Accrediting the MD Programme in Sultan Qaboos University: Process, earned benefits, and lessons learned

Sulayma Albarwani, Muna Al-Saadoon, Omar Al-Rawas, Saif Al-Yaarubi, Rashid Al-Abri, Lamk Al-Lamki, Musbah Tanira*

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The MD Programme of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, has been accredited recently. The College has been preparing for this event for more than ten years and wishes to share its experience with other regional medical colleges. The process of accreditationper setook less than three years to complete and most of the time was spent to prepare for the process; to build-up capacity in addition to implementing curricular reforms and other requirements that were needed to comply with accreditation standards. In the end of this exercise, the College has earned many benefits as well as learned some lessons. This article describes the most notable activities and events and discusses how the College responded to the challenges posed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Professions Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Accreditation
  • MD Programme
  • Teaching facilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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