Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Educational Programs

General information


ORL H&N residency-training program is a postgraduate training that prepares the trainees intensively to become general Otorhinolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon. The residents should also have the basic knowledge and concepts related to communication disorders. After completion of the training program, residents are expected to be able to provide comprehensive evaluation and management of patients of all ages who have medical and surgical disorders related to ORL and Head and Neck.

General Goals

  • To complete the training with utmost sincerity and commitment and successfully achieve the learning objectives outlined in the curriculum.
  • To provide the optimal services to patients following international standards.
  • To expose the trainees of various National Programs like National Ear Care Program in order to encourage them to contribute to preventive and therapeutic aspects of community service.

Vision and Mission of Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB)

Our Vision

Leading the advancement of medical professions to ensure excellence in healthcare.

Our Mission

We are an autonomous body furthering the growth of human resources for health, through developing specialized physicians and assuring the competencies of healthcare professionals for a healthier and happier community.

Our Core Values

  • We care for all
  • We value relationships
  • We connect across domains
  • We nurture individual creativity

Vision and Mission of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Residency Training Program.


The ORL- H&N training program aims to become the leading training program in the country that cater to the needs in future decades.


TheORL- H&N training program aims to mold the residents/trainees into proficient and knowledgeable specialty surgeons.

Program Director
Dr. Yahya Nasser Rashid Al Badaai

Training Centers

  • Main Training Centers
  • Al-Nahdha Hospital
  • Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
  • Suhar Hospital
  • Nizwa Hospital

Other Participating Sites:

  • Royal Hospital
  • Khoula Hospital
  • Tata Memorial Center

Admission to the Residency Training Program:


Article (14) of Academic Bylaws:  Requirements for acceptance in the training programs of the specialty:

  1. TheApplicant must be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery or equivalent from a recognized university. The Applicant must have completed a year of internship.
  2. The Applicant must be medically fit for the training.
  3. The Applicant must provide three letters of recommendation from three consultants with whom he/she has worked confirming his/her ability and capability of training.
  4. The Applicant must submit a letter of approval from his/her sponsor confirming their permission to release him/her to join the training program of the specialty on a full-time basis.
  5. The Applicant must pass the OMSB Selection Exam.
  6. The Applicant 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 applicants are selected as per OMSB rules & regulations and available slots.