For the class beginning medicine in 2018 (M.D. expected in 2022):
Admission to the LAU School of Medicine will be based on composite evaluation of the following:
- Competitive overall grade average and GPA score on graduation (bachelor’s degree in science or art, B.S./B.A.).
- Overall average on the required core courses in science (34 credits) (see below).
- Competitive scores on the MCAT examination (The MCAT test may be taken twice only).
- Performance in the admission interview.
Required core courses in science for pre-medical students:
|BIO201||General Biology I||4|
|BIO202||General Biology II - Prerequisite: BIO201||4|
|CHM201||Chemical Principles - Prerequisite: CHM101 or equivalent||3|
|BIO321||Genetics - Prerequisites: BIO201 and BIO202||3|
|BCH301||Biochemistry - Prerequisite: BIO201||4|
|CHM311||Organic Chemistry I - Prerequisite: CHM201||3|
|CHM312||Organic chemistry II - Prerequisite: CHM311||3|
|CHM313||Organic Chemistry I Lab - Pre-or co-requisite: CHM311||1|
|CHM314||Organic Chemistry II Lab - Prerequisite: CHM311 and Lab.Pre-or co-requisite: CHM312.||1|
|PHY301||Classical Physics for Life Sciences - Prerequisite: MTH 200.||3|
|PHY302||Classical Physics for Life Sciences Lab - Pre-or co-requisite: PHY301||1|
|PHY305||Modern Physics for Life Sciences - Prerequisite: MTH 200||3|
|PHY306||Modern Physics for Life Sciences Lab - Pre- or co-requisite: PHY305||1|
Applicants may miss one of the above-listed Physics courses and one of the Organic Chemistry courses with their respective Labs and still be considered for admission.
Strongly recommended courses for pre-medical students:
|MTH200||Mathematics for Life Sciences||3|
|BIO343||Anatomy and Physiology - Prerequisite: BIO201||3|
|BIO344||Anatomy and Physiology Lab - Prerequisite: BIO201 , Pre or co-requisite BIO343||1|
|BIO401||Developmental Biology - Prerequisites: BCH301 and BIO321||4|
|BIO311||Microbiology - Prerequisite: BIO201||3|
|BIO420||Virology and Immunology - Prerequisite: BIO201||3|
|BIO322||Genetics Lab (pre-or co-requisite: BIO321)||1|
Recommended courses for pre-medical students:
|CHM202||Analytical Chemistry - Prerequisites: CHM201||3|
|BIO410||Biotechnology - Prerequisite: BIO201||3|
|BIO331||Ecology - Prerequisites: BIO201 and BIO202||4|
To apply, please download the application form and follow the instructions included in it.
3. Dates to remember
Appointments for interviews are given after members of the LAU School of Medicine Admissions Committee review all completed applications, and based on the review result, an applicant may be invited to the school for an interview.
5. Contact us
For any inquiries regarding admissions, kindly contact us:
Telephone: +961 9 547262, Ext: 2133
Fax: +961 9 546560
Winter office hours (September - May): From 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Summer office hours (June -August ): From 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Tuition and financial aid (student loans)
For 2017-2018, the yearly tuition fee is USD$ 31,650. Students enrolled in a certain academic year will pay the same yearly tuition fee for the four years of medical study.
A financial aid program is available for students. Prospective students who wish to apply for financial aid can apply on-line https://admissions.lau.edu.lb/aid/. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office - Byblos Campus https://admissions.lau.edu.lb/aid/contact.php.