Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

About omsb

About Us

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. To provide information about postgraduate programs and training requirements in different countries
2. To assist Omani doctors in their application for training abroad
3. To follow up the progress and evaluation reports of Omani doctors training in foreign institutions
4. To coordinate with Cultural Attaches of Omani embassies in countries where Omani residents are training

Application Guide

Guidelines:

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:
https://om.ambafrance.org/-French-Omani-cooperation-x

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

Requirement for Applying for Fellowship (Subspecialty) abroad:

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


How to Apply:

Apply online through the OMSB Services Webpage: 
http://portal.omsb.gov.om/Services/Index.aspx

Application is open at the beginning of each year. 
 
For inquiries, please contact the Scholarship Affairs Section Team at Oman Medical Specialty Board:
24181012 / 1106 / 1047 / 1039

* For Technical inquiries about the Online Application system, please contact: 
dev_team@omsb.org

* For inquiries related to scholarships and requirements, please contact: 
scholarships@omsb.org



Announcements


There is an annual announcement 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 will be announced. 



Training Opportunities

Scholarship dept



Canada Flag


CANADA

Specific Requirements:

MCCEE/MCCQE1 for all Residency Programs

MCCEE/MCCQE1 for Subspecialty Program applications to the following universities: Manitoba and Dalhousie

IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 in each component for the following universities: Alberta, British Columbia, Calgary, and Manitoba


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:

Completion of Training at OMSB

For GMC Registration, IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 in each component and overall score of 7.5 OR OET with a mark of at least B in all components


* Applicants may apply to all Universities / Hospitals that provide structured hands-on training and are accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC).




Irish
 

IRELAND

Specific Requirement:

IELTS with a score of at least 6.5 in each component and overall score of 7.0 OR OET with a mark of at least B in all components.

* Applicants may apply to all Universities/ Hospitals that provide structured hands-on training and are accredited by the Irish Medical Council (IMC).


Us

USA

Specific Requirements:

USMLE Steps 1 and 2 (CK and CS) for Residency

USMLE Steps 1 to 3 for Fellowship

* Applicants may apply to all Universities/ Hospitals that provide structured hands-on training and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).




Austrailia

AUSTRALIA

Specific Requirements:

IELTS with a score of at leat 7 in each component OR OET with a mark of at least B in all components

AMC Examination for Residency Programs. As for Fellowship, it depends on the institution/program if they require AMC Exam.


Important Note that applies to all countries: Final Approval of any institution/program is under the discretion of the Higher National Committee for Advanced Medical Training.

 

Updated on 4 Dec 2019



Training Abroad Booklet


 
 


Contact Us

Contact us:

Email:
   scholarships@omsb.org


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