Family medicine Saudi Prometric exam:Pattern and Books to Study

Excited to work as a Family medicine specialist in Saudi Arabia?You need to pass Saudi Prometric examination for Family medicine.


This post will explain to you about exam pattern, duration, topic, pass marks etc.


Family medicine Prometric exam questions

Family medicine Saudi Prometric Examination

What will be the length of the examination?

Duration of exam will be 3 hours 15 min

How many questions can I expect?

There will be 150 questions which will be in multiple choice format.

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What are the important topics I need to read?

This are the Important sections along with percentage given below.

1.Surgery 15-25% 

2.Pediatrics 20-30% 

3.Obstetrics and Gynecology 20-30% 

4.Medicine 25-35%.



What will be the passing score for Family medicine Prometric Examination?

The passing score needed will be 65 percentage out of 100%.

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What are the References as per SCFHS?

Following are the reference textbooks you need to read for Family medicine Saudi Prometric Examination as per Saudi Commission for health specialties:

1.Neville F. Hacker, MD, Joseph C. Gambone, DO, MPH, Executive Editor and Calvin J. Hobel, MD, . Hacker and Moore’s Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

2.Dennis L. Kasper M.D., Anthony S. Fauci, Stephen L. Hauser M.D, Dan L. Longo M.D, J. Larry Jameson M.D, and Joseph Loscalzo. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition.

3.Parveen Kumar , Michael Clark. Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, 9th Edition. 

4.Alan H. DeCherney, Lauren Nathan, T. Murphy Goodwin, Neri Laufer and Ashley S. Roman, Current Diagnosis and Treatment Obstetrics and Gynecology, 11th Edition. 

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5.Jeremy J N Oats, MBBS, DM, FRCOG, FRANZCOG and Suzanne Abraham, MSc, PhD(Med), MAPS, . Llewellyn-Jones Fundamentals of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Edition.

6.Karen Marcdante MD , Robert M. Kliegman MD . Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, 7th Edition. 

7.John L. Cameron , Andrew M. Cameron. Current Surgical Therapy,12th edition, 2017. 

8.The University of Cincinnati Residents and Amy Makley .The Mont Reid Surgical Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series, 7th edition, 2017 Walton, M. (2011). Patient Safety Curriculum Guide. Geneva: World Health Organization 9.Katz D, Jekel J, Elmore J, Wild D, Lucan S. Jekel’s Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health. 4th ed. 2013. 


10.U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Guide to Clinical Preventive Services.

11.Al kaabba F. Abdulaziz, Hussein MA Ghaiath, Kasule H. Omar SCFHS-2015, . Professionalism and Ethics Handbook for Residents Practical guide.

Good luck!