The programme is problem-centered and experience-based. Trainees carry out their duties and responsibilities under supervision. As the training progresses, the trainees will be given the task of incremental responsibility for patient care with a corresponding reduction in the level of supervision. Trainees are required to maintain log books and submit case reports. They should also conduct research and produce a dissertation prior to the final examination.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
1. To prepare trainees for Phase I, Phase II and Phase III examinations conducted in conjunction with National Internal Medicine Conjoint Board Examination.
2. To provide training programme that will produce compassionate, knowledgeable and technically competent medical specialists.
3. To offer an Islamic perspective as well as producing well-rounded and competent professionals with a good background in the art and science of medicine.
4. To prepare new specialists with comprehensive in-house education and training in all major specialties in Internal Medicine to enable them to function equipped with good education, strong ethical values as well as with great attitude.
The organizational structure of the programme is designed to produce candidates who are not only competent in performing the functions of general medicine, but are capable of pursuing further training in a sub-specialty of their interest.
The programme duration is four years aimed at progressively mastery of knowledge, skills and attitude. There will also be cumulative responsibilities as well as independence.