Plastic surgery saudi licensing exam:Pattern and Books to Study

Plastic surgeonGoing to work as a plastic surgeon in Saudi arabia?Well,you need to clear plastic surgery Saudi  licensing examination conducted by Saudi Commission for health specialities. After passing your exam you need to register in the scfhs database.


Plastic surgery Saudi  licensing examination pattern and duration

For plastic surgery licensing you need to clear Prometric examination.The Test will be in a multi-choice style. There will be 150 multiple-choice questions, and the test will take three hours to finish.

Topic distribution

1. Wound Repair and Integument 5% 2. Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Transplant and Immunology 5% 3. Burn 10% 4. Head, Neck and Craniomaxillofacial 15%

5. Upper Extremity 15% 6. Lower Extremity 15% 7. Genitourinary System and Trunk 15% 8. Breast 10% 9. Patient Safety 5% 10. Professionalism and Ethics 5%


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Pass score

The passing score needed for plastic surgery prometric examination is 70% as per SCFHS.

Books to study

1. Plastic Surgery by Stephen J. Mathes and Vincent Rod Hentz, Latest Edition

2. Green’s Operative Hand Surgery,  Latest Edition

3. Plastic Surgery by Peter C Neligan,  Latest Edition

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4. Selected readings in plastic surgery, Latest Edition.


5. Essentials of Patient Safety, SCHS, Latest Edition

6. 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