The Pediatrics Residency Training Program in Sultanate of Oman is organized under the auspices of Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB). It requires the successful completion of four years of full-time training in accredited centers, regular evaluations and formal examinations to ensure that candidates will obtain the knowledge, skills, attitude and experience required for the provision of high quality care in Pediatrics.
Program Structure: Duration & Required Rotations
The program extends over a period of four years. The first two years focus mainly on Basic Specialty Training and the following two years focus on Higher Specialty Training. The training periods are divided into blocks, each block is comprised of 4 weeks (28 days).
To produce well-trained and competent Pediatricians capable of providing excellent health care for all children.
The Pediatrics Education Committee will strive to ensure that all Pediatrics trainees possess sound knowledge; skills, attitude and experience through uniform high quality training.
In- Training Assessment Report (ITAR)
Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)
Evaluation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
Multisource Feedback (360-Degree Evaluation)
Presentation Evaluation Form
Case Based Discussion
Six monthly Evaluation Form
Annual Evaluation Form
Final In-Training Assessment Form (FITAR)
Journal Club Evaluation Form
Program Evaluation Form
Research Evaluation Form
Research Mentor Evaluation Form
Rotation Evaluation Form
Consultant/Trainer Evaluation Form
Program Specific Evaluation Tools
As per OMSB rules and regulations
OMSB Certification Examination
OMSB Part 1
The examination is a qualifying examination. A resident must pass OMSB Part-I Examination before attempting the Final Examination to obtain the Specialty Certificate.
A resident is allowed three (3) attempts to pass the OMSB Part I Exam. This exam can be attempted at R2; however, the Education Committee may selectively allow a resident who is competent to do OMSB Part I Exam at the end of R1.
No R3 residents will be allowed to progress to R4 level without passing the OMSB Part I Exam.
OMSB Registration will be cancelled if a resident does not pass the OMSB Part I in three (3) attempts.
OMSB Part 1 examination fees will be covered by OMSB for only one (1) attempt. The second and third attempts will be self-sponsored by the resident.
OMSB Part 2
The Final Examination will be conducted after a successful completion of the training program of the specialty for the period approved, and passing all End of Training Year Examinations as well as Part I Examination for the Specialty Certificate.
The Final Exam is conducted in the final year of the training period. The Resident who fails the exam may repeat it within a year after the approval of the Education Committee. The resident is not allowed to repeat Part II Exam for more than three times. The residents will be terminated from the residency training program if he/she does not succeed in the third attempt. However, in exceptional cases, the Resident may be granted a fourth attempt by OMSB.
The Final Examination consists of written and oral parts, OSCE and short clinical cases.
OMSB Part II Written and Clinical Examination fees will be covered by the examinees themselves (self-sponsorship).
Arab Board Examination
Half-Day Academic Teachings (Lectures, Journal Club, Exam Preparation MCQs)
Simulation Sessions (Pediatric Emergency, NICU and PICU)
Pediatrics Annual Research Day
Pediatrics Research Proposal Day
Pediatrics Annual Faculty and Residents Retreat Day
SUGGESTED RESEARCH TOPICS FOR THE RESIDENTS
Dr. Badria Al Waili
Congenital CMV infection, clinical characteristics and outcome, experience of tertiary care hospital.
Congenital toxoplasmosis infection, clinical features and outcome in tertiary care hospital.
Common respiratory viral isolates, clinical presentation and outcome in Royal hospital.
Complicated meningitis in children common isolates and their outcomes.
Brucellosis, common presentation and review the rate of recurrence.
Congenital herpetic infection and their outcome.
Dr. Nawal Al Maskari
Pyrexia of unknown origin
Dr. Hilal Al Hashami
o Congenital CMV infection.
o Viral infection in immunocompromised children.
o Factors influencing adherence to pediatrics antiretroviral therapy in Omani children.
o Outcome of influenza infection in pediatrics population at Royal Hospital.
o Pediatrics overcoming barriers to timely discharge from pediatric unit.
Dr. Zaid Al Hinai
The burden of hospital-acquired viral infections
Dr. Mohammed Al Reesi
Causes of Lumbar puncture refusal in Omani pediatric patients.
Pattern of antibiotics prescription in acute bronchiolitis.
Parents’ perception of antibiotics need in the treatment of common infections in children.
Left against medical advice: a phenomenon needing solution.
Compliance of pediatricians to national antimicrobial guideline in the empiric choices for treatment of respiratory infections.
Dr. Saif Awladthani
Safety and efficacy of continuous magnesium sulphate infusion for acute asthma in children.
Impact of respiratory viral infection in the outcome of pediatric cardiac surgery.
Perioperative infections in pediatric cardiac surgery in Oman. Incidence, risk factors and outcome.
Dr. Raghad Al Abdwani
Submersion Injuries in pediatric age group in Oman.
Effect of Mock CPR on the quality of performance in real CPR.
Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in Omani population. A retrospective study.
Dr. Badria Al Ghaiti
Our experience using Rituximab in steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome.
Epidemiology , clinical presentation and outcome of hereditary nephropathy in children followed at our institute.
Dr. Naifain Al Kalbani
Risk factors for developing pres.
Bk nephropathy in pediatric renal transplant.
Polycystic kidney disease in Omani children.
Congenital nephrotic syndrome in Oman.
Dr. Saif Al Yaarubi
diabetes mellitus control the difference between male and female.
Dr. Bosanka Jakubi
Childhood absence Epilepsy: Is it still Benign Childhood Epileptic syndrome?
Idiopathic focal Epilepsy with Centro Temporal spikes-can we add something new after Omani experience.
Dr. Amna Al Futasi
Neuromigrational disorders in children : need 4 residents :2 at RH and 2 at SQUH.
Epileptic encephalopathy in children.
Dr. Abeer Al Sayegh
Clinical and molecular characterization of Fanconi Anaemia.
Dr. Maryam Al Shehhi
Whole Exome Yield in Pediatric population.
Array CGH Yield in Global Developmental Delay.
Hereditary Cancer in Omani Children.
Genetics of CHD in Oman.
Dr. Khalid Al Thihli
Predictors and outcome of metabolic stroke among patients with organic aciduria.
Predictors of mortality in patients with intoxication type inborn errors of metabolism.
Dr. Fathiya Al Murshedi
Prevalence of developmental and cognitive abnormalities among Omani patients with classic and clinical variant.
Dr. Nadia Al Hashmi
Clinical outcome of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease started on enzyme replacement therapy.
Dr. Ismail Al Abri
Incidence of early postoperative arrhythmias after pediatric cardiac surgery in Oman.
Dr. Khalfan Al Senaidi
Incidents of congenital heart disease in children with tri 21 at SQUH.
Incidents and management of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus in very low birth weight babies at SQUH.
Dr. Nahed Jaber
Self-harm in Adolescents.
Adolescents and media Use.
Substance Abuse /Use among Adolescents.
Tobacco use among Adolescents.
Physical activity in Adolescents.
Academic pressure among high school Adolescents.
Eating behaviors and body image.
Coping with chronic Conditions.
Adolescents with chronic conditions.
Needs for Reproductive Health education.
Body weight and Stigma.
Healthy life style screening.
Empowering adolescents and youth.
Dr. Saquib Jalees
Studying co-morbidity associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder at SQUH.
Studying the genetic risk factors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at SQUH.
Studying the non-genetic risk factors for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at SQUH.
Dr. Hilal Al Mandhari
National survey of neonatal transport services in Oman.
Dr. Khoula Al Said
Prof. Yasser Wali
Dr. Mohammed Al Ghafri
Dr. Abdulhakim Al Rawas
Dr. Naema Al Shibli
Dr. Maryam Al Shehhi
Dr. Amna Al Futaisi
Dr. Adil Al Amry
Dr. Sami Al Farsi
Dr. Reem Abdwani
Dr. Ali Al Jabri
Dr. Hussein Al Kindi
Dr. Ismail Al Rashdi
Dr. Nahed Jaber
Dr. Naifain Al Kalbani
Dr. Salim Al Maskari
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