A.  End-Of-Year Examination 

1.  This examination is conducted at the end of each academic year.
2.  The written examination consists of at least one hundred (100) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The Scientific Committees may add other examination such as OSCE, orals, short cases, etc.
3.  The passing score is 50% for R1 and R2 and 60% for R3 and above. However, if the percentage of the residents passing the examination is less than 70%, the passing score can be adjusted lower to achieve 70% passing rate.
4.  Re-sit exams will be given to a resident three (3) months after failing the End-of-Year Exam.
5.  A resident who fails both, End-of-Year and Re-sit Exam will have to repeat the year at the same residency training level. 


B.  OMSB PART I Examination

1.  The examination is a qualifying examination. A resident must pass OMSB Part-I Examination before attempting the Final Examination to obtain the Specialty Certificate.
2.  A Resident is allowed three (3) attempts to pass the OMSB Part I Exam. This exam can be attempted at R2; however, the Scientific Committee may selectively allow a resident who is competent to do OMSB Part I Exam at the end of R1.
3.  No R3 Residents will be allowed to progress to R4 level without passing the OMSB Part I Exam.
4.  OMSB Registration will be cancelled if a resident does not pass the OMSB Part I in three (3) attempts.
5.  OMSB will cover the exam fees for the first two (2) attempts only. Examination cost for the third attempt will have to be covered by the resident.
6.  The passing score for this examination is 70%. However, if the percentage of the residents passing the examination is less than 70%, the passing score can be adjusted lower to achieve 70% passing rate and that the score can be lowered up to 65% (whichever comes first). Under no circumstances, the score can be reduced below 65%. 


C.  The Final Examination for the Specialty Certificate

1.  The Final Examination will be conducted after a successful completion of the training program of the specialty for the period approved, and passing all End of Training Year Examinations as well as Part I Examination for the Specialty Certificate.
2.  The Final Exam is conducted in the final year of the training period. The Resident who fails the exam may repeat it within a year after the approval of the Scientific Committee. The Resident is not allowed to repeat Part I Exam for more than three times. The Residents will be terminated from the Residency training program if he/she does not succeed in the third attempt. However, in exceptional cases, the Resident may be granted a fourth attempt by OMSB. 
3.  The Final Examination may consist of written and oral parts, OSCE, and short clinical cases.
4.  The passing score is 70%. However, if the percentage of the Residents passing the examination is less than 70%, the passing score can be lowered by one mark aiming at achieving 70% passing rate or reaching a percentage of 65%, whichever comes first. Under no circumstances, the score can be lowered below 65%.


 

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