The Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) recognizes examinations as 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 and Fellowship Examinations and endeavors to always maintain robust examination processes.
In the Examination Department, we extremely value the efforts and support of our stakeholders, and Subject Matter 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.
Throughout the examination department, OMSB strives to be an international hub for medical examinations by hosting several international examinations within its strategic plan and provide endeavors opportunities to the healthcare practitioners in Oman to develop and benchmark themselves with the international level and standards.

The OMSB Professional Competence Affairs represented by the Examination Department works collaboratively with subject matter experts from different specialties to develop written and clinical examinations to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of healthcare Omani practitioners that are high-standards and compatible with the recent international standards. 

The Examination Department at OMSB ensures that the professional competence of the Omani licensed health care professionals is aligned with high standards.