The degree granted by the program is a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). The study plan includes several courses during six years followed by an internship year.
The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Program is designed to be distinguished as it depends on multiple and advanced methods of medical education through an effective and integrated electronic education system that includes basic and clinical sciences. The goal of the program is to prepare physicians who can keep pace with the rapid changes in healthcare needs in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The bachelor's program begins with the foundation year in which the essential basic information is taught to prepare medical students for the future medical courses. In the first two basic-sciences medical years, the block system which is based on the human body systems is adopted. Each block covers one of the vital systems in the body, its components, function, relationship with other systems, in addition to the common diseases and most advanced therapeutic strategies. These blocks are taught by a team of professors of basic sciences and clinicians from different specialties. The program also adopts self-learning that is facilitated by a curriculum based on problem-based learning (PBL) that contains discussion of medical cases in small groups where students have the opportunity to search for knowledge.
Starting from the third year, the practical application of clinical sciences begins at the hospital. Students will encounter multiple subspecialities during this year including surgery, medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and others.
During undergraduate training, medical students are also educated about education methods, medical informatics and medical professionalism which will enable them to improve their skills and will allow them to communicate effectively and efficiently. Students are also given the opportunity to experience different fields through two elective courses of their choice during their clinical years.
The degree awarded by the college:
Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
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