The mission of Sulaiman Al Rajhi College of Medicine is mainly to produce physicians who are both able and willing to meet and respond to the changing health care needs and expectations of the Saudi Arabian community. This is to be achieved in full partnership with the Ministry of Health, other health providers, relevant sectors and the community. The College has to realize its other functions in the three areas of education, research and service as follows.
In addition to graduating doctors with the above-mentioned attributes and competences, the college has its role to play in education and training of the various categories of health personnel to develop and update their knowledge and skills through continuing professional development (CPD) programs. The responsibility in education also includes postgraduate education and educating the community in matters related to health.
In research the emphasis will be on studies that would help to sort out the priority health problems of the country and efforts will be expended in equipping both students and staff with the required research capabilities in this regard.
Although the service function mainly rests with the health system, the college has an important role to play through its partnership with the health system and community, through its faculty who render appreciable health care to the people and through its community-based education programs in which both students and staff are involved. During their training in health care facilities the students work for upgrading these facilities by involving the concerned communities and authorities.