Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Educational Programs

General Information


To produce well-trained and competent internist capable of providing excellent health care


The Internal Medicine Education Committee will strive to ensure that all Internal Medicine trainees possess sound knowledge, skills, attitude and experience through uniform high quality training.

Overall ­Program Objectives

By the end of their training, the residents should be able to:

  1. Develop comprehensive understanding in the principles and practice of internal Medicine.
  2. Develop proficiency in taking history and performing complete physical examination.
  3. Develop the skills of summarizing a case and formulate a sound working diagnosis.
  4. Select appropriate diagnostic tests for a given patient.
  5. Formulate a sound management plans based on evidence-based practice.
  6. Provide continuous care to the patients and their families on a long term basis when required.
  7. Identify and manage common emergencies and life- threatening conditions.
  8. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other health care team members and allied healthcare both in hospital and in the community.
  9. Communicate with patients and their families on different health care issues.
  10. Keep comprehensive and appropriate written communications.
  11. Develop skills in managing referrals from other health care facilities.
  12. Develop skills in teaching and supervising junior colleagues and other health care staff.
  13. Develop skills for lifelong learning.
  14. Develop skills to conduct medical research.
  15. Maintain high standards of professionalism and medical ethics.



Program Director:


Duration of the Residency Training Program:  Four (4) years

Rotation Outline

The program extends over a period of four years. Residents may extend their training for up to one year after the approval of the Education Committee. The training periods are divided into 13 blocks, each block is comprised of 4 weeks or 28 days.

First Year

 8 periods  CTU – clinical teaching unit/GIM
 1 period  CCU
 1 period  ICU
 1 period  Emergency
 1 period  Elective
 1 period  Leave

ACLS:  Should be done by the candidate before joining or during the first year.

Second Year

   6 periods    CTU – clinical teaching unit/GIM
   1 period    CCU
   1 period    ICU
   1 period    Emergency
   1 period    Clinic
   1 period    Elective
   1 period    Research
   1 period    Leave

Residents will be required to take OMSB examination at the end of the second year of training for promotion to next year.

Third Year

 5 periods   CTU – clinical teaching unit/GIM
 1 period  CCU
 1 period  ICU
 1 period  Clinic
 1 period  neurology
 2 periods  elective
 1 period  Research
 1 period    Leave

Fourth Year

 2 periods  CTU – clinical teaching unit/GIM
 1 period  General Internal Medicine consult
 1 period  Clinic
 1 period  Endocrinology plus ambulatory care
 6 periods  Elective plus ambulatory care clinic
 1 period  Research
 1 period  Leave

Outline of Major and Minor Rotations

Major and Minor Rotations

Major Rotations

  • Ward
  • CCU
  • General Internal Medicine consult
  • ICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinic (subspecialty and ambulatory care)
  • Research
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology


Minor Rotations



Compulsory Subspecialty Rotations

  • Infectious Disease
  • Respiratory
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Hematology


    Selective Subspecialty Rotations

  • Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Geriatrics (abroad)
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Cardiology consult

Training Centers

  • Main Training Centers

1. Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

2. Royal Hospital

3. Armed Forces Hospital

  • Regional Hospital for other Rotations and/or Electives

1. Al Nahdha Hospital – Dermatology Elective

2. Al Massarah Hospital – Psychiatry Elective

Minimum Requirements for Admission

  • The Resident must be a holder of a 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 program on a full time basis.

  • The Resident must pass the interview.

  After the approval of OMSB, the Education Committees may add other conditions, oral or written exams, or tests for admission.  The Residents are selected as per OMSB rules & regulations and available slots.