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Collaborations and Participating Institutions




Students participated

International Programs

  • Summer Program for International Research Internship and Training (SPIRIT)
    SPIRIT is an intensive summer research program for undergraduate medical students. It is designed to provide international research experience and mentorship for students interested in basic or clinical research. Under the guidance of a research mentor, interns will work on a research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. The SPIRIT program contributes to Alfaisal University's vision in creating physicians who actively contribute to medical research. The main objective of the SPIRIT program is to build and encourage research practices among students, mainly through: 1. Inculcating a culture of evidence-based research practices among medical students from an early stage in their careers 2. Encouraging and supporting students and mentors to publish high-quality research in reputable journals as well as to present them in national and international conferences and symposiums 3. Providing a platform for active student researchers to network within and beyond their specialty of interest The SPIRIT 2024 program runs from June 3rd, 2024 to August 16, 2024 (unless stated otherwise). Students must commit to the entire duration of the program in order to participate.
  • International Clinical Experience Program (ICEP)
    ICEP offers senior medical students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience through hands-on clinical rotations, observerships in some of the prominent hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The supervised hands-on rotations and observerships last for about 4 weeks during which students learn more about the healthcare system while actively participating in patient care. In this program, however, students are not permitted to perform invasive procedures or independently treat patients. Their main role would be to take patient history, perform physical examination, present patients, and to discuss investigations and management with their attending physician. The list of available ICEP programs can be found here.

The Global Opportunities Department provides Alfaisal undergraduate medical students with research internships, hands-on clinical rotations and observerships in some of the top institutions abroad mainly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The two International Programs offered are:

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