American University of Beirut

Residency Program

​​​​​​In June 2012, the Department of Emergency Medicine (ED) at AUBMC established its first properly supervised Emergency Medicine (EM) training program in Lebanon. The program is a four-year curriculum with five categorical positions offered on a yearly basis. 

The program ​prides itself in an array of resources which fosters academic excellence and guarantees a rich training experience. First, the ED at AUBMC is one of the busiest emergency departments in Lebanon seeing an annual volume of 56,000 patients. This in turn provides residents with the opportunity to be highly competent and efficient in the provision of simultaneous care to multiple acutely ill or injured patients across a broad range of ages and disease processes. Second, all core faculty are American Board of Emergency Medicine certified physicians. An inherent part of our faculty’s responsibility is to teach and supervise residents. During ED shifts, core faculty are expected to supervise all resident clinical activities, including patient encounters and procedures. Third, the ED has full-time, round-the-clock, attending level physician coverage by physicians trained in the treatment of all acute care illnesses from medical and surgical cases to pediatric and obstetrics acute care. Fourth, residents receive educational support through a four-hour weekly conference series which takes place every Wednesday, in addition to one mandatory weekly online educational hour. The conference series consists of core curriculum lectures, EKG sessions, simulation lab sessions (such as Ultrasound, Splinting, and Advanced Airway skills), case-based discussions, lectures by EM Faculty, and lectures by guest speakers on topics pertinent to Emergency Medicine. Fifth, residents are required to engage in one research project where they are taught how to come up with a clinical research idea, research the literature, write a proposal and IRB application, as well as data collection, analysis and manuscript write up. 

In the fall of 2015, the program earned its ACGME-I accreditation, and thus became the first Emergency Medicine Graduate Education Program in the country and one of a few in the region to receive this prestigious certification. Furthermore, the program was re-accredited following the most recent site visit in October 2017. The ACGME-I accreditation confirms that the program meets or exceeds the highest standards of a comprehensive, sophisticated and in-depth training experience that will graduate emergency physicians competent to work in any setting in the world. ​

​In a​ddition, the program earned its Arab Board Accreditation in the fall of 2015. This accreditation further confirms that the program endorses the highest standards of training and, at the same time, ensures better career prospects for EM graduates in the Gulf region. ​

EM Schedule

Check sample block diagram ​sample for each PGY level 

Application Process

Medical students/doctors interested in applying to our Emergency Medicine Residency program are highly encouraged to have completed at least one month of EM elective in the department before doing so. Click here​​ for more information on the application process.

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