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Graduate Medical Education


General Information on Admission to GME Programs


GME applications (Residency & Fellowship) are posted on MyEvaluation platform. Interested candidates should contact (email) the GME office to get the credentials necessary to access the platform for the online submission of the application and required documents.

After the online submission, candidates need to submit the hard copy of the application together with the required documents to the GME office located at Sarraf Building, next to LAUMCRH.

Applications will be open as of November 29, 2019-January 31, 2020 for Residency and  Fellowship programs.

Residency Programs

LAU GME offers 17 residency programs including both categorical and preliminary tracks.

Eligibility, Requirements & Qualifying Examinations

The eligibility criteria and requirements for admission vary depending if the applicant is LAU or non-LAU graduate.


GME Applicants are required to submit:

Qualifying Examinations

For all graduates, score reports of the following:

Note: The IFOM BSE/USMLE step 2 scores will be considered as part of the “Academic Performance” in the evaluation of the residency application and according to a certain weighing factor, which may vary from one program to the other. 

Required English Examinations

For graduates from non-American medical schools, score reports of the English Language Proficiency examination.

Qualifying English Examinations

Graduates of medical schools who have obtained their medical degree from an approved medical school listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) are required and mandatory to sit for (1) an English proficiency examination (required if graduate from Non-English teaching medical school) .

English proficiency examination: one of the following

Following Application Submission

Upon submission of the applications to the GME office, the latter will wait for the results of the IFOM (in case no USMLE step 2 score was submitted) to forward the eligible applications to the concerned program(s).


Event Timeline
Accept GME applications As of November 29, 2019
Deadlines for GME applications submission January 31, 2020
IFOM & TOEFL exam results to be submitted February 10, 2020
Call for interviews February 24- March 9, 2020
Interviews conducted March 16 - March 31, 2020
Letters of acceptance and waiting list April 13 - April 30, 2020
Late acceptance (in case of withdrawal of an accepted candidate) & rejection letters May 2020
Contracts offered June 1, 2020
Orientation week June 1-5, 2020
Residency start date June 8, 2020

Fellowship Application Requirements

Same as Residency Application Requirements stated above.

Fellowship Programs available:

1. Cardiology

2. Endocrinology

3. Gastroenterology

4. Hematology/Oncology

5. Infectious Diseases

6. Nephrology

7. Pulmonary & Critical Care

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