American Univesity of Beirut

AUB MD Graduates Admission Requirements to Residency Programs

​​​​​ ​​I. Eligibility Requirements:

AUB MD graduates can apply to GME residency programs at AUBMC if they :

  • Have passed the USMLE Step 1 or its equivalent the International Foundations of Medicine Basic Science Examination (IFOM BSE)
  • Have satisfactory completed the USMLE Step 2 CK or its equivalent the IFOM Clinical Science Examination (IFOM CSE)​


II. Examination Requirements & Dates:

​The below  examinations are required from AUB MD graduates applicants applying to the GME residency programs at AUB:​

1. Basic Science Examination: Applicants must show a level of proficiency in the Basic Science Examination by obtaining the minimum scores in any of the below exams:

Exam Minimum Required Score in Basic Science Examination Exam Registration
USMLE Step 1192
At Prometric Center

IFOM BSE

  • Equated Percent Correct Equivalent: 60

or

  • ​Old standard: 460



At Prometric Center

or

At AUB's GME Office​ after submitting the online application to the GME Programs before November 25, 2020.

* Notes:

  • The USMLE Step 1 and/or the IFOM BSE scores will be reported to the programs as pass/fail (i.e. no scores).
  • ​Applicants who wish to ​register at the GME Office for the IFOM BSE on December 5, 2020 need to:
    • Pass by the GME Office after submitting the online GME application
    • Bring two (2) passport size, colored photographs
    • Pay the non-refundable IFOM BSE fee of 50 USD paid in dollars at AUBMC Cashier's Office after getting the examination charge codes' paper from the GME Office. Please do not send cash in mail. If applicants can't pay by cash, please contact ​the GME Office to arrange for wire transfer.
    • Get the IFOM BSE registration slip(s) from the GME Office​​​
    • ​​Applicants will get detailed information on the examination venue and rules by e-mail at least 3 days before the exam.


2. Clinical Science Examination: Applicants must show a level of proficiency in the Clinical Science Examination by obtaining the minimum scores in any of the below exams:

Exam Minimum Score in Clinical Science Examination Exam Registration

USMLE Step 2 CK

209At Prometric Center

IFOM CSE

  • Equated Percent Correct Equivalent: 70​

or

  • ​Old standard: 590

At Prometric Center

or

At AUB's GME Office​ after submitting the online application to the GME Programs before November 25, 2019.​

* Notes:
  • ​The scores of the USMLE Step 2 CK and/or the IFOM CSE scores will be reported the programs.
  • ​Applicants ​​may sit for the IFOM CSE more than once a year as long as the exams are separated by a 4-month period.
  • Applicants with a competitive score on the IFOM CSE or USMLE Step 2 CK may be invited for an interview in one or two of the programs.
  • ​Applicants who wish to ​register at the GME Office for the IFOM CSE on December 12 or 13, 2020 need to​:
    • Pass by the GME Office after submitting the online GME application
    • Bring two (2) passport size, colored photographs
    • Pay the non-refundable IFOM CSE fee 75 USD paid in dollars at AUBMC Cashier's Office after getting the examination charge codes' paper from the GME Office. Please do not send cash in mail. If applicants can't pay by cash, please contact ​the GME Office to arrange for wire transfer.
    • Get the IFOM CSE registration slip(s) from the GME Office​​​
    • ​​Applicants will get detailed information on the examination venue and rules by e-mail at least 3 days before the exam.
​ 
Examination Dates:

Deadline for registration for the IFOM BSE & CSE at GME Office
Date of IFOM BSE Exam for AUB & Non-AUB MD Graduates
Date of IFOM CSE Exam for Non-AUB MD Graduates
Date of​ IFOM CSE for AUB MD Graduates
November 25, 2020
December 5, 2020​
December 12 & 13, 2020
December 19, 2020

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III. Online Application:

1. On Application & Required Documents:

Applicants wishing to apply to GME Residency Programs need to:​

  1. Access the application form (Application for Graduate Medical Education during the month of November from November 2nd, 2020 till November 25th, 2020)
  2. Fill the online application sections
  3. Upload the following documents to the online application and match them to the checklist at end of application by November 25, 2019.
    • Photocopy of ID 
    • Photocopy of passport
    • Photocopy of Social Security Number if the applicant is a US-Citizen/Green-Card Holder
    • Passport size photo
    • Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
    • Certified copy of the Medical Degree (MD) impressed with original University seal(s) or if not applicable a Dean's letter from the Medical School from which the applicant is enrolled
    • Certified copy of the medical school transcript of record
    • Certified copy of license to practice Medicine from the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (if applicable and required only from Lebanese citizens)
    • Official ECFMG score report of the USMLE Step 1 and/or USMLE Step 2 CK​ (if applicable)
    • Score report(s) of IFOM BSE and/or IFOM CSE (if applicable​)
  4. Application fees (L.L. 400,000) to be paid by credit card at the end of the online application
  5. Any required document not uploaded on the online application within the application period can be e-mailed the GME Office staff no later than January 10, 2021.
  6. Applicants applying with USMLE step 1 and/or Step 2 CK scores are required to request from ECFMG​ website the Official USMLE transcript to be sent to the GME Office address​ by filling out Form 172. The Official Transcript should be sent to the GME Office by January 10, 2021.
  7. Applicants are kindly asked to keep the original documents until asked by GME Office staff by e-mail to send them in person or by a delegate or by courier to the GME Office. Applicants are expected to abide by the deadline mentioned in the e-mail.
  8. ​Eligible applicants to the some of the residency programs such as Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Psychiatry will be asked for a personal statement describing their interest in the specialty and career plans. Such statements should be forwarded to the concerned programs upon request and not through the GME Office. Kindly do not upload the personal statements with the required documents on the Online Application; instead make sure to e-mail it to them once called for an interview.

​​2. On Application Choices:

  1. Programs will be blinded on the applicants' choices.
  2. Applicants have the choice to apply to 2 residency training  programs provided that they rank their choices. The ranking will be used in the matching process where the priority is for the first choice that will override the second choice (i.e. if an applicant is accepted in both choices, he/she will be automatically accepted in the 1st choice and dropped from the 2nd choice acceptance list).
  3. The GME office will not accept any changes in the application choices done after the submission of the online application.​

3. On Application Process:

  1. After submitting the online application and required papers, the GME Office will be reviewing the applicants' submitted information.
  2. The GME personnel will be contacting the applicants if additional documents are needed.
  3. ​​Applicants who didn't meet the GME eligibility requirements or have an incomplete application will be receiving an e-mail on the non-acceptance of their application. Application fees are non-refundable.​
  4. Applications of eligible applicants will be forwarded to the concerned program(s).
  5. Applicants may be invited for an interview in one or two programs.
  6. Several programs require additional clinical examination supervised by a faculty member (like OSCEs).
  7. Each program will announce the selection results to the applicants after the GME Committee approval.
  8. Accepted applicants who accept the offered position and sign the letter of intent but later decide not to join the GME Programs will not be eligible to apply to any GME Program at AUB in the future.
  9. All newly accepted international students to the residency program, must submit the equivalence of the Lebanese BaccII and authenticate their Medicine degree in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education before enrolling. This is important to ensure a smooth procedure when notarizing the residency diplomas at a later stage.  Clich HERE for information on General Education certificates equivalence (equivalence of the Lebanese BaccII ) and HERE for University certificates equivalences​ (MD).


IV. Deadlines:

Application deadlines ​and important dates for Academic Year 2021-2022 are:
Application Opens Application Deadline Latest Deadline to submit USMLE or English Proficiency Exam scores or any other pending application document
Decision Notification Date
November 2, 2020
November 25, 2020
January 10, 2021​
by end of April 2021

V. Important Dates:


Interview Period GME Orientation Week for New Residents (MANDATORY) Academic Year Starts
During the months of February & March 2021
June 08 to June 12, 2021
June 14, 2021

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​For further inquiries and clarifications, please check our FAQs​ and do not hesitate to contact us at the Office of Graduate Medical Education.​

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