Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية


Posted on: Jul 15, 2020

The Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) and Oman LNG Development Foundation signed a pivotal agreement to equip the Standardised Examination Centre for OMSB. The virtually- signed agreement took place on Tuesday, 14th of July 2020.

The agreement reflects OMSB’s plan to keep abreast the developments in the methods of hosting medical examinations which are currently being held online. This comes within the framework of the Board’s ambitious vision to reach international standards with the services provided, and as an advanced step to complement Oman’s 2040 vision towards electronic transformation.

Examinations of health practitioners is of the core deliverables of OMSB and therefore; establishing an examination center is a priority. It aims to provide a reliable and safe environment for computerized exams, as well as creating a high standard center that stand as a testament in the field of assessment and evaluation.

The Centre aims to offer local and international examinations of both medical and non-medical specialties alike. This comes in cooperation and accreditation of local and international institutions. In addition, OMSB’s exams such as mandatory and admission exams will also be held at the center.  Among the main functionalities of this center is allowing various local institutions, whether government-owned or private, to host exams in the center. The center will ensure professional competence are met prior applying for jobs in the Sultanate.

The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al Sabti, the Executive President of OMSB and Dr. Amor bin Nasser al Matani, Chief Executive Officer of Oman LNG Development Foundation. Supporting the national health sector has always been a key priority for Oman LNG Development Foundation. The Foundation has funded many remarkable nationwide initiatives that target providing exceptional healthcare to the Sultanate. Such support includes distributing critical medical equipment for health centers in Musandam, financing the kidneys dialysis unit in Bawshar and Taqa Hospital and further establishing the National Autism Centre. The Foundation have also pledged its support through its generous contribution of 6.5 Million OMR to combat the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Foundation seeks to further develop strategic partnership with various health institutions. Last year, the Foundation collaborated with the Oman Medical Specialty Board to fund the Medical Simulation Centre.

The OMSB offers some international examinations in its current facilities, and its Standardised Examinations section in partnership with Prometric Company obtained the highest evaluation in 2016, within 164 international testing centers. The establishment of a new examination center affiliated to the OMSB will represent an advanced step in the way of holding both international and local examinations.