Current Students

​​​​​Courses and Clerkships

All the following courses, except those listed as electives, are required of students working toward the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The electives designated may be chosen with the consent of the instructor. Detailed course descriptions are available under individual departments.

Check the Catalogue​ (pages 490 to 496)​​​

​Clerkships Program

​Orientations

Medicine Year I Orientation

The Office of Medical Student Affairs hosts an orientation session to welcome all upcoming medical students to the Faculty of Medicine. The purpose of this orientation is to mark the start of the academic year and to orient the new students to the major tasks ahead of them. In addition, they will get to know more about the campus, Faculty, meet classmates and deans and have a comprehensive view about the schedule of the year. The Office of Medical Student Affairs aims to support all students to be more comfortable in their new environment.​

Medicine Year III Orientation

The Office of Medical Student Affairs hosts an orientation session for the medicine students starting a new juncture or transitional period at year three of medicine. This orientation aims to welcome the medical students to clinical years of medicine where they will truly begin applying their knowledge to patients. The orientation covers both clinical and administrative topics required prior to the start of clerkships. Thus, the attendance of such orientation is mandatory. ​

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AUB Electives

The Intramural Elective Form

The ​Elective Evaluation Form​

Departme​​nt What is the number of students that can be accepted for electives at any given time? How much time before the desired rotation should the application be submitted? The name of the Faculty Member in charge of electives What is the maximum number of weeks to spend at the elective rotation? What is the minimum number of weeks to spend at the elective rotation? Is there a particular application form to be used?
Anesthesiology21 monthDr. Aliyyah Dabbous ​4 weeks2 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Dermatology4-63-6 monthsDr. Mazen Kurban2 months4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Diagnostic Radiology4-52 monthsDr. Ali Haydar4 weeksThree weeksIntramural Elective Form
Emergency Medicine81 monthDr. Nicholas Batley8 weeks3 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Family Medicine2April-MayDr. Umayya Musharafieh8 weeks3 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Human Morphology3-41 monthChairperson8-9 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine33 monthsDr. Zeina Kanafani4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (OPD)24 monthsDr. Mahmoud Shoucair4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (5 south)24 monthsDr. Ali Taher4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (Nephrology)31 monthDr. Walid Medawar4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (Hematology-Oncology)24 monthsDr. Ali Taher4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)23-4 monthsDr. Imad Uthman4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)2 & residents3 monthsDr. Kassem Barada4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology)33 monthsDr. Mona Nasrallah8 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (Neurology)1-23 monthsDr. Samir Atweh4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Internal Medicine (Cardiology)26 monthsDr. Antoine Abchi4 weeks2 weeks
Intramural Elective Form

Microbiology & Immunology2Oct. & Nov.Dr. Alex Abdelnoor 4 weeks4 weeks
Intramural Elective Form
Obstetrics & Gynecology31 monthDr. Joseph Nassif2 weeks2 weeksDept. website
Ophthalmology22 monthsDr. Haytham Salti4 weeks2 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Otolaryngology & HNS23 months at leastDr. Marc Bassim4 weeks2 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Pathology and Labortaory Medicine1One monthDr. Rami Mahfouz4 weeks2 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Pediatrics13 months Dr. Nadine Yazbeck4 weeks2 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Pharmacology11 monthDr. Ramzi Sabra4 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Physiology3-41 monthDr. Elie El Chaer8-9 weeksFour weeksIntramural Elective Form
Psychiatry23 monthsDr. Farid Talih8 weeks4 weeksCV, letter of intent
Radiation Oncology22 monthsDr. Fady Geara8 weeks2 weeksIntramural Elective Form
Surgery61 monthDr. Walid Faraj8 weeks4 weeksIntramural Elective Form

International Electives

Over the last 10-15 years, the Faculty of Medicine at the American University has been in connection with several US and other universities and medical centers through affiliations and agreements regarding academic collaboration in student exchange (see list below). These agreements tremendously increased in number in the last seven years, and are governed by mutually signed Memoranda of Understandings and affiliation agreements. The conditions and terms vary from one institution to another. Some of them offer non-tuition based rotations to AUB students with lodging and boarding on students’ expense, while others are tuition-based rotations and the students pay these fees. ​


Here are some of the Affiliated Universities visited by AUB medical students lately:

  • George Washington University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Massachusetts 
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Trinity College at Dublin​


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