SAUDI DOCTORS SPECIALIZATION PROGRAM IN FRANCE
This program was launched in 2006, the idea was to give the opportunity to Saudi physicians holding the general board to receive specialty training in France. Once they graduate, they obtain the same degree as French residents, Diplômes d’Etudes Spécialisées (DES) and Diplômes d’Etudes Spécialisées Complémentaires (DESC). Both degrees are recognized by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
The French program is different from many others foreign programs since it implies direct contact with the patients. There are no observatory positions, Saudi physicians will learn from the beginning through theoretical courses, but mainly through practical experiences. This methodology is supposed to be highly efficient for Saudi physicians to face all kind of symptoms, diseases or particular cases when they are back in Saudi Health system.
is direct contact with patients and the responsibilities Saudi physicians will assume within the team also implies communication skills. Without knowledge of the French language, foreign physicians cannot get benefits out of the medical training. Therefore, French language is mandatory, for Saudi physicians to be as efficient as French residents in the service. That means that before starting the medical training, physicians have to study French in a language center for one year, in order to reach a B2 level (the mandatory level for foreigners to enroll in French universities). This shall be understood as the best way to get benefits out of the medical training.
THE CALL FOR APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Next session from 2013/01/03 to 2013/02/17