Applying to Postgraduate Programs

The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties aims to provide postgraduate training programs in an effort to develop the skills of health practitioners in various health fields. Additionally, SCFHS is keen to supervise these programs and provide legalized vocational training opportunities for graduates of medical and health colleges inside and outside the Kingdom.

List of Postgraduate Programs

Title
1.
Advanced Cardiac lmaging - Fellowship
2.
Dental Implant - Fellowship
Available tests
3.
Clinical Pharmacy - Fellowship
Available tests
4.
Burn Critical Care - Fellowship
5.
Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery - Fellowship
6.
Advanced Oral Health and Dental Hygiene - Diploma
7.
Hematopathology - Board
8.
Pediatric Surgery - Fellowship
Available tests
Approved centers

Riyadh

Medical City of King Saud University in Riyadh
Riyadh First Health Cluster
Riyadh Second Health Cluster
Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the health services of the Armed Forces in Riyadh
King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard in Riyadh
King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard in Riyadh
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh
Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh

Jeddah

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah
King Fahd Hospital of Armed Forces in Jeddah
King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah
King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard in Jeddah
Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah Governorate

Mecca

Makkah Health Cluster

Eastern

Eastern Health Cluster

Aseer

General Directorate of Health Affairs in Aseer Region

Medina

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Medical City in Medina

Mecca and Taif

The Armed Forces Hospital at the Ministry of Defense in the second training sector in Mecca and Taif

Fourth Training Sector

Hospitals of the Armed Forces of the Ministry of Defense in the fourth training sector
Program brochure
9.
Rhinology, Sinus and Skull-Base Surgery - Fellowship
10.
Oculoplatic And Reconstructive Surgery
Approved centers

Riyadh

King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital

Dammam

Eastern Health Cluster

Daem

 This initiative aims to alleviate the psychological pressures of  trainees and help them overcome the difficulties they face.

Apply within 72 hours of submitting the application, or on the same day for emergency cases

Daem
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  • Free

Exams

The exams in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties aim to assess the level of trainees and develop them to be able to practice their health specialties with efficiency and proficiency.

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Saudi Board Examination

Part I Exam

Saudi Board's Part I exam involves health and fundamental sciences related to the specialty, it does not involve other postgraduate training programs such as diplomas and fellowships.

Exam Access Conditions:

  1. Completion of 9 months of training in any of Saudi Board programs.
  2. Valid registration in one of the Commission's postgraduate programs.
  3. Any further conditions set by the Learning and Training Council.
  4. Applying online when the application opens.
Annual Promotion Exam

 

The annual promotion exam aims to evaluate the trainee and ensure he/she has the required knowledge and skills in that year.

Final Exam

The general goal of the final exam is to ensure that the trainee has the required competence with the intended specialty along with determining his/her eligibility for taking the final exam.

Exam Prerequisites:

  1. Completion of the program's training period.
  2. Completion of any other requirements set by some of the Scientific Council​s like (researches, publications, books, cases, lists and procedures).
  3. If the trainee does not pass the final written exam in the specified period of time, he/ she should request exam eligibility renewal from the Central Training Committee before taking the exam to allow sufficient time. It is up to the committee to renew his/her exam eligibility for one extendable year or to refuse the renewal and request completion of an extra training period at a satisfactory level.  
  4. Applying online when the application is open.
Final Clinical Exam

The aim of the final clinical exam is to determine the trainee's ability to practice the profession safely and independently and to ensure that the trainee has the required clinical competency.  

The following forms of evaluation will be undertaken for the final clinical exam:

  • Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

  • Standardized oral examination (SOE).
     

Exam Prerequisites:

  1. Pass the final written exam of the Saudi Board Programs /fellowships /diplomas.

  2. The trainee can have a maximum of three exam attempts to pass the clinical exam in order to obtain a specialty certificate during the period assigned by the Council of Education and Training in the rules of procedure.  

  3. The trainee is not allowed to enter the clinical exam.

Health Academy Programs

1.
Clinical Coding
2.
Emergency Medical Dispatcher
3.
Health Care Security
4.
Patient Care Technician
5.
Dental Assistant