Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

About omsb

About Us

We help Omani Physicians and Surgeons to become more qualified and skilled.

Create a broad international horizon for training Omani Physicians and Surgeons

1. Provide information about postgraduate programs and training requirements in different countries
2. Assist Omani doctors in their application process for training abroad
3. Follow up the progress and evaluation reports of Omani residents training in foreign institutions
4. Coordinate with Cultural Attaches of Omani embassies in countries where Omani residents are training

Application Guide


1)  Application is open for all Omani doctors in different healthcare institutions.

2)  The program applied for must be clinical only.

3)  The program applied for must be accredited in the countries selected by the applicant for scholarships.

4)  Applications are only open for the following English-speaking countries (Canada, USA, New Zealand, UK, Australia and Ireland), in addition to France.

5)  The list of programs is available in the online application system webpage.

6)  All applicants, the programs and the countries applied for will be processed by the Higher National Committee for Advanced Medical Training (supervised by OMSB) in line with healthcare needs of Oman.

7)  Applicants are prioritized according to the list provided by their employers and according to the review of the Higher National Committee for Advanced Medical Training.

8)  Priority is given to the residency programs that are not available in OMSB.

9)  Any approval given by OMSB to the applicants will be deemed provisional. Final approval is only given after the Committee reviews the offer along with the curriculum of the program that the applicant will receive from abroad. The final approval is also subject to the availability of funds.

10) The applicant should obtain the language test score as required by the university/country of interest. The language test certificate can be provided later upon receiving the provisional approval from OMSB.

General Requirements:

1) Updated CV

2) Updated Personal Statement 

3) MD and Bachelor’s Certificates (Arabic and English) and Transcripts

4) Internship Certificate

5) Three recommendation letters by Consultants (not older than 18 months)

6) International Exams and Qualification Certificates, if available

7) Passport copy

* Certificates for conferences and workshops are not required, and should not be included in your application file.


Requirements for Applying for Residency Programs Abroad:

1)  Application for residency abroad must take place during or after completion of Internship.

2)  Doctors willing to apply for residency in France must apply once announced through the French Embassy (Muscat) webpage:

 Priority in France is given to Neurology, Neurosurgery and Urology provided that the applicant should have obtained the level "A1" in French Language.

Requirements for Applying for Fellowship (sub-specialty) abroad:

1)  The applicant must have completed a residency program and obtained "Completion of Training Certificate" and "Specialty Certificate" from Oman Medical Specialty Board or equivalent abroad.

How to Apply:

Apply online through the OMSB Services Webpage:

Application is open at the beginning of each year. 
For inquiries, please contact the Scholarship Affairs Section Team at Oman Medical Specialty Board:
24181156 /1012 / 1106 / 1047 / 1039

* For Technical inquiries about the Online Application system, please contact:

* For inquiries related to scholarships and requirements, please contact:



There is an announcement annually for applications of residency and fellowship abroad for the following academic year. Usually it is at the beginning of each year.

Stroke Units Project (Neurology)

Application details for 2021 to be announced. 

Training Opportunities

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Specific Requirements:

MCCEE for all Residency and Subspecialty Residency Programs
MCCEE for Fellowship applications at McGill University, University of Manitoba and Dalhousie University

Proof of English Proficiency (IELTS of 7.0 in each component or TOEFL of at least 24 in each component) for University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary and University of Manitoba

* Of note, TOEFL will no longer be accepted for 2018 applications

For Dalhousie University and University of Ottawa, a letter indicating that the medium of instruction during MD is English is used in the absence of IELTS or TOEFL

 Canadian Universities:

1.Dalhousie University
2.University of Toronto
3.University of Western Ontario
4.McMaster University
5.University of Manitoba
6.McGill University
7.University of Alberta
8.University of Ottawa
9.University of Calgary
10.University of British Columbia
11.Queen's University


Specific Requirements:

IELTS of 7.5 for GMC Registration (7 in each component)
Completion of Training at OMSB
MRCP or equivalent

British Institutions:

1.Royal College of Physicians, London
2.Institute of Head & Neck Studies and Education
3.University Hospitals Birmingham
4.College of Emergency Medicine



Specific Requirement:

IELTS of at least 6.5 in each component with overall score of 7.0

The Republic of Ireland Institutions:

1.Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
2.College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

3. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Specific Requirements:

USMLE Steps 1 and 2 for Residency
USMLE Steps 1 to 3 for Fellowship

American Institutions:

1.University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
2.University Hospitals Case Medical Center
3.University of Nebraska Medical Center


Specific Requirements:

IELTS (7 in each component) or OET Grade A or B
AMC Examination (Depending on the Institutions)

Australian Institutions:

1.Hunter New England Area Health Service
2.Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
3.Sydney Children’s Hospital

Updated on 5 August 2018

Training Abroad Booklet


Contact Us

Contact us:


 • Office numbers:
   +968 2418 1058
   +968 2418 1039