Last updated on 26-November-2023, by Dr. Muhammad
DoH / HAAD exam for doctors, GP and specialties
Requirements for General Practitioner (GP)
To apply as General Practitioner (GP) for DOH (Department of Health) Abu Dhabi exam, candidate should have graduated from a recognized medical schol, and have practice license from the home country graduated from.
International candidates (non UAE) must have atleast 2 years clinical experience after housejob / internship consisting upon not less than one year post-graduation. Clinical experience in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obs & Gyn, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery will be accepted as GP experience
Requirements for Specialist and Consultant
To apply as specialist or consultant for DOH (Department of Health) Abu Dhabi exam, one should have graduated from a recognized medical school listed on Avicenna database (formerly WHO directory of medical school) or the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). Candidate should have completed post-graduation certificate (Master degree - 2 (two) or PhD – 3 (three) years course duration) as per recognized specialty certificates. Diplomas are not included. This certificate must be valid (not expired) at the time of applying for DOH exam and must be obtained after a full time structured clinical residency program having 3 (three) years course duration.
Candidate must have registration and valid practice license from his/her home country or country of last employment and should have no interruption in clinical practice for more than 2 years. Based upon clinical experience, candidate is allocated to different tiers. Specialists with Tier 1 or 2 qualifications are not required to have experience post qualification in the specialty field.
How to apply / register for DoH exam?
"Hello. I am a GP from India. I am looking forward to working as GP. Please guide me regarding the DOH exam schedule, questions, and syllabus. how do I apply and also the eligibility criteria for the same."
Medical Qualification: Neurosurgeon
City Country: Mumbai, Maharashtra
"Greetings... i am an indian doctor. worked in singapore as GP for about 2 years, had to return because of some personal reason. Now i want to apply for DOH exam. Kindly clarify that what are the prospects and opportunities in UAE currently."
Medical Qualification: MBBS
City Country: Hyderabad, India
"what is the scope of sports medicine in UAE, specifically in Abudhabi? what could an European doctor can expect in term of minimum salary scale? when is the best time to apply for doh exam?"
Medical Qualification: Msc orthopedics
City Country: London
"This is dr samanth, i have one and half year clinical experience after housejob. is it sufficient to help me apply for General Practitioner slot in DOH Abudhabi."
Medical Qualification: MBBS
City, Country: Gujarat, India
"as a registered medical technologist i have 3 years working experience in KSA. how can i start my registration process. please share registration expenses. have a good day."
Medical Qualification: Registered Medical Technologist
City, Country: philippines