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Postgraduate Medical Education

The Admissions Committee compiles a dossier of documents that constitute an application to the Faculty of Postgraduate Medical Education. To complete the dossier, applicants must submit the following to the Dean's Office at St. George Hospital, Beirut, or to the Office of Admission and Registration at the University of Balamand (Al-Kurah).

  • Three (3) recent passport - size photographs
  • A photocopy of the Identity Card or Passport 
  • A certified copy of the Baccalaureate II Certificate or its equivalent
  • A certified copy of the Medical Diploma and transcript of records
  • A copy of the Medical School Training Program and its description (for graduates of Foreign Medical schools)
  • Three letters of recommendation from three different Faculty members who worked with the applicant during his Internship year(s)
  • A Personal Statement (See application)

All applicants have to sit for a Qualifying Graduate Examination and an interview.
Applications are accepted as of February. When the required documents listed above are submitted, the Faculty Office will inform applicants of the date and venue of the qualifying graduate examination and required interview.
Applications are valid only for the academic year and the residency program to which they are being made. 
Applicants are informed of the Admission Committee's decision on the date announced by the Faculty Office.

About The Examination:
The exam covers the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and other areas relevant to provision of care under supervision.  Some of the test questions describe basic clinical situations and require that you provide the underlying mechanism of the disease and its diagnosis.
It also covers the Basic Sciences (Anatomy, Microbiology, Pathology, etc…). Questions commonly require examinees to apply basic science knowledge to clinical problems.
Applicants who pass the written examination will be interviewed by a special committee.

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