Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Educational Programs

General Information

 
  Vision
To provide a well-qualified internationally recognized medical microbiologists with broad understanding of diagnosis and management of infectious diseases from lab and clinical perspective. They are expected to provide quality patient care in collaboration with laboratory scientists and health care team with strong microbiological interpretive skills and cost effective resource utilization.
 
  Mission
The aim of training is to provide the Resident with both the theoretical foundation and the practical, technical, clinical and managerial skills necessary for the independent specialist practice of Medical Microbiology in a clinical environment and for the advancement of the subject.  The laboratory work and clinical experience must be closely integrated; therefore laboratory associated clinical duties are essential components of the training programme.
 
  Overall ­Program Objectives
Medical Microbiology is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.  The profession of medical microbiology consists primarily of four major roles of activity:
 
1.  Scientific and administrative direction of medical microbiology laboratory.
2.  Providing clinical consultation on the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from infectious diseases.
3.  The establishment and direction of a clinical infection prevention and control program.
4.  Public health and communicable disease epidemiology and prevention.
 
At the end of training, the Resident should have achieved competence in all the objectives specified in Medical Microbiology training record. Resident should also have passed FRCPath Part 1 and FRCPath Part 2 and attained a series of successful Record of In-Training Assessment. 
 
  
    
   PROGRAM DIRECTOR
  DR. AMAL AL JABRI
  


   Duration of the Residency Training Program
The resident must complete a total of 5 years (65 blocks); each year consists of 13 blocks including one block for leave.
 
These years are divided as follows:

  • R1- full clinical attachment to Internal Medicine program to consolidate the resident’s clinical knowledge and experience, and be more competent to provide clinical consultations. This attachment would make the program in parallel with international Medical Microbiology programs.
  • R2-R5- four years specialized training in medical microbiology. It is divided into two phases of training with graded responsibilities: Phase 1 (R2-R3) and phase 2 (R4-R5). During this stage, residents will be involved in the different areas related to Medical Microbiology training.

  
Moving through these academic years requires completion of the requirements, i.e. achieve the objectives of each rotation (see under respective rotation) along with satisfactory evaluations and assessments.  

  


OUTLINE OF MAJOR AND MINOR ROTATIONS


ROTATIONS

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

TOTAL

CTU – Clinical teaching unit (GIM)

8

-

-

-

-

8

CCU

1

-

-

-

-

1

ICU

1

-

-

-

-

1

Emergency Medicine

1

-

-

-

-

1

Allergy and Immunology

1

-

-

-

-

1

Basic Microbiology

-

3

-

-

-

3

Medical Microbiology

-

5

6

4

5

20

Adult Infectious Diseases

-

-

2

3

5

10

Paediatric Infectious Diseases

-

-

1

1

-

2

Virology

-

2

1

1

2

6

Mycobacteriology

-

1

1

-

-

2

Public Health

-

-

-

1

-

1

Infection Control

-

-

1

1

-

2

Research

-

1

-

1

-

2

Annual Leave

1

1

1

1

1

5


    Training Centers

  •   Royal Hospital
  •   Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
  •   Central Public Health Laboratory
  •   Khoula Hospital
  •   Al-Nahdha Hospital
 
  Minimum Requirements for Admission
    

The applicant must:

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Have completed a year of internship
  • Be medically fit for the training
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from three consultants with whom he/she has worked confirming his/her ability and capability of training
  • Submit a letter of approval from his/her sponsor confirming their permission to release him/her to join the specialty training program on a full time basis
  • Pass the interview