About the Programme

The Al Jalila Children's Paediatric Residency Programme is a four-year training programme, accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and run in academic partnership with the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.This provides a unique opportunity for aspiring physicians to be trained in an academic medical training programme that has adopted the Saudi Board Paediatric Curriculum.


  • Programme run in the first and only dedicated children's hospital in UAE
  • The only Saudi Board accredited paediatric residency programme in the UAE
  • Highly qualified consultants with a broad range of paediatric sub specialities
  • Affiliated with the prestigious MBRU
  • Regular educational activities including faculty development workshops
  • Structured competency based residency programme

Throughout the 4 years of training, emphasis will be placed on enhancement of resident's competence in the medical interview and physical examination, and on communication and interpersonal skills. Residents will have a progressive educational experience with increasing patient care responsibility and supervisory responsibilities involving both inpatient and outpatient experiences.


Preventive health care, ethical issues, and discussions of the cost and benefits of diagnostic tests, procedures, and therapies will be an integral part of the residency training throughout the four years of training. These experiences will prepare them to be competent general paediatricians able to provide comprehensive, coordinated care to a broad range of paediatric patients.


Residents will become sufficiently familiar with the fields of subspecialty paediatrics to enable them to participate as team members in the care of patients with chronic and complex disorders. Residents will be given the opportunity to function with other members of the health care team in both inpatient and ambulatory settings to become proficient as leaders in the organization and bring systematic improvement of the processes of patient care.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai
United Arab
Emirates