A clinical pharmacy component to the curriculum of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Riyad was introduced during the past academic year. This educational unit was offered to all students in the fifth and final year of the pharmacy program. The four-hour semester course was composed of three lectures and one practicum per week. The lectures were concerned with disease states, therapeutics and medical terminology. The practical part of the program was conducted at King Faisal Specialists and University Hospitals. Attending rounds with physicians and case studies were emphasized in this part of the program. Teaching assignments were carried out by faculty of the schools of pharmacy and medicine.

Experiences concerned with the introduction of this clinical component to pharmacy education and future plans will be discussed. It can be stated that the program has met with much interest and enthusiasm.