King Saud bin AbdulAziz University for Health Sciences
Established formally in 2005, KSAU-HS’s main campus is in Riyadh with two additional campuses in Jeddah and Al-Ahsa. The main campus in Riyadh hosts seven colleges: College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, College of Applied Medial Sciences, College of Nursing and the College of Science & Health Professions. Jeddah Campus hosts College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences and College of Sciences and Health Professions. Finally, Al-Ahsa Campus hosts College of Applied Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, and College of Sciences and Health Professions.
The umbrella of NGHA has given the KSAU-HS students access to King Abdulaziz Medical Cities in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Ahsa, which are considered to be the most advanced medical complexes in the region. Furthermore, it has enabled KSAU-HS to enhance its curricula and academic programs with clinical applications and training under the supervision of highly competent health professionals.
The campus is in the east of Riyadh. Its design is a mix of contemporary and Islamic architecture to reflect the essence of Saudi local culture and tradition. The campus has a capacity of ten thousand students, but it can accommodate future increase in student enrolment. Main units of the campus include: Administration Building, Conference Center, Clinical Skill Training Center, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Seven Colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Applied Medical Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Science and Health Professions, Public Health and Health Informatics), Housing Compounds, Sports Center and Recreational Facilities.
The campus can accommodate up to 4000 students. Main units of campus include: Administration Building, Conference Center, Clinical Skill Training Center, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Seven Colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Applied Medical Sciences, Science and Health Professions), Housing Compounds, Sports Center and Recreational Facilities.
Al Ahsa campus can accommodate up to 3000 students. Main units of the campus include: Administration Building, Conference Center, Clinical Skill Training Center, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Seven Colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Applied Medical Sciences, Science and Health Professions), Housing Compounds, Sports Center and Recreational Facilities.
Colleges in Riyadh:
College of Science and Health Professions
• Pre-Professional Program
College of Medicine
• BS in Medicine and Surgery
• MS in Medical Education
College of Dentistry
• BS in Dentistry
College of Pharmacy
• BS in Clinical Pharmacy
College of Public Health and Health Informatics
• BS in Health Information Management
• BS in Health Information Systems
• MS in Health Informatics
• MS in Public Health in Health Systems & Quality Management
• MS in Epidemiology & Biostatistics
• MS in Public Health
• MS in Bioethics (in collaboration with KAIMRC)
College of Applied Medical Sciences
• BS in Respiratory Therapy
• BS in Emergency Medical Sciences
• BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
• BS in Occupational Therapy
• BS in Science in Radiology
• Post-Bachelor Diploma in Medical laboratory Sciences
• Post-Bachelor Diploma in Cardiovascular Technology
College of Nursing
• BS in Nursing
Residency Training Programs
Residency Training Programs at KSAU-HS are designed to provide residents with an opportunity for the incremental acquisition of knowledge, skills and responsibilities which will enable them proficiently to practice medicine in their given specialties. All programs cover core curricular material of immediate and direct concern to Saudi and Arab Board examiners. Those enrolled in a four-year program are considered junior residents during the first two years of the programs. Five-year programs require residents to complete the first three years as a junior. Promotion from R1 to R2 status is contingent on maintaining a cumulative evaluation average for each rotation and achieving a satisfactory grade on the final (end year examination. Upon satisfactory completion of the training programs, residents will be qualified for Part II written exams of the Saudi and Arab Board. Candidates who pass their written exams become Board Certified, which entitles them to assume the rank of Specialist and, eventually, Consultant.
KSAU-HS Residency Programs enjoy a reputation among the local community for having outstanding training programs, because it starts with outstanding individuals, who are driven to success and eventually become Saudi Board and/or Arab Board Certified.
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences perceives its mission as providing its programs in an academic setting that fosters excellence in innovative learning and scientific research. Therefore, KSAU-HS strives toward developing strong-grounded research culture within the university, and encouraging research activities with prospective partners. Toward that goal, KSAU-HS has taken a number of initiatives; initiated a vice-president post (Vice President for Research) to oversee the university research activities and projects, and established a Consulting Research Center to extend the university expertise in medical and health sciences to private and public healthcare sectors.
Furthermore, KSAU-HS hosts six academic associations: Saudi Association for Health Informatics, Saudi Association for Quality Performance & Risk Management in Health Sector (SAQR), Saudi Association for Public Health, Saudi Association for Transplantation, Saudi Association for the Cultivation of Stem Cells, Saudi Society of Diagnostic Cytology, and Saudi Bioethics Society.
Health Sciences Library
In 1983, the Health Sciences Library was established. NGHA/KSAU-HS staff are well assisted by the resources and services provided by the library. All library functions are automated, which results in an efficiently integrated system. Its assets consist of a print reference collection, indexes, abstracts and audiovisual material. The present collection of 5812 health science books and 980 journal titles is constantly expanding.