Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Academic Affairs

General Information

The general foundation program commenced on January 1st 2019. The goal of the program is to train graduates to become medical officers in various surgical and medical specialties (House officer level physicians). The GFP is composed of two main tracks(medical and surgical). Each track is composed of various clinical specialties as outlined in the curriculum. The principal features of the general foundation program is that it is trainee led. Hence, the program is designed to encourage a learner-centered approach under the supervision of trainers. The curriculum is competency based which outlines competencies that trainees must achieve by the end of the program. To achieve these competencies, the trainees rotate at various training centers for two years. Each rotation is composed of three months duration. To enhance trainees learning, the trainees undergoes assessment at various levels. By the end of the two years program, the trainees would attain a completion of GFP training certificate.


Compassionate, patient-centered care through well trained competent medical officers in various clinical specialties.


The general foundation program provides training for doctors after completing their internship. We train graduates to become medical officers in various surgical and medical specialties (House officer level physicians). We design and administer rotations in various specialties pertinent to their specialty track. We facilitate learning by collaboration with different centers across the country.

The Program Objectives:

  • Producing competent Medical Officers in the field of interest.
  • Provision of a trained workforce to the healthcare system in Oman.
  • Formulating a clear future career pathway for the trainees .
  • Improving quality of health care delivered in the country through building competent and skilled medical officers.

 Medical Track Specialties:

1.   Adult Hematology
2.   Emergency Medicine
3.   Family Medicine
4.   Medical Oncology
5.   Nephrology
6.   Neurology
7.   Pediatrics
8.   Pediatric Hematology
9.     Internal Medicine
·        Specialty of Interest: General Medicine
·        Specialty of interest: General Ophthalmology
·        Specialty of interest: Anesthesia
·        Specialty of interest: Dermatology
·        Specialty of interest: Psychiatry

Surgical Track Specialties

1.      ENT
2.      General Surgery
3.      Neurosurgery
4.      Obstetrics and Gynecology
5.      Orthopedics
6.      Pediatric Surgery
7.      Plastic Surgery
8.      Urology



    The following documents must be submitted to enter the GFP:

    • Completion of internship certificate
    • Verification of MD/ MBBS certificate for graduates outside Oman
    • Copy of the Omani passport

    Administrative forms

    1. GFP Trainee Leave Form
    2. GFP Trainee Return from Leave Form Eng-Arabic
    3. GFP Specialty Transfer  Form 
    4. Transfer from GFP to Residency Program Form
    5. Transfer from Residency to GFP form
    6. Withdrawal Request Form 
    7. Clearance Form 

Please find GFP Curriculum in the link below:

GFP Curriculum