1. SPECIALIST In determining the eligibility of an applicant for licensing with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) as Specialist, applicant must comply with the following eligibility requirements: (i) Primary medical qualification awarded after a course of study comprising at least 5,500 hours (or four years full time equivalent study) by an approved Medical Schools listed on the Avicenna Database (formerly the WHO directory of medical schools) (ii) Completion of internship program (one (1) year program) (iii) Postgraduate certification as per Recognized Specialty Certificates Tier 1 certificates: holders are exempted from post certificate experience and competency assessment. Tier 2 certificates: Applicants must have three (3) years experience post obtaining the certificate Tier 3 Certificates: Applicants must have three (3) years experience post obtaining the certificate For further details regarding the Recognized Specialty Certificates see (Appendix 2) (iv) Valid practice license in country of graduation and/or country of last employment (v) Recent practice as per the specialty certificates 1.1. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED Applicants for licensure as Specialist must provide the following: (i) Evidence of successful completion of an approved medical education program. (ii) Valid practice license in country of graduation and/or country of employment/ appointment. (iii) Evidence of all clinical experience including appointments (Service certificates will be accepted only if signed by Human Resources (Personal Department or Medical Directors). (iv) Recent Good Standing Certificate issued by the medical council/association from the country of last employment (Certificates are only valid for six (6) months from date of issue) (v) Log book (for surgical specialities only) (vi) Signed declaration and consent for release of information (vii) Applicant’s resume (viii) Passport copy (ix) One (1) colour passport photograph 1.2. ASSESSMENT All applicants for specialist inclusive of temporary licensure will be required to attend and pass an evaluation of their competency to practice except if the applicants holding the following valid specialty certificates / registration / License will be exempted from the competency based assessment requirement and will automatically be eligible for primary source verification of their qualifications in regards to process their application for licensure in the Emirate of Dubai. Country Certificates / Registration Membership/Fellowship Certificate from the Royal College of Australia Physicians or Royal College of Surgeons Specialty Certificate from the College of Family Physicians of Canada Canada Specialty Certificate from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Certificate of Specialization FACHARZT issued by Germany Landesarztekammer Hong Kong Fellowship Certificate from the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Membership/Fellowship Certificate from the Royal College of New Zealand Physicians and Surgeons Republic of Ireland Specialist Registration from the Medical Council of Ireland Exit Certificate from Joint Committee on Specialist Training Singapore (JCST) and Certificate of Specialist Accreditation from the Specialist |Accreditation Board Fellowship certificate approved by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa South Africa (CMSA) A Bevis om specialistkompetens som läkare utfärdat av socialstyrelsen (certificate of the right to use the title of specialist) Sweden issued by the Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare of Sweden). Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and/or United Kingdom on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC), Certificate of Completion of Training in General Practice (GD ) awarded by PMETB and Registration with the GMC as a GD United States of American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognized America Certificate 1.3. LICENSURE CONDITIONS For new specialist graduates of tier 2 and 3 who do not meet the experience requirements license will be issued only if there is supervision provided by a licensed physician in the same scope of practice and works at the same facility Length of supervision is determined by certificate tire and remaining period required to meet the specialist licensure category The supervisor should: 1. Establish a supervisory relationship and agree on expectations of both the physician and the supervisor 2. Undertake induction and orientation to the UAE practice environment 3. Observe and be observed in a clinical setting 4. Carry out peer review and audit 5. Monitor and review continuing professional development to meet renewal of licensure requirements 6. Assist in mediating any difficulties A supervisory progress report is to be provided every 3 months to the Health Regulation Department. At the end of the supervisory period a report of completion with recommendation is to be provided.
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