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International Programs

Summer Program for International Research Internship and Training (SPIRIT)

SPIRIT is an intensive 12 week 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. Currently, there are 15 participating institutions and more than 60 summer research internship positions available with some of the prominent researchers in various fields of basic and clinical 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 2020 program runs from June 1, 2020 to August 21, 2020 (unless mentioned otherwise). Students must commit to the entire duration of the program in order to participate. The deadline to apply to the SPIRIT 2020 program is Saturday, 8th February, 2020 at 11:59 pm (KSA). To apply to the SPIRIT 2020 program, click here

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 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 will be posted soon.

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:

If you are:

a. A College of Pharmacy or Science student and are looking to participate in one of the above programs, or

b. An Alfaisal graduate and are looking to do an extended research fellowship


please contact the Global Opportunities Department at iocom@alfaisal.edu and we will be happy to discuss with you your opportunities