Last updated on 15-November-2023, by Dr. Muhammad
What is DHA Medical License?
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) medical license is mandatory for all medical professionals to practice legally within the Emirate of Dubai in UAE. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals have to go through to registration requirements, Dataflow, and Prometric exam steps to be able to achieve this medical license, unless exempted from taking this exam step following exemption criteria.
What is DOH/HAAD Medical License?
This medical license is mandatory requirement for all healthcare professionals seeking to legally practice in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Department of Health (DOH), formerly known Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is responsible for managing and issuing this medical license to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals. This license reflects that the medical professional has successfully completed registration, Dataflow process, posses all required documents, passed Pearson Vue exam, and posses required skills to meet the set standards to be able to practice in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
What is MOHAP Medical License?
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) which is one of largely controlled healthcare regulatory authority in UAE, monitors healthcare activities in five of the UAE Emirates other then Dubai and Abu Dhabi. To obtain a medical license which is required to practice within these 5 Emirates, healthcare professionals belonging to different categories are required to complete registration steps, Dataflow process, and appeared in MOHAP Prometric exam. Once successful, MOHAP issues the relevant medical license to the concerned candidate.
Why transfer/convert DHA/MOHAP medical license to DOH/HAAD?
United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a whole has many attractions for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals, but holding a DOH/HAAD medical license to be able to legally practice in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi means a lot for healthcare professionals.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of UAE, has fastest growing healthcare sector in the world, especially in Gulf region. This Emirate has branches of world class health providers, providing state of the art healthcare facilities.
Salaries and other benefits offered to DOH/HAAD medical license holders are often more attractive and competitive then other Emirates of UAE. Living standards and quality of life is also remarkable.
Step by step guideline for DHA/MOHAP medical license conversion/transfer to DOH/HAAD
Medical license conversion/transfer from DHA/MOHAP to DOH/HAAD needs the concerned candidate to follow the step by step guideline.
- Must hold a valid DHA/MOHAP medical license
The candidate must have passed DHA/MOHAP Prometric exam and posses a valid medical license. Kindly understand that holding a DHA/MOHAP eligibility letter is not sufficient for this process.
- Required practice duration before applying for transfer
Beside holding valid DHA/MOHAP medical license, the candidate should have worked in the related Emirate for atleast three (3) months duration.
- Obtain Good Standing Certificate
Before applying for transfer, you must obtain good standing certificate from DHA or MOHAP online account. This document is normally issued within 2 to 5 working days by the concerned healthcare authority online.
- Create DOH/HAAD account
Being a new user, create your DOH TAMM account through visiting DOH official website. You should be able to receive Unique Identity Number (UIN) as a result of this process at your email address.
- Transfer Dataflow PSV
1)Visit the official Dataflow website.
2)Navigate to your dashboard > Add new case > Report reissuance.
3)Link your existing Dataflow PSV with the given case number.
4)Fill out and upload the required information.
5)Pay the report transfer fee to be able transfer your existing Dataflow PSV to DOH/HAAD.