American University of Beirut

Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program

​The Department of Internal Medicine – Division of Hematology Oncology has a three year fellowship program starting at the level of PGY IV. Each candidate is required to have completed his/her residency in Internal Medicine. Non-AUB graduate applicants to the fellowship program should sit for an English proficiency examination. Interested applicants need to fill out an online application on the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website from mid -November to first of January and submit the required papers to the GME Office.

For more information on the specific programs, eligibility criteria and requirements, and applications, kindly visit the GME website Graduate Medical Education (GME) website.


The fellowship program is approved by the Ministry of Health and the Lebanese Order of Physicians. Fellows who successfully complete the three-year program can sit for certifying examination. Trainees who wish to stay less than three years and to complete their training abroad are required to get recommendations from the program director in order to get their subspecialty certification.


Program Content

  • Clinical: The fellowship program is a full-time clinical training with patient care responsibilities for 24 of 36 months. They are devoted in the diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic diseases and include hematologic malignancies as well as benign hematologic disorders. Six months are spent as vacations and elective rotations
  • Research: The fellowship training program provides research opportunities in cancer epidemiology and clinical and laboratory fields. Fellows have a 6 month period for research. During this period, fellows are expected to develop their own research projects with the assistance of a faculty staff as a sponsor. Also they can be involved in the already existing protocols designed by members of the division.

Rotation Assignment

​First Year
  • Half day clinic every week for outpatients (Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation)
    • Throughout the entire fellowship period
    • With an assigned faculty member through the entire training program
  • Outpatient clinic/research rotation - 2 months
  • Inpatient service (Hematology and Oncology including consultation) - 2 months
  • Elective - 1 month: Suggested rotations
    • Coagulation and Thrombosis
    • Blood bank, therapeutic pheresis, and peripheral stem cell collection
    • Hematopathology
    • GYN Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology
  • Vacation - 1 month

Second Year
  • Half day clinic every week for outpatients
  • Outpatient clinic/research rotation - 4 months
  • Inpatient service - 6 months
  • Elective - 1 month
  • Vacation -1 month

Third Year
  • Half day clinic every week for outpatients
  • Outpatient clinic/research rotation - 6 months
  • Inpatient service - 4 months
  • Elective - 1 month
  • Vacation -1 month


Research is part of the training of all postdoctoral fellows. Clinical investigation usually begins soon after the start of the fellowship and is pursued throughout the fellowship. Physician-trainees are required to participate in either clinical, epidemiologic, or laboratory research.

​ The fellow is advised to choose an area of research within the discipline of Hematology-Oncology. The fellow is strongly encouraged to use all of the human and material resources of the division. The fellow will have an advisor from the faculty who will guide the development of the fellow's program and will assume the major role in providing research training. The fellow will work closely with the advisor, but may also collaborate with other faculty members.

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