Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency

This is a joint PGY1 pharmacy residency program between the Lebanese American University (LAU) School of Pharmacy and LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.


The PGY1 pharmacy residency program will prepare pharmacists with advanced competencies in clinical practice, education, research and practice management, combined with the necessary professional and leadership skills to impact the profession of pharmacy.


The PGY1 pharmacy residency program will be recognized nationally and regionally for its excellence in developing highly-competent pharmacy professionals as appraised by their practice skills, scholarly pursuits and leadership in pharmacy.

Program Features

Practice and Training Site

LAU Medical Center–Rizk Hospital
Zahar Street, Achrafieh
Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: +961-1-200800

Site Special Features

Centrally located in the cosmopolitan district of Achrafieh in Beirut, Lebanon, LAUMC-Rizk Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for LAU’s schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing. Pharmacy practice faculty and preceptors at LAUMC-Rizk Hospital are actively engaged in distinct interprofessional collaborative practice model. The LAU School of Pharmacy is nationally and regionally recognized for its progressive pharmacy education, practice and research programs, and community engagement initiatives.

Residency Information

Duration: 12 months
Number of positions: 2
Starting date: July 1, 2020
Application deadline (for academic year 2020-2021): January 15, 2020

Residency Special Features

A joint program between LAU School of Pharmacy and LAUMC-Rizk Hospital that provides pharmacy residents with advanced hands-on experiences in clinical practice, education, and research, along with building professional, management and leadership skills. Examples of rotations include internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, anticoagulation, infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, hospital pharmacy administration, emergency medicine, and medication safety. Additional opportunities exist in the required participation in research, writing a clinical review, and contributing to pharmacy students’ education.

Fringe Benefits

The resident receives competitive stipend, sick leave, vacation and holidays, and professional travel reimbursement.



Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited program, licensed or eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in the country of Lebanon, interview.

Application materials: letter of intent (describing personal and professional goals and interest in program), curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (at least one letter from a clinical preceptor), academic transcripts, copy of Pharm.D. degree.

How to Apply

Submit all application materials electronically by March 15, 2019, to


Residency Program Director (and Program Contact)

Nibal R. Chamoun, Pharm.D., BCPS
Phone: + 961-9-547254, ext. 2407

Director of Pharmacy

Mirna Saad, Pharm.D.
Phone: +961-1-200800, ext. 5075