Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Educational Programs

General Information

  • To educate the next generation of medical leaders in imaging science and its applications.
  • To graduate well-qualified internationally recognized Radiologists who will provide patient care as effective members of the health-care team with strong radiology interpretive skills,   knowledge of appropriate diagnostic radiology tools, and cost-effective resource utilization.
  • To train future radiologists who will be able to provide consultative services to referring physicians and other practitioners in support of quality patient care, demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ethics, show a commitment to continuous education and demonstrate an awareness of the role of service to the profession and to their community.
  • The OMSB Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is committed to the integration of high academic and professional competency standards in a comprehensive curriculum of excellence.
  • The program provides resident education in the Academic Core Curriculum and enhanced professional development through the General Competencies for residents.
Overall ­Program Objectives
  • Learning objectives are established for the Program, the Curriculum and for each Subspecialty area.  The following are the General Objectives:
  1. A thorough understanding of the indications for various examinations and familiarity with the principles and limitations of these studies, including benefits and risks to the patient.
  2. A familiarity with the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and post-therapeutic findings which may be identified through various radiology examinations.
  3. An understanding of the technology and techniques of radiology.
  4. Learning effective communication with radiologic technologists, other department personnel, and referring physicians.
  5. Indications and contraindications of contrast studies, as well as the risks and benefits to the patient and available alternatives.
  6. Learn Fluoroscopic techniques and Radiologic Intervention procedures.
  7. Workup pathways with attention to quality outcomes for patient care and cost effective resource utilization.
  8. Learn Professional communication with patients for both information gathering and for diminishing the burden of disease.
  9. Enable residents to develop the ACGME-I General Competencies including: Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care, Systems Based Practice, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, and Professionalism.
Chairman and Program Director


Dr. Humoud Hamed Al Dhuhli, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. ABR

Senior Consultant, Deputy Head of Department,

Department of Radiology and Molecular Imaging, SQUH


Program Director:

Dr. Faiza Abdullah Al Kindi, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. ABR

Senior Consultant, Deputy Head of Department

Department of Radiology, Royal Hospital

Duration of the Residency Training Program: 5 years
The 5 years are divided as follows: R1- 1 year of combined basic science and clinical radiology, followed by R2-R4 - 3 years of intense clinical radiology training, then the residents will sit for their Exit Examination FRCR (and Arab Board examinations if desired) followed by R5 - 1 year of local general Radiology training making it a total of 5 years.

Required Rotations

1.  Four (4) years of training in Core Radiology Program


Rotation in multiple subspecialties during the 4 years of training in:

 Body MRI  Interventional Radiology
 General Ultrasound  Mammography
 Neuroradiology  Pediatric Radiology
 Nuclear Medicine  Research
 Cardiothoracic  AIRP in Maryland, USA

2.  One (1) year of local Advanced Training in Radiology in the following available subspecialties (4 blocks each, depending on the preference of the Resident):

Cross Sectional Imaging (mandatory)
Musculoskeletal Radiology
 Pediatric Radiology
 Nuclear Medicine

Training Centers

  • Main Training Centers
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Royal Hospital
Khoula Hospital
Armed Forces Hospital

  • Regional Hospital for other Rotations and/or Electives: Al Nahda Hospital (1-week) during the last Neuroradiology Rotation either in R3 or R4
Minimum Requirements for Admission
  1. Resident must be a holder of MD degree or Bachelors in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a University recognized by the OMSB.
  2. Resident must have completed a year of internship.
  3. Resident must be of good conduct and medically fit for the specialty.
  4. Resident must provide three letters of recommendation from three consultants with whom he/she has worked confirming his/her ability and capability of training in Radiology.
  5. Resident must submit a letter of approval from his/her sponsor confirming sponsorship and permission to join the OMSB Specialty Training Program on full time basis for the entire period of training.
  6. Resident must sit the OMSB Selection Examination before being scheduled for interview.
  7. Resident must pass the interview.