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Eligibility requirements for Medical Doctors

  • All Medical Doctors (Physicians)/ Dentists: Must provide evidence of current license/ certification/ certificate of good standing from country, state, or province of origin, as well as license from country of current and previous practice. (Not applicable for UAE Nationals).
  • Consultants: If not currently practicing in a Western, European Union, or North American country, must provide evidence of current licensure and Certificate of Good Standing from the appropriate licensing authority. (Not applicable for UAE Nationals)
PositionQualificationsExperience (Relevant to the Position)
Consultant
Physician
a. Qualifications from Tier 1
b. Qualifications from Tier 2

* Current national license or equivalent

* Certified proof of yearly CME.
a. Tier 1:
*NLT 3 years relevant experience as a consultant or equivalent post board certification, with
NLT 2 years in the same country of certification or western accredited institution or equivalent (UAE national not applicable)
* For UAE national: working as a Specialist is equivalent to working as a Consultant.

b. Tier 2:* NLT 8 years full-time employment as a Consultant or equivalent by a World Health Organization (WHO) listed medical school (Teaching Hospital) or a fully JCI- or Canadian- or Australian-accredited hospital.

* UAE national: working as a Specialist is equivalent to working as a Consultant.
* Presentation of log-book listing full range of procedures performed as a Consultant with letter of certification from Ministry of Health (or equivalent institution) in country of origin.

For some positions, subspecialty fellowship training following primary specialty board may substitute for experience.
Specialist
Physician
a. Qualifications from Tier 1
b.Qualifications from Tier 2
c. Other countries not mentioned in Tier 1 and Tier 2.
Specialization Certificate obtained after a full time structured residency program/ course of NLT 2 years study duration in a university centre, teaching hospital or where appropriate, in a health establishment approved by the competent authorities.

It should involve the personal participation of the doctor training to be a specialist in the activity and in the responsibilities of the establishments concerned.
* Current national license or equivalent
a. Tier 1: No experience required.

b. Tier 2: NLT 2 years post qualification.
* UAE national: working for 1 year post qualification in same field of Specialty.

c. Medical Specialists equivalency table:
NLT 3 years experience as Specialist post qualification.
Medical
Practitioner
a. Graduate from a Medical school / college listed in the Directory of medical schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) or

b. Graduate from a medical school / college listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) (http://imed.ecfmg.org/search.asp)

*Current national registration/ license.

* Successful completion of internship.
* NLT 2 years relevant experience post internship (Hospital, P.H.C, ER, etc).

* UAE Nationals: On successful completion of Internship.

* Non National UAE residents: must be graduates from UAE universities/ colleges and successfully complete a UAE internship program.

* Acquisition of a post graduate qualification, which would eventually entitle the candidate for evaluation as a specialist according to the PQR criteria, would substitute for the 2 years post Internship experience.
Intern
Medical
a) Graduate from a Medical school / college listed in the Directory of medical schools published by the World Health Organization (WHO) or

b) Graduate from a medical school / college listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) (http://imed.ecfmg.org/search.asp)
Not applicable
Tier 1 Qualifications: Eligible for Consultant (Physicians)
CountryQualification
1. America (USA)American Board- Certificates and Subspecialty Certificates. (only Boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties are acceptable)
2. AustriaFacharztfiplom (Diploma of Medical Specialist) issued by the Austrian Medical Chamber.
3. Australia/AustralasiaFellowship of the Royal College/ Colleges.
4. New ZealandFellowship of the Royal College/ Colleges.
5. BelgiumThe Belgium Board (Specialist Certificate) issued by the Minister Responsible for Public Health.
6. Canada1. Current Fellowship (The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons).
2.For Family Medicine: Certification by the College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC).
7. France1. Diploma of Specialized Studies in Medicine (D.E.S.) or
2. Certificate of Specialized Studies in Medicine (C.E.S.) or
3. Certificate of Specialized Studies in Medicine (The Council of the Ordre Des Medicines).
8. Germany(Facharzt) Specialist Certificate issued by the Chamber of Physicians.
9. IrelandCertificate of Specialist Doctor issued by the competent authority recognized for this purpose by the Minister of Health/ inclusion in the Irish G.M.C Specialist Register.
10. South Africa1. Fellowship of one of the Specialty Colleges (e.g. Medicine, Surgery, ect.) or
2. M.Med. degree (Master of Medicine).
11. SwitzerlandSpecialist, Fachartz, Specialista (awarded by Department Federal De I'interieur).
12. SwedenSwedish Board. Issued by the National Board of Health and Welfare.
13. UK1. Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (C.C.S.T.) or
2. Certificate of Completion of Training (C.C.T.) or
3. Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register or
4. For General Practice (Family Medicine): Certificate of Completion of Training in General Practice issued by the PMETB and inclusion in the GMC G.P Register.
Tier 2 Qualifications: Eligible for Consultant (Physicians)

Required: Completion of NLT 3 years of postgraduate specialization sponsored by a World Health Organization (WHO) listed medical school or a fully JCI- or Canadian- or Australian-accredited hospital.
CountryQualification
1. Arab CountriesArab Board.
2. Czech RepublicDiploma of Specialization- Druheho Stupne (Diploma of 2nd Degree) Health.
3. DenmarkDanish Board (Specialist Certificate)issued by the competent Authority of Health Services.
4. EgyptMD: Doctor of Medicine (not PhD).
5. Finland1.Certificate of the degree of specialist in medicine issued by the competent authorities.
2. Examination or diploma to become a specialist awarded by one of the following universities:-
(Helsingin Yliopisto/ Helsingfors Universitet, Kuopion yliopisto, Oulun ylio.
6. FranceDIS
7. HollandSpecialization Certificate issued by the commission for Registration of Specialist (C.R.S.)
8. Hong KongFellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM)
9. HungarySza Korvosi Bizoniyitvany (Specialist Certificate) awarded by the Nemzeti Vizgabizottsag (National Board of Examination). Before 28 August 2004, this was awarded by the Ministry of Health.
10. IndiaDM, MCH.
11. IraqIraqi Board.
12. Ireland1. Memberships of Royal Colleges or
2. Fellowships of Royal Colleges
13. ItalyThe Diploma of Specialized Doctor issued by a university
14. Jordan1. Certificate of Higher Specialization or
2. Jordanian Board.
15. Lebanon1. AUB/Lebanese Specialty Board : Certificate of completion of residency and exit exam or
2. Saint Joseph University: Certificate of completion of residency and exit exam or
3. Lebanese University: Certificate of completion of residency and exit exam.
16. NorwayNorwegian Board (Specialist Certificate).
17. PolandDyplom Uzyskania Tytulu Specialty ( Specialist Diploma) awarded by the Centrum Egzaminow Medycznych.
18. Portugal1. Gran de Assistente (Assistant Grade) awarded by Ministry of Health or
2. Tetulo de Espcialista (Professional qualification of specialist) awarded by the professional association for medical practitioners.
19. Saudi ArabiaSaudi Board
20. SingaporeSpecialist Qualification awarded by the Specialist Accreditation Board
21. SpainThe title of Specialist awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science
22. SudanMD: Doctor of Medicine
23. SyriaSyrian-Specialization Certificate issued by the Specialist Training and Rehabilitation Authority
24. UK1. Memberships of Royal Colleges (MRCP) or
2. Fellowships of Royal Colleges (FRCP)
Qualifications Eligible for Specialist (Physicians)
CountryQualification
1. AlgeriaCertificate of Specialization
2. CubaFirst Degree of Specialization
3. Czech RepublicFirst Degree of Specialization
4. GreeceCertificate of Medical Specialization
5. IndiaMD or MS , DNB
6. IranIranian Board
7. PakistanFellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (F.C.P.)
8. PhilippinesPhilippine Board
9. PolandFirst Degree of Specialization
10. RussiaCanidata
11. SyriaCertificate of Higher Studies
OtherPhD, MD, MSc issued by an accredited university (refer to Specialist criteria and the statement for the criteria for evaluation of certificates)
OtherOther countries Boards not included under the consultants table
Note:Qualifications not included in the above list: Must be referred to the Credentialing Section (HAAD)
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