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  • Useful definitions
    PQR: Healthcare Professionals Qualification Requirements. License: A permission granted by the Authority to practice a healthcare profession. Licensing Authority: A body in charge of granting, suspending, revoking, or limiting healthcare licenses and privileges. Primary Source Verification (PSV): A process of validating documents required for licensure from the issuing organization. Internship: A period of supervised clinical practice completed by graduates from Medicine and Dentistry programs to consolidate the knowledge gained during their study according to applied legislation in the country. Gap of Practice: A defined period of discontinuation of clinical experience/practice in the professional’s field of specialization post fulfilling the licensing requirements Credentialing: A process whereby a specific licensing title is assigned to a healthcare professional based on qualifications, training, experience, and current practice. Experience: Hands-on clinical experience gained by a licensed healthcare professional during a paid employment/contractual period for full daily working hours throughout the working days. This excludes volunteer jobs, Observership, or clinical attachment. Fitness to practice: A status where the healthcare professional consistently demonstrates appropriate professional conduct and behavior. Pertaining to the required skills and knowledge to practice without any impediments, i.e., physical or others. Accreditation: A formal system carried out by an official body authorized to evaluate and recognize the eligibility, quality of services, and competency of organizations or a person Continuing Medical Education (CME): General activities that provide vital information relevant to medical practice. These workshops, congress, e-courses etc. are based on effective educational principles that promote the attainment of efficient knowledge. Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Hands-on activities aimed to improve, maintain, and broaden the professional’s specialty knowledge necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties. These may be done by partaking in lectures, courses, and seminars.
  • What are the Examination Rules & Guidelines?
    Here are the important guidelines 1. Healthcare Professionals are required to pass the Authority’s examination to obtain a professional license in the UAE. 2. The mode of examination shall depend on the healthcare professional’s title and may include but not be limited to written, oral, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) etc. 3. All examinations will be conducted in English, and no translator is allowed to attend the oral examination. 4. Oral examination consists of a minimum of five (5) different scenarios/questions in areas related to the specialty or as deemed necessary by the examining panel. 5. The applicant is granted three (3) attempts to pass the examination across the Authorities. 6.The applicant may be granted one (1) last attempt in a different Authority after failing three (3) attempts with another Authority. 7. The applicant must declare the number of examination attempts he/she has undertaken across the Authorities. Authorities reserve the right to re-examine professionals when deemed necessary
  • What is Primary Source Verification?
    It is a process of verification of documents include but are not limited to educational qualification(s), experience certificate(s), professional license(s), and/or any other documents deemed necessary by the Authorities. The documents required for licensing shall be verified directly from the original or primary source.
  • How long does the dataflow process take?
    The entire process can be usually completed within 8 -10 weeks and may take longer as the candidate’s profile. Since, Dataflow is an independent company authorized to verify the documents, these timelines have to be kept in mind while processing your application for Licensure.
  • What if health professionals have a gap of practice or have discontinued practice?
    Healthcare professionals who have an interruption of clinical practice exceeding two (2) years and opting to be licensed in the UAE must follow the CME/CPD requirements below; this includes healthcare professionals providing telehealth services
  • What is a Good Standing Certificate? What is its validity?
    A certificate showing evidence that the healthcare professional is competent to practice the profession, has not been found guilty of professional misconduct and has no pending or previous disciplinary orders or criminal proceedings against them. A Good Standing Certificate is usually valid for six months. What is the validity of a Healthcare Professional License? The validity of each License issued is usually 12 months which means that the health professionals must renew their licenses annually.
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