Oman Medical Specialty Board
المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

Educational Programs

Program academic activities

Didactic/Academic Teaching

  • CME Lecture
  • Skills Lab Lecture
  • Simulator Training
  • Journal Club/Grand Rounds


  1. Academic Teaching related to all topic presentations in the entire syllabus/learning objectives. Depending upon the complexity of the topic the presentation is assigned from year R1-R6.
  2. As the seniority grows topics of more clinical and surgical relevance are assigned. It is to be attended by all residents irrespective of R-status.
  3. Required year: R1-R6.
  4. Majority of the topics in the syllabus. The syllabus is covered under a cycle of 3 years. The syllabus/topics for seminars are also highlighted in the curriculum.
  5. Once every week (2 hours discussion).


Other Didactic Sessions

Seminars

  1. Seminar related to all topic presentations in the entire syllabus/learning objectives. Depending upon the complexity of the topic the presentation is assigned from year R1-R6. As the seniority grows topics of more clinical and surgical relevance are assigned. It is to be attended by all residents irrespective of R-status.
  2. Required year: R1-R6
  3. Majority of the topics in the syllabus. The syllabus is covered under a cycle of 3 years. The syllabus/topics for seminars are also highlighted in the curriculum.
  4. Once in 2 weeks (24 presentations in a year of 60 minutes each)


Radiology Meeting

  1. Group discussion: X-rays, CT scans, MR scans are discussed. For R1-R2 normal scan are emphasized more for understanding the radiological anatomy. R3 onwards more and more emphasis on pathology on the images are discussed.
  2. Required: R1-R6.
  3. The images are identified. The residents consult the radiologist and prepare. The radiologist and the ENT faculty attend the meeting in addition to all residents.
  4. 3 sessions per month: (36 per year of 60 minutes each).


Case Discussions

  1. Case presentations and discussion: Cases admitted for surgical and non-surgical management of special interest are presented. According to the complexity of the case, it is assigned to the resident.
  2. Required year: R1-R6.
  3. The case presentations are held on the bedside or in the seminar room with appropriate documentation like pictures and videos.
  4. 6 case discussion a month on average (approximately 60 per year, 1 hour each).


Morbidity & Audit

  1. All cases who were put up for morbidity or audit discussion during a period of 1 month are discussed in this meeting attended by the majority of the members of the department and all residents. This is an excellent opportunity for learning and improving patient care.
  2. Required year: attended by R1-R6. Presentation done by R3-R4 because at that stage he is in a position to critically analyze the reason for morbidity and how it could have been avoided.
  3. Resident from R3-4 level is made in charge of morbidity and audit data collection by rotation. He collects the morbidity and audit issues and then the presenting resident is assigned the cases put up for discussion.
  4. Once every month: 10-12 per year (60 minutes sessions).


Local Mandatory Program Courses

Workshop/Courses Resident Level
Basic Otology Course R3
Advanced Surgical Otology Course
Lectures R1
Lecture + Hands-on R5
FESS and Rhinoplasty Course
Lectures R1
Lectures + Hands-on R5
Management of Challenged Airway Course
Basic Hands-On Airway Course R2
Advanced Hands-on Airway Course R5
Lectures R2
Lectures + Live surgeries R5
Head and Neck Course with Hands‐on Cadaver Dissection
Lectures R1
Lectures + Hands-on R5
Basic Surgical Skills Course R1