The OMSB Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is committed to the integration of high academic and professional competency standards in a comprehensive curriculum of excellence.
The program provides resident education in the Academic Core Curriculum and enhanced professional development through the General Competencies for residents.

To educate the next generation of medical leaders in imaging science and its applications.
To graduate well-qualified internationally recognized Radiologists who will provide patient care as effective members of the health-care team with strong radiology interpretive skills, knowledge of appropriate diagnostic radiology tools, and cost-effective resource utilization.
To train future radiologists who will be able to provide consultative services to referring physicians and other practitioners in support of quality patient care, demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ethics, show a commitment to continuous education and demonstrate an awareness of the role of service to the profession and to their community.

Learning objectives are established for the Program, the Curriculum and for each Subspecialty area. The following are the General Objectives:
A thorough understanding of the indications for various examinations and familiarity with the principles and limitations of these studies, including benefits and risks to the patient.
A familiarity with the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and post-therapeutic findings which may be identified through various radiology examinations.
An understanding of the technology and techniques of radiology.
Learning effective communication with radiologic technologists, other department personnel, and referring physicians.
Indications and contraindications of contrast studies, as well as the risks and benefits to the patient and available alternatives.
Learn Fluoroscopic techniques and Radiologic Intervention procedures.
Workup pathways with attention to quality outcomes for patient care and cost effective resource utilization.
Learn Professional communication with patients for both information gathering and for diminishing the burden of disease.
Enable residents to develop the ACGME-I General Competencies including: Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care, Systems Based Practice, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, and Professionalism.


Dr. Humoud Hamed Al Dhuhli, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. ABR

Senior Consultant, Deputy Head of Department,

Department of Radiology and Molecular Imaging, SQUH

Program Director:

Dr. Faiza Abdullah Al Kindi, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. ABR

Senior Consultant, Deputy Head of Department

Department of Radiology, Royal Hospital

Duration of the Residency Training Program: 5 years

The 5 years are divided as follows: R1- 1 year of combined basic science and clinical radiology, followed by R2-R4 - 3 years of intense clinical radiology training, then the residents will sit for their Exit Examination FRCR (and Arab Board examinations if desired) followed by R5 - 1 year of local general Radiology training making it a total of 5 years.

Required Rotations

1. Four (4) years of training in Core Radiology Program

Rotation in multiple subspecialties during the 4 years of training in:

 Body MRI

 Interventional Radiology

 General Ultrasound



 Pediatric Radiology

 Nuclear Medicine



 AIRP in Maryland, USA

2. One (1) year of local Advanced Training in Radiology in the following available subspecialties (4 blocks each, depending on the preference of the Resident):

Cross Sectional Imaging (mandatory)

Musculoskeletal Radiology

 Pediatric Radiology

 Nuclear Medicine


Training Centers

Main Training Centers

Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

Royal Hospital

Khoula Hospital

Armed Forces Hospital

Regional Hospital for other Rotations and/or Electives:

Al Nahda Hospital (1-week) during the last Neuroradiology Rotation either in R3 or R4

Minimum Requirements for Admission

Resident must be a holder of MD degree or Bachelors in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a University recognized by the OMSB.

Resident must have completed a year of internship.

Resident must be of good conduct and medically fit for the specialty.

Resident must provide three letters of recommendation from three consultants with whom he/she has worked confirming his/her ability and capability of training in Radiology.

Resident must submit a letter of approval from his/her sponsor confirming sponsorship and permission to join the OMSB Specialty Training Program on full time basis for the entire period of training.

Resident must sit the OMSB Selection Examination before being scheduled for interview.

Resident must pass the interview.

Evaluation Forms

General OMSB Evaluation Tools (list of evaluation forms only)

Radiology & Lab In-Training Evaluation

Presentation Evaluation

Procedural Skills Evaluation

Journal Club Evaluation

Multisource Feedback (360 Degrees Evaluation)

Case-Based Discussion Evaluation

Mini-CEX Evaluation Form

Residents’ Teaching Sessions Evaluation

Professionalism and Critical Incident Evaluation Form

Research Block Evaluation Form

Research Mentor Evaluation Form

Rotation Evaluation Form

Trainer Evaluation by Residents

Trainer/Education Committee Member Evaluation Form – by Chairman, PD and APD

Program Evaluation Form by Residents

Program Evaluation Form by Trainers

Program-Specific Evaluation Tools (list and pdf attachment)

Ultrasound Simulation Training Evaluation by Residents

Ultrasound Simulation Training Evaluation by Instructor

Progression Examinations

OMSB - Part I:

Time - At the end of Year 1, latest by Year 3

Subjects - Physics and Basic Radiology (Procedures, Anatomy and Emergency/Clinical Radiology)

Examination - 100 MCQ

2. OMSB – Part 2 (Written and Clinical)

Time - At the end of Year 4 (beginning of R5)

Subjects - All modules

Written - MCQs and Reporting Session written examination

Clinical - VIVA (in Saudi Arabia)

3. FRCR - Part I:

This is a written examination taken at the end of 1st year of Radiology Residency. It is conducted by Royal College of Radiologists, UK. This examination is held three times a year, normally in March, June and September.

4. FRCR - Part II A and Part II B

These part 2A examinations are taken in 3rd and 4th year of Radiology Residency. It is made up of six (6) modules. The Part 2B can be taken at the beginning of the 5th year.

5. Arab Board (optional)Part 1 and Part 2:

Part 1 - After 1 year of Training in the Program

Part 2 - After 4 years of Training in the Program

6. End of Rotation Evaluation:

This is done at the end of every rotation throughout all the training years.

7. American College of Radiology (ACR) In-Service Examination

This is done every January annually (for R2, R3 and R4 levels).

8. Pre-Call Exam:

All Residents are examined (written and images) at 6 - 8 months into the R1 year - prior to going on night call duties.

9. End of Year Examinations:

Time - At the end of Year (For R1, R2, R3, R4)

Subjects - All modules

Written - Reporting Session written examination

OSCE - for R2, R3 and R4

Oral/VIVA - for R3 and R4

The Resident’s promotion from one level to the next (e.g., from a first year to a second year of residency) is based on the cumulative average of the periodical assessment reports (please see requirements per year level below). However, a resident must have a general average of no less than 60%

Exit Qualification

1. OMSB “Completion of Training Certificate” shall be based on: 

Successfully completing 5 years of training, 

Satisfactory evaluations, 

Passing OMSB Part 1 Examination, and 

Passing OMSB Part 2 Written OR FRCR Part 2A Examination, or equivalent

The Radiology Scientific Committee shall submit recommendation for completion of training to be approved by the Executive Board.
2. OMSB “Specialty Certificate” will be given on:

OMSB “Completion of Training Certificate” requirements

Passing OMSB Part 2 Clinical Examination

However, candidates are encouraged to do FRCR Part 2B Final Examination as well, as one of the requirements to do Specialized Training for certain countries abroad.

Other International Examinations

Required Examinations: not applicable

Optional Examinations: FRCR, Arab Board, English Examinations for Fellowship applications (IELTS, TOEFL, USMLE, MCCEE, etc.)

Calendar of Events (approved activities for this calendar year – 2020)



 Bi-annual face to face evaluation with PD

 April 2020 October 2020

 FRCR Part 1 Examination

 March 2020 June 2020 September 2020

 FRCR Part 2A Examination

 March 2020 Sept 2020     

 FRCR Part 2B Examination

 April 2020 Oct 201

 Radiology Interviews

 March 2020

 First On-Call (Buddy) - (R1)

 Starting Block 6 or 8 of the academic year

 Radiology Program ACGME-I Accreditation Site Visit

 April 2020

 End-of-Year Examination 

 June 2020

 End-of-Year Examination Re-sit 

 August 2020

 OMSB Part I Examination 

 July 2020

 OMSB Part II Examination 

 Written October 2020 
 Clinical November 2020

 Physics Lecture and Tutorials

 Every Wednesday for R1 residents
 (September to February) - 1:30–3:30 p.m.

 Emergency Radiology Teaching Sessions

 Every Monday for R1 residents
 (September to January) - 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 Clinical Radiology Teaching sessions

 Academic Day – once a month

 Program Director’s Conference Followed by Meeting with the Residents

 During academic days or when deemed necessary by PD

 Radiology Research Day

 November/December 2020

 OMSB Annual Research Day

 Once a year (to be announced for 2020 schedule)

 Visiting Professor in Radiology

 3-5 days, once or twice a year

 Each hospital has Resident Case Conferences

 3-5 times a week

 Each hospital has Interdepartmental Conferences


 Radiology Department Teaching Sessions


 Radiology Pathology Conference

 Every 2nd Monday of every other month

 Radiology Journal Club

 Included in the Academic Day Teaching once a month to be presented by R2 residents

 Radiology Trainers’ Meeting

 Once or twice a year

 Radiology Career Planning Day

 Once a year 

 Radiology Scientific Committee Meetings

 Every 4th Monday of the Month

 Radiology Subcommittee Meetings

 At least 4 times a year, or when deemed necessary

 Radiology Program Evaluation Committee Site Visits

 Once a year (October 2020)

 OMSB Career Day

 To be announced in 2020



Dr. Humoud Al Dhuhli
SQU Hospital

Program Director

Dr. Faiza Al Kindi
Royal Hospital

Associate Program Director

Dr. Badriya Al Qassabi
SQU Hospital
Dr. Maali Al Subhi
Royal Hospital
Dr. Aliya Al Barwani
Khoula Hospital
Dr. Hussain Al Balushi
Armed Forces Hospital


Dr. Rashid Al Sukaiti
SQU Hospital
Dr. Naeema Al Balushi
Royal Hospital
Dr. Jokha Al Kalbani
Royal Hospital
Dr. Saud Al Shabibi
Royal Hospital
Dr. Arun Kumar
Ministry of Health

 Program Medical Executive: Rumer Jan Michael V. Aquino

 Program e-mail:

 Office number: 2418 1677

 OMSB Website: