BEIRUT ARAB UNIVERSITY-FACULTY OF MEDICINE

For around 20 years, MGH worked closely with Beirut Arab University faculty of Medicine (BAUFM) to support the delivery of quality education for both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents and fellows in many specialties. Twenty-eight physicians have so far graduated from MGH BAUFM medical training program in the specialties of Orthopedics, Urology, Anesthesia, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Neonatology, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology.

MGH has established an affiliation with BAUFM since year 2000. This affiliation aims mainly to provide clinical training for BAU medical students. It serves to ensure that future physicians have the capacity to deliver competent and compassionate patient care, by supporting them throughout their career development.

MGH and BAUFM developed a structured program to promote high quality and motivating learning environment for undergraduate medical students, interns, and residents. Senior medical students and interns were involved in clinical training during the first two years. Then in 2002, two residency-training programs, Urology and Orthopedic Surgery, were launched. In 2014, a new residency-training program in Anaesthesia was established, offering one residency position each year. Later on, MGH and BAUFM started joint fellowship training programs in two specialties in 2015, Neonatology and Pulmonary and Critical Care, and Gastroenterology specialty in 2016.

Thereafter, more BAUFM medical students and graduates joined MGH for their clinical training. In 2016, 70 undergraduate students were involved in clinical rotations in different specialties; Med 4 in Pediatrics, Med 5 in Cardiology, and Med 6 in Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery. At the same time, 21 interns carried out their internship practical medical trainings and 14 residents pursued their clinical rotations in different departments. One year later, in 2017, an additional fellowship program in Nephrology was established. In addition, the fellowship-training program in Hematology-oncology was started in 2018. The year 2019 witnessed the launching of several residency programs, namely, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Radiology, Laboratory Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The collaboration between the two institutions was reinforced in the beginning of the academic year 2019-2020, and this was reflected mainly in the number of trainees received at MGH. Currently, 110 undergraduate students rotate in various departments; Med 4 in Pediatrics, General Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology; Med 5 in Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Urology; Med 6 in Anaesthesia, Hematology-oncology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, and Gastroenterology. In addition, 33 interns have structured rotations in the departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, Surgery and subspecialties, and Internal Medicine and subspecialties. Moreover, 33 residents and fellows are completing their residency training in the departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Radiology, Laboratory Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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