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Table 3 The curriculum at a glance: Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University College of Medicine

From: Steps towards establishing a new medical college in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: an insight into medical education in the Kingdom

  The Saudi Meds competencies Outcome measures
Doctor & Patient Doctor & Community Communication skills Doctor & Research Doctor & Information Technology Professionalism Doctor & Practice (formative, and summative)
I. Pre-medical: Preparatory Year (1 year).    x   x x   MCQs; MEQs; SAs;
II. Medical: Foundation of basic and clinical sciences (3 years). x x x x x x x MCQs; MEQs; SAs; PBL; Sem; OSPE; OSCE.
III. Clerkship (2 years). x x x x x x x MCQs; MEQs; SAs; PBL; Sem; OSPE; OSCE.
IV. Internship (1 year). x x x x x x x MCQs; MEQs; SAs; PBL; Sem; OSPE; OSCE.
  1. MCQs: multiple-choice questions; MEQs: modified essay questions; SAs: short answers; PBL: problem-based learning; Sem: seminar; OSPE: objectively-structured performance examination; OSCE: objectively-structured clinical examination.