Main Features of the MBBCh Curriculum

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The Faculty of Medicine at Beirut Arab University is pursuing higher quality in education, its programme follows the framework provided by the Basic Medical Education Global Standards of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) for Quality Improvement, 2015. The programme is of six years duration and have around 23-33 structured contact hours per week. The treatment of academic faculty and students is ensured to be irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status; it also provides all possible facilities to disabled persons.

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The curriculum is delivered in different settings that provide wide experience in simulation, hospital, and community based contexts. Core competencies essential for good medical practice guide the curriculum structure, organization, learning and teaching approaches, student assessment and programme evaluation. The organization of the curriculum allows maximum degree of horizontal integration across themes and vertical spiral integration within themes. The professional development longitudinal theme provides students with ethics, behavior, and culture needed for medical graduate.

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The learning environment is structured to allow more flexibility and choice in time, place and style of learning. Research based education starts as early as the first semester by introducing students to the importance and concept of medical research. The curriculum promotes a culture that recognizes teamwork, scientific enquiry and lifelong learning as essential elements in the effective learning and practice of medicine.

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The Faculty of Medicine, Beirut Arab University (FOM_BAU) was established in 1995. Its journey towards pursuing international standards in medical education is a continuous process of experiences, reflection, concept development, evaluation, improvement and change. The Faculty offers a Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.Ch). In addition, the Faculty provides Master and Doctorate Degrees in some Basic and Clinical Medical specialties. Moreover, 24 residency and fellowship programs run in collaboration with many affiliated hospitals in Lebanon. At present, 491 students are enrolled in the program and 805 already graduated.

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Prof. Najlaa Mashaal

    Prof. Najlaa Mashaal

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    BAU medicine accreditations
    The faculty adopted the international academic standards of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), and started to disseminate awareness about these standards among faculty members, students and employees. These Standards are acting through broad components in the structure, process and outcome of medical education in different areas.

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