King Saud University is a public university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, founded in 1957 as the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was renamed King Saud University (KSU) in 1982.
The College of Medicine at KSU was established as the first medical college in the Kingdom in 1967.
King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC) is a tertiary care academic medical center with decades of experience in multi-facility and multi-disciplinary administration. The world-class health care complex includes more than 1,300 full-time physicians, 853 residents and fellows, and approximately 2,072 allied health personnel who collectively provide care to more than 1,229,628 outpatients, admit 45,966 patients and perform around 14,231 procedures every year.
The medical city's physicians comprise of renowned experts in various clinical disciplines, who are complemented by a competent team of allied health, administrative, and support service staff. The medical city aims to transform integrated healthcare management through the joint promotion of education & training, care provision, and research on all fronts.
There were 6994 graduates since the establishment of the College of Medicine, 4654 males, and 2340 females. The College offers 97, including diplomas, master, board, doctorate, and fellowship programs. The College (with its affiliated hospitals) is considered one of the largest postgraduate training centers in the Gulf region. It has also been attractive for many Arab nationals who come to do their fellowship training with the College.
Graduates of this college are the current leaders of the medical sectors in Saudi Arabia in the ministry of health as well as all major hospitals and healthcare sectors in the Kingdom. Many graduates have also gone on to pursue postgraduate and fellowship training all over the world. They have proven their excellence in all international programs with excellent pass rates in board exams and fellowships. They are all around the country, serving patients, and spreading the knowledge that they have gained.
To further testify for the leadership of this college and quality of its programs, it has been ranked 97th in the world in the Times QS ranking of world universities in the field of Medical and Biological Sciences in the year 2009. The website of the King Saud University is https://ksu.edu.sa/en/