Goals and Graduate Attributes

Goals and Graduate Attributes

College of Medicine at DAU identifies its graduate attributes and intended learning outcomes by adapting the SaudiMEDs framework.

The SaudiMEDs specify the learning outcomes and enable competencies( graduate attributes) that are expected from all medical graduates in Saudi Arabia.

Themes of adopted goals are as follow:


I: Scientific Approach to Practices: Integration and application of basic, clinical, behavioural and social science in clinical practice

II: Patient care: Establishment and maintenance of essential clinical and interpersonal skills to demonstrate proficient assessment and delivery of patient-centered management

III: Community oriented practice: Health care practicing based on an understanding of the Saudi health care system and the application of health promotion and advocacy roles for the benefit and wellbeing of individual patients, communities, and populations

 IV: Communication and Collaboration: Effective communication with patients and their families and the practicing of collaborative care by working in partnership within a multi-professional team

V: Professionalism: Commitment to deliver the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior in all aspects of health practice, and take a responsibility for own personal and professional development

VI: Research and scholarship: Contribution to the advancement of medical practice with the rigors of scientific research.

Graduates of the Medical Program will have the ability to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Integrate basic, clinical, behavioural and social sciences in medical practice.
  • Practice evidence-based health care.
  • Demonstrate the essential clinical skills.
    PLO4. Use clinical reasoning, decision making, and problem-solving skills in medical practice.
  • Manage patients with life-threatening medical conditions.
  • Formulate and implement appropriate management plans for patients with common medical problems.
  • Place patients’ needs and safety at the centre of the care process.
  • Adhere to the regulations of Saudi healthcare system in the Kingdom.
  • Advocate health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing with patients, their families, colleagues, and other health professionals.
  • Practice teamwork and inter-professional collaboration.
  • Apply medical informatics in healthcare system effectively.
  • Demonstrate professional attitudes and ethical behaviors of physicians
  • Apply Islamic, legal and ethical principles in professional practice
    PLO15. Demonstrate the capacity for self-reflection and professional development
  • Demonstrate basic research skills
    PLO17. Critically appraise and demonstrate scholarly activities related to health sciences research.