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Internal Medicine Residency Training Program

Internal Medicine Residency Training Program




Internal Medicine Residency Program, College of Medicine, in King Saud University is structured to provide a comprehensive core curriculum in internal medicine. This is accomplished through supervised daily patient care activities as well as other educational activities.

The residency program is structured to ensure that each resident has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, clinical skills, interpersonal skills, professional attitudes and behaviors, and experience required to become an outstanding general internist or subspecialist.

For each required and elective rotation, the curriculum defines the educational purpose, training objectives, principal teaching methods, educational content, educational methods, and evaluation methods.

The curriculum covers the full range of general internal medicine and all subspecialties. It also provides an educational framework for clinical experiences in the related specialties of dermatology, neurology and diagnostics medical specialties.


Program Objectives:-

  • Residents must demonstrate the ability to provide patient-centered care that is appropriate, compassionate and effective for treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
  • Residents will investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, evaluate and use current medical information and scientific evidence for patient care.
  • Residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange, and collaboration with patients, families, and health professionals.
  • Residents will demonstrate a commitment to professionalism, ethical behaviour and a commitment to the development of cultural humility.
  • Residents will practice quality health care that is cost-effective and advocates for patients within the health system.


Program Curriculum: (Summery)

The program curriculum is structured to enhance and evaluate the resident in four domains:

  1. Knowledge  - The curriculum is structured to occur though regular teaching sessions, journal clubs, and most significantly in the patient-care context. The resident should be provided with adequate resources in this context including written and electronic references.
  2. Communication  -  The curriculum is structured to occur through regular teaching, academic sessions and in the patient-care context through the recognition and application of the principles of verbal and written communication with patients, families, colleagues, and other health-care professionals, and in discussions and presentations with health-care professionals.  Regular evaluation of a resident's knowledge, skill, and attitudes in this domain are part of the periodic evaluation scheme for each clinical rotation. Furthermore, directly observed patient interviews occur on a regular basis as part of the annual practice oral exam.
  3. Professionalism  -The curriculum is structured to occur primarily through the patient-care context. It is in this context that the resident participates in the day-to-day care of in-and out-patients, as a collaborative member of the health-care team whose goal is the provision of optimal patient care, education, and research
  4. Scholarship  -  The curriculum is structured to occur through regular journal clubs, academic sessions and through the completion of a research project.

Program Director: - Dr. Riyadh Al Sehli

Cell Number: 0505289853

Coordinator (Jogi) – 0531905468

Office – 0966 4671520



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