MD program


The MD Program run by Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences (UCM) at Qassim University (QU), is a 4 Year Medical Program spanning from Year 1 (MD 1) to Year 4 (MD 4). However, The Program is preceded by a Pre Medical Foundational Phase, which runs for two consecutive years Year 1 (Prep Year 1) of this Pre Medical Foundational Phase is administered by Qassim University Deanship of Educational Service and its credits are not included in the cumulative GPA of Students. Year 2 (Prep Year 2) of the Pre medical Foundational Phase is managed by the College and its credit hours contribute to the cumulative GPA of Students. The Program is also followed by a structured compulsory rotating internship for one year that carries no credits. Thus, the total duration of the MD Program is 7 years.

The curriculum of the Program is organized in a way so that graduates will obtain a similar MD Degree to that granted by United States of America medical schools. Our student come from various educational backgrounds and the role of the College is to prepare the students for the rigorous MD Program. Furthermore, the College provides support for learning, academic advising and counselling throughout the duration of the Program. Equally important is the enhancement of self directed learning, critical thinking, as well as personal development of our students. Learning is facilitated in an environment where understanding and mutual respect are valued by our students and faculty members.

Approved Program Learning Outcomes (OLOs) of the MD Program at UCM

Knowledge and Understanding:


Describe normal and diseased states of body structure and functions.


Explain cellular, tissue, and organ changes that lead to pathophysiological consequences and clinical manifestations.


Characterize the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, psychosocial impact and prognosis of diseases.


Describe and use the healthcare system in Saudi Arabia, and support health promotion and disease prevention.



Obtain comprehensive history, perform complete clinical examination and demonstrate the communication skills.


Integrate evidence-based scientific approach to practice with clinical reasoning, and decision making.


Manage common diseases and emergency conditions by conventional and alternative approaches, and diagnose and confirm natural and suspected death.


Demonstrate basic research skills and scholarly behaviors.



Counsel and educate the patient effectively and prioritize the patient's needs and safety in the care process.


Demonstrate interpersonal skills, behavior, ethical principles, and self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses as a health professional.

23:44 PM