Providing state of the art professional training in the field of Dermatology and its subspecialties in order to produce skilled, competent, and knowledgeable dermatologist who can perform duties safely and effectively with essential responsibilities and attitudes. The trained professional should attain capabilities to be a leader in training the future generation.

To produce a competent knowledgeable dermatologist capable of functioning independently after successfully completing an approved educational program and an evaluation, including an examination process designed to assess the competencies; Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, System Based Practice and Patient Care. These competencies are incorporated into Dermatology Residency Training Program. All Residents will be evaluated based on these competencies to provide high quality care in Dermatology. To provide an educating environment that will promote high quality education in both knowledge and practical skills and in addition, to achieve a trend towards medical research.

Upon satisfactory completion of residency training in Dermatology, the doctor will be competent to undertake comprehensive medical practice in that specialty in a professional manner, unsupervised and independently and/or within a team, in keeping with the needs of the healthcare system. Duration of the Residency Training Program 4-year Residency Training Clinical Rotations 1st Year Residency consists of General Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Clinical Genetics, Infectious Disease, Emergency Meidcine and others. 2nd-4th Year Resident include extensive training in General Dermatology as well as subspecialties like Dermatosurgery & Laser, Subspecialties I and II (Phototherapy, Contact Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Genodermatosis and Blistering Diseases, Pediatric Dermatology) Dermatopathology, Advanced Dermatosurgery and others. Training Centers Al Nahdha Hospital Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Armed Forces Hospital Seeb Polyclinic Bausher Polyclinic Minimum Requirements for Admission Must pass both OMSB and Dermatology Selection Exam (MCQ’s) set by Education Committee members. Pass the personal interview done by selected Education Committee members.

OMSB General Assessment Tools

  In-Training Assessment Report (ITAR)

  Case-Based Discussion (CBD)

  Evaluation of Presentation


  Multisource Feedback (360 degree)

  Consultant/Trainer Evaluation

  Rotation Evaluation

  Procedural Skills

  Journal Club

 Research Block

Progression Criteria:

The promotion of the resident from next residency level should be determined by:

Passed the End of Year Examination.

Achieved satisfactory overall evaluations and clinical performance on all rotation blocks.

Passed the OMSB Part I to be able to be promoted to R4 residency level.


End of Year Examination

   Progression to next residency level

   Residents who failed the exam must take the re-sit exam.

   Residents who failed the re-sit exam is not eligible to progress to another residency year level.

OMSB Part I Examination

 To be given to the residents during R2 level.

 Must pass the exam in order to be promoted to R4 level.

 Certicate of Completion of Training to be given once passed.      

OMSB Part II Examination

Specialty Certificate exam

Optional Examinations: Arab Board I and II (written and clinical) and other International Examinations.



Education Committee Meetings

Subcommittees Meetings

Teaching and Practical Sessions: (every Monday full day release)

Academic Teaching Day

Simulation Sessions

Mandatory Workshops and Preconference and Conference:

Dermatopathology - R1-R4

Dermatosurgery and Laser - R2-R4

Basic Science - R1-R4

Dermatoscope - R2-R4

Mohs Surgery - R3-R4

Muscat Derm Preconference and Conference - R1-R4

OMSB Resident Development Workshops

R1 level (during Orientation week)

Infection Prevention and Control


Communication Skills Part I

Evidence-Based Medicine

Medical Ethics

Resident as Teacher Part I

R2 level

Patient Safety and Quality Management

R3 level

Communication Skills Part II

Resident as Teacher Part II

Residents' Evaluation/Assessment

Six-Monthly Evaluation 

Annual Evaluation

Program's Event

Specialty Research Day - in preparation for OMSB Research Day

Faculty and Residents Specialty Retreat Day

Program Director:

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Humaid Al Waily, SQUH

Associate Program Directors:

Dr. Aisha Abdullah Ali Al Ali, Al Nahdha Hospital
Dr. Buthaina Hashil Mohammed Al Musalhi, SQUH


Dr. Ana Maria Anido Serrano, SQUH
Dr. Abdullah Hamood Issa Al Taie, Al Nahdha Hospital
Dr. Abla Abdullah Humaid Al Ismaili, Al Nahdha Hospital



Program Medical Executive:

Rocel Napalcruz

Program e-mail:

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