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Special Article
January 1, 2005

Surgery in Oman

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

Arch Surg. 2005;140(1):21-25. doi:10.1001/archsurg.140.1.21

During the past 3 decades, Oman (a sultanate), a country with deep-rooted history, culture, and traditions, has undergone a remarkable transformation and modernization in all fields, including education and health care. It has progressively established a nationwide network of modern health services that are accessible even at the village level and have ranked Oman with the developed world. More than 300 surgeons provide a full range of surgical services for a population of 2.5 million. Medical education is firmly established, and accredited surgical residency training has assumed increasing importance during the past decade. Given the sustained growth and dynamic planning, the surgical services will continue to develop, with Omani surgeons playing an increasing role in the future.