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Fellowship and Residency Research Program (FRRP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​It is a required component of the Fellowship and Residency program where categorical residents and clinical fellows are required to carry out one research project throughout their residency or fellowship period. 

FRRP P​ublications​

​​​​Target Audience​

Categorical residents and clinical fellows in the Faculty of Medicine​.


  • To provide residents and clinical fellows with a research experience:
    • From carrying out the Literature review till manuscript submission
    • ​Poster creation and presentation and/or oral presentation of their research work in the annual clinical research open
  • To connect residents and clinical fellows with advisors, who will supervise and evaluate their performance, which in turn allows them to develop long-term professional relationships
  • To offer research related sessions to residents and clinical fellows 
  • To develop a publication in a peer-reviewed journal

FRRP Process​

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​FRRP Portal

FRRP Portal ​where residents and fellows can log in using their AUB username and password to fill out the requirements and retrieve evaluations and feedback:
  • Interest Questionnaire and CITI certificate
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Proposal 
  • Exit Questionnaire

Clinical Research Portal at AUBMC

​Residents and Fellows can access the Clinical Research Portal at AUBMC​ to learn more about the projects that faculty members at AUBMC are working on.​

FRRP Forms

​2022/2023 lecture series

Session titleDateSpeaker
Formulating a research question Sep 08, 2022 at 1:00 pm Dr. Marlene Chakhtoura  
How to peer review Sep 22, 2022 at 1:00 pmDr. Martine Elbejjani
Effective literature search – basicSep 29, 2022 at 1:00 pmDr. Ola El Zein
Effective literature search – advanced Oct 06, 2022 at 1:00 pmDr. Ola El Zein
End Note: A reference managerOct 20, 2022 at 1:00 pmDr. Ola El Zein
Ethical considerations in clinical research Nov 03, 2022 at 1:00 pm Ms. Abeer Dakik 
How to write a research proposal  Nov 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm Dr. Martine Elbejjani 
Informed consent in human subject research Dec 01, 2022 at 1:00 pm Ms. Jamal El Eid
Introduction to systematic review and meta-analysis Dec 08, 2022 at 1:00 pm Dr. Elie Akl 
Study design: clinical trials + cohort Dec 22, 2022 at 1:00 pmDr. Martine Elbejjani 
Study design: case-control + cross-sectional studies Jan 12, 2023 at 1:00 pmDr. Martine Elbejjani 
Basics of statistics in medicine: data collection, cleaning and management, SPSS Jan 26, 2023 at 1:00pm Dr. Hani Tamim 
Descriptive data analysis Feb 16, 2023 at 1:00 pm  Dr. Hani Tamim 
Inference and measures of association: p-value, CI and different statistical tests Mar 02, 2023 at 1:00 pm Dr. Hani Tamim 
Manuscript writing Mar 16, 2023 at 1:00 pm Dr. Elie Akl 
Scientific publishing Mar 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm Mr. Khalil Kreidieh 
Poster preparation / presentation skills       Apr 06, 2023 at 1:00 pm Ms. Pamela Abi Khalil

​FRRP team members

FRRP director: Hani Tamim, PhD
FRRP coordinator: Aya Hammoud, MPH

Contact information
Ms. Aya Hammoud
Telephone: 961 1350000 ext. 8430

​​FRRP Committee Members

  • Dr. Mohamad Issam Khatib(Anesthesiology)
  • ​Dr. Mazen Kurban (Dermatology)
  • Dr. Roula Hourany (Diagnostic Radiology)
  • Dr. Afif Jean Mufarrij (Emergency Medicine)
  • Dr. Jumana Antoun (Family Medicine)
  • Dr​​. Marwan Refaat (Internal Medicine)
  • Dr. Johnny Salameh​​ (Neurology)
  • Dr. Nabil El Khoury (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Dr. Wajiha Kheir (Ophthalmology)
  • Dr. Rami Mahfouz (Pathology & Lab Medicine)
  • Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo (Pediatrics)         
  • Dr. Farid Talih (Psychiatry)
  • Dr. Bassem Youssef (Radiation Oncology)
  • Dr. Eman Sbaity (Surgery)
FRRP Archive

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