Field Epidemiology Training Program
  • Collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S.A., and providing a permanent CDC expert in the Field Epidemiology Training Program. 
  • Continuous collaboration with King Saud University in terms of awarding the diploma certificate in the field epidemiology and admitting new batches in the diploma. 
  • Training of the twenty-eighth batch of the field epidemiology diploma (eight physicians) by the end of 1438H., noting that the Program has graduated 135 candidates so far.
  • Admission of fourteen residents (30th batch) to the field epidemiology diploma from several regions across the Kingdom for the academic year of 1438/1439H. 
  • Taking part in training the physicians joining the Saudi fellowship on community medicine, as the Field Epidemiology Training Program is an accredited training center from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.  
  • Conducting 10 short training courses on different topics related to epidemiology, scientific research methods, statistical and geographical analyses, as well as epidemiological surveillance, in which 279 trainees of different specialties and health groups across the Kingdom participated in 1438H. 
  • Conducting 17 epidemiological studies across the Kingdom by the residents of the Program in 1437/1438H.
  • Participating with an epidemiological team as part of the preventive medicine team in the Hajj season; with the aim of training, conducting field studies and playing a role in the epidemiological surveillance and survey of the health problems during the Hajj season.
  • Participating in local, regional and international conferences with the Program’ studies on top priority health issues.
  • Taking part in training of the Saudi fellowship physicians on family medicine in Jeddah.
  • Ongoing publication of the Saudi Epidemiology Bulletin; a quarterly scientific bulletin designed to secure a communication channel between the MOH’s Public Health Agency and epidemiologists across Health Affairs and publish a summary of the Program’s field study findings. The 18th volume is already published, while the 19th is almost done. Also, the bulletin is planned to become a peer-reviewed journal in the future.
  • Issuing a number of updated epidemiological brochures, leaflets and bulletins.
  • Providing scientific consultation on researches done by some MOH’s departments. 
  • Taking part in developing a number of the prevention programs.
  • Participating in a number of the national researches conducted by the Public Health Agency.

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