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Doctor of Medicine(MD) Goals & Program Outcomes

Doctor of Medicine (MD) program comprises of 2 years of pre-medical and 4 years of preclinical (integrated modular applied basic sciences) and clinical clerkship courses.

1. The Goals

The curriculum has been developed to provide learning opportunities enabling medical students to acquire fundamental knowledge, develop basic skills and appreciate principles relevant to health care in the context of the community. The six-year curriculum has been designed to achieve the following goals:

  1. To ensure that RAKCOMS excels in recognized Medical Education locally, nationally and internationally
  2. To promote diversity, Integrity and honesty and be ethical, open and consistent in actions
  3. To ensure that medical graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to provide outstanding, innovative, and patient-centered care thereby playing a major role in transforming Health status of the society.
  4. To contribute significantly in the advancement of medical sciences with respect to knowledge and practice and excel in research and discovery in: Biomedical Sciences, Medical Education, Health Care, and Population Sciences.
  5. To provide ethical, innovative, community-centered services while transforming health care delivery in the community.
  6. By developing links and collaborating with international partners to promote academics, innovative programmes, interprofessional education and research.

2. Program Outcomes

a. Knowledge
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences.
  2. Apply the knowledge of basic science in clinical context with respect to patient care, through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
  3. Evaluate the non-biological determinants of health and the impact of economic, psychological, social, and cultural factors in clinical decision making.
  4. Recognize health right of all citizens and demonstrate knowledge of the global healthcare delivery in the community and strive to fulfill his/her social obligations towards realization of this goal.
  5. Develop foundation for lifelong learning and continuing professional development including research methodology, ethics and innovation appropriate for proficiency in Medicine and promote healthy living.

b. Skills
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Obtain a complete holistic medical history and demonstrate ability to perform a physical examination that is complete and relevant to disease identification, disease prevention and health promotion.
  2. Demonstrate effective clinical problem solving, judgment and ability to interpret and integrate laboratory data and imaging studies in order to arrive at a clinical diagnosis.
  3. Perform clinical procedures effectively at a level appropriate for a medical graduate while respecting patients’ needs, and concerns.
  4. Construct and implement appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic management strategies and appropriately identify and refer patients who may require specialized or advanced tertiary care

c. Aspects of Competence

Autonomy and Responsibility
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the attributes of responsibility, sincerity, honesty, integrity and adaptability and ensure that patients receive the highest level of professional care.
  2. Implement current best practice methods independently, by collaborating among health care disciplines and among community to achieve optimal care for patients, promote healthy habits for wellness and prevention of disorders.

Role in Context
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate compassion, professionalism and high ethical standards in all aspects of medical practice.
  2. Undertake various team roles, recognize the role of doctors as health managers and function effectively as a responsible mentor, leader, team member in healthcare settings.

Self-Development
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Self-evaluate and undertake continuous professional development with emphasis on recent advancements, inter-professional care, ethics and innovations in medical sciences and apply new knowledge and skills in the patient care.