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Collaborative partners

Royal College International has a number of international medical education partners with whom we have entered into formal working arrangements through memoranda of understanding and collaborative services agreements. We work with our partners to determine their needs and how we can assist them to meet their needs. Our products and services are customized and varied and include consulting, program reviews, institutional reviews, accreditation services, workshops, and a variety of courses on faculty development on a variety of topics.

Project partners

Partners with a Collaboration Services Agreement or contract


King Abdulaziz University — Faculty of Medicine
The King Abdulaziz University Faculty of Medicine and the Royal College signed a collaboration centre agreement in 2012. The faculty of medicine was established in 1975 and includes a wide variety of scientific departments and branches. The faculty provides a bachelor degree in medicine and surgery. The faculty offers programs to male and female students and reports to the Ministry of Higher Education.

King Abdullah Medical City
King Abdullah Medical City and the Royal College signed a collaboration centre agreement in 2015. The medical city consists of three hospitals and 10 medical centers in the holy city of Mecca. It has a 1,500 bed capacity. It is part of Saudi Arabia’s most recent health transformation initiative.

King Saud University
King Saud University and the Royal College signed a collaboration services agreement in 2014.  The university was the Kingdom’s first institute of higher education and opened in Riyadh in 1957. It was one of the first of several colleges of medicine opened in 1969. Its health colleges include nursing, applied medical science, pharmacy, dentistry and medicine. The university also includes University Hospital and the Prince Sultan College for Emergency Medical Services.

Peking University First Hospital
In October 2016, Peking University First Hospital (PUFH) became the first in Asia to achieve institutional recognition from the Royal College. PUFH is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare and the advancement of educational reform through its activities in support of China's national healthcare transformation initiatives. Most recently, PUFH has adapted the Canadian CanMEDS competency-based framework which will further solidify its ability to deliver advanced medical education to both residents and faculty.

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Royal College signed a memorandum of understanding in 2014. The university was founded in 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on Christian doctrine. The university oversees 31 schools and institutes with more than 25,000 students. The faculty of medicine has 36 medical specialties. It is an international organization with 515 agreements with 422 educational institutions in 45 countries.

Supreme Council of Health – Qatar
Established in 2009 as the country’s highest health authority, the Supreme Council of Health was vested with enhanced decision-making resources to undertake rapid reforms and meet Qatar National Vision 2030 for world-class care. The council is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the health system
  • Provides public health testing
  • Delivers onsite specialized care for single male laborers in higher-risk occupations
  • Funds and supervises Primary Health Care Corporation
  • Funds and supervises Hamad Medical Corporation.
  • Funds Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners.

University of Dammam
The University of Dammam opened its doors to women and men in 1975 with two colleges, the College of Medicine and the College of Architecture. This academic institution has grown into a leading research university with 21 colleges spread throughout the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and a student population of over 45,000. As a research-based institution, the University of Dammam continues to grow and develop, continually assessing and improving its curricula and expanding its academic capabilities in all disciplines.

Partners with a memorandum of understanding

Bir Hospital
Bir Hospital was established in July 1889 by Bir Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana and is located at the center of Kathmandu city. The hospital is run by the National Academy of Medical Sciences, a government agency since 2003.The hospital provides medical and surgical treatments to people from all across the country and has 535 beds. Every year Bir Hospital produces trained postgraduates in different subjects of clinical medicine such as general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery and pathology.

Chongqing Children’s Hospital
The Chongqing Children’s Hospital was one of the first pediatric departments in China to offer MD and PhD programs and postdoctoral training. It ranked as one of the best hospitals in China. With 1,400 beds on its main campus, it is the largest hospital in China. The hospital’s 250 beds on its Lijia campus are slated to expand to 1,000 beds. In 2014, there were 2.18 million outpatient visits and 65,000 in-patient visits. Forty percent of patients come from outside Chongqing.

The Chinese Medical Doctor Association
The Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) is a national, voluntary, not-for-profit, professional association of 2.1 million practising physicians in China. It was founded in 2002. Representing the collective view of Chinese medical professionals, CMDA is committed to advocating for better public healthcare and providing leadership for the Chinese medical community. The CMDA is the largest and most influential medical association in China. Managing 26 local associations, 39 specialty sub-associations, five specialty committees and 18 medical publications, CMDA has an important voice in the Chinese medical community.

The Conférence Internationale des Doyens et des Facultés de Médecine d'Expression Française
CIDMEF is an association of more than 130 francophone faculties in 40 countries including countries in the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas and South-East Asia. CIDMEF supports medical schools and faculties in their mission to train future doctors and teachers.

Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine
The Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine was established in 1972 with the mandate to train all health workers in Nepal. It has 12 campuses across the country. Three campuses are in Kathmandu and nine campuses are outside the Kathmandu Valley.

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
The school of medicine was founded to satisfy the country's need for high-quality medical training and innovation in biomedical research. Currently, there are approximately 500 students enrolled in the MD program and about 105 postgraduate students. The school of medicine also offers joint programs with several medical schools in Texas.

Kazan State Medical University
KSMU is the third oldest Medical University in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg.  It is the only university in Kazan that is recognized by the Ministry of Healthcare and Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. KSAU is government funded and has over 500 medical students, clinical residents and interns.

Saudi Ministry of Health
The ministry is committed to providing healthcare at all levels, promoting general health and preventing diseases. It also develops the laws and legislation regulating both the governmental and private health sectors. The ministry is accountable for performance monitoring in health institutions, along with the research activity and academic training in the field of health investment.

Sudan Medical Specialties Board
The Sudan Medical Specialization Board was established in 1995. The board is the sole professional training body in the Republic of the Sudan mandated to manage and deliver medical and health specialty programs in the country. The board is directed by specialty councils, which are responsible for training medical doctors and developing and reviewing curricula.

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, or simply the Saudi Council, is the independent governmental authority that regulates healthcare-related practices and accreditation at all levels in Saudi Arabia. It is responsible for supervising and evaluating training programs, as well as setting controls and standards for the practice of health professions.  Established in 1992, its headquarters are in Riyadh, and it has several branch offices across the Kingdom. It has supported and approved more than 30 training programs.

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