• Tuesday 22 May 2018
  • 01:13 PM

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and Royal College of Ireland sign the mutual cooperation agreement

30 December 1899

The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties has signed with Royal College of Ireland a cooperation agreement in the field of training of postgraduate studies for health specialties at Commission’s Headquarters in Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh.


This agreement aims to provide more training opportunities for Saudi Physicians in order to join postgraduate studies’ programs in medical specialties, where the Commission has adhered to sign this agreement with Irish side, which possesses expertise and efficiency in this field. Under this agreement between both sides Saudi trainees are admitted first year in Saudi specialty certificate program in the one of training centers accredited by Saudi Commission, then they are given scholarships to complete three years remaining from training to Ireland so as to obtain training completion certificate and Irish Fellowship, after passing the examinations prescribed for programs, (it will be limited in the beginning to one specialty namely (Internal Medicine) with possibility to extend thereafter to include other specialties). Agreement has specified that once the trainee fulfills the program requirements, he obtains training completion certificate and Irish Fellowship certificate from Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and after he comes back he is accredited at Saudi Commission as Senior Registrar and he may also prepare for Saudi Commission for Health Specialties examination in order to obtain the Saudi Specialty certificate in the same specialty.


Agreement has been signed from Commission’s side by H.E. Secretary-General Prof Dr. Ayman Asaad Abdo and attended by Prof Dr. Sulaiman Al-Omran Deputy Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Postgraduate Studies Dr. Mohamed Al-Sultan, Assistant Secretary General for Professional Registration and Accreditation Affairs Dr. Yasser Tashkandi, Director of Training Department Dr. Fadi Manshi, and the agreement was signed from Irish side by Prof Frank Murray in his capacity as the President of Irish Royal College attended by John Magner President Assistant for International Affairs, Dr. John Macagry in his capacity as CEO for Education Sector and Ikramurrahman – Coordinator of Irish Embassy in the kingdom.

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