Visiting Programme
  • Introduction
  • Guidelines & Regulations
  • Application Form
  • Contact Details for Visiting Students

We are pleased to consider undergraduate medical students for electives at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) .

Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH)

Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, in partnership with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, will strive to assume a strong leadership role in academic excellence and maintain reputation as a Premier Referral Center for teaching, training, research and clinical care.

SQUH’s mission is to provide high quality teaching and training of students at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences in addition to offering general and distinguished specialized clinical services while adhering to continuing professional development for the staff. It also serves as a base for research and innovations in healthcare for the benefit of the community.

The Hospital is committed to provide compassionate, ethical, and accessible general and specialized tertiary care to the community with integrity, commitment and respect towards patients and their families. Furthermore, it seeks excellence through continual improvement in teaching, research, patient services and staff development. This shall be supported by effective process delivery and efficient resource utilization.


 The Student should note and obey the following:

1. The clinical elective programme in the College can accommodate a limited number of students and for a minimum of four weeks and maximum of eight weeks.

2. Applicants must be in the final clinical or clerkship year.

3. The Elective Programme is entirely educational and no salary is paid to the students.

4. The completed elective application form must reach the Clinical Elective Office at least six months prior to the proposed elective, but not more than nine months.

5. The proposed period of elective for each attachment must be clearly entered on the application form as well as the expected date of graduation and should be accompanied by;

i) Letter requesting elective attachment from the student's medical school to the Dean of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University / the Clinical Elective Coordinator

ii) A reference letter from one of the tutors from students medical school

iii) Curriculum Vitae

iv) Proof for Personal Health Insurance

6. Application will be processed upon receiving original documents only.

7. Students must make their own arrangements to obtain visit visa from the Oman Embassy or its representative office in their country.

8. The scheduled elective cannot be changed.

9. Elective training is offered without tuition fees but it is subject to changes at any time.

10. Students' accommodation is scarce and depends on its availability. If available, the accommodation will be offered for Rials Omani 120/-per month (approximately US$ 350.00).

11. The electives can be arranged in any of the following specialties depending on the availability of spaces:

Subspecialties of Medicine, Child Health, Family & Community Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology (only for female students), Anaesthesia, Clinical Biochemistry, Accident & Emergency, Human & Clinical Anatomy, Clinical & Biomedical Physics, Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, Haematology, Microbiology & Immunology, Ophthalmology, Oral Health, Pathology, Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Physiology and Radiology.

12. Clinical electives cannot be arranged during the months: May, June and July because of final examinations as well as due to shortage of staff, since most of the faculty members will be on their annual vacation.

13. Submitting an application does not necessarily mean the placement is guaranteed. It depends on the availability of spaces in concerned departments.


Incoming Electives
Please click here for Visiting Student Application Form

Completing the Application Form


Application will be processed only upon receiving original documents only. Please ensure to complete the Application Form in full detail:

  • Complete all personal details and ensure to affix a recent personal photograph.
  • Specify the hospital and number of rotations that are required for your elective.
  • List elective preferences in descending order of desirability ensuring that you include the proposed start and end dates for each rotation.
  • Sign and date the Elective Application Form.  
  • Ensure Section B is completed and signed by a physician.
  • Ensure Section C is completed by an authorized college representative at your home University.





Elective Application Form must be accompanied by:

  • Letter requesting elective attachment from the student's medical school to the Dean of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University I the Clinical Elective Coordinator.
  • A reference letter from one of the tutors from students medical school
  • An official transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof for Personal Health Insurance

    Completed application forms and enclosures should be posted to the Clinical Elective Office.

All application inquiries should be sent to:

Office of the Clinical Elective Programme
College of Medicine& Health Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
P.O.Box 35
P.C. 123, SQU
Al-Khod, Sultanate of Oman

Phone: +968 24143416
Fax: +968 24413300