Observership

​​​​​​Requirements before admission

In order to apply for an elective resident rotation at AUBMC, applicants should:

  • be currently enrolled in a Residency or Fellowship training program
  • have the approval of their program director
  • submit a complete application at the GME Office at least three months prior to their elective start date Download Application

Elective Options

Residents can apply as "Observer Visiting Residents" or as "Visiting Residents" where:

  • Observer Visiting Resident may watch procedures, surgeries, patient histories and physicals. Observers may attend patient rounds, teaching conferences and utilize the medical library. Observers may not participate in any patient care activities. In essence, observers may not examine patients, scrub on surgical cases or write in medical records
  • Visiting Resident will function in the same capacity as the AUBMC resident
All elective residents can apply to “Observer Visiting Resident” status; whereas to be eligible for “Visiting Resident” status, elective residents have to obtain the minimum required scores in the below 3 examinations:
   
  • USMLE Step 2 CK (209) or its equivalent IFOM CSE (560)
  • USMLE Step 1 (192) or its equivalent IFOM BSE (460)
  • TOEFL (IBT:88, PBT: 573, CBT: 230) or Academic IELTS (7) within the past two years

Elective Programs

Visiting residents can participate in medical programs that are in progress. Special programs cannot be devised to suit special requirements by the resident or their sponsors.

​Abdominal Imaging

Ana​​tomic Pathology/Pathology

Anesthesiology

Cardiology

Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Clinical Neurophysiology: Neuromuscular Disorders

Clinical Pathology/ Laboratory Medicine

Dermatology

Diagnostic Radiology

Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology

General Surgery

Hematology-Oncology

Infectious Diseases

Mood Disorder

Multiple Sclerosis

Neonatology

Nephrology & Hypertension

Ne​urology

Neurosurgery

Nuclear Radiology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology: Medical Retina

Ophthalmology: Refractive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Intensive Care

Pediatric Neurology

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Psychiatry

Pulmonary & Critical Care

Radiation Oncology

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Rheumatology

Surgical Intensive Care & Trauma Surgery

Urology

Vascular Surgery​​


Elective Period

Elective rotations should:
   
  • fall within the duration of the resident/fellow’s training program
  • not be less than 4 weeks per academic year
  • not be more than three months per academic year

Application Documents

Elective residents should submit the following documents to the GME Office for approval:

  • Application​ for Visiting Resident Elective Rotation (Parts I and II filled and signed)
  • Completed immunization record (page 3 of the application)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopy of ID or Passport
  • Photocopy of medical diploma
  • Official medical school transcript of record
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • ​Non-refundable processing fee of L.L. 75,000 (US $ 50)
  • In case of acceptance, an additional elective fee of L.L. 100,000 will be incurred; L.L.75,000 of which is for the application fees and L.L. 25,000 is for the AUBnet account charges of ONE MONTH ONLY.
  • Evaluation form of the resident’s performance (if required by the resident’s training program)
  • Examination results (only required if applying as "Visiting Residents") of :
    • USMLE Step 1 (192) & USMLE Step 2 CK (209) or equivalent IFOM BSE (460) & IFOM CSE (560)
    • English Proficiency Language Exam: TOEFL (IBT:88, PBT: 573, CBT: 230) or IELTS (7) within the past two years

Status Notification

Participation in any elective rotation will be allowed on a space-available basis. Selection dates must have final approval from host department program director. The approval process takes approximately four to six weeks. The Office of Graduate Medical Education will notify the applicants by email if their request has been granted or rejected.​