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.

OMSB Evaluation Forms

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

Observe Long Case Clinical Exam Form

Short Case Clinical Exam Form

End of Year Exam

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

MRCPCH 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


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.

Peer Pressure.

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.



Physical disciplines.

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

Program Director:

Prof. Yasser Wali

Associate Program Directors:

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

Program Email Address:

Medical Program Executives:

*Cherry Cosme Santos
T: (968) 24181027
*Haya Alviar
T: (968) 24181603