Vision:
To produce well-trained and competent Pediatricians capable of providing excellent health care for all children.

Mission:
The Pediatrics Education Committee will strive to ensure that all Pediatrics trainees possess sound knowledge; skills, attitude and experience through uniform high quality training.

Overall Program Overview and Objectives:
The Pediatrics Residency Training Program in Sultanate of Oman is organized under the auspices of Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB). It requires the successful completion of four years of full-time training in accredited centers, regular evaluations and formal examinations to ensure that candidates will obtain the knowledge, skills, attitude and experience required for the provision of high quality care in Pediatrics.

Chairman
Prof. Yasser Ahmed Wali

Program director
Dr. Khoula AL Said

Program Structure: Duration & Required Rotations
The program extends over a period of four years. The first two years focus mainly on Basic Specialty Training and the following two years focus on Higher Specialty Training. The training periods are divided into blocks, each block is comprised of 4 weeks (28 days).

Phase One: Basic Specialty Training

Year 1

General Pediatrics

5 blocks

Neonatology

2 blocks

Pediatric Emergency

2 blocks

Subspecialty/Elective

(Developmental, Gastroenterology, 2-Hematology/

Oncology)*

3 blocks

Leave

1 block


Year 2

General Pediatrics

2blocks

High Dependency                                     

1 block

Neonatology                                                 

2 blocks

Pediatric Intensive Care

2 blocks

Pediatric Emergency                                 

2 blocks

Subspecialty/Elective                                                                        (Gastroenterology, Developmental, Nephrology)*

2 blocks

Research                               

1 block

Leave

1 block



Phase Two: Higher Specialty Training (R3 & R4)

Year 3

General Pediatrics

2blocks

Community/Ambulatory Pediatrics               

1 block

Neonatology                                                 

2 blocks

Pediatric Intensive Care

2 blocks

Pediatric Emergency                                 

1 blocks

Subspecialty/Elective                                                                (Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Metabolic,

Genetics, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology,

Immunology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease,

Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Pediatric Dermatology,

ENT, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Radiology,

Child Psychiatry)*

3 blocks

Research                               

1 block

Leave

1 block


Year 4

General Pediatrics

2blocks

Pediatric intensive Care

1 block

Neonatology

1 block

Pediatric Emergency

1 block

Community/Ambulatory

1 block

Subspecialty/Elective                                                      (Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Metabolic,

Genetics, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology,

Immunology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease,

Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Pediatric Dermatology,

ENT, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Radiology,

Child Psychiatry)*

 

6 blocks

Leave

1 block

                                                                         

Training Centers
  1. Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
  2. Royal Hospital
  3. Armed Forces Hospital
  4. Al Nahda Hospital

Resident Admission Requirements:

  • Resident must be a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Resident must have completed one (1) year of internship.
  • Resident must be of a good conduct & medically fit for the specialty chosen.
  • Resident must provide three letters of recommendation from three consultants with whom he/she has worked commenting on his/her abilities.
  • Resident must submit a letter of approval from his/her sponsor confirming permission to join the OMSB Specialty Training Program on full time basis for the entire period of training.
  • Resident must pass both selection examination and interview.