Under the noble sponsorship of the Dean of the Joint First Year Deanship, Dr. Sa`d bin Sa`id Al-Ghamdi, in the presence of Dr. Sarah bint Omar Al-Khuli, UQU Vice President of Female Student Affairs, and under the supervision of the Vice Dean of the Medical Stream in the females' section at Al-Abdiyyah, Dr. Azza Muhammad Bannuna, the medical stream of the Joint First Year's Vice Deanship (female section) organized the annual major selection forum for the academic year 1439/1440 A.H. The forum was held under the slogan of, "My Major is the Beginning of My Progress", which aims at developing awareness of the first year female students in selecting their future majors, and briefing them about the medical colleges to help them select their majors based on sound principles and methodologies.
The activities of the forum, which took place in the presence of the Vice Dean of Admissions and Registration, the Vice Dean of the Medical and Administrative Streams, and the vice deans of the participating medical colleges, started with a recitation of the Noble Qur'an. This was followed by Dr. Azza Bannuna giving a speech to welcome the audience and thank them for attending. She referred to the importance of benefiting from the forum by recognizing that the future is not limited to one certain major, and that excellence lies in the student's creativity in her major, according to her skills and preferences.
The Vice Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Fatimah Al-Ghamdi, explained the mechanism of the Deanship of Admissions and Registration in distributing the students among the desired and available specialties, according to the available rates and seats. This was followed by speeches from the vice deans and academic supervisors at the medical colleges. They introduced their colleges, the departments available for the students, and the mechanism of admission. They also answered the students’ questions.
At the conclusion of the forum, the female students were asked to visit the introductory corners of the participating colleges.