I- Pre-doctoral medical studies:
Since 2003-2004, medical studies have been organized according to the ECTS European model, which divides university studies into three levels:
- The undergraduate Bachelors level, which usually requires six semesters students must register for 30 credits per semester.
- The graduate Masters level, which usually requires four semesters students must register for 30 credits per semester.
- The postgraduate Doctorate level, consisting of one year of non-resident studentship and another year of hospital training (in hospital services), paired with theoretical lessons and the preparation of a research dissertation.
II- Post-doctoral studies:
Post-doctoral education is organized by the CEPD (post-doctoral education committee). This ensures training in the different medical specialties in accordance with the provisions of Lebanese law, and it culminates in a diploma issued by the Faculty.
Students enroll after succeeding in a competitive examination process that takes into account the students pre-doctoral medical school grades, the exam that usually occurs in June of each year, and internship assessments.
Dr Elie NEMER