American University of Beirut

Department of Family Medicine

Interim Chair:Musharrafieh, Umayya
Professors: Musharrafieh, Umayya; Saab, Bassem; Usta, Jinan
Associate Professors: Antoun, Jumana; Mufarrij, Afif
Assistant Professors:Assaf, Georges; Khater, Beatrice; Rahme-Ballan, Diana; Romani, Maya; Osman, Mona; Sakr, Carine; Shararah, Nabil; Zahran, Tharwat
Instructors:Khaddaj, Wajdi; Khattar, Joe; Makarem, Nisrine; Makarem, Nisrine; Moukheiber, Sami; Naous, Jihane; Razzouk, Jibrayil
Clinical Associates: Badr, Samia; Chalhoub, Wissam; El Ashkar, Khalil; Hleis, Sani; Lakkis, Najla; Maalouf, Grace; Makhlouf-Akel, Madeleine; Rahimi, Rose Maria; Sarkis Habib Ishak, Hala; Zeidan, Randa

The Department of Family Medicine offers a clinical clerkship and specialty electives to fourth year medical students. It also offers a postgraduate training program to physicians at the end of which they are eligible to sit for the Arab Board of Family Medicine.

Residency Program​

The Department of Family Medicine offers a three-year training program. Residents who like to sit for the Arab Board will have an extra year. The goal of training is to produce competent, community-oriented family physicians capable of providing high-quality care to their patients. The program consists of rotations in the different clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine, as well as ambulatory primary health care experience in the Family Medicine Clinics, emergency services at AUBMC, and satellite centers. All residents are required to sit for the In-training Examination of the American Board of Family Medicine during the first three years.


Teaching Activities

The department holds topic conferences, core content lectures, journal clubs, morning reports, research forums, patients from our practice, practice management, guest lectures, and workshops.

Family Medicine Added Qualifications Fellowships

The Department of Family Medicine has established three new fellowships. “The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship”, “The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship”, and “Geriatric Medicine fellowship”.

University Health Services (UHS)

The Department of Family Medicine is responsible for providing comprehensive primary care services to the AUB community including students, faculty, staff and their dependents at the Family Medicine Clinics and Advancing Research Enabling Communities Center AREC (Bekaa) rural clinic.

Employee Health

The Department offers Employee Health services to the University including the
Medical Center.

Faculty Development

The Department provides faculty development courses to primary care physicians from Lebanon and the region. Subjects covered include Integrative Health, Evidence Based Practice, Health Information Systems, Communication Skills, Primary Care Centers Practice Management, Employee Health and Travel Medicine.

Satellite Clinics

The Department of Family Medicine assists various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), governmental and private organizations in managing their primary care clinics. It is currently sending residents to four different community-based NGO clinics.

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