Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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M.D. Admission Requirements

The LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine seeks students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to the values of the medical profession and to the values of our school as expressed in our mission.

Our educational program nurtures and develops these values and the competencies set in our curriculum. Our alumni have had great success in securing residency training positions and other postgraduate pursuits, and now carry on our school’s mission in Lebanon and around the globe.


The class starting Med I in September 2023 should expect graduation with an M.D. degree in 2027.

Admission to the school of medicine normally is based on a composite evaluation of the following criteria: 

  • Competitive overall grade average and GPA score on graduation with a bachelor’s degree,
  • Competitive grades on the Core Courses* in science,
  • Competitive scores on the MCAT examination (The MCAT may be taken twice only; the highest grades will be considered), and
  • Performance on the admission interview: Students with satisfactory academic achievements and MCAT scores will be selected for an interview.

Applicants may not take the Pass/No Pass (P/NP) option for any required premedical Core Courses, starting with the fall 2020 semester. Core Courses that were taken with the P/NP option in the spring or summer 2020 term, and elective courses taken with the P/NP option in any term, will be accepted with the application.  However, P/NP courses may not exceed 20% of the student’s bachelor’s degree total number of credits.

    Required Science Core Courses

  • BIO201 General Biology I (3 credits course and 1 credit lab, for LAU students)
  • BIO202 General Biology II (3 credits course and 1 credit lab, for LAU students)
  • CHM201 Chemical Principles (3 cr.)  [prerequisite: CHM101 or equivalent]
  • BIO321 Genetics (3 cr.)  [prerequisites: BIO201 and BIO202]
  • BCH301 Biochemistry (4 cr.)  [prerequisite: BIO201]
  • CHM311 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)  [prerequisite: CHM201]  
  • CHM312 Organic chemistry II (3 cr.)  [prerequisite: CHM311]
  • CHM313 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 cr.)  [pre- or co-requisite: CHM201]
  • CHM314 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1 cr.) [prerequisite: CHM311 and Lab. pre- or co-requisite: CHM312]
  • PHY301 Classical Physics for Life Sciences (3 cr.)  [prerequisite: MTH200]
  • PHY302 Classical Physics for Life Sciences Lab (1 cr.)  [pre- or co-requisite: PHY301]
  • PHY305 Modern Physics for Life Sciences (3 cr.)  [prerequisite: MTH200]
  • PHY306 Modern Physics for Life Sciences Lab (1 cr.) [pre- or co-requisite: PHY305]


Applicants are encouraged to APPLY ONLINE for streamlined processing.

To apply for the class entering in fall  2023, please select academic year  2023-2024. Applicants may upload supporting documents and may pay the application fee using the online system or the bank payment as per the instructions in the online application.

Dates to Remember

Application Deadline

  • Early Acceptances: To be considered for early acceptances, applications must be received by January 15,  2023. Early acceptances will be issued in February-March  2023. Students who were not selected for early acceptances and still qualify for interview, will be considered for regular acceptances.
  • Regular Acceptances: Applications must be received by March 31,  2023. Acceptances will normally be issued over the period of April to June  2023.

MCAT Scores

Applicants must sit for the MCAT before January 2023 to be considered for Early admission. For Regular admission, applicants must sit for the MCAT by end of March 2023, and scores should be submitted to the Admissions Office by the first week of May 2023. 

(Please select LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine as recipient of the MCAT scores).

Financial Aid Application Deadline

March 31, 2023

Class starting in Fall 2023

  • Orientation day: August 28, 2023
  • First day of classes: August 28, 2023

Please note that dates may be subject to change.


Interviews are granted to selected applicants after the School Admissions Committee has reviewed all completed applications and made its recommendations.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are offered to top-ranking accepted students who applied for early acceptance.

Tuition and Financial Aid (Student Loans)

Students enrolled in a given academic year pay the same yearly tuition fee for the four years of medical study. You may check this link for additional information.

Policy of Fair and Equal Treatment in Admissions

The LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine is fully committed to considering applications from prospective students in a consistent manner and without prejudice regardless of their nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability or social background.

The school of medicine has the responsibility of ensuring that its graduates meet standards of professional conduct and responsibility. Therefore, all candidates for admission are expected to be competitive in academic and personal dimensions and to meet the school’s Technical Standards (available on request).

Contact Us

For any inquiries regarding admissions, kindly contact us:

Telephone:  +961 9 547262, Ext: 2133
Fax: +961 9 546560

Winter office hours (September - May): From 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Summer office hours (June -August): From 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.