Graduate Medical Education


Residency and Fellowship Programs

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

Available Positions

Residency positions available for Academic Year 2023-2024 are shown below:

  1. Anesthesia (categorical track)*
  2. Dermatology categorical (first year spent as rotating PGYI in Internal Medicine)
  3. Diagnostic Imaging categorical track (first year spent as rotating PGYI in the departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery)
  4. Emergency Medicine (categorical & preliminary tracks) *
  5. Family Medicine (categorical track) *
  6. General Surgery (categorical & preliminary tracks)*
  7. Internal Medicine (categorical & preliminary tracks)*
  8. Neurology categorical (with first year spent as rotating PGYI in the department of Internal Medicine)
  9. Neurosurgery categorical (with first year spent as rotating PGYI in the Surgery department)
  10. Obstetrics & Gynecology (categorical)
  11. Ophthalmology categorical (with first year spent as Rotating PGYI in the departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics)
  12. Orthopedics categorical (with first year spent as rotating PGYI in Surgery)
  13. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (categorical track)*
  14. Pathology (categorical track) *
  15. Pediatrics (categorical track) *
  16. Psychiatry (categorical track-first year spent rotating PGYI in Internal Medicine)
  17. Urology categorical (with first year spent as rotating PGYI in the Surgery department)

*Categorical track leads to certification in the chosen specialty where the length of training depends on the specialty.

*Preliminary track and rotating year are a one-year track that doesn’t lead to certification in the specialty.

Fellowship (post-residency) positions are available in the following specialty areas:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Endocrinology
  3. Gastroenterology
  4. Hematology/Oncology
  5. Infectious Diseases
  6. Nephrology
  7. Pulmonary & Critical Care

Application Process

For residency and fellowship programs beginning in AY 2023-2024, the application period is November 6, 2023 through January 31, 2024.

GME applications (residency and fellowship) are posted on the MyEvaluation platform. Interested candidates should send an email to the GME Office  ( requesting to apply for LAU GME programs, mentioning in the email the date of birth and the fathers’ name.  You will receive the credentials to access the platform and an email from the platform within 4-5 working days.

Following online submission, candidates must submit official copies of the diploma and the transcript to the GME office located in the Sarraf Building Level 2, near the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in Achrafieh, Beirut. You may pass by from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Note that the GME office will be CLOSED from December 23, 2023 - January 1, 2024 (inclusive) for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. You may continue to upload your required documents during this period.

All submitted documents should be in English or a certified English translation of the original non-English document.

Eligibility, Requirements & Qualifying Examinations


All applicants to the GME programs should hold a Medical Diploma granted by an institution that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and acknowledged by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education.

Required Documents

GME applicants are required to submit the following:

Note: When uploading the above documents on the platform, you must rename the file you upload on with the following format: “First Name, Family Name- name of the required document”

The GME application fee:   

  1. To apply for only one choice: 75 USD
  2. For every additional choice (total of three): 25 USD   - Note: Lower chance of interviews might be granted to third choice applicants depending on program’s needs. 
  3. The fees should be paid through a bank transfer. Alternatively, you may pay in person at the Main Cashier of LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in Achrafieh; Please take a copy of the first page of your application (to show the number of choices), and provide your full name and LAU I.D. number received via email from the GME office.
  4. A soft copy of the completed, signed, stamped receipt should be forwarded by email to .     

Qualifying Examinations

All applicants must submit score reports of the following:

Note: The IFOM CSE/USMLE Step 2 scores will be considered as part of the applicant’s “Academic Performance”. The scores’ relative weight in the evaluation of the applicant may vary among specialty programs.

Required Proof of Proficiency in English

For graduates of non-American medical schools, score report of performance on one of the following English Language Proficiency examinations is requested. 

Qualifying examinations and minimum qualifying scores include any of the following:

Test Name Minimum passing score accepted
Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) 90
English Entrance Exam (EEE)* 123
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7
Duo Lingo 125
Occupational English Test (OET) 350 (Averaged score)

Applicants whose scores on the English tests fall below the scores mentioned above will not be accepted.

Candidates interested in taking the EEE should check the website  or contact the testing center for the available EEE dates.

The registration for the EEE is online.

Within 5-15 working days from the time you submit your online GME application on the My Evaluation platform along with the receipt of the application fee, you will receive an email from the admission office with credentials to LAU portal to register for the EEE.

NOTE: Those who apply for residency or fellowship positions beyond mid-December 2023 should sit for other English tests accepted by LAU rather than the LAU EEE.

Fellowship Application Requirements

Fellowship application requirements are identical to the residency application requirements delineated above.


Event Timeline
Opening of GME applications November 6, 2023
Deadline of GME applications  January 31, 2024
Call for interviews March 1- March 21, 2024
Interviews March 4 - March 29, 2024
Letters of acceptance and waiting list April 8 - April 26, 2024
Late acceptance (in case of withdrawal of an accepted candidate) & rejection letters May 2024
Orientation week June 3-7, 2024
Residency start date June 10, 2024