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Licensing Criteria
for Physician Sub-Specialty

Guidance aims to ensure consistency, fairness and proportionality in our approach to making decisions in licensing procedures

Sub-specialty clinical programs

Qualification/Certification:

  • Recognized sub-specialty titles as listed in the PQR
  • Recognized main specialty qualification as per the PQR followed by a 1 to 2 years recognized structured clinical hands-on training/ fellowship in accordance to the program standards.
  • Physicians with Board certifications shall deduct 1 year from the experience requirements
  • This criteria is applicable to all Clinical academic training programs in any country listed in the PQR

Experience Requirements for Sub-specialties Licensure

  • Experience shall counted after obtaining the sub-specialty training completion certificate
  • Non- UAE nationals must fulfill the experience requirements in their main specialty prior applying for sub-specialty titles.
  • Recognized sub-specialty qualifications shall follow the experience requirements
    • Current cases of UAE nationals applied for consultant posts till end of May 2020 and have obtained one year experience must obtain the consultant posts in their sub-specialty
    • Attached criteria shall be applied on all new applications submitted from June 2020.
Main Qualification Category
Experience
Clinical training/ fellowship Tier 1 country Clinical training/ fellowship Tier 2 country Clinical training/ fellowship Tier 3 country
Tier 1
Specialist
Consultant
No Experience 2 years
(No experience UAE nationals)
3 years
(2 years UAE nationals)
2 years 5 years
(3 years UAE nationals )
Not eligible
Tier 2
Specialist
Consultant
No Experience 2 years
(No experience UAE nationals)
3 years
(2 years UAE nationals)
2 years 5 years
(3 years UAE nationals )
Not eligible
Tier 3
Specialist
Consultant
No Experience 2 years
(No experience UAE nationals)
3 years
(2 years UAE nationals)
Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible

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