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PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION TO THE FIRST YEAR
Oman Medical College (OMC) is a reputed private medical school in the Sultanate of Oman offering degrees in both medicine  
and pharmacy . The curriculum and academic leadership are provided by the West Virginia University School of medicine in the  
United States of America. Premed, medical and pharmacy education at OMC is closely monitored by the Oman Ministry of  
Higher Education. The Government supports the College by providing developmental funding, sponsorship of students and  
clinical teaching facilities at the 400-bed Sohar Regional Hospital
The Dean, Oman Medical College-Sohar Campus,
P.O. Box 391, PC 321,
Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.
Fax: (00968) 26843545
E-mail: sohar@omc.edu.om

For admission details,
visit our website
www.omc.edu.om
or write to admissions@omc.edu.om
P.O.BOX 620, P.C 130,
Azaiba, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: +96824504608,
Fax: +96824504820
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION TO THE FIRST YEAR
Pre-Medicine
Applicants for Pre- Medicine must possess a diploma of general education (12th standard) or its equivalent in the Science stream  
with courses in biology and chemistry. For admission into OMC minimum marks of 85% in biology and chemistry are required  
with a pass of the General Education certificate (diploma) or passing 12th grade.
Pharmacy
Applicants for Pharmacy must possess a diploma of general education (12th standard) or its equivalent in the Science stream  
with courses in biology and chemistry. For admission into CPHS minimum marks of 75% in biology and chemistry are required  
with a pass of the General Education certificate (diploma) or passing 12th grade.
INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS
Students who have completed the equivalent of 12th grade from another country and who passed the Secondary School  
Examination within an educational system approved by the Ministry of Education are also qualified for acceptance with grades of  
85% in biology and chemistry for Pre- Medicine and 75% in chemistry and biology for Pharmacy. International students must  
provide the following: a completed application form, a bank draft for RO 50 (non-refundable application fee), results of the  
TOEFL or IELTS (except for applicants to the first year from the GCC), attested original or attested copies of an official  
academic record in the original language of issue, original or certified copies of all certificates or diplomas in the original  
language of issue, and Official attested English translations of academic records, certificates or diplomas. The above items  
should be sent to Office of Admissions, Oman Medical College, PO Box 620, P.C. 130, Azaiba, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and  
must be received by the application deadline. If possible, all application material should be submitted at one time. Incomplete  
applications cannot be guaranteed consideration for the desired semester.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Students with an excellent background in English may be eligible for direct admission to the first year of the pre-medical and  
pharmacy programs. Direct admission requires a high score on an internationally-recognized English language examination such  
as TOEFL or IELTS, evidence of post-secondary school coursework in science courses with grades of “B” or better, and the  
ability to pass a placement exam in Basic and Pure Mathematics plus Information Technology. Students who have completed 1-2  
years of college may apply to the pre-medical and pharmacy programs to continue their education. All courses are “mapped” by  
a faculty member with the necessary expertise to determine if the course content is equivalent to a course taught at OMC.. A  
student will be given transfer credit for a course that is equivalent to an OMC course provided that the student has received a  
grade of B- or better. Under special circumstances, credit may be given for a C+ if the course is in the social sciences, math,  
physics or general chemistry; however, a grade of C+ will not be accepted in any biology, chemistry or pharmacy course.
DIRECT ADMISSION TO DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (M.D.) DEGREE PROGRAM
Exceptionally well-prepared students, who have completed three or more years of college coursework with a strong focus in
biological sciences, may wish to apply for advanced placement and direct transfer into the M.D. Degree Program. Candidates
should have earned a minimum of three years of college level credit (90 semester hours), including one full year of Zoology or
Biology (with lab); General or Inorganic Chemistry (with lab); Organic Chemistry (with lab); Physics (with lab). In addition,
candidates should have adequate proficiency in English as evidenced by, TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applications for direct admission
may be sent to:
Oman Medical College
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