Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Academic Affairs

Entry Requirements

Criteria of Non-Omani candidates to join OMSB Residency Training Programs:

A Non-Omani Applicant with the following criteria may apply to OMSB:

  1. A holder of MD or Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a recognized university by OMSB.
  2. Successfully completed the internship requirements.
  3. Medically fit for training.
  4. Passed the Selection Examination (International Foundations of Medicine, IFOM) conducted by OMSB.
  5. Passed the Interview conducted by the specialty education committee.
  6. Provided three letters of recommendation from three consultants with whom he/she has worked with.
  7. The Applicant must submit a letter of approval from his/her sponsor confirming their permission to release him/her to join the specialty training program on a full time basis for the entire period of training.
  8. The Applicant who studied in a medical school where the medium of instruction is not English must pass IELTS English Proficiency Test with an overall score of 6.5.
  9. Some residency training programs may require minimum competency in Arabic language.
  10. The Applicant must provide all applicable training certificates (if available).
  11. The Applicant must obtain full sponsorship from the country of origin/residence to financially support him/her throughout the entire Residency Training Program.


  1. The Applicant must complete and submit the OMSB Application Form and all required documentation as detailed above to the Admission & Registration Section by the deadline.
  2. OMSB will review the application and will go through the normal OMSB Applicant Review Process by each Specialty Program including the Selection Exam & Interview.
  3. If the Applicant is accepted into a Specialty Program, he/she must pass the applicable licensing requirements.
  4. The Applicant’s MD certificates must be verified by authorizing organization.
  5. The Applicant must obtain Health Insurance for himself/herself and dependent family in Oman.
  6. The Applicant must obtain Malpractice Insurance in Oman.
  7. The Applicant must pay applicable OMSB fees.
  8. OMSB Public Relations will help to obtain the required Visa.
  9. The Applicant must sign the OMSB Training Agreement.
  10. The Applicant must arrange his/her accommodation in Oman.

OMSB Selection Examination

International Foundation of Medicine (IFOM): is a prerequisite examination for application to OMSB residency training programs.
The MFDS: is a prerequisite examination for General Dentistry and OMFS training programs.
Submission of Documents
Submit your examination documents via:
Examination Department, Oman Medical Specialty Board:
Building#: Way #4443, Bldg. 18, Block 244, Plot 404, Bawshar (North Azaiba), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Select a Program

Apply to a Program

In order for the Admission and Registration Section to make an admission decision, all documents must be received prior to or by the application deadlines.


The Applicant must submit the following required documents:

  1. Sponsorship Letter from sponsoring organization stating the financial commitment they will make during the applicant’s residency training period.
  2. Approved Application Form (Signed and stamped by sponsor).
  3. OMSB Declaration Form (Residency).
  4. Curriculum Vitae (OMSB format).
  5. Personal statements-based on your choices.
  6. Photocopy of the Basic Science Certificate & transcripts (if obtained).
  7. Photocopy of the MD certificate & transcripts (Must obtain verification and attestation of MD certificate if the medical school is outside Oman).
  8. Photocopy of the internship certificate.
  9. Photocopy of the passport.
  10. Three (3) recommendation letters in the field of interest from consultants you worked with.
  11. Letter of Good Standing from the Medical Organization in his/her country of residence.
  12. Applicant Health Assessment (AHA) Form.
  13. Photocopy of valid BLS and ACLS certificates.
  14. Photocopy of any entry examination, international or other postgraduate examinations (if applicable).
  15. Two (2) passport size photographs with blue background.

    Admission Deadlines:
    Application Term:
    Admission opens: November
    Admission closes: December

    • Late or incomplete application will not be processed after the deadline of application.
    • Changing the priority of your choices will not be considered after the deadline of application.

    Submit Your Documents:
    Submit your Application Form via:
    Or via Post:
    Oman Medical Specialty Board:
    Building#: Way #4443, Bldg. 18, Block 244, Plot 404, Bawshar (North Azaiba), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

    Things to consider:

    1. Submit the required documents before the deadline.
    2. Make sure that all required documents are accurate.
    3. Include all main activities, certificates…etc.
    4. Contact Admission and Registration Section for any admission queries.

    Application details:

    • Registration Tutorial
    • Online Application Form

    Act of Dishonesty:

    All applicants applying to OMSB Residency Training Programs are expected to follow the Admission rules and regulations. Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application is ground for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offered acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, or other appropriate disciplinary action.

Announcement and Registration

  • Available Training Slots
  • Interviews Timetables
  • Registration with OMSB

General Instruction

The names of the trainees accepted for admission in one of the training programs, together with their “Release Qarars-if applicable”, shall be sent to OMSB. Registration must be completed no later than one month prior to the beginning of the training year.
All trainees who are enrolled in one of the OMSB Medical Specialty Training Programs and who wish to continue their training must register with the OMSB at the beginning of each training year. A trainee is not permitted to register in more than one training program of the OMSB at a time.

Registration Forms
Bank Statement
Registration Form
Resident Agreement

Tuition Fees:

  • OMSB will not be financially responsible for the academic activities abroad, educational material (books, etc.) examination fees for the Non-Omani Residents.
  • The trainee or his/her sponsor shall undertake to pay the annual training fees prescribed by the OMSB.