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Dubai Residency Training Program

Registration is open from 1 - 31 March 2022

Click here to apply ​


  • About DRTP:

    The Medical Education & Research Department provides medical education, training, and professional research and development opportunities to health care professionals in the UAE. The Medical Education Section has established the Dubai Residency Training Program (DRTP) in 2006, the specific vision is to bridge the gap between university medical qualification and medical professional practices.

    The program provides a carefully designed learning platform where residents are trained and evaluated continuously for the development of their skills. In addition, residents are able to progress consistently in their responsibilities and independent practice in accordance with their level of knowledge and personal well-being under the guidance of health care consultants with high qualifications and experience.​


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be graduates from Medical schools listed with WHO (https://imed.faimer.org/- https://search.wdoms.org/).
  • A recognized Internship Program of minimum one-year duration, subject to it being after the completion of the Bachelor’s Degree, without any abruption in the duration.
  • Duration between Bachelors & Internship until DRTP application should not exceed 5 & 4 years respectively.
  • English language Proficiency Certificate (TOEFL= 550 or above / IELTS Academic = 6 or above/ OET= 300 (C+)).
  • Attestation of Medical Degree & Internship Certificates for those issued outside UAE is to be undertaken from:
  • UAE Embassy of the issuing country.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE.
  • Certificate of Equivalence from Ministry of Education UAE (MOE).
  • Primary Source Verification (PSV) Report for all certificates (https://dha.dfgateway.com/).
  • Successfully passing the Emirates Medical Residency Entrance Examination (EMREE) conducted by College of Medicine & Health Sciences (CMHS) at UAE University, Al Ain – UAE, prior to initiating application with DRTP. (The only exam accepted to apply for Residency in UAE, For more details, please visit https://fmhsmeb.uaeu.ac.ae/ and Email: cmhsmeb@uaeu.ac.ae)
  • Candidates should not have been out of clinical practice for more than 12 months at any point (Excluding the national service for locals or interruption due to Covid-19).


Acceptance Criteria

  • Priority for UAE Nationals in all specialties.
  • EMREE result, GPA and English Exam will be part of the registration and acceptance criteria.
  • Obtaining a high score in Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) and Specialty Interview is an essential factor for the shortlisting process
  • Some specialties may be offered to Non-UAE Nationals as a second choice in line with the criteria ascertained by the evaluation committee.


Specialties Offered

  • Family Medicine (UAE Nationals Only)
  • Dermatology (UAE Nationals Only)
  • Dental residency program (UAE Nationals Only)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Anesthesia
  • ENT
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic & Trauma Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Urology
  • Radiology 






DRTP Contact Information:

Email: DRTP@dha.gov.ae

Contact no.: 04-2191158 / 04- 2198774 / 04-2191791

Monday to Thursday 08:00 am to 03:30 pm/ Friday 08:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Medical Education and Research Department – Dubai Health Authority     https://goo.gl/maps/HBHkrBtqWQVFEPAC6



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