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Message from the Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs

The clinical education program at the Lebanese American University School of Medicine aims at providing our students with an outstanding, solid and innovative exposure to clinical encounters, bridging the gap between simulation-based learning and factual experience, assuring continual professional development, and meeting emerging directives of medical education.

Medical students during their clinical years will not only experience usual patient encounters in classical rotations with traditional management, but much more importantly, they will learn to appreciate values, understand patient’s rights, accept differences, coordinate healthcare delivery, work efficiently in a team, interpret critically medical information, manage patients’ conditions based on practice guidelines and taking into consideration personal beliefs and social background, recognize the value of continuous self-improvement and learning in the practice of medicine, realize the importance of assuring continuity of care among different levels of healthcare, and develop a community-based approach to promote health and wellness as part of many other enriching experiences.

Our affiliated teaching hospitals, basically the University Medical Center - Rizk Hospital, will be true to partners in the academic enterprise, with academic support being a fundamental element of their vision and mission and with faculty members being involved in their operational decision-making. This interaction will provide clinical role models for our trainees. 


Sola Aoun Bahous, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs

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