Lebanon (LeMSIC) - American University of Beirut Medical Center
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
7000
400
Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Nephrology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Urology
All year long
50 SCOPE STUDENTS
10 SCORE STUDENTS
3 meals per day
Nest student dormitories (sheets provided) or Student Housing
The IFMSA application form is not accepted by the university. A specific application form must be filled and submitted. The application form can be found in our exchange conditions under the special remarks of the Card of Documents section.
www.aub.edu.lb
LEOs
Charbel Elias
OVERVIEW
AUBMC is located in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The university is located on a hill in Ras Beirut with a view of the Mediterranean. AUBMC is in the vicinity of some of the liveliest areas in Beirut, where you will find a great deal of activities to keep you occupied.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

American missionaries in Lebanon and Syria asked Dr. Daniel Bliss to establish a college for higher learning that would include medical training. The college opened with its first class of 16 students on December 3, 1866 and has continually expanded since. On November 18, 1920, the name of the institution was changed from the Syrian Protestant College to the American University of Beirut. AUB has one main campus in Beirut with English as the language of instruction. 

AUB’s Faculty of Medicine (FM) is one of the most prominent and respected institutions in the Middle East. It has been accredited by several commissions and has established links and affiliations with several international institutions. Since its foundation in 1902, the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) has been one of the leading healthcare centers. Currently, it has a capactiy of over 350 beds. The AUBMC 2020 Vision is transforming medical education, research and medical care in the region, bringing them to new levels of excellence. With expansion plans outlined, AUBMC will be transformed to a medical complex with an over 600-bed capacity. 

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
AUBMC has 12 different projects for students to choose from.
BOARDING
Boarding consists of 3 free meals per day at the cafeteria of the hospital.
LODGING

An incoming is placed in a student dormitory within a walking distance from the hospital. Sheets are provided. There is a laundry room in the dorms. 

TRANSPORTATION
Since all of the hospitals are located in the Greater Beirut Area, the same information applies to all of them. As such, please check our NMO ExPlore page for information on this matter.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
A social program, conjoined with the office of international programs (OIP) runs all year long. We also have our own social program between July and August. Please check our NMO ExPlore page for information on this matter.
MUST SEE

Since all of the hospitals are located in the Greater Beirut Area, the same information applies to all of them. As such, please check our NMO ExPlore page for information on this matter. 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dress code: AUBMC policy: 

  • For men: Trousers with a button down shirt; neck ties are highly recommended; clean shaven or trimmed beard
  • For women: Dress or slacks/skirt and a blouse; clothing that is revealing is not acceptable (strapless dresses, low cut tops, short skirts)
  • For both men and women: T-shirts, sweat-shirts, or crop tops/low cut tops, polo shirts, tennis shoes are NOT acceptable

If you are going to be rotating in surgery or if you are in emergency medicine you can wear scrubs and running shoes.

Please bring your white coat, scrubs and stethoscope with you.