Professor of Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine,

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences



Currently Dr Magzoub is the Full Professor of Medical Education and Community Medicine at the Department of Medical Education, COM, KSAU-HS.  Responsibilities include chairing the unit of quality improvement and PBL in addition to coordination of two blocks in the Master's program in medical education and teaching undergraduate students as well as membership in several University and college committees.


As the previous Chairman of the Department of Medical Education, Prof. Magzoub oversaw the Department activities which included student assessment, curriculum development, program evaluation, graduate medical education program educational research, accreditation, and problem-based learning. These activities were conducted in collaboration with other Departments and committees.



  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira, Sudan (1978-1984) MBBS, 1984


  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of London 1986-1987 MSc (Medical Demography), London, 1987
  • Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands 1992-1994 Ph.D, Medical Education, 1994 Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • MFPHM, Member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, of the United Kingdom 2000, (London, Edinburgh and Glasgow).

Teaching and Research Areas

Medical Education, Medical Demography, Health Promotion, Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and Health System Management.

Current Research Interest

Research interests include a wide range of topics in Medical Education and Community Medicine including: Problem-based learning, community-based education and health, health system research.

Prizes, Fellowships and Scholarships

  • Network of Community-Oriented Educational Institutions for Health Sciences, Fellowships to participate in the First International Symposium on student assessment, Malaysia, January 1993;
  • 8th General Network meeting, Sherbrooke, Canada 1993;
  • The 9th General Network meeting, Manila The Philippines 1994;
  • The meeting for writing two chapters for a Network book on Community-based Education Cairo May 1995;
  • The 10th General Network meeting of the Network, Mexico City, Mexico 15-21 October 1997;
  • Population Council Fellowship for three months stay in Maastricht, the Netherlands to complete a doctoral thesis (1994).
  • WHO fellowship for six months stay at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands to work on doctoral thesis.
  • University partnership fellowship to participate on the second working conference of the University Partnership Project, McMaster, Canada 1993.
  • University Partnership fellowship to participate in the conference on the role of students on University Partnership., Ismailia, Egypt, Feb 1993.
  • University Partnership fellowship to participate in the first working conference in Essential National Health Research, Linkoping, Sweden, Sep, 1992.
  • WHO Fellowship to participate in the 7th Biennial general Network meeting, Ilorin Nigeria Sep 1991.Middle East Research and Training Fellowship to attend a course on advanced medical statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, June 1990.
  • Ford Foundation Grant for six month stay at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for training on the use of microcomputer on medical research, 1988.
  • Ford Foundation Scholarship to obtain MSc in medical demography at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 1986-1987.
  • Distinction and prize, primary health care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira.


  1. Mamede S. Ahmed F, Mohamadani M., Magzoub M., The Effect of Patients’ Appearance on Doctors’ Diagnostic Decision Making: Do Poor People Get Poorer Medical Care? Accepted for publication, Journal of Health Professions Education.
  2. ALQahtani DA, Rotgans JI, Mamede S, ALAlwan I, Magzoub ME, Altayeb FM, Mohamedani MA, Schmidt HG. Does Time Pressure Have a Negative Effect on Diagnostic Accuracy? Acad Med. 2016 Jan 27.
    AlBuhairan FS, Tamim H, Al Dubayee M, AlDhukair S, Al Shehri S, Tamimi W, El Bcheraoui C, Magzoub ME, de Vries N, Al Alwan I. Time for an Adolescent Health Surveillance System in Saudi Arabia: Findings From "Jeeluna". J Adolesc Health. 2015 Sep;57.
  3. Al-Alwan I, Baig LA, Badri M, Magzoub ME, Alyousif S. Effect of course coordinator behavior and motivation on students' achievement: Results from five curriculum blocks of two undergraduate student cohorts at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences.Pak J Med Sci. 2015 Mar-Apr;31(2):457-61.
  4. Alquraini MM, Baig L, Magzoub M, Omair A. Evaluation of off-service rotations at National Guard Health Affairs: Results from a perception survey of off-service residents. J Family Community Med. 2013 May;20(2):123-9. 
  5. Tamim RM, Al-Banyan EA, Magzoub MM, Al-Sayyari AA.Research as a requirement in a problem-based learning medical curriculum in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J. 2012 Nov;33 (11):1241-3.
  6. Alkhayel SA, Alselaim NA, Magzoub ME, Al-Qattan MM, Al-Namlah AM, Tamim H, Al-Khayal A, Al-Habdan SI, Zamakhshary MF.Constructing a question bank based on script concordance approach as a novel assessment methodology in surgical education. BMC Med Educ. 2012 Oct 24;12:100.
  7. Ferwana M, Alwan IA, Moamary MA, Magzoub ME, Tamim HM., Integration of evidence based medicine into the clinical years of a medical curriculum Family Community Med. 2012 May;19(2):136-40.
  8. Al Alwan I, Al Kushi M, Tamim H, Magzoub M, Elzubeir M. Health sciences and medical college preadmission criteria and prediction of in-course academic performance: a longitudinal cohort study. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013 Aug;18(3):427-38.
  9. Al Alwan I, Al-Moamary M, Al-Attas N, Al Kushi A, AlBanyan E, Zamakhshary M, Al Kadri HM, Tamim H, Magzoub M, Hajeer A, Schmidt H. The progress test as a diagnostic tool for a new PBL curriculum. Educ Health . 2011 Dec;24(3):493. Epub 2011 Dec 15. Review. PMID: 22267346.