Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education

Dear Residents and Fellows,

Despite the turmoil that our beloved Lebanon is enduring and the hardships that each one of us is facing, 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 130 residents participate in our 17 LAU medical and surgical residency programs. GME also offers positions in seven different specialty fellowships, for eligible candidates who have completed their residency training.

During this exciting era, trainees will benefit from ongoing enhancements in facilities and resources: expansion of hospital-bed capacity, establishment of new departments, major restructuring and enlargement of the Emergency Room, and the addition of new, highly qualified full-time faculty members in medical and surgical specialties. Moreover, the main training campus at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital and our network of affiliated hospitals and dispensaries will soon be joined by an additional campus in Jounieh, the LAU Medical Center-St. John’s Hospital. Each of these developments expands the quality and breadth of residents’ and fellows’ training, with greater clinical exposure and hands-on experience, all under the supervision of our capable faculty physicians.

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 ACGME standards in six domains, namely patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning, system based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills.

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

Welcome aboard.

Rajaa Chatila, MD
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education