Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education - Overview

Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) is the Sponsoring Institution that oversees Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Oman. OMSB and its GME Programs, are committed to provide physicians with the opportunity to develop clinical and professional competence under careful supervision and guidance of the faculty. We work to ensure provision of a training environment necessary to the development of future leaders in medicine. OMSB and its participating sites provide graduate medical education and training that assist residents’ professional, ethical and personal development to be able to delivery safe patient care for a healthier and happier community.

The Residents’ clinical training takes place in six major participating sites and other affiliated training centers. These include Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Royal Hospital (RH), Armed Forces Hospital (AFH), Khoula Hospital (KH), Al Nahdah Hospital (ANH), Al Massara Hospital (AMH), Ministry of Health - Health Centers, Sohar Hospital, Nizwa Hospital, Royal Oman Police Hospital, Central Public Health Laboratory, Department of Blood Services (Central Blood Bank Section), Sultan Qaboos Hospital Salalah, Ibra Hospital, Muscat Eye Laser Center, and a few international training centers.

OMSB’s Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) together with the Postgraduate Medical Education Committees (PGMEC) at various training sites, Participating Sites, Program Education Committees, and teaching faculty, are responsible for ensuring that the necessary education resources are made available to support all GME training programs.

ACGME-I Accredited Residency Programs

Anesthesia Residency Program
Dermatology Residency Program*
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Family Medicine Residency Program
General Surgery Residency Program
Hematopathology Residency Program*
Histopathology Residency Program
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Medical Microbiology Residency Program*
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program
Ophthalmology Residency Program
Orthopedics Residency Program
Otolaryngology Residency Program
Psychiatry Residency Program
Radiology Residency Program

* Accredited for Foundational Program only

Non-ACGME-I Accredited Residency Programs

Clinical Biochemistry Residency Program
General Dentistry Residency Program
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program

Non-ACGME-I Accredited Fellowship Program

Adult Cardiology Fellowship Program
Diabetes Fellowship Program
Medical Genetics Fellowship Program
Otology Fellowship Program
Pediatrics-Hematology Fellowship Program

What we do and how we can help

The OMSB GME Department and GMEC monitor the delivery of quality graduate medical education, supervision, and administration of OMSB Residency Programs. We ensure that OMSB and the programs adhere to local and international Institutional, Foundational and Advanced Specialty Requirements. The GME Department acts as a liaison between OMSB, participating sites and ACGME-I and facilitates enhancing the quality of the learning environment for resident and support innovation in the delivery of GME. We also provide administrative support and professional development for program directors, faculty, residents, program administrators and related committees.


The OMSB GME Department consists of the following sections:

  • Curricula and Faculty Development Section
  • Assessment and Performance Section
  • Institutional and Education Programs Accreditation
  • General Foundational Program Section
  • Educational Committees Section

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International
Accreditation Data System (ADS) Resident Case Log System
New Innovations System

Documents Resources

OMSB Bylaws, Policies and Procedures

Houd Al Abri, MD
Designated Institutional Official
Office Number: +968 2418-1646

Raghdah Al Bualy, MHA, MHPE
Acting Director, Graduate Medical Education Department
Office Number: +968 2418-1075

Rosemarie Rodanilla
Institutional Coordinator
GMEC Coordinator
Office Number: +968 2418-1079

GME Office e-mail addresses: