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Saudi university inks $5.5m deal to set up new programme

The Unaizah College of Medicine of Qassim University has signed a $5.5m agreement with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine to set up Saudi Arabia’s first Doctor of Medicine programme, the Dayton Daily News has reported. The planned programme will be modelled after the Wright State programme. Wright State faculty members will serve as mentors to help establish the new programme, said Dr Dean Parmelee, associate dean for academic affairs for Boonshoft. Until now, medical schools in Saudi Arabia have offered only a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery, or MBBS degree, according to Wright State.