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.
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.
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.
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.