American University of Beirut

Electives and Selectives

​​​​​​​The Department of Ophthalmology offers clinical clerkships/selectives and specialty electives to medical students. It also offers clinical postgraduate training to MD graduates, including internship, residency and fellowship programs. The internship program is a one or two month rotation offered to categorical interns in other disciplines or to family medicine residents. The residency program is a three-year specialty training in ophthalmology, including rotations in cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics, pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology, vitreo-retinal, intra-ocular and refractive surgery. The residency training in ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education international (ACGMEi) and recognized by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). The primary part of the “Royal College of Ophthalmologists” examination can be taken at the beginning of the second year of residency, while the final part can be taken any time after that. The same recognition is also granted by the Arab Board of Ophthalmology under similar terms. In addition, a one-year medical retina fellowship is offered. This is a 12-month training with clinical exposure to a variety of pathologies of the posterior segment from diabetic retinopathy to age related macular degeneration, also comprising all posterior uveitic conditions.

Finally, the Department offers a Pre-Residency Research Fellowship. Twelve months are spent in actively contributing to and running the ongoing clinical research projects in the Department.

Application is available through the following link

For more information medical students are urged to contact Mr. Mahmoud Harb or to Mr. Mohamad Baytam

Post Graduate candidates are urged to contact our GME office ,or directly to Mr. Hussein Nabbouh

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