Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education

Welcome Message from the DIO

Dear Residents and Fellows,

Despite the turmoil that our country, the region and all of us have been facing, our solidarity boosted our resilience enabling us not only to overcome many of the hardships faced but also to continue diligently working towards several new goals and milestones. Every academic year brings with it exciting new experiences, the promise of renewal, and hope for a brighter future ahead.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and medical centers is in a period of rapid growth and development. Nearly 200 residents and fellows participate in our 24 LAU medical and surgical residency and fellowship programs

Our trainees benefit from ongoing enhancements in facilities and resources  at both LAU Medical Center Rizk and St. John Hospitals.  The establishment of new departments, major restructuring and enlargement of the Emergency Room, the addition of new, highly qualified full-time faculty members in medical and surgical specialties and the network of affiliations, make LAU a hub for the delivery of best medical education and training. 

Our mission at GME is to graduate skilled, professional and compassionate specialists committed to the delivery of excellent patient care while being socially responsible and cognizant of the context within which they are practicing. We are dedicated to providing our trainees with competency-based training based on ACGMEI standards in six domains, namely patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning, system based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills.  Having said that and knowing the importance of international accreditation, LAU SOM has embarked on the journey of attaining ACGMEI accreditation as of October 2023 and we look forward to having several residency programs accredited in the near future.

Thank you for joining us. We hope that the time you spend in our programs is enjoyable, productive, and fulfilling. We will make every effort to support you in achieving this worthy goal.

Welcome aboard.

Rajaa Chatila, MD, MHPE
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)