The College of Medicine at the Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University was established by Royal Decree No. H/67 dated on 28-7-1375 AH/1975 CE.  The first cohort of undergraduate medical students was admitted in that same year and graduated in 1981. The College of Medicine pioneered postgraduate medical education in the Kingdom.  It's postgraduate programs were the first to be recognized by The Arab Board of Specializations, he Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

Since its inception, the College of Medicine has been organizing Continuing Professional Development Programs designed for all health professionals in the Eastern Province and the Kingdom at large. The College also has participated in health education for the general public through local, national and regional information media.


To be a premier medical college in medical education, healthcare and ethical research.


The College of Medicine is dedicated to graduating physicians who are committed to Islamic and professional ethical practice. This will be achieved through continuous development of the curriculum. The college is also committed to  provide excellent healthcare and promote community health. In addition, the college will encourage the conduction of innovative basic, applied, clinical and community based research.


Excellence, Innovation, Honesty, Transparency, Accountability, Collaboration and Teamwork.


  • Promote the understanding and application of Islamic values and traditions in all aspects of the medical practice.
  • Enable undergraduate medical students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent professionals and to develop lifelong habits of scholarship and service.
  • Advance knowledge through research in all areas related to health care. These areas include the basic sciences, clinical sciences, cultural and behavioral aspects of medicine, methods for the delivery of health care and the medical education process.
  • Provide postgraduate education through residency programs in clinical medicine and advanced degree programs in the basic medical sciences.
  • Promote continuing professional development in order to maintain and improve the competency of all professionals engaged in health care delivery.
  • Provide exemplary primary, secondary and tertiary health care and other related community health services, in addition to teaching and research.
  • Serve as a medical education resource center to related health professions and to the community and organizations involved in health care delivery.

Published on: 02 June 2014
Last update on: 07 November 2018
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