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

Family Dental Medicine Diploma
Emergency Medicine Diploma
Pediatrics Diploma
Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
Approved centers


King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Program Curriculum
Neurourology Fellowship
Cardiac Critical Care Fellowship
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship
Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Fellowship
Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Approved centers


King Abdulaziz University Hospital


King Saud University Medical City
Program Curriculum
Primary Mental Health Care Fellowship
Approved centers


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

The Second Training Sector in Mecca and Taif

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


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

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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.


Saudi Board Examination

Part One Exam

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

Exam 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

أُنشأت الأكاديمية الصحية في عام 2017، وهي إحدى مخرجات رؤية 2030، والتي تهدف إلى سد فجوة الاحتياج الوظيفي وخلق برامج التدريب المهني الصحي لبناء القدرات وتعزيز جدارات القوى العاملة في مجال الرعاية الصحية ورفع كفاءة وجودة الخدمات المقدمة وتمكين التحول الصحي.

Rules and Regulations

About the Trainee
القواعد التنفيذية للتقييم 
اللائحة العامة للتقييم 
Use of Simulation in High Stakes Exams
نماذج المُتدرب
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القواعد التنفيذية لإجازات المتدربين والانسحاب والتأجيل والانقطاع
القواعد التنفيذية لتغيير المركز التدريبي والتخصص
القواعد التنفيذية للتقويم المستمر والترقية السنوية 
القواعد التنفيذية للقبول والتسجيل في برامج الدراسات العليا 
القواعد التنفيذية للمخالفات والإجراءات التأديبية والتظلمات 
القواعد التنفيذية لمجالس ولجان التدريب المركزية والعلمية والإشرافية 
اللائحة العامة للتدريب في برامج الدراسات العليا 
اللائحة العامة لمجالس ولجان الهيئة التنفيذية والعلمية والمهنية 

Frequently Asked Questions

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