Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Educational Programs

General Information


“To achieve quality emergency health care through excellence in emergency medicine training.”


Our mission in the Emergency Medicine Specialty Training is to emphasize on the acquisition of the ideal roles and competencies a specialist is expected to fulfil. These roles and competencies have been incorporated into the postgraduate residency training program. There are 6 competencies that we want to stress on:  Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism and Systems-Based Practice.  All our residents in Oman Medical Specialty Board – Emergency Medicine- will be evaluated (and potentially examined) based on these competencies.

Overall ­Program Objectives

The specific pre-requisite knowledge or skill that the resident in emergency medicine should acquire in order to achieve the terminal education objectives in each of the core content categories will determine the program education objectives. These educational objectives should be identified prior to each rotational experience and in developing formal teaching program. Formal assessment that these objectives have been achieved should be provided through end of rotation evaluations and in-training examination of each resident.
The resident in emergency medicine is expected to demonstrate specialist level abilities in the recognition, understanding and treatment of illness and injuries. During the course of education program, the resident must acquire and demonstrate satisfactory competence in knowledge, clinical skills, technical skills, and administrative skills and attitudes consistent with the practice of the breadth and depth of emergency medicine.

During the course of training, the candidate must acquire satisfactory knowledge and skills in Emergency Medicine's following areas:

  1. Primary care of the patient, declared emergencies including the recognition, evaluation and initial management of the illness or injury.
  2. riage of patients with major illness or injury.
  3. The natural history of illnesses or injuries commonly presenting as emergencies and long term care and follow-up essential for these conditions.
  4. Supervisory and administrative aspect of emergency services, ambulance services, communication systems and disaster planning.
  5. Research areas of emergency medicine.
  6. Social and family implications of illness or injury.





Duration of the Residency Training Program:  Five (5) years Required Rotations

  •   Emergency Medicine
  •   Pediatric Emergency
  •   Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU)
  •   Toxicology
  •   Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
  •   Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  •   Anesthesia
  •   OB GYN
  •   ENT/Ophthalmology
  •   Radiology
  •   Psychiatry
  •   Pediatric ICU
  •   Internal Medicine
  •   Neurology
  •   Plastic Surgery
  •   General Surgery
  •   Trauma
  •   Elective
  •   EMS
  •   Orthopedics
  •   Research


Training Centers

  • Main Training Centers
Royal Hospital
Khoula Hospital
Armed Forces Hospital
  •  Regional Hospital for other Rotations and/or Electives
Al Nahdha Hospital 
Sohar Hospital
Nizwa Hospital
Ibra Hospital 

Minimum Requirements for Admission

  •   The trainees are selected as per the OMSB Rules and regulations.
  •   The resident must be of a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a recognized university.
  •   The resident must have completed a year of internship.
  •   The resident must be medically fit for the training.
  •   The resident must provide three letters of recommendation from three consultants with whom he/she has worked confirming his/her ability and capability of training.
  •   The resident must submit a letter of approval from his/her sponsor confirming their permission to release him/her to join the specialty training on a full-time basis.
  • The resident must pass the interview.
  • All registered residents must abide by the Institutional Policies and Guidelines by OMSB.