MD Program

Curricular Philosophy

Medical education is in the midst of a transformation, in response to the rapidly changing demands of the profession. To successfully train the next generation of physicians and scientists, medical schools will be compelled to address advancements in technology, the fast pace of discoveries, evolving economic and social systems, and even changes in students and patients themselves. During these turbulent times, the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine stands at the forefront of educational innovation and adaptive change in Lebanon.

The School of Medicine partners with its students, to equip them with the readiness to enter the field of medicine as knowledgeable, compassionate, and ethical health care professionals. Students at our medical school learn not just in the classroom or through patient encounters in classical rotations. Much more importantly, by taking part in an array of enriching experiences, they learn to appreciate values, understand patient’s rights, accept differences, coordinate healthcare delivery, work efficiently in a team, interpret critically medical information, manage patients’ conditions based on practice guidelines, and develop a community-based approach to promote health and wellness.

In its curriculum, the School of Medicine places equal value on knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The M.D. program utilizes new educational modalities that include simulation, small-group teaching, peer-assisted learning, flipped classroom education, and computer and internet-assisted learning, in addition to learning in the workplace and role modeling. These progressive modalities were designed into the program, to help students acquire the skills that are essential to critical thinking and independent life-long learning. The School of Medicine’s student-centered curriculum and resources, clinical experiences at its primary medical centers and affiliated hospitals, and its capable and dedicated faculty, together will ensure that each student graduates as a physician who is both a scholar and a healer.