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

Mission:
Create a broad international horizon for training Omani Physicians and Surgeons

 Objectives:
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

General Requirements for Application for Residency & Fellowship Abroad:

1. For Omani physicians only in all different healthcare institutions.
2. The program applied for must be accredited in the country of training.
3. The training is preferred to take place in English speaking countries (Canada, USA, New Zealand, UK, Australia, Ireland), in addition to France.
4. Physicians can apply for residency in Saudi Arabia and Qatar for Anesthesia and Obstetrics & Gynecology programs only.
5. All applications will be processed through the Higher National Committee for Advanced Medical Training which is supervised by Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB), and in line with healthcare needs in Oman.
6. The training applied for must be clinical and for residency and fellowship programs only.
7. The Higher National Committee for Advanced Medical Training is responsible for approving the countries and specialties in accordance with the healthcare needs in Oman.
8. The applications are prioritized according to the list of the physicians provided by the employing institutions which will be in line with the review of the Higher National Committee for Advanced Medical Training.
9. The approval given to approved doctors is initial. The final approval is only given after the Committee reviews the institution and program that the doctor has received an offer from. The final approval is also subject to availability of financial funds.

Fellowship:

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.
2. The applicant must have passed all exams required by the country or the training institution.
3. The applicant must have passed language proficiency test required by the country or the training institution.
4. The applicant must provide the names and contact details of five referees.
5. The programs applied for must have accredited curriculum in the country of training.

Residency:

For OMSB residents, application for residency abroad must take place during the following periods:
•Within the first or second academic year at most (for programs that run for 5 years or longer)
•Within the first academic year at most (for programs that run for 4 years)
1. The applicant must have passed all exams required by the country or the training institution.
2. The applicant must have passed language proficiency test required by the country or the training institution.
3. The applicant must provide the names and contact details of five referees.
4. Applicants for residency in France must also apply through the French Embassy website in Muscat. Details can be found on http://www.ambafrance-om.org/Medical-specialisation-IN-FRANCE. This is in addition to sending their complete applications as explained below.
5. The programs applied for must have accredited curriculum in the country of training.

How to Apply for Residency or Fellowship Abroad:

1. Printing out the Application Form from the OMSB website (International Office page).
2. For OMSB Residents: the resident must apply through the Education Committee of his/her program- attaching the Application Form with the required documents.
3. Ministry of Health physicians: physicians must submit the Application Form with the required documents to et.dir.trg@gmail.com, with a No Objection Letter from the concerned Directorate.
4. Ministry of Defense physicians: physicians must apply to the Armed Forces Medical Services Office with the Application Form and required documents.
5. SQU physicians: physicians must apply to the Training Committee at SQUH- attaching the Application Form with the required documents.
6. Diwan of Royal Court physicians: physicians must apply to the Directorate General of Medical Services - attaching the Application Form with the required documents.
7. Other Government Institutions physicians: physicians must send the Application Form and the required documents to med-scholarships@omsb.org
 
For more information and inquiry, please contact Scholarship Affairs Section in Oman Medical Specialty Board: 24181156 or 24181012

Scholarship dept

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CANADA
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


Uk


UNITED KINGDOM
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

Irish
 

IRELAND

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


Us


USA
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


Austrailia


AUSTRALIA
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

Contact us:

Email:
   scholarships@omsb.org


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