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Pre-Medical Tracks with a BS degree

 Al Kurah Main Campus (North Lebanon)
&
Achrafieh Campus (Beirut)

Introduction
The PRE-MEDICAL TRACKS at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) provide unique opportunities that allow interested and capable students to graduate with a BS degree in a health sciences major, in addition to completion of the pre-medical requirements needed for application to medical school.

The FHS PRE-MEDICAL TRACKS offer students pursuing admission into medical education (at the University of Balamand or similarly modeled programs at other universities) the advantage of multidisciplinary education. 

The PRE-MEDICAL TRACKS provide a strong academic foundation, and rigorous preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Graduates through these tracks should be equipped to compete effectively through admission processes into medical schools.

Throughout these tracks, while completing pre-medical requirements, students will acquire pertinent knowledge, develop problem solving and analytical skills, engage in critical thinking, gain leadership experience and participate in volunteer and community activities.

The PRE-MEDICAL TRACKS can be pursued at FHS either on the Main Campus of the University (Al Kurah) or in the Achrafieh Campus (Beirut) through the following majors:

  • Health Promotion Program
    (Main Campus & Achrafieh Campus)
  • Medical Laboratory Program
    (Achrafieh Campus)
  • Nutritional Sciences Program
    (Main Campus & Achrafieh Campus)
  • Public Health and Development Sciences Program
    (Main Campus & Achrafieh Campus)

    For more information, click here​ for the pre-med brochure

Program
Students considering admission into medical schools can complete their pre-medical requirements in three years, within the context of BS degrees in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Nutritional Sciences. Students enrolled in the BS degrees of Health Promotion and Public Health and Development Sciences require 4 years to complete pre-medical requirements.

The pre-medical requirements consist of courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Humanities and Social Sciences. Upon completion of these requirements, students are prepared to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).​


Admission
Students interested in applying to The PRE-MEDICAL TRACKS at FHS can apply to the Faculty in the Main Campus of the University (Al Kurah) or to the Achrafieh Campus (Beirut).

Students must have a strong academic record and meet University admission criteria in:

  • SAT
  • Secondary school grades
  • Class rank.

Students are eligible to apply for financial aid.



Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
The MCAT is a standardized, multiple - choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
(For details, please check the website of the Association of American Medical Colleges: www.aamc.org

In Lebanon the exam is currently offered at America- Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) - Beirut.
(For details, please check the website: www.amideast.org/Lebanon)

FHS PRE-MEDICAL TRACKS prepare students for the MCAT exam by:
  • Providing a strong and competitive academic foundation
  • Organizing training and practice sessions
  • Conducting exam trials

Contact Us
MAIN CAMPUS - AL KURAH
Ms. Lina Jaalouk
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Balamand
Deir El Balamand, Al Kurah, North Lebanon,
P.O. Box 100 Tripoli, Lebanon
Tel: +961-6-931 952/3 ext.: 5209
Fax: +961-6-931 952 ext.: 3975
Email: fhsinfo@balamand.edu.lb

ACHRAFIEH CAMPUS - BEIRUT
Ms. Abir AbdelRahman
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Balamand
Youssef Sursok Street, St. Georges Health Complex
P.O. Box 166378, Achrafieh, Beirut 11002807, Lebanon
Tel: +961-1-562 108/9
Fax: +961-1-562 110
Email: fhsinfo@balamand.edu.lb ​​​​​​​

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