College of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) at Dammam was closely associated with the College of Medicine-Dammam before it has its own independence in 1998. CAMS is situated in a pleasant part of Dammam-eastern region and is within easy reach of Dammam and Khobar of approximately 8km from each. In 1995, the Custodian of the two holy mosques approves the transformation of the Medical Laboratory Technology Department into a separate college named as "College of Applied Medical Sciences". College of Applied Medical Sciences is organized into five academic departments which bring together academic staff across the main campus sites of the school: Respiratory Therapy (RT), Physiotherapy (PT), Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Environmental Health (EH) and Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT). The College currently comprises more than 75 members of staff (clinical, scientific and administrative). The academic head is Dr. Basil Al-Shaikh. The laboratories in CAMS include facilities for MLT, RT, PT, EH and HIMT.
Aims and Objectives
The College's aims are:
To be counted among the leading institutions of the Kingdom for teaching and education in medical sciences. To attract the most able students and to educate them in a way that fosters technical excellence, originality and vision. To communicate to the widest possible community the significance of scientific fields in general and the College's work in particular. To provide an exciting and innovative undergraduate curriculum which include a wide range of modules leading to an integrated BSc degree. To produce high quality graduates who meet the need of our society and deliver the highest possible primary and secondary care to patients. To develop and provide postgraduate taught and research courses to meet the need of academic and industry. To develop strong links with external institutions and organizations.