About the Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine at Northern Border University was established in 1427 AH-2007 AD after the historic visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud -may God have mercy on him- to the Northern Borders Province. It is the first medical faculty in the Northern Borders Province. The faculty's first class consisted of 30 male and female students. The Bachelor of Human Medicine program of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah was the approved curriculum, in which basic medical subjects are taught first, followed by clinical courses, and then an internship year. The semester system is adopted in the first and second, and short courses (modules) in the following years -from the third to the sixth year- where the student completes one course in a specified period before starting the next one. Male students study in the Science Faculty building -Teachers Faculty  formerly- and female students study in the Health Faculty s Complex for Girls in Al-Masa'idiyah. In 1433 AH, clinical science students were transferred to the Faculty of Medicine's Clinical Affairs Building next to Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed Hospital, noting that the building of the new Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital on the university campus is still under construction. Due to the lack of a university hospital and the importance of an educational hospital for students of the Faculty of Medicine, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Northern Border University, represented by the Faculty of Medicine, and the Ministry of Health, represented by the Directorate of Health Affairs in the region with the presence of His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, the Late Governor of the Northern Borders Region, may God have mercy on him, and His Excellency the former Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah and His Excellency the former University President, Prof. Saeed Al-Omar and the agreement is still in full force and effect. In order to develop the faculty's curricula in line with academic accreditation requirements and labor market needs, the study plan for the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery program was updated in 1437 AH. Because of the importance of knowledge exchange and international cooperation, Northern Border University has signed cooperation agreements with George Washington University in the United States and the French University of Rouen to train outstanding clinical-year students at the Faculty of Medicine during the summer vacation. Praise be to God, male and female graduates of the University's Faculty of Medicine have distinguished themselves and achieved annually advanced positions among their peers in Saudi medical faculty s in the Saudi Medical License Exams (SMLE) prepared by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, as well as the majority of them being accepted into graduate programs such as the Saudi Board, Arab, Canadian and the American Board.

Mr. Dr. Aodah Masoud Al-Hazmi
Dean of Faculty of Medicine

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