College of Medicine
Founded in: 1416 A.H.
In 1403 A.H. (1983 A.D.) the Supreme Council of Universities agreed, in its first session, on founding a new department at the College of Applied Sciences in Umm Al-Qura University in Holy Makka, namely the "Department of Medical Sciences". This department became the kernel of the College Of Medicine, the foundation of which required setting up a special committee that consisted of a number of experts from faculties of medicine in other Saudi universities. The late King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, laid the cornerstone for the university city in Abdiyah in Muharram 8th, 1406 and gave instructions to find the means for and found the "College of Medicine and Medical Sciences" and establish a university hospital to educate and train male as well as female students.
The "College of Medicine and Medical Sciences" was actually founded in Umm Al Qura University in 1416 A.H. (1995 A.D.) by virtue of a cable of the royal decree No. (7/b/9045) dated Jumada II 27th, 1416 A.H. including the royal approval of decision No. 9/2 by the Higher Education Council taken in its second session dated 11th Jumada II, 1416 A.H. on changing the "Department of Medical Sciences" into the "College of Medicine and Medical Sciences".
His Highness the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques approved, by a cable of the royal decree No. b/7710 on 7th Jumada II, 1426 A.H., the resolution of the Higher Education Council taken in its 36th session on 26th Safar, 1426 A.H. on transforming the "Department of Medical Sciences" in the "College of Medicine and Medical Sciences" to a separate college named "College of Applied Medical Sciences" and changing the name of the "College of Medicine and Medical Sciences" into the "College of Medicine".
The Agenda of the College:
The College awards a Bachelor degree in the "Medicine and Surgery" program after the successful fulfillment of seven years of study divided into three stages:
1) First three years: when the basic medical subjects are studied. Studying begins with an extensive English language course offered in the first year in addition to the universities mandatory courses; i.e. a four-level course on the Holy Quran, a four-level course on Islamic culture, and two courses on Arabic language and prophetic biography;
2) Fourth-Sixth years: when clinical subjects are studied; and
3) Final year: when field clinical training is received.
So far, the number of departments has become 14 listed below as:
- Hematology and Immunology;
- Pharmacology and Toxicology;
- Medical Genetics;
- Community Medicine and Pilgrims Health Care;
- Internal Medicine;
- Obstetrics and Gynecology; and
1) College Administration Building: contains offices of the dean, vice deans, heads of departments, teaching staff and the administrative staff. It also comprises a mosque, clinical skill lab, morgue, research labs and ancillary services centers in addition to two large lecture rooms, each seating around 160 students and equipped with state of the art educational equipment. Besides, the College has a number of units, such as the educational equipment facility, which contains several educational equipment and illustrative tools; e.g. computers, datashow projectors, slide projectors, overhead projectors, etc in addition to the warehouses facility.
2) Male Lecture Halls Campus: comprises 8 large rooms each with a capacity of about 120 students and equipped with the latest educational equipment. Annexed to the complex is a facility for keeping livestock used in research.
3) Female Students Campus: includes female students administration offices, teaching staff offices, eight large lecture halls in addition to some class rooms. A number of studios are annexed to the class rooms by an educational television network. Lectures given by male members of the teaching staff are transmitted through this network to prevent mingling between men and women. The campus also comprises a lab center for female students, which includes 12 labs with a preparation room annexed to each lab.
4) College Library: situated by the female students campus and the male lecture halls campus. It consists of six thousand and a hundred (6100) books and references in both English and Arabic covering all the branches and sciences of medicine. The library also has over a thousand and five hundred (1500) volumes of scientific and medical magazines and journals.
A view into the Future:
1. Establishing a university hospital with a capacity of 400 beds;
2. Finishing the infrastructure of both the buildings and teaching staff of the College. There are presently over 45 male as well as female scholars pursuing post graduate studies in the medicine schools in the USA, UK, Canada and Germany.
- Supporting health services within the KSA through graduating highly efficient doctors able to practice general medicine and qualifying them to finish their post graduate studies in the various specializations;
- Servicing the Makkan society by promoting health, preventive and environmental behavior within society; and
- Conducting medical research in all fields with a focus on studies relevant to Holy Makkah and the health of pilgrims as Makkah is the cradle of Islam and the destination of million of pilgrims.
The Primary Achievements of the College since Foundation in 1416 A.H.:
- Contributing to developing the programs of the departments of the College of Applied Medical Sciences, which separated from the College of Medicine in 1426 A.H. to become an independent college with the name of the "College of Applied Medical Sciences". The College of Medicine also participated in developing the programs of other medical colleges; e.g. colleges of pharmacy and dentistry, leading to the inauguration of these colleges;
- The total number of graduates since the foundation of the College of Medicine until 1427-1428 A.H. is 361 male as well as female doctors. The majority of graduates pursued postgraduate studies inside the KSA and abroad;
- So far, the number of the college departments has become 14 departments;
- The number of students admitted to the Medicine and Surgery program has increased from 41 students, in the first class admitted to the College, to 226 male as well as female students in 1427-1428 A.H.; i.e. a 557% increase;
- The number of graduates multiplied from 21 in 1422-1423 A.H. to 117 male and female doctors in 1427-1428 A.H.;
- Members of the teaching staff in the College increased into 179 members in different specializations;
- The university hospital, with a capacity of 400 beds, is currently under construction;
- Members of the teaching staff participated productively in local as well as international scientific conferences for example the number of participations in a single year; i.e. 1427 A.H. exceeded 35 participations;
- There are presently 50 scholars of the college students pursuing post graduate studies in different medical specializations in the USA, UK, Canada and Germany; and
- The number of research papers wrote by the members of the teaching staff and published in a single year; i.e. 1427 A.H. was over 30 papers.
Address: Holy Makkah, Abdiyah
P.O. Box. 6707 Makkah
Tel.: Switch: 527 0000
Dean switch: 4018/4020
Vice-Dean switch: 4111
Managing Director switch: 420/419