Alzaiem Alazhari University strives to provide scientific excellence and leadership to support the elements of national renaissance and openness globally.

The Faculty, established by decree of the university council on 28 February 2001, includes an Anesthesia department which offers bachelor's degrees in Anesthesia, Nursing, and Midwifery. The university’s Surgical Department has produced a portfolio of quality research, including a manuscript exploring the implementation of a new examination format for AAU’s surgical clerkship assessment.

To date, the University has graduated over 1,400 doctors from its School of Medicine.