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Medicine and Medical Sciences

Candidates are selected on the basis of academic record and personal characteristics as evaluated by the Admissions Committee chaired by the Dean. Attributes of importance include:

1. Academic Record

A. Bachelor’s degree or the equivalence of 3 years of higher educational studies in a recognized institution.

B. Completion of premedical requirements as follows:

  1. Biology/ Zoology/ Embryology/ Genetics with a laboratory component. 8 credits- minimum of 2 courses
  2. Chemistry (General- Organic- Inorganic) with laboratory components. 12 credits- minimum of 3 courses
  3. Physics/ Basic Electronics with laboratory components 8 credits- minimum of 2 courses
  4. Civilization Sequence. At least 6 credits.

C. Academic Performance

D. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores

E. English Language Competency

F. Computer Literacy

The Faculty is ready to offer, in cooperation with the Faculty of Sciences, an intensive remedial program oriented towards preparing students from different majors for admission. Within the same context, students of the pre-med program can major in either Biology or Chemistry if they wish to change after their Junior year.

2. Personal characteristics:

A. Communication capabilities, ability and potential to function as a team player.
B. Character, extracurricular interests and extent and diversity of experience.
C. Achievements in research projects and/or medically related topics.
D. Understanding of the profession of medicine and interest in a career within the context of this profession.

3. Admissions process:

The admissions process includes:

  1. Evaluation of a completed application to the Faculty.
  2. Evaluation of all required documentation including:
    • Official academic transcripts.
    • MCAT scores.
    • Three reference letters.
  3. A personal interview

Applicants would be ranked by the Admissions Committee in a transparent and structured manner and would be advised in writing of the result of the process.

 
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University of Balamand,
Balamand Al Kurah,
Lebanon

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