The Oman medical Specialty Board recognizes examination is an essential part of the training and teaching process and conducts examinations as a summative assessment component. Therefore, OMSB has established a complete department to look after all examinations related areas, procedures, and policies. The OMSB Examination Department follows the best industry practice and literature to regulate and develop OMSB Residency Examinations and endeavors to always maintain robust examination processes. We, in the Examination Department, extremely value the efforts and support of our stakeholders, SMEs and experts. The Examination Department uses residency examinations to assess the trainees’ knowledge and skill as well as to establish the competency level required for the OMSB trainees in different training specialty programs as well as for all candidates for OMSB certification. In addition, the Examination Department hosts several international examinations within its goal to be an international hub for medical examinations to always bring the opportunity to the healthcare professionals practicing in Oman to develop and benchmark themselves with the international level and standards.
The Examination Department has four sections:
Examination Coordination and Delivery Section.
Item Bank Section.
Written Examination Development Section.
Clinical Examination Development Section.

Programmatic examination and blueprinting
Fair and transparent Assessment processes and methods
Evidence informed and practice based assessment
Clear educational value and rationale
Confidentiality
Quality Feedback
Appropriate support