The mission of College of Medicine is to improve the health of the community by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Al Rajhi University will educate medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conduct biomedical research; and provide patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.
College of Medicine will provide a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge, improves human health, and provides medical leadership to the world.
Excellence & Discovery
Leadership & Integrity
Diversity & Inclusion
Respect & Collegiality
We will emerge as an ‘Island of Excellence” where researchers seek knowledge fundamental to the treatment and prevention of disease, where physicians, scientists and other health-care professionals are trained and where state-of-the-art, compassionate medical care is delivered.
The College of Medicine’s fundamental purpose is to improve the well-being of people in Qassim and beyond. As part of its multifaceted public mission, College of medicine strives for excellence in scholarship, research, clinical practice and community service. With integrity, compassion and leadership, our College along with the teaching hospital strive to:
Educate tomorrow's health and high-technology professionals, scientists, environmental engineers and managers for leadership in their fields.
Provide high-quality health care emphasizing the development and dissemination of new knowledge and cutting-edge technology.
Explore new basic and applied research frontiers in health and biomedical sciences, environmental engineering, computation, and information technology.Improve access to health care and education through community service and outreach to Qassim's populations.
College will meet its public obligation to serve the needs of the state's citizens as well as conduct a progressive, viable business in a competitive marketplace through the teaching hospital.
Intellectual capital, building on today's knowledge for tomorrow's world.
Provide the most comprehensive health care services in Qassim, including many innovative clinical care and diagnostic services through the teaching hospital.
The College of Medicine will be divided into several academic units that include departments, centers and institutes, and graduate programs focused on the clinical and basic sciences. The faculty members of the clinical departments will also be clinicians and investigators, and they staff university hospital and clinics. The University will offer bachelors in medicine; bachelor’s degrees in nursing and, bachelors in allied medical sciences and medical informatics; etc.
Early emphasis on patient care
The Problem Based Learning Curriculum brings medical students closer to patients earlier than do most other medical education programs. Students begin working with patients during their first week of school. The curriculum focuses on learning through problem solving, and seeks to better address societal and behavioral issues in health care. In addition, physician assistant students, medical students and medical residents receive a valuable part of their education (and their perspective) in medically underserved areas - a required component of their primary care training.
Training tomorrow's researchers
In addition to its clinical curriculum, the College of Medicine will train the next generation of investigative scientists and educators. The Program in Biomedical and Health Services Research will expose students to a broad array of research, drawing on the expertise of distinguished faculty members from various departments. The program is designed to assist students in identifying a research focus and allows them to pursue their interests across scientific disciplines before committing to a specific program of study.
The goal of our research program is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the common cold to the rarest genetic disorder. The mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. We will work towards that mission by: conducting research in our own laboratories; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information.
The University College of Medicine will have a leading program in medical informatics and clinical epidemiology, which studies the use of both patient-specific information and general scientific knowledge as it pertains to health care and research