The Executive Council of Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) held its third meeting for 2021 via video-conferencing on Thursday.
The meeting was presided over by Dr Hilal al Sabti, OMSB executive president. The board approved minutes of the previous meeting and followed up the previous decisions and action plans. It also discussed the methods of academic training and results of the survey on resident doctors and faculty members.
The meeting also discussed the work plans, the modification of the training period for the General Dentistry programme, the half-yearly accreditation report for the anaesthesiologyprogramme, and the internal accreditation report of Rustaq Hospital.
The executive board of OMSB comprises an executive president as chairman, the dean of College of Medicine and Health Science in Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), director general of Health Affairs in the Ministry of Health (MoH), director general of Human Resources Development in the MoH, a representative of Health Services in the Royal Oman Police (ROP), a representative of Health Services in the Ministry of Defence, a representative of private medical colleges, heads of specialised departments and committees in OMSB, and two experts assigned by the Minister of Health every three years.
The meeting of the executive board is held periodically to follow up the training programmes’ plans and their implementation, approve the standards to accredit training hospitals, manage the training and examination affairs, and propose acceptance criteria for residency and fellowship training programmes.
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