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1. Requirements

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:

Required core courses in science for pre-medical students:

Number Course Cr
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:

Number Course Cr
MTH200 Mathematics for Life Sciences 3
STA205 Biostatistics 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
BIO312 Microbiology Lab 1
BIO420 Virology and Immunology - Prerequisite: BIO201 3
BIO322 Genetics Lab (pre-or co-requisite: BIO321) 1

Recommended courses for pre-medical students:

Number Course Cr
CHM202 Analytical Chemistry - Prerequisites: CHM201 3
BIO410 Biotechnology - Prerequisite: BIO201 3
BIO331 Ecology - Prerequisites: BIO201 and BIO202 4


2. Application

To apply, please download the application form and follow the instructions included in it. Kindly download the PDF file on your computer to fill it out electronically.   

3. Dates to remember

Application Deadline:
Early Acceptances: January 15, 2018
Regular Acceptances: March 30, 2018
MCAT scores:  Applicants must sit for the MCAT before January 2018 to be considered for Early admission.  For Regular admission, applicants must sit for the MCAT by end of March 2018, and scores should be submitted to the Admissions Office by the first week of May 2018. Applicants taking the exam in April 2018 may be accommodated depending on the availability of places since the total enrollment in the School of Medicine is limited.
(Please select LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine as recipient of the MCAT scores ).
Financial Aid application deadline: March 31, 2018
For the class beginning in 2018:
Orientation day:  (Date to be confirmed)
First day of classes: (Date to be confirmed) August 27, 2018
Please note that above dates may be subject to change.

4. Interview

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.


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