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Table 1 Ranks of physicians in Saudi Arabia according to the SCFHS

From: Dermatology workforce over a decade in Saudi Arabia: demographics, distributions, and future challenges

Rank Description
Consultant A physician who has a certificate from the first or the second group and has acquired the necessary experience and the other classification requirements
Senior registrar A health care provider who has acquired the postgraduate training program certificate from the first or second group, such as a Saudi board certificate
Registrar A health care provider who has acquired a certificate from the third group and completed the required qualifications
Training resident A medical student who is enrolled in a postgraduate training program belonging to the first (Saudi board certificate or equivalent) and second groups
Resident A medical student who is enrolled in postgraduate training and has a certificate from the third group and did not complete the requirements to qualify as a registrar or has experience in the specialty field of not less than 2 years
  1. SCFHS Saudi Commission for Health Specialties