The School of Medicine maintains administrative offices on two campuses: the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine located in Byblos and the Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital located in Achrafieh.
The Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
The LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine located in Byblos is no ordinary building. It is a state-of-the-art educational structure. It is designed to motivate students and promote learning as an activity, support collaborative as well as formal practice, provide a personalized and inclusive environment, and be flexible in the face of changing needs and educational trends. This is why the individual spaces are flexible, creative, supportive and enterprising.
The underlying concept behind the design is to build space around people rather than just technology. Fundamental human needs like comfort, natural light, good social ambiance, overall quality and window views take prominence. The modern design promotes access for all and is based around a central core, offering environments that are both self-regulating and allowing for ample natural light, which is maximized by the use of atria that create a noble, inspirational ambiance.
The building boasts world-class facilities supported by a range of technological solutions in the classroom and beyond, from video streaming/videoconferencing and digitized collections of microscope slides to a library that is primarily electronic.
From the very entrance, the building welcomes, impresses, and embodies the future. The use of space, light and architecture are coupled with touch panel information screens featuring institutional and course information for potential students, floor plans and promotional video displays for visitors, and key updates for students. A large plasma screen overlooking the entrance informs students of key events in the faculty calendar or activities for the day.
The interior of the medical school building is divided into teaching, research, and administrative spaces. A state of the art clinical simulation center enables students to learn and practice clinical technical skills.
The Lebanese American University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital
The LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital (LAUMC-RH) is a five-building 120 bed medical campus located in the heart of Beirut. It is the principal LAU-affiliated clinical teaching and research facility. LAUMC- RH was acquired by an LAU-affiliated corporate entity on June 30 2009, and is undergoing major restructuring and expansion to transform it into a comprehensive university hospital containing several centers of excellence.
By donning the white coat the medical students mark their entry into clinical rotations. They make an unspoken vow to put the interests of their patients before their own.
For more information, check out the LAU Medical Center–Rizk Hospital website.