Residency Program

Hamad Medical Corporation Residency Programs Matching & Selection Process

Residency Intake for New Academic Year 2015-2016

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the largest governmental healthcare institution providing healthcare services to the community of Qatar. HMC is the first academic healthcare system in the region to achieve the prestigious international institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) on November 2012.

In addition 7 Residency Training Programs at HMC successfully achieved the international program accreditation by ACGME-I on July 2013 and currently there are more residency programs applying for accreditation and expected to achieve the international program accreditation by ACGME-I this year.

The Medical Education Department is pleased to announce that we will start receiving new applications applying for HMC Residency Training Programs for the new academic year 2015 - 2016 with effect from August 10th, 2014.

HMC Residency Training Programs academic year officially starts on July 1st from every year in alignment with ACGME-I standards.

Priority will be given to applicants who are recent medical graduates and those who completed their Internship within the last 3 years.

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 months of Rotating or Straight Internship (refer to FAQs for more details).

Eligible applicants should have passed USMLE Step 2 CK or IFOM-CSE exam and TOEFL or IELTS (academic level) at the time applying for the residency programs (please refer to FAQs for more details).

The Medical Education Department will only accept completed applications with examination results. Any incomplete application will not be accepted or considered for review. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.

All applications must be computer typed, any hand written applications will not be accepted.

Family and friends can submit applications on behalf of the candidate but applications must be completed and signed off personally by the applicants.

Any information provided MUST be accompanied with documented evidence or verification including all qualifications, clinical training and work experience provided in the CV.

Completed applications must include the below listed documents:

  • Updated CV
  • 8 Photos (Recent Passport Size with white background)                                                                 
  • Copy of passport including personal information page, issue date and expiry date.
  • Passport copy must be valid for at least six months before the expiry date.
  • For local candidates living in Qatar a copy of Residence Permit in Qatar is required.
  • Letter of Personal Intent (see FAQ for details) 
  • Copy of Medical Degree Certificate                                   
  • Copy of Internship Certificate 
  • Copy of Clinical Experience/House Officer
  • All USMLE Exam Results Step 1 and Step 2 CK
  • IFOM-CSE Results                                                                               
  • TOEFL or IELTS Results
Completed applications with required supporting documents must be delivered personally to GME Coordinators at the Medical Education Department or sent by express mail to the following mailing address:

Hamad Medical Corporation
Department of Medical Education
Al Rayyan Street
Doha, Qatar
P.O. Box: 3050
Tel.: 4439 1739/1736/1743/1733

Any application missing the above-listed documents will not be accepted or reviewed by the Medical Education Department.

Completed applications must be submitted to Medical Education Department before the closing date on November 30th, 2014 @ 15:00 hrs Doha local time.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to Qatar for Personal Interviews on January 2015.

HMC will help shortlisted applicants from abroad to obtain visit visa to Qatar.
Shortlisted applicants invited to Qatar for personal interviews will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses during the interviews.

Shortlisted applicants must provide valid passport copies for at least six months before the expiry date for visa purpose.

For further information about how to apply for the Residency Training Programs at HMC, please visit the Medical Education web page and read FAQs document before contacting the staff in Medical Education Department.