Internal Medicine Saudi Pearson Vue Exam:Pattern And Books To Study

If you’re planning to work as an Internal Medicine specialist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you’ll need to pass the Pearson Vue Licensing Test(Internal Medicine SLE) under the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities(SCFHS).


You will need to do registration procedures with scfhs after passing the test.

Internal Medicine Saudi licencing examination pattern and duration

The exam will be in a multiple-choice format. There will be 150 multiple-choice questions, and the test will take 3 hours to complete.Internal Medicine SLE

Internal medicine specialist  minimum eligibility requirements

The  candidate must have postgraduate degree in Internal Medicine (MD/DNB) with 2 years of experiences.

How to book examination

Visit Pearson vue website >here<.

Topic distribution 

1. Cardiovascular 10%

2. Pulmonary Diseases 10%

​3. Gastrointestinal Diseases 10%

4. Infectious Diseases 10%

5. Hematology 5%


6. Oncology 5%

7. Nephrology 8%

8. Rheumatology 8%

9. Endocrinology 10%

10. Neuroscience 7% 
11. Emergency Medicine 7%

12. Patient Safety 5%


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Passing score

The passing score needed for Internal Medicine SLE is 55% as per SCFHS for the position registrar.

Books to study

1.Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th Edition, 2008, Fauci et al, McGraw-Hill.​
2.Differential Diagnosis in Internal Medicine: From Symptom to Diagnosis, 2007, Siegenthaler, Thieme Medical Publishers
3.Cecil Review of General Internal Medicine, 8th Edition, 2004, Cooper and Pappas, Saunders/Elsevier.

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4.Davidson’s Principles and Practices of Medicine, 20th Edition, 2008, Churchill Livingstone


5.Professionalism and Ethics, Handbook for Residents, Practical guide, Prof. James Ware, Dr. Abdulaziz Fahad Alkaabba, Dr. Ghaiath MA Hussein, Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule, SCFHS, Latest Edition.

6.Essentials of Patient Safety, SCHS, Latest Edition.