Vision
   To achieve excellence in care for patients with orthopedic problems by producing a surgeon who is excellent in both knowledge and skills, and who is capable of updating himself/herself with latest studies and contributing to his/her field with research.

 Mission
   The mission of the OMSB Orthopedics Residency Training program is to provide the trainee with the highest level of knowledge, clinical and orthopedic surgical skills necessary to produce an orthopedic surgeon with the highest possible level of competence, who can function independently in any health care setting in Oman.  The Orthopedics Residency Training Program is designed to fulfill the OMSB general and specific requirements of training.

 Overall ­Program Objectives
   Upon the completion of the Orthopedics residency training, the trainee should have acquired adequate knowledge and skills of the principles and methods of management of orthopedic and trauma cases:

  •  Become proficient in the physical examination and diagnosis of patients with trauma
  •  Evaluate and treat patients in the emergency room, the orthopedic clinics, and in the hospital.
  •  Perform initial and ongoing assessments of patient’s orthopedic, medical, physical and psychosocial status. (Proper assessment and clinical diagnosis)
  •  Become proficient in the physical examination and diagnosis of orthopedic patients.
  •  Ensure that clinical interventions are carried out and appropriately documented.  (appropriate investigations)
  •  Provide patient education and counseling, covering health status, test results, medical processes, and discharge planning. (proper communication skills)
  •  Monitor medications to effectively provide appropriate drug therapy and treatment plans, thus ensuring positive patient outcomes.
  •  Become proficient in the non-operative and operative management of patients. (proper communication skills)
  •  Become full oriented on how to deliver a cost effective health care
  •  Assist in surgery and perform surgeries under supervision to high international standards.

 PROGRAM DIRECTOR
 DR. Ahmed Saif Nasser AL Jahwari


 Program Structure: Duration & Required Rotations
 Duration of the Residency Training Program:  5 years

 Required Rotations


R1

BLOCKS

TRAINING CENTERS

REMARKS

General Surgery – Trauma

Vascular Surgery

1

SQUH or KH

Should be done in 2 consecutive blocks in the same training center

1

SQUH or RH

Neurosurgery

1

KH

 

Emergency Medicine

1

KH

 

Plastic Surgery & Burn Care

2

KH

1 week in Burn Unit

Core Orthopedic Skills Rotation

1

Simulation Center

Being done in block 7

General Orthopedics

5

AFH, SQU, KH

- General Orthopedics rotations will be reduced to 4 blocks if the resident will take a full annual leave block

- Should be done in the 2nd half of R1

Fracture & Orthotics Clinic

1

KH, AFH

All non-Orthopedic rotations should be done in the first 6 blocks

R2

BLOCKS

TRAINING CENTERS

REMARKS

Orthopedics:

· Junior Orthopedics Trauma – 2 blocks

 

·  General Orthopedics – 6 blocks

 

·  Regional Hospital Orthopedics –  2 blocks

10

·    Orthopedics Trauma – KH

 

·    General Orthopedics  – AFH, SQUH, KH

 

·    Regional Hospital Orthopedics – Sohar & Nizwa Hospitals

General Orthopedics rotations will be reduced to 5 blocks if the resident will take a full annual leave block

Surgical ICU / Orthopedic Anesthesia

1

KH

 

Elective

·    Rheumatology

·    Radiology

1

Rheumatology – RH, SQUH

Radiology – KH

 

Research

1

KH / SQUH / AFH

Mandatory as per OMSB

R3

BLOCKS

TRAINING CENTERS

REMARKS

Pediatric Orthopedics

3

KH, AFH

 

Sports Medicine

3

KH, AFH

 

Upper Limb & Shoulder Surgery

3

KH

 

Spine Surgery

3

KH, AFH

 

Annual Leave

1

 

 

If the resident will not take a full annual leave block, he/she could do any of the above rotations

R4

BLOCKS

TRAINING CENTERS

REMARKS

Adult Reconstruction

3

KH, SQUH, AFH

 

Hand & Microvascular Surgery

3

KH

 

Orthopedics Trauma

3

KH

 

Research

1

KH, SQUH, AFH

 

*Foot & Ankle

2

KH, AFH

*Foot & Ankle and Orthopedic Oncology rotations can be done in R4 or R5

*Orthopedic Oncology

2

KH or abroad

Annual Leave

1

 

 

If the resident will not take a full annual leave block, he/she could do any of the above rotations

R5

BLOCKS

TRAINING CENTERS

REMARKS

Pediatric Orthopedics

3

KH, AFH

 

Sport Medicine

3

KH, AFH

 

* Elective Orthopedics

3

KH, AFH, SQUH

 

*Trauma Chief

1

KH, AFH, SQUH

 

*Foot & Ankle

2

KH, AFH

*Foot & Ankle and Orthopedic Oncology rotations can be done in R4 or R5

*Orthopedic Oncology

2

KH or abroad

Annual Leave

1

 

 

*Elective Orthopedics block will be tailored according to the resident’s career planning and subspecialty interest

*Trauma Chief - each R5 resident will have a chance to act as administrative chief of the hospital for 1 block

  If the resident will not take a full annual leave block, he/she could do any of the above rotations


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

 Regional Hospital for other Rotations and/or Electives
  •   Sohar Hospital
  •   Nizwa Hospital

 Minimum Requirements for Admission
  •   The candidate must be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery or equivalent from a recognized university.
  •   The candidate must have completed one year of a recognized internship program.
  •   The candidate must be of good conduct and medically fit for training.
  •   The candidate’s records and achievements in the undergraduate studies together with the training period will be considered as part of admission.
  •   The candidate must pass the OMSB selection examination before being scheduled for interview.
  •   The candidate must pass the interview by the Orthopedics Education Committee.