Postgraduate Medical Education
Welcome to Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Central Region (KAMC-CR)/ It is a pleasure to have you browsing our website. We are one of the leading providers in the field of postgraduate medical education in the kingdom and in the region. We will take you through postgraduate medical education programs we offer in our training center.
Who we are:
Postgraduate Medical Education is the department responsible for supervising all residency and fellowship training programs at KAMC-CR/KSAU-HS. We aim to provide the highest quality of academic clinical training in the region within friendly, respectful, cooperative learning environment that help residents and fellows to gain the most of knowledge and skills during their training and participate in preparing future leaders of medical field in the kingdom and in the region.
To provide advanced state-of-the art postgraduate medical training programs that produce qualified medical professionals in the various fields of medicine to contribute to the national health care system.
1. To develop internationally recognized post-graduate medical education programs with emphasis on: education, research, clinical care and community service
2. To attract the best graduates of medical schools seeking advanced training and certification
3. To contribute to the patient well-being by implementing the highest standards in supervision, ethics and education.
PGME History – KAMC, Riyadh/KSAU-HS:
Residency training programs in our institution were established in 1986, with approved programs in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology – all accredited by the Arab board for Medical Specialization.
In March 1998, the concept of Sub-Specialty Fellowship Programs was initiated. These programs significantly contribute to the advancement of postgraduate medical education in the Kingdom while greatly enhancing the reputation of the King Fahad National Guard Hospital as a premier teaching facility.
By the year 2001, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties recognized our residency training programs in fifteen specialties. Recognized experts in these specialties and subspecialties carefully developed comprehensive residency programs teaching the fundamental principles of sciences, and incorporating intensive clinical and technical experiences of immediate relevance to medical practitioners. Each residency program is structured in accordance with the standards and guidelines imposed by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and the Arab Board for Medical Specialization.
As of 1st June 2016, we have thirty one (31) approved residency programs and forty (40) Fellowship training Programs approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties at our training center in Riyadh.