The first of its kind, A Memorandum of Understanding to run the “College of Medicine”
A memorandum between the President of Imam Abdurrahman bin Faisal University, Dr. Abdullah AlRubaish and the General Supervisor of Mohammed Al-Mana College, Dr. Aisha Al-Mana was signed to set up a medical school at Al-Mana College Campus under the supervision of Imam Abdurrahman bin Faisal University. Dr. Al-Rubaish announced that the aim of the memorandum is to develop the relationship of cooperation and partnership within the parties and to exchange their scholastic experiences in the field of academia, research and training for the period of five years. The areas of cooperation between the two parties include the utilization of Al-Mana College Campus and technical capabilities and human resources of Imam Abdurrahman bin Faisal University to establish a College of Medicine. Administrative and technical units will be set up at Al-Mana College. Study plans and programs of the College of Medicine of the university will be brought into use. In addition, the academic faculty members, the medical staff of the university would provide technical and academic consultations to students of Al-Mana College in training them on simulation training facility which is available at Imam Abdurrahman bin Faisal University. The university would also help in conduct of periodic and final exams and students would benefit from the halls, classrooms and the medical library of Imam Abdurrahman bin Faisal University. Furthermore, this cooperation would include supporting and developing medical and scientific research and studies, in addition to participating in research groups. Dr. Al-Rubaish also said that due to the two parties' advanced position and distinguished reputation in the field of medical, academic and training services, the memorandum of cooperation came out to exchange experiences and knowledge in this field, and provide both parties an opportunity to benefit from each other’s experiences within the framework of existing cooperation. Dr. Rubaish further added that the memorandum includes sharing of responsibilities within the two parties, including organizing workshops, seminars, conferences, training courses, scientific activities, and joint programs according to needs and possibilities, also benefiting from the sources of information available to the both parties. Moreover, this would include cooperation in the field of joint scientific research activities through financial support for the joint research, in addition to scientific and technical support and making full use of the available laboratories according to the need and available capabilities.