All the surgical residents participate in the didactic curriculum established by the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE).
All junior surgical residents are enrolled in the ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum. Skills lab, including basic and advanced open and laparoscopic skills, are included in the curriculum.
All residents are required to take and maintain their BLS and ACLS certification offered at AUBMC. They are also required to take the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course, which is currently offered by AUB and the American College of Surgeons-Lebanon Chapter.
All surgical residents have memberships in societies or associations pertinent to their specialty of training: the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) for all General Surgery, Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery; the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) for Orthopedic Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) and the American Urological Association (AUA) for Urology residents.
Starting February 2011, the General Surgical residents were allowed to sit for the annual International American Board of Surgery In-training Exam (I-ABSITE).The General Surgery Residency program was accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), and general surgery residents will be eligible to sit for the FRCSI after they fulfill needed requirements. As of 2016, the General Surgery Residency program is accredited by the ACGME-I.
As of 2013, General Surgery graduates became eligible to sit for the European Board of General Surgery Certification exam.
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Exam
- Arab Board of Orthopedic Surgery Examination
- Laparoscopy Training Animal Lab workshops
- Basic and Advanced Laparoscopy Skills lab training sessions for residents (Weekly, every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm)
Clinical skills training sessions that provide the residents with hands-on training. The residents are trained under the supervision of 2 faculty moderators in surgical skills, including: knot-tying and suturing, basic and advanced laparoscopic skills based on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery curriculum.