Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) has become the first private institution to be accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) for postgraduate medical training.
On Sept. 29, JHAH was recognized by Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, minister of health, for fulfilling all required SCFHS accreditation standards with distinction and being awarded full institutional accreditation.
“We thrive to pursue excellence in training. This recognition and the honorary award bring us closer to fulfilling our dream and help us enhance further the learning experience at our center,” said Chief of the Office of Academic Affairs Dr. Abdulrazack Amir.
Institutional accreditation by SCFHS aims at creating an ideal learning environment based on health education principles for both trainers and trainees by harnessing all educational and clinical resources at an institution into a postgraduate professional health care program. JHAH’s residency program applies cutting-edge teaching methods that include simulations and an immersion in an evidence-based care model within JHAH’s proactive, patient-centric primary care service.
Dr. Daniele Rigamonti, FACS, chief executive of JHAH, said: “We are proud and honored to say that JHAH is the only private health care institution that received this prestigious recognition by SCFHS recognizing our quality and commitment in postgraduate medical training.”
SCFHS has accredited 45 health care institutions in the Kingdom, including 293 postgraduate training centers. Only seven of the accredited institutions (16 percent) have been granted full institutional accreditation for four years.
Educating the nation’s next generation of health professionals is a cornerstone of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. JHAH is committed to supporting this goal:
• JHAH offers medical residencies for Saudi physicians in five areas: Pathology, pharmacy, emergency services, anesthesia and family medicine
• JHAH offers internship programs for Saudi nationals in more than 30 areas including nursing, allied health and selected non-clinical trainees.
• JHAH family medicine residents ranked first in Kingdom’s exam results.
• JHAH has the highest number of certified trainers in family medicine in the region.