Admission and Registration Section is responsible for application of physician candidates from qualified medical institutions to join OMSB local training programs (Residency/Fellowship). It also handles cases of trainees regarding withdrawal, rejoining, interruption, and transfer (WRIT).

To be a leader in optimizing processes and programs that help achieving the OMSB enrollment goals and promote the best professional services to physician candidates.

To familiarize the physician candidates with the rules and regulations for local training programs (residency/fellowship) and procedures of Admission and Registration Section.
To give the best services for physician candidates to be enrolled at OMSB.
Treat physician candidates' and residents' records with highest level of integrity through recording data precisely and maintain the utmost confidentiality.


Dr. Siham Al Sinani

Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Director of Training Affairs Department

Sheikha Al Shabibi

Acting Head of Admission and Registration Section

Ali Al Jabri

Admission and Registration Specialist

Hanan al Siyabi

Admission and Registration Coordinator

Thuwaiba Al Rawahi

Admission and Registration Specialist

The requirements for admission of a physician into a Residency Program are as follows:

1. The applicant must obtain a bachelor degree in medicine and surgery or equivalent from an accredited college or university

2. The applicant must complete the internship year successfully.

3. The applicant should be medically fit.

4. The applicant must pass the entrance examinations and interviews as well as complete the registration requirements.

The requirements for admission of a physician into a Fellowship Program are as follows:

1. The applicant must complete the requirements of residency training and obtain a specialty certificate.

2. The applicant must pass examinations and interviews as well as complete the registration requirements.

The prerequisites for admission are as follows:

OMSB Selection Examination: is a prerequisite examination for application to OMSB residency training programs except General Dentistry and OMFS. The MFDS: is a prerequisite examination for General Dentistry and OMFS training programs.

Refer to the list of OMSB local Training Programs to ensure that you have chosen the appropriate specialty:

Residency Training Programs:

Anesthesia

Biochemistry

Dermatology

Emergency Medicine

E.N.T.

Family Medicine

General Dentistry

General Surgery

Hematopathology

Histopathology

Internal Medicine

Medical Microbiology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

OMFS

Ophthalmology

Orthopedics

Pediatrics

Psychiatry

Radiology

Fellowship Training Programs:

Adult Cardialgy

Medical Genetics 

Otology 

Pediatrics Hematology Oncology

In order for the Admission and Registration Section (ARS) to make an admission decision, all documents must be received prior to or by the application deadlines. 

Required Documents for Residency Training Programs:

1. Approved Application Form (Signed and stamped by sponsor-if applicable)

2. OMSB Declaration Form (Residency)

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Photocopy of the MD certificate & transcripts (Must obtain verification and attestation of MD certificate from the Verification & Equivalency of Health Professional Certificate Section at OMSB if the Medical School is outside Oman)

5. Photocopy of the internship certificate

6. Photocopy of the National ID card & the passport

7. Applicant Health Assessment (AHA) Form (all required tests MUST be submitted within the application period)

8. Photocopy of valid BLS and ACLS certificates (the two certificate must be submitted within the application period)

9. Photocopy of any entry examination, international or other postgraduate examinations (if applicable)

Required Documents for Fellowship Training Programs:

1. Sponsor Approved Application Form

2. OMSB Declaration Form (Fellowship)

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Photocopy of the specialty certificate

5. Photocopy of the National ID card (from both sides) & photocopy of the passport

6. Applicant Health Assessment (AHA) Form (all required tests MUST be submitted within the application period)

7. Photocopy of valid BLS, ACLS, PALS or other related certificates (all mentioned certificates must be submitted within the application period)

8. Photocopy of any international or other postgraduate examinations (if applicable)

Admission Deadlines:

Application Term:
Admission opens: December
Admission closes: January

* Late or incomplete application will not be processed after the deadline of application. 
* Changing the priority of choices will not be considered after the deadline of application.

Submit Your Documents:

Submit your Application Form and required document through the online Application System available in the OMSB website.

Things to consider:

1. Submit the required documents before the deadline

2. Make sure all required documents are correct & accurate

3. Include all main activities, certificates, etc.

4. Contact Admission and Registration Section for any admission queries

Application details:

Registration Tutorial
Online Application Form

Act of Dishonesty:

All applicants applying to OMSB Training Programs (Residency/Fellowship) are expected to follow the admission rules and regulations. Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application is ground for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offered acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, or other appropriate disciplinary action.

Registration Criteria:

OMSB contacts the sponsors/employers, if any, of the trainees accepted in a training program at OMSB, to issue Qarar of their release from their employment. The accepted trainee must complete the registration requirements no later than one (1) month prior to the start of the academic year as per OMSB rules and regulations. The financial allowances of the trainees under the sponsorship of OMSB is based on a decision from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees after an approval from the Ministry of Finance.

A trainee shall not be permitted to register in more than one training program at a time

The academic year for residency and fellowship training programs starts at the beginning of September.

 

Criteria for Transfer within Training Programs:

A trainee may transfer, as per OMSB rules and regulations, from one residency program to another only once during the first two (2) academic years of enrollment in the previous training program. The transfer request must be submitted at least four (4) months prior to the end-date of the academic year. The transfer from one specialty to another commences at the beginning of the following academic year and after completing the previous academic year. The Education Committee of the residency program that a trainee is transferred to may recommend counting any of the previous blocks if they meet the requirements of the new residency program. A GFP trainee may apply for one of the residency programs during his/her training if he/she meets the requirements stipulated in the training bylaws. The resident may also request rejoining the General Foundation Program during the first two (2) academic years or due to reasons considered acceptable by the Education Committee. In all circumstances, the Education Committee may recommend counting any of the previous blocks towards his/her current training.

Transfer Procedures:

The trainee submits a Transfer Form after obtaining approval from the sponsor (if applicable) to the OMSB Admission & Registration Section (ARS).

The ARS processes the request and refers it to the current Education Committee for their opinion.

If the process is still ongoing, then a referral must be made to the Counseling and Guidance Section by the current Education Committee.

The report generated by the Counseling and Guidance Section is sent to the current Education Committee for their final recommendation.

After approval of both current and new Education Committees, the transfer request must be approved by the Executive Board.

The trainee should remain in the current specialty until the end of the academic year.

The trainee must complete any other requirements recommended by OMSB.

The trainee must pass the interview and any other conditions of the new program.

Deadlines:

When to apply for a transfer: 
Transfer applications shall be submitted at least four months prior to the end of the academic year.

Submit your documents:

Submit your Transfer Form via: admission@omsb.org 
Or via Post: 
Oman Medical Specialty Board: 
Building#: Way #4443, Bldg. 18, Block 244, Plot 404, Bawshar (North Azaiba), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman


 

The trainee must pass the interview and any other conditions conducted by the new education committee.

The education committee, to which the trainee has transferred, may recommend counting the previous training periods the trainee has taken, if possible, and must also specify the level at which the trainee shall start. 

Withdrawal Criteria: 

The trainee may withdraw from the residency or fellowship program after informing his/her sponsor/employer, if any, and the Education Committee and OMSB. He/she will continue training until the final decision is issued by the Executive President in no more than sixty (60) days from submitting the withdrawal request.

A trainee who withdrew from a training program may rejoin the training, pending the approval of the Education Committee and based on the conditions stipulated in a decision from the Executive President.

Withdrawal Procedures:

A trainee submits a withdrawal form after obtaining approval from the sponsor (if applicable) to the Admission and Registration Section (ARS).

The ARS processes the request and refers it to the education committee for their opinion.

If the withdrawal process is still ongoing, following the education committee's involvement, then a referral must be made to the Counseling and Guidance Section.

The report generated by the Counseling and Guidance Section is sent to the education committee for their final recommendation.

Upon approval of the education committee, ARS processes the trainee's withdrawal.

The trainee must continue training in OMSB until the cancellation of his/her Release Qarar.

The trainee must complete the “Clearance Form” and any other requirements, and submit it to the ARS.

The trainee must report to the Sponsor directly after leaving OMSB (if applicable).

Submit your documents:

Submit your Withdrawal Form via: admission@omsb.org

Or via Post:

Oman Medical Specialty Board: 
Building#: Way #4443, Bldg. 18, Block 244, Plot 404, Bawshar (North Azaiba), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Interruption Criteria:

       1. Interruption from the training program for one block (28 days), may be granted to the trainee, in the occasions of the death of a spouse, parents, or children; sickness of the resident, spouse, parents, or children; or other reasons approved by OMSB. In all occasions, the trainees must inform the Education Committee and the concerned regulatory unit at OMSB. The trainee must provide supporting documents for any case of interruption.

        2. Interruption from training of up to three (3) blocks and for no longer than one (1) academic year, may be granted to the trainee, in the cases stipulated in this Article (40/B/1) and after informing the sponsor/employer (if any), the Education Committee and the concerned regulatory unit at OMSB. In this instance, the trainee must repeat the entire academic year. The trainee must provide supporting documents for any case of interruption.

Compensation of the interruption period should be as per the rules and regulations issued by the Executive Board and before progressing to a higher training level in the residency or fellowship programs. The Education Committee should assess the trainee if the interruption period exceeds three (3) blocks to determine his/her appropriate training level in the program.

How to Apply:

The trainee submits an interruption request and supporting documents to the OMSB Admissions & Registration Section (ARS).

The ARS processes the request and refers it to the education committee for their opinion/resolution.

If the interruption process is still ongoing, following the education committee's involvement, then a referral must be made to the Counseling and Guidance Section.

The report generated by the Counseling and Guidance Section is sent to the education committee for their final recommendation.

The education committee sends an official letter of approval to OMSB to process the trainee's interruption.

The trainee must stay in the program until the interruption Qarar is made.

The trainee must compensate for the period of interruption with an equivalent period during his/her training program.

Submit you documents:

Submit your request for interruption and supporting documents via: admission@omsb.org

Or via Post: 
Oman Medical Specialty Board: 
Building#: Way #4443, Bldg. 18, Block 244, Plot 404, Bawshar (North Azaiba), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Criteria of Non-Omani candidates to join OMSB Residency Training Programs:

A Non-Omani Applicant with the following criteria may apply to OMSB:

A holder of MD or Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a recognized university by OMSB.

Successfully completed the internship certificate.

Medically fit for training.

Passed the Selection Examination.

Passed the Interview conducted by the education committee.

The Applicant must 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 for the entire period of training.

The Applicant must obtain full sponsorship from the country of origin/residence to financially support him/her throughout the entire Residency Training Program.

The Applicant who studied in a medical school where the medium of instruction is not English must pass IELTS English Proficiency Test with an overall score of 6.5.

Some residency training programs may require minimum competency in Arabic language.

The Applicant must provide all applicable training certificates (if available).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Applicant must complete and submit the OMSB Application Form and all required documentation as detailed above to the Admission & Registration Section by the deadline.

OMSB will review the application and will go through the normal OMSB Applicant Review Process by each Specialty Program including the Selection Exam & Interview.

If the Applicant is accepted into a Specialty Program, he/she must pass the applicable licensing requirements.

The Applicant’s MD certificates must be attested and verified by authorizing organization.

The Applicant must obtain Health Insurance for himself/herself and dependent family in Oman.

The Applicant must obtain Malpractice Insurance in Oman.

The Applicant must pay applicable OMSB fees.

OMSB Public Relations will help to obtain the required Visa.

The Applicant must sign the OMSB Training Agreement.

The Applicant must arrange his/her accommodation in Oman.

OMSB Selection Examination:

is a prerequisite examination for application to OMSB residency training programs, except General Dentistry and OMFS.
The MFDS: is a prerequisite examination for General Dentistry and OMFS training programs.

In order for the Admission and Registration Section (ARS) to make an admission decision, all documents must be received prior to or by the application deadlines.

Required Documents for Residency Training Programs:


1.    Approved Application Form (Signed and stamped by sponsor


2.    OMSB Declaration Form (Residency)


3.    Curriculum Vitae


4.    Photocopy of the MD certificate & transcripts (Must obtain verification and attestation of MD certificate from the Verification & Equivalency of Health Professional Certificate Section at OMSB if the Medical School is outside Oman)
5.    Photocopy of the internship certificate


6.    Photocopy of the National ID card & the passport


7.    Applicant Health Assessment (AHA) Form (all required tests MUST be submitted within the application period)


8.    Photocopy of valid BLS and ACLS certificates (the two certificate must be submitted within the application period)


9.    Photocopy of any entry examination, international or other postgraduate examinations (if applicable)


10.  Photocopy of the Good Standing Certificate  


11.  Letter of full sponsorship from the sponsoring institution

Admission Deadlines:

Application Term:

Admission opens: December

Admission closes: January

* Late or incomplete application will not be processed after the deadline of application. 
* Changing the priority of choices will not be considered after the deadline of application.

Submit Your Documents:

Submit your Application Form and required document through the online Application System available in the OMSB website.

Things to consider:

1.       Submit the required documents before the deadline

2.       Make sure all required documents are correct & accurate

3.       Include all main activities, certificates, etc.

 4.       Contact Admission and Registration Section for any admission queries

Application details:

Registration Tutorial
Online Application Form

Act of Dishonesty:

All applicants applying to OMSB Training Programs (Residency/Fellowship) are expected to follow the admission rules and regulations. Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application is ground for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offered acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, or other appropriate disciplinary action.

Registration Criteria:

OMSB contacts the sponsors/employers, if any, of the trainees accepted in a training program at OMSB, to issue Qarar of their release from their employment. The accepted trainee must complete the registration requirements no later than one (1) month prior to the start of the academic year as per OMSB rules and regulations. The financial allowances of the trainees under the sponsorship of OMSB is based on a decision from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees after an approval from the Ministry of Finance.

A trainee shall not be permitted to register in more than one training program at a time

The academic year for residency training programs starts at the beginning of September.

 

What are the main features that can help me to be selected?

Kindly refer to the OMSB Application and Interview Guide.

How do I get my IFOM examination scores?

Contact the Examination Department at OMSB and have them send your scores.

What are the equivalent examinations to IFOM?

There is no equivalent exams to IFOM.

 

Admission and Registration Team:

Dr. Asma Al Balushi

Director of Trainees Affairs Department

Sheikha Al Shabibi

Head of Admission and Registration Section
sheikha.s@omsb.org
+96824181088

Ali Al Jabri

Admission and Registration Specialist
Ali.j@omsb.org
+96824181009

Thuwaiba Al Rawahi

Admission and Registration Specialist

Thuwaiba.r@omsb.org
+96824181158

Hanan al Siyabi

Admission and Registration Coordinator
Hanan.s@omsb.org
+96824181043

Through the email:

admission@omsb.org

Or through our Office:

Ground Floor, Admission and Registration Section, OMSB Main Building. Way #4443, Bldg. 18, Block 244, Plot 404, Bawshar (North Azaiba), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.