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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-20

Saudi medical education: Challenges in the new millennium

Department of Neurology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Abdulsalam A Al-Sulaiman
Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40180, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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Medical education has been and continues to be a priority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since the establishment of the first medical school more than 30 years ago. As the kingdom moves into the new millennium through its 100` birthday, several issues pertaining to medical education are noted. These include selection and admission criteria to medical schools, suitability concerns, and the need for reform of the current undergraduate curriculum as well as allocation and utilization of available resources. The postgraduate medical training programs, particularly the university-based, need re-evaluation, and definition of their future role in graduate medical education. Medical educators must make sure that research in medical education should not only survive but also thrive. In this article, some suggestions for Saudi medical education in n the new millennium are put forth.

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