Last updated on 17-November-2023, by Dr. Muhammad
MOHAP exam qualification and experience requirements for doctors (GP, Specialist and Consultant)
Requirements for General Practitioner (GP)
To apply as General Practitioner (GP) for MOH 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). Medical graduates must have registration and practice license from their home country.
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, Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine will be accepted as GP experience.
Requirements for Specialist and Consultant:
To apply as specialist or consultant for MOHAP (Ministry of Health and Prevention), 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 / PhD – not less than 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 MOH 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.
"I have 6 years clinical experience as a senior doctor in KSA. Am i eligible to apply as consultant. Do i need to register for MOH AP or i am exempted from this prometric exam."
Dr Sharjeel Memon
Medical Qualification: MBBS, FCPS (Surg)
City, Country: Saudi Arabia
"I have completed my medicine degree from a reputable medical university here. want to work in UAE. need more information for registration."
Medical Qualification: doctor of medicine
City, Country: Srilanka
"i am canadian citizen and graduated in 2017. Have passed MCCEE and MCCQE 1 exams. Am i exempted from MOHAP medical licensing exam? Kindly guide me accordingly. will be highly grateful to you."
Medical Qualification: MD
City, Country: Canada
"dear all.. i am registered nurse from philippines and having working experience in KSA. want to work in uae. want to register for moh exam. what is the procedure for nurse candidates. please reply me. thanks in advance."
Medical Qualification: Nurse
City, Country: Philippines
"I have 7 years experience in Medical lab tecnician.i want to apply the MOH license for uae. what is the procedure and what are the documents reqired?"
Medical Qualification: lab tecnician
City, Country: trivandrum, India