other disciplines. The Surgery specialty block book will give an overview of Surgery specialty objectives and the different themes which are: Basic Clinical Sciences (PBL cases and Lectures), Patients Doctor Theme (including different Clinical attachments, Community Doctor Theme, Personal Professional Development, and Evidence Based Medicine. Furthermore, It includes the process of conducting different themes, timetables, assessment, and different forms used in Surgery specialty block. Surgery Block Administration: Dr. Saud Al Jadaan        Director        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ali Al-Zahrani          Co-director    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Abdullah Al-Turki     Co-director   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..saAdministrative Assistant:  Lualhati RazonExt: 11032    email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Pediatrics Block aims to introduce the medical students to a balanced view of the preventive and curative health needs of infants, children and adolescents, as well as common community health problems affecting them, and their management. The combination of structured teaching, clinical experience and self-directed learning in the Child & Adolescent Health curriculum provides learning opportunities that will equip medical students with enough background to continue their future career.  Medical students will develop core clinical skills and knowledge and also consider special areas of need, health promotion, child advocacy, ethical issues and research areas that are impacting on pediatric care. Structured teaching sessions, PBLs and clinical attachments present students with many opportunities to develop further within the Personal & Professional Development Theme.  One of the major areas of professional development for students in this rotation will be in the area of Evidence Based Medicine, as it is integrated within the PBLs, with an emphasis on the clinical relevance of high level evidence. Pediatrics Block Administration: Dr. Suleiman Al Queflie       Director           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mohsen Al-Atawi           Co-director      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Layla Al Shamsan          Co-director      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..saAdministrative Assistant:  Mary Grace IsarExt: 11561       email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Obstetrics and gynecology block aims to introduce the student to a balanced view of the preventive and curative health needs of women and babies, and the common community health problems and their management. Obstetrics and gynecology blocks are packed with fantastic learning opportunities, which can be taken full advantage of by the well-organized student. The student will learn the experience of the importance of good time management and the need to plan ahead across the weeks.   The clinical rotation at King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh has been carefully designed to ensure coverage of the essential elements of the Obstetrics and gynecology curriculum.  The overall  aim of this block  is to address the four themes in a truly integrated way. Each structured teaching session will address the themes in as balanced, natural and relevant a manner as possible and, for this rotation, Evidence Based Medicine is not a discrete segment - it is now integrated within the PBL process and applied widely in the clinical attachments. Obstetrics and Gynecology Block Administration: Dr. Hanan Al Kadri        Director          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Badriah Al Nouh      Co-director      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..saAdministrative Assistant:  Mary Grace IsarExt: 11561      email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Family and Community Medicine Block aims to introduce the student to the health care in the community, in the contexts of general practice, and also of geriatric medicine, and rehabilitation medicine. It also aims to equip the student with knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities that are relevant to community-based medical practice. The practice of medicine in the community offers special challenges. It is impossible to focus on the biomedical processes of disease to the exclusion of the psychosocial aspects of a patient’s illness. Many of the problems with which patient's present, need to be understood in cultural, behavioral and biological terms simultaneously. Doctors working in the community often develop long-term relationships with patients and their families. The process of care is often concerned more with prevention - primary, secondary and tertiary - than with cure. Family Medicine Block Administration: Dr. Ahmed Al Kordi          Director          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ali Al Haqwi               Co-director     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Amani Al Muallem      Co-director     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..saAdministrative Assistant:  Mary Grace IsarExt: 11561       email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Emergency Medicine is conducted longitudinally through the clinical clerkship. Medical Students training program in emergency medicine is designed to prepare students for identifying an emergency clinical situations and recognize this field of Surgery. Emergency Medicine Department Objectives of this program includes: ­The fundamental skills, knowledge, and humanistic qualities that constitute the foundations of emergency medicine practice. Development of the experience in the application of the above principles. Development of professionalism and provided progressive responsibility in Emergency Situations. Enable effective management of clinical problems. Medical students will attend the assigned shifts as per schedule prepared by the block coordinator. The program will be conducted in the Emergency department facilities at King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh. Medical students will have the opportunity to be part of the ED team under the supervision of one of the Emergency Medicine consultant. Some shifts you will be spent with the nurses learning triage, and practicing basic patient care. Initially Emergency Medicine Block Administration: Dr. Mohammed Al Sultan         Director         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sameer Al Hamed             Co-director     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..saAdministrative Assistant:  Mary Grace IsarExt: 11561       email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.