King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre to Showcase its Innovative Approach to Medical Education in the International AMEE Glasgow 2023


King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC), a leading healthcare institution dedicated to leadership, innovation, and excellence, is set to showcase its groundbreaking efforts in transforming Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference in Glasgow. AMEE is renowned for gathering healthcare and education professionals from around the world.

GME has long focused on imparting medical knowledge and skills, but KFSH&RC recognizes the need for a comprehensive approach to addressing medical trainees’ challenges. The institution’s mission to nurture and champion the future healthcare workforce has driven the creation of unique educational programs that revolutionize GME.

During the event, which is set to take place between August 26 and August 30, KFSH&RC will present extensive, cutting-edge programs under its Academic and Training Affairs (ATA) initiatives. These programs reflect KFSH&RC’s dedication to enhancing medical education and promoting best practices in healthcare. 

KFSH&RC’s participation in AMEE will shine a spotlight on challenges faced by GME, and the institution’s several pivotal ATA efforts to enrich GME, including but not limited to:

  • Clinical Simulation Advancements: KFSH&RC’s pioneering use of advanced simulation technology to train healthcare professionals, improving clinical decision-making and patient outcomes.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Exploring how KFSH&RC fosters collaboration among various healthcare disciplines, ensuring comprehensive patient care through a holistic approach.
  • Digital Health Innovations: Showcasing KFSH&RC’s role in harnessing digital technologies to transform healthcare delivery, enhance patient engagement, and streamline medical practices.
  • Emphasis on Research: The introduction of structured research programs to teach trainees clinical research basics led to numerous anticipated publications.
  • Promotion of Well-being and Leadership: Delving into initiatives that enhance trainees’ experience during their training years, along with ensuring trainees are heard and involved in decision-making processes.

“We look forward to being a part of AMEE Glasgow 2023, as it aligns well with our mission to transform medical education through innovation,” said Prof. Saud AlShanafey, Acting Chief Education and Training Officer and Executive Director of ATA at KFSH&RC. 

“Our participation reflects our dedication to sharing our insights, experiences, and successes with the global medical community,” added Dr. Ali Alshehri, Deputy Executive Director of ATA at KFSH&RC. 

KFSH&RC’s presence at AMEE Glasgow 2023 underscores its commitment to advancing medical education and improving healthcare outcomes by integrating advanced technologies. By engaging with international peers, KFSH&RC aims to contribute to the ongoing transformation of medical education worldwide and further enrich the healthcare landscape by nurturing the up-and-coming talents that will be the face of its future.

As of 2023, KFSH&RC’s holistic approach to medical education has yielded impressive results, attracting top students, reducing burnout, increasing board passing rates, and enhancing overall satisfaction among trainees. With over 71 residency programs with 790 residents, 103 fellowship programs with 481 fellows, and 1,279 rotating residents and fellows worldwide, KFSH&RC is committed to the ongoing transformation of medical education.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is one of the world’s leading specialist healthcare providers, ranked 20th in Brand Finance’s list of “2023 World’s Top 250 Hospitals” and the first in the Middle East and Africa.

About King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre:

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is a leading tertiary & quaternary healthcare provider in the Middle East. KFSH&RC’s mission is to provide the highest level of specialized healthcare in an integrated educational and research setting.

KFSH&RC has a rich history of providing high-quality clinical services, including leading-edge treatments in oncology, transplantation, cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences, and genetics.

This year, Brand Finance recognized KFSH&RC as the number one Academic Medical Centre in the MENA region and the top 20 internationally. Meanwhile, in 2022, KFSH&RC was ranked among the leading healthcare providers across the globe by Newsweek.

Guided by the goals of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, KFSH&RC is undertaking a Transformation towards a financially sustainable, independent, not-for-profit hospital. KFSH&RC has been internationally recognized for its continuous achievements in patient experiences and outcomes by accreditations from the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, CHiME Most Wired, JCI, CAP, ISO 22301 & 27001, to list a few.