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
61.
Movement Disorder Fellowship
Approved centers

الرياض

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh
Program brochure
62.
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Approved centers

Riyadh

King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard in Riyadh
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh
Program brochure
63.
Adult Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Approved centers

Riyadh

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

Jeddah

King Fahd Hospital of Armed Forces in Jeddah

Makkah

Makkah Health Cluster

Medina

Medina Cardiac Center
Program brochure
64.
Breast and Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship
Approved centers

Riyadh

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard
Program brochure
65.
Nero-Ophthalmology
Approved centers

Dammam

Eastern Health Cluster
66.
Medical Retina & Uveitis Fellowship
Approved centers

Riyadh

King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital
Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the health services of the Armed Forces
67.
Glaucoma
Approved centers

Riyadh

King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital
Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the health services of the Armed Forces
68.
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
Approved centers

Riyadh

King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard
Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the health services of the Armed Forces
69.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Fellowship
70.
Cornea/ External Disease Fellowship
Approved centers

Riyadh

King Abdulaziz Medical City for National Guard in Riyadh
King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh
Medical City of King Saud University in Riyadh
Prince Sultan Military Medical City in the health services of the Armed Forces in Riyadh

Eastern

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

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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.

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