The Oman Minister of Health and Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) have launched the first Prometric test centre in the country.
The new centre in Oman offers around 70 OMSB and international exams ensuring that OMSB medical standards are met and that healthcare quality is aligned with the country's national Health System 2020 policy as developed by the Ministry.
Oman Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Saidi said the Prometric Centre enables residents to take their medical and international exams without travelling abroad.
"And I urge OMSB to do the needful for those who wish to study abroad so they can take their exam here in the Sultanate. I congratulate all those who contributed in establishing this centre and best of luck for them," Dr. Al Saidi added.
OMSB residents will receive the Oman Specialty Board Certificate, the equivalent of a Ph.D. in medical specialisations, subsequent to the completion of training in speciality programmes and passing all required examinations.
The Prometric Centre features three main rooms, including an examination room and an observation room.
The Prometric Centre currently offers admission for 22 medical speciality exams, including obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, anaesthesia, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, ophthalmology and others.
OMSB executive president Dr. Abdullah Al Fustaisi said that other, related examinations, such as the American Board Exam, PMP, TOEFL and other exams, could be taken at the centre.
"OMSB is also seeking to add more examinations for the other medical specialities, so it will add up to 70 exams," Dr. Al Fustaisi added.
Image: Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Saidi officially opening Oman's first Prometric test centre. To the left of the health minister are OMSB executive president, H. E. Dr. Abdullah Al Fustaisi and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties secretary general, H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Al Saiegh. Photo courtesy of Prometric.