A Standardised Examination Centre at Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) will be equipped with latest technology so that all, local and international, examinations of both, medical and non-medical specialties alike, can be hosted at the facility.
OMSB and Oman LNG Development Foundation signed a pivotal agreement to equip the Standardised Examination Centre for OMSB.
The agreement reflects OMSB’s plan to keep abreast of the developments in the methods of hosting medical examinations which are currently being held online. This comes within the framework of the board’s ambitious vision to reach international standards with the services provided and, as an advanced step, to complement Oman’s 2040 vision towards electronic transformation.
Examinations of health practitioners is one of the core deliverables of OMSB and, therefore, establishing an examination centre that provides a reliable and safe environment for computerised exams, as well as creating a high standard centre that stands as a testament in the field of assessment and evaluation, is a top priority for it.
The centre will offer local and international examinations of both, medical and non-medical specialties alike. This comes in cooperation and accreditation of local and international institutions. In addition, OMSB’s exams, such as mandatory admission exams will also be held at the centre.
Among the main functionalities of this centre is allowing various local institutions, whether government-owned or private, to host exams in the centre. It will ensure that professional competencies are met prior to applying for jobs in the sultanate.
The agreement was signed by Dr Hilal bin Ali al Sabti, executive president of OMSB and Dr Amor bin Nasser al Matani, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation.