The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given high priority to the development of health care services at all levels. For this reason, the new models of healthcare partnership, affiliations, training, capacity building and strategic partnership are changing. The global growth in the flow of patients and health professionals as well as medical technology, capital funding and regulatory practices in Saudi Arabia has given rise to new patterns of consumption and production of healthcare services over recent decades. A significant new element of a growing trade in healthcare has involved the movement of patients to Saudi Arabia in the pursuit of medical treatment and health; a phenomenon commonly termed 'medical tourism' which occurs when consumers elect to travel across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical treatment. This treatment often spans the full range of medical services. Learn how these new models will foster physician exchange and patient mobility, both inbound and outbound, between the USA and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the outcome being healthcare access that can improve the general health of the individual patient and the general population.