Diploma in Field Epidemiology Training Program (DFE)

General Instructions for Residents
This include weekly meetings on Monday called ‘Round Table’, lectures series for continued medical education, critical review of literature, data analysis exercises and evening seminars etc.
Attendance in these activities is compulsory and any resident who abstain from any of such scheduled activity will be marked absent and one day leave will be deducted from his/her annual leave quota for each of such absence. The exemption will only be granted to the residents who are on leave (Annual leave/Emergency leave/ Medical leave); out of Riyadh city due to some official business; or while in Riyadh city attending a full day conference/workshop or seminar. All other residents who are unable to attend due to some other reason (official or personal), has to get a prior permission from one of the consultants in the program, who will decide on case to case basis.
After In-Class Course

After the completion of theory teaching during the first 16 weeks, the training pattern will change to practical training and
application of the knowledge acquired during the first 16 weeks. During the period residents has to complete all the
stipulated projects, training attachments and assignments; in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations.
During this period a number of training activities are organized to cover different components of training program in order
to improve the knowledge and skills of residents.
During this period, each resident will be entitled the leaves as described in relevant section. However, the resident must
attend at least 80% of the group activities like round tables, continued education lectures, evening seminars. Failing which
he/she may be barred from appearing in final comprehensive examination.
Field Epidemiology Training Program
Assistant Agency for Preventive Health, Agency for Public Health
Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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