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  Vision
To provide a well-qualified internationally recognized medical microbiologists with broad understanding of diagnosis and management of infectious diseases from lab and clinical perspective. They are expected to provide quality patient care in collaboration with laboratory scientists and health care team with strong microbiological interpretive skills and cost effective resource utilization.
 
  Mission
The aim of training is to provide the Resident with both the theoretical foundation and the practical, technical, clinical and managerial skills necessary for the independent specialist practice of Medical Microbiology in a clinical environment and for the advancement of the subject.  The laboratory work and clinical experience must be closely integrated; therefore laboratory associated clinical duties are essential components of the training programme.
 
  Overall ­Program Objectives
Medical Microbiology is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.  The profession of medical microbiology consists primarily of four major roles of activity:
 
1.  Scientific and administrative direction of medical microbiology laboratory.
2.  Providing clinical consultation on the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from infectious diseases.
3.  The establishment and direction of a clinical infection prevention and control program.
4.  Public health and communicable disease epidemiology and prevention.
 
At the end of training, the Resident should have achieved competence in all the objectives specified in Medical Microbiology training record. Resident should also have passed FRCPath Part 1 and FRCPath Part 2 and attained a series of successful Record of In-Training Assessment.

 
  CHAIRMAN
  DR. ZAKARIYA KHALIFA DARWISH AL MUHARRMI
 
  PROGRAM DIRECTOR
  DR. FATMA MOHAMMED HAMED AL YAQOUBI
 
  Duration of the Residency Training Program
The resident must complete a total of 5 years (65 blocks); each year consists of 13 blocks including one block for leave.
 
These years are divided as follows:

  •   R1- one year of combined clinical rotations and basic microbiology.
  •   R2-R5- four years specialized training in medical microbiology. It is divided into two phases of training with graded responsibilities: Phase 1 (R2-R3) and phase 2 (R4-R5). During this stage, residents will be involved in the different areas related to Medical Microbiology training. Residents will be attached to a Medical Microbiology laboratory in the UK, Ireland or in other recognized international centers starting mid R4 for a minimum of one year.
 
Moving through these academic years requires completion of the requirements, i.e. achieve the objectives of each rotation (see under respective rotation) along with satisfactory evaluations and assessments.  Duration of training may be extended depending on the availability of slots in UK, Ireland or in other recognized international centers.

  Required Rotations

ROTATIONS

R1

R2-R3

R4-R5

TOTAL

Basic Microbiology

5

-

-

5

Medical Microbiology

-

13

17

30

Adult Infectious Diseases

2

2

2

6

Paediatric Infectious Diseases

1

1

-

2

Haematology/Oncology

1

-

-

1

Gastroenterology

1

-

-

1

Respiratory Medicine

1

-

-

1

Intensive Care Unit

1

-

-

1

Virology

-

3

3

6

Mycobacteriology

-

2

-

2

Parasitology/Mycology

-

1

-

1

Infection Control

-

1

1

2

Research

-

1

1

2


Note: During mid R4, residents will be attached to a medical microbiology laboratory in the UK, Ireland or in other recognized international centers.

  Training Centers
  •   Royal Hospital
  •   Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
  •   Central Public Health Laboratory
  •   Khoula Hospital
  •   Al-Nahdha Hospital
 
  Minimum Requirements for Admission
  •   Resident must be a holder of MD degree or bachelors in medicine and surgery or equivalent from a university recognized by the OMSB.
  •   Resident must have completed a year of internship.
  •   Resident must be of good conduct and medically fit for the specialty.
  •   Resident must pass the OMSB selection examination before being scheduled for interview.
  •   Resident must pass the interview.  (He/She should satisfy the selection committee in terms of knowledge, attitude, aptitude and performance in his/her medical studies and previous jobs held.