Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Education
College of Medicine-Riyadh
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Academic Appointments: Work as a member of the coordinating team of the MME program at COM.

(966-11-) 429-9999 Ext. 95212

A highly qualified educator; professional developer, implementer and evaluator of diverse aspects of educational programs targeted to health professionals and learners. Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to apply varied educational methods such as lectures, workshops, support groups, one-on-one counseling, and more for educational success.  Extensive research experience in the academic and medical education fields.


  • PhD: Graduate Program in Medical Education, University of Calgary, Canada, 2019
  • Master of Science: Health Profession Education, Maastricht University, 2010
  • Master: Health and Medical Informatics. College of Public Health and Health Informatics King Saud Bin Abdulaziz
    University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), 2007 
  • Bachelor of Medical Applied Science,  King Saud University, 2003


  • Member of the Saudi Society for Medical Education (SSME)
  • Member of the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)
  • Member of the Saudi Association of Health Informatics (SAHI)
  • Registered in the Saudi Council for Health Specialties as a Public Health Specialist since 2005

Research Focus
Current research interests include a wide range of topics in Medical Education:

  • Portfolio
  • Student Assessment (Qualitative Assessment)
  • Problem Based Education and Study Skills
  • Faculty Development and Enhancement
  • Medical Education Research
  • Curriculum
  • E-Learning Teaching Interests

Active Research Grants

Ongoing research grants with a principal investigator (PI) role:

  • Issues of Teaching Computer Science and Health Informatics for Health Profession Students at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, College of Science and Health Professions in Riyadh: Mixed-Method Study. Year of completion: 2019
  • The friendly patient`s behavior is a facilitator of the diagnostic reasoning skills of the physicians: Experimental Study. Year of completion: 2019

Ongoing research grants with a co-principal investigator (Co-PI) role:

  • International Trends of Nursing Career Path: A Systematic Review. Year of completion: 2019
  • The effects of 3D Computer Simulation on Medicinal Chemistry Students’ Achievement. Year of completion: 2020


Beran, T., Drefs, M., Kaba, A., AlBaz, N., & AlHarbi, N. (2015). Conformity of responses among graduate students in an online environment. The Internet and Higher Education (25), 63-69.