PTC Facts


First Place Among All Saudi Universities

In a report from the Ministry of Higher Education, The Postgraduate Training Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, got the first place among all the Saudi universities in terms of the number of educational events.


Total Number of Activities and Trainees Breakthrough


Then Total number of activities conducted by Postgraduate training center for this year reach up 1198 courses with 24,862 trainees. this is considered to be breakthrough and distinguished achievement. 





First Center to provide certified license and course for BLS and Heart Saver First Aid with CPR in Arabic Language

PTC is the first center that provides BLS and Heart Saver First Aid with CPR in Arabic which are issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). See related news release on"


MOH Training Project Agreement

The Postgraduate Training Center conducted a total of 20 courses and trained a total of 900 participants in completion of the remaining courses for the MOH Training Project's first agreement of July 2010.

As per the Directive of His Excellency, the President of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and Chief Executive Office of National Guard Health Affairs, the MOH Training Project's unfinished courses were divided between the Deanship of Postgraduate Education Central Region and Western Region. The PTC-DPE-Central Region determined the remaining courses and as agreed upon by both PEAA Regions, endorsements were done in three stages or more, and/or until these courses are completed in April 2012.

Courses provided by the PTC-DPE-Riyadh and DPE-Jeddah for the MOH Training Project, starting January 2012 until April 2012.


New PTC Educational Activities

The PTC's scope of the services is continuously expanding, most especially with the addition of symposia and conferences events that are now under the umbrella of PTC since January 2014, and keeps growing due to huge demand for continuing medical education activities particularly those compulsory certifying courses that we offer in addition to the various specialized courses, workshops, training programs, long and short courses mini-symposia, mini-conferences, and day activities.


With determination and despite the challenges, the PTC has successfully conducted the following educational activities in 2015


CATEGORY   Activity Name

1.International training center for Life Support Training Center

  • American Heart Association AHA
  • BLS- Basic Life Support (Arabic and English)
  • ACLS- Advance Cardiac Life Support
  • PALS- Pediatric Advance Life Support
  • HSFA- Heart Saver First Aid with CPR and AED
  • Airway Management
  • ECG- and Pharmacology
  • PEARS- Pediatric Assessment and Recognition and Stabilization
Life Support Courses  Other Life Support Courses
  • BLSO- Basic Life Support in Obstetrics
  • ALSO- Advance Life Support in Obstetrics
  • AMLS- Advance Medical Life Support
  • APLS- Advance Pediatric life Support
  • BMS- Basic Medication Safety Program
  • NRP- Neonatal Resuscitation Program
 Courses and Workshop 
  • Crisis Management in Anesthesia Simulation
  • Safety and Simulation
  • Train the Trainers Clinical Simulation
 Surgical Courses & Workshops
  • Mini Workshop on Pectus Excavation 
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy course
  • Tracheostomy Education

 Ultrasound & Radiology

Courses and Workshop

  • Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Course
  • Pediatric & Neonatal Critical Ultrasound Course
  • Ultrasound Regional Anesthesia course
  • Sonography Guided Vascular Access (SOVA & E-FAST)
  • Neuro Radiology Workshop
  • 2nd KSA Provisio Training in 3D4D Ultrasound 

 Professional and Faculty 

Development Courses 

  • All Life Support INSTRUCTOR Courses       

 Preparatory Board Review and

       Examination Course

  • Saudi Arab Board Preparatory Course for Family Medicine Board- Written Exam
  • Saudi Arab Board Preparatory Course for Family Medicine Board- Clinical Exam
  • Annual KAMC Radiology Review Course 
  • Membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology Exam- MRCOG
Research Courses 
  • Introduction to Clinical Research 
  • Research Methodology Course 
  • Research Proposal Writing Course
  • Statistics Made Easy Course
Dental Courses and Workshops
  • The Predictable Restorative Success in Implant Dentistry
 Specialized Courses and Workshops 
  • First Responder Course
  • Adult Moderate Sedation & Analgesia Course
  • Pediatric Moderate Sedation & Analgesia Course
  • Neonatal & Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Course
  • Diabetes Educator Course
  • Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale Roll Out
  • High Reliability Organization Departmental Workshops - infection Control Prevention 
  • Using Epidemiology for Publication
  • Transvaginal Laparoscopy Workshop
  • National Meeting on Psychotherapy
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategy in GCC Countries
  • Infection Control Readiness Program (Viral Hemorrhagic Fever)
  • Emergency Medicine Simulation Activity
  • Transformation Projects Plan Workshop
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP): Leadership & Training Certificates Program
  • Right Care Right Now 1st Nursing Transformation Workshop
 Mini-Conferece, Including Workshops
  • The 4th Update on Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • The First Annual Forum of Family Medicine Residency Training Program
 Day Activities
  • 13 World Asthma Day

Symposia Conferences, 

Forum, Including Workshops 

  • 9th Middle East Best of San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
  • 1st Saudi Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly & Workshops
  • Patient Safety Forum 2017 and Workshops
  • Orthopedic Trauma Conference & Workshops 
  • 7th KAIMARC Annual Scientific Forum





PTC | Postrgraduate Training Center

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia