College of Medicine


The College of Medicine at Jouf University was established in the academic year 2000/2001. It adopts problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum, which integrates basic and clinical sciences.

The curriculum prepares students to be physicians at first contact who are capable of implementing and utilizing preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative aspects of medicine. It also aims to ensure that our graduates have a rigorous practical understanding of biological, psychological and social mechanisms and processes, as well as robust experience with health and disease, based on principles of learning drawn from cognitive psychology. By the end of undergraduate program, students will:

  • Achieve competence in practice of holistic medicine, encompassing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative aspects of common diseases.
  • Develop scientific temper, acquire educational experience for proficiency in practice, and promote healthy living.
  • Become exemplary citizen by observing medical ethics and fulfilling social and professional obligations, so as to respond to national obligations.

The students graduating from the College of Medicine shall be competent in the diagnosis and management of common health problems for individuals and the community. Our graduates should have the following characteristics:

  • Competent to practice medicine.
  • Appreciate the socio-cultural, economic, and environmental factors affecting health and develop human attitude towards the patients.
  • Have a positive attitude toward continued self-learning and seek further expertise or pursue research in any chosen field of medicine.
  • Acquire basic management skills in the area of human resources, materials, and resource management related to healthcare delivery.
  • Identify community health problems and learn to work to resolve them by designing, instituting corrective steps, and evaluating outcome of such measures.
  • Work as a leader in healthcare teams; and have personal integrity, sense of responsibility and dependability, and be compassionate with other individuals.

The College of Medicine enables students to develop a set of life and learning skills that promote the desire for learning, and a set of technical and professional skills that empower them to seek a range of career choices. Our undergraduate academic programs highly prepare students for their future personal and professional lives.

Our graduates learn modern scientific medicine to become capable of functioning independently in both rural and urban environment. Every attempt made to encourage students to participate in PBL and seminars should enable them to develop personality, expression, and other needed abilities.

Interwoven throughout the training program is a rigorous new curriculum that enables  students to pull together the complexities of clinical practice: ethics, communication skills, self-reflection, and health systems, inter professional teamwork and being well-rounded doctors of tomorrow must possess.


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