Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Academic Affairs

Transfer Rules

The trainee is allowed to transfer from one specialty to another if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  1. The approval of the Education Committee of the specialty in which the trainee is registered.
  2. 2The approval of the Education Committee of the specialty to which the trainee wishes to transfer and the fulfillment of admission conditions for the specialty.
  3. The approval of the sponsor (if applicable).
  4. The approval of the Executive Board.
  5. Transfer applications shall be submitted at least four months prior to the end of the academic year
  6. All transfers shall take place at the beginning of the training year only.

How to Apply

  1. The trainee submits a Transfer Form after obtaining approval from the sponsor (if applicable) to the OMSB Admission & Registration Section.
  2. The Admission and Registration Section processes the request and refers it to the current Education Committee for their opinion.
  3. If the process is still ongoing, then a referral must be made to the Performance and Wellness Section by the current Education Committee.
  4. The report generated by the Performance and Wellness Section is sent to the current Education Committee for their final recommendation. A copy of the report is sent to the Director of Training Affairs Department.
  5. After approval of both current and new Education Committees, the transfer request must be approved by the Executive Board.
  6. The trainee should remain in the current specialty until the end of the academic year.
  7. The trainee must complete any other requirements recommended by OMSB.
  8. The trainee must pass the interview and any other conditions of the new program.

Deadlines:

When to apply for a transfer:
Transfer applications shall be submitted at least four months prior to the end of the academic year.

Submit your documents:

Submit your Transfer Form via: admission@omsb.org
Or via Post:
Oman Medical Specialty Board:
Building#: Way #4443, Bldg. 18, Block 244, Plot 404, Bawshar (North Azaiba), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Interview

The trainee must pass the end of year examination and the interview conducted by the new education committee.

Transfer Training Equivalency

The education committee, to which the trainee has transferred, must recommend counting the previous training period the trainee has taken, if possible, and must also specify the level at which the trainee shall start. The recommendation should be sent to the Executive Board for approval.