Oman Healthcare Professional License: What You Need to Know
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are a healthcare professional targeting a job in the <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/4323-2/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region</a>, particularly in <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/reasons-travel-khasab/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Oman</a>, you need to know several things. First and foremost, regulators in the GCC region do not let you practice without certifying that you are competent and that your documents are real. In <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/muscat-weekend-budget-pinoy-style/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Oman</a>, the regulator that oversees the equivalency certification is the Oman Medical Specialty Board. They require that qualified foreign healthcare professionals undergo the <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/faqs-prometric-plain-english/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Prometric exam</a> and get documents verification from </span><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/pricing" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">DataFlow</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oman Medical Specialty Board</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><a href="http://www.omsb.org/infoPage.aspx?id=507" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">OMSB</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a self-governing regulator with a vision encapsulated in the word LIFE. They want to develop able </span><b>L</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">eaders, as well as monitor the </span><b>I</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">mpact of their leaders’ initiatives. To further advance the medical professions, they will evaluate healthcare professionals’ </span><b>F</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">itness to practice. And finally, foster an environment that’s promotive to further </span><b>E</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">ducation. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">OMSB oversees and administers exams both locally and internationally. Aside from local exams, they have contracted </span><a href="https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prometric</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to dispense medical exams. It also supervises the evaluation of professional licenses issued by other countries. Before they validate documents though, they make sure it’s authentic by having DataFlow issue a </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/primary-source-verification-psv-dataflow-primer/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">PSV Report</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on it.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prometric</span></h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="768" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1-1024x768.jpg" alt="Oman license Prometric" class="wp-image-9837" title="Oman license Prometric" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1-1024x768.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1-300x225.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1-768x576.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1-1536x1152.jpg 1536w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1-1200x900.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-256401-1.jpg 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Of the questions that are most asked about in getting an Oman Healthcare Professional license, it’s about the Prometric exam. Some people are asking if they need to get DataFlow first before taking the exam, or vice versa. As a clarification, neither is a requirement of the other. It would be up to you if you want to take the Prometric test first or DataFlow first. Another question that often arises is how to get the Prometric for OMSB. There is a step by step guide on the websites of both the </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.prometric.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">provider</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and the </span><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://www.omsb.org/App_Obout/HTMLEditor/DocumentsGallery/users_documents/OMSB%20Exam%20Registration%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">regulator</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, just click on the links to view.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As with most examinations, people get apprehensive about taking it. They want to know about the questions asked, which of course we would not be able to provide. What is available on the OMSB website is the </span><a href="http://www.omsb.org/infoPage.aspx?id=527" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">coverage of the exam</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. For nurses,&nbsp;in particular, </span><a href="http://www.omsb.org/App_Obout/HTMLEditor/DocumentsGallery/users_documents/Nurse%20specialist.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">the exam</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> coverage is about 2.5 hours long, with 100 multiple choice questions. Please visit the OMSB website or click on the </span><a href="https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/omsb/documents/omsbexamsfaqs.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">link</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for a more comprehensive FAQ. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">DataFlow</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">OMSB requires for your </span><a href="http://www.omsb.org/App_Obout/HTMLEditor/DocumentsGallery/users_documents/Flowchart%20of%20the%20Certificates%20Equivalency%20Services%20(2).pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">documents to be verified</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> as authentic by The DataFlow Group. You can opt to do this ahead of time (even before you get an employer) by signing up with </span><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/get-verified" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">TrueProfile.io</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The great thing about this is that you are not tied up to one regulator in the GCC. If you change your mind midway through your Oman application, you can choose to transfer your PSV Report from TrueProfile.io to any regulator that you prefer. Once you have a chosen employer, OMSB will now evaluate your documents. Once your qualification is awarded equivalency from OMSB, you will be issued your license to work.</span></p>