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 at the PGY-I level for Academic Year 2020-2021 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 General Surgery)
  4. Emergency Medicine (categorical track)*
  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 General Surgery)
  10. Obstetrics & Gynecology (categorical track)*
  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 General Surgery)
  13. Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (categorical track)*
  14. Pediatrics (categorical track)*
  15. Pathology (categorical track)*
  16. Psychiatry categorical track (first year spent as rotating PGYI in Internal Medicine)
  17. Urology categorical (with first year spent as rotating PGYI in General Surgery)

*Categorical track leads to certification in the chosen specialty. The length of residency training varies with the specialty.
*Preliminary track and rotating year are one-year tracks that do not lead to certification in the specialty. They are designed to provide a broad clinical experience that will serve as a foundation for further training in specialties requiring previous graduate medical education, such as Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Urology.

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 2020-2021, the application period is November 30, 2020 through February 15, 2021.

GME applications (residency and fellowship) are posted on the MyEvaluation platform. Interested candidates should contact the GME Office to obtain the credentials necessary to access the platform. Online submission of the application and required documents is made via the Onboarding & Credentialing Dashboard / Residency Application.

Following online submission, candidates must submit a hard copy of the application and official copies of the required documents to the GME office located in the Sarraf Building Level 1, near the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in Achrafieh, Beirut. In consideration of precautionary measures related to the coronavirus pandemic, if a lockdown is in place then hard copies (original documents and receipt) may be delivered after restrictions have been lifted. Applicants will be notified by email, of the dates when the GME Office will be staffed.

Note that any application document written in a language other than English must be accompanied by an acceptable original English translation performed by a qualified translator and certified by an appropriate authority.

Upon receipt and preliminary review of the application and documents, the GME Office will forward completed files to the director of the concerned program(s). Note that if no USMLE Step-2 score was submitted, the GME Office will await results of the IFOM CSE prior to forwarding the application.

Eligibility, Requirements & Qualifying Examinations


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

Required Documents

GME applicants are required to submit the following:

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 reports of an approved English-language proficiency examination should be submitted.

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

In consideration of current circumstances with respect to the pandemic, results of English proficiency exams will be accepted through March 31, 2021.

Fellowship Application Requirements

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


Event Timeline
Accept GME applications As of November 30, 2020
Deadlines for GME applications submission February 15, 2021
IFOM & TOEFL exam results to be submitted As of February 28, 2021
Call for interviews February 22- March 26, 2021
Interviews conducted March 8 - March 31, 2021
Letters of acceptance and waiting list April 15, 2021
Late acceptance (in case of withdrawal of an accepted candidate) & rejection letters May 2021
Contracts offered June 7, 2021
Orientation week June 1-4, 2021
Residency start date June 7, 2021