The LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine seeks students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to the values of the medical profession and to the values of our school as expressed in our mission.
Our educational program nurtures and develops these values and the competencies set in our curriculum. Our alumni have had great success in securing residency training positions and other postgraduate pursuits, and now carry on our school’s mission in Lebanon and around the globe.
The class starting Med I in September 2023 should expect graduation with an M.D. in 2027.
Admission to the school of medicine normally is based on a composite evaluation of the following criteria: (
- Competitive overall grade average and GPA score on graduation with a bachelor’s degree,
- Competitive grades on the Core Courses* in science,
- Competitive scores on the MCAT* examination (The MCAT may be taken twice only; the highest grades will be considered), and
- Performance on the admission interview: Students with satisfactory academic achievements and MCAT scores will be selected for an interview.
* Following the suspension of the MCAT administration in Lebanon by the AAMC due to the Covid pandemic, the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine waived the MCAT score in the selection for the classes to begin Med I in the fall of 2021, and in the fall of 2022. The school has used the scores of the cumulative GPA, the core GPA, and interviews in making decisions for admission.
*For selection of the class to begin Med I in the fall of 2023: The AAMC has announced the resumption of MCAT administration in Lebanon. Therefore, the MCAT will be required for admission to the school of medicine for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle (class beginning Med I in September, 2023). Admission will be based on composite evaluation of the overall GPA, core GPA, MCAT, and interview scores as noted above.
*Applicants may not take the Pass/No Pass (P/NP) option for any required premedical Core Courses, starting with the fall 2020 semester. Core Courses that were taken with the P/NP option in the spring or summer 2020 term, and elective courses taken with the P/NP option in any term, will be accepted with the application. However, P/NP courses may not exceed 20% of the student’s bachelor’s degree total number of credits.
Required Science Core Courses
|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 should APPLY ONLINE.
To apply for the class entering in fall 2023, please select academic year 2023-2024. Applicants may upload supporting documents and may pay the application fee using the online system or the bank payment as per the instructions in the online application.
Dates to Remember
Early Acceptances: To be considered for early acceptances, applications must be received by January 15, 2023. Early acceptances will be issued in February-March 2023. Students who were not selected for early acceptances and still qualify for interview, will be considered for regular acceptances.
Regular Acceptances: Applications must be received by March 31, 2023. Acceptances will normally be issued over the period of April to June 2023.
MCAT scores: Applicants must sit for the MCAT before January 2023 to be considered for Early admission. For Regular admission, applicants must sit for the MCAT by end of March 2023, and scores should be submitted to the Admissions Office by the first week of May 2023.
(Please select LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine as recipient of the MCAT scores ).
*Scores must be received by March 31, 2023, for Fall 2023 applications.
Financial Aid Application Deadline
March 31, 2023.
Class starting in Fall 2023
- Orientation day: August 28, 2023.
- First day of classes: August 28, 2022.
Please note that dates may be subject to change.
Interviews are granted to selected applicants after the School Admissions Committee has reviewed all completed applications and made its recommendations.
Merit scholarships are offered to top-ranking accepted students who applied for early acceptance.
Tuition and Financial Aid (Student Loans)
Students enrolled in a given academic year pay the same yearly tuition fee for the four years of medical study. You may check this link for additional information.
Policy of Fair and Equal Treatment in Admissions
The LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine is fully committed to considering applications from prospective students in a consistent manner and without prejudice regardless of their nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability or social background.
The school of medicine has the responsibility of ensuring that its graduates meet standards of professional conduct and responsibility. Therefore, all candidates for admission are expected to be competitive in academic and personal dimensions and to meet the school’s Technical Standards.