Preparatory Year

Batterjee Medical College
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Qualification
Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Intakes
August
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 15,414
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,414

About this course

The preparatory year enables new students to integrate into the college environment, and avoid the sometimes difficult shift to the college education process. This year marks an important shift in a students' intellectual and social development from the pre-college attitude to a higher academic mindset.

BMC provides high quality educational program of international standards in and strong ethics and value with the goal of creating a competitive learning environment that is motivating and sustaining. BMC’s required learning outcomes are designed based on specified standards of knowledge, skills, and competence. In order to attain positive learning outcomes, BMC provides positive teaching environment and learning goals dedicated to develop students’ essential medical and literacy skills to succeed personally and academically.

In addition, students can benefit from BMC’s partnerships with other educational organizations and service providers.
Furthermore, the Preparatory Year Program helps newcomers acquire essential life skills by encouraging them to participate in extracurricular activities organized by the Student Development Unit. Moreover, BMC has integrated Pearson tools in the preparatory year to assess students’ strengths and weaknesses and equip them with essential skills and strategies needed to improve their chances of success during their time in college. Pearson tasks meet the needs of college students and ensure that they are fully prepared for the challenges and demands of college life. These tasks cover a wide range of topics that students explore to excel both academically and personally.

Entry Requirements

Requirements for Saudi High School Graduates (Saudi Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate in science.
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years. 
- Applicant must have Qudrat and Tahsili results.

Requirements for International High School Graduates (International Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate with science subjects attested by the concerned ministries.
- For British curriculum: “O level” transcript must include the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematic, Physics and English. ”AS/A level” transcript must include 2 subjects Biology & Chemistry/Physics 
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years.

Notes:
- High school applicants will join Preparatory Year. After that they will be accepted in the program based on their choices, merit and availability of seats.
- There is no Preparatory Year for Health Administration program.

Requirements for Transfer Applicants from Other Colleges and Universities:
Transfer students from other colleges or universities can apply to any Bachelor’s degree program at BMC.

Requirements:
- High school certificate.
- Academic transcript.
- Course specification for completed subjects by applicant.

Requirements for bridging applicants:
BMC accepts applicants with diplomas in all programs except Medicine program.
Bridging applicants can only join the programs in which they have earned their previous diplomas. 
Applicants having diploma of 3 years or more may join from the 3rd year of program.
Applicants having diploma less than 3 years may join from the 2nd year of program.

Documents required:
- High school certificate.
- Certificate and transcripts of earned diploma.    
- Certificate of Professional Accreditation from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (with valid date).
- No objection letter from the applicant employer (if the applicant is working).

TOEFL, ILETS or STEP scores as indicated in the following table:
1. TOEFL Paper-based Test  --  113
2. TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT)  --  30
3. IELTS Exam  --  3.5
4. STEP  --  67

Curriculum

Preparatory Year: Conventional Curriculum

  • Human Biology I
  • Human Biology II
  • General Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • General Physics 
  • Biophysics
  • Mathematics 
  • Biostatistics 
  • English I
  • English II
  • Computer I
  • Computer II
  • Islamic Medical Ethics
  • Arabic Language
  • Study Skills I
  • Study Skills II
  • Medical Terminology I
  • Medical Terminology II

Preparatory Year: Medicine Curriculum

  • Human Biology I
  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English I
  • Computer I
  • Islamic Medical Ethics
  • Study Skills I
  • Medical Terminology 1
  • Integrated Basic Science Course
  • English II
  • Computer II
  • Arabic Language
  • Study Skills II
  • Medical Terminology II
     

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