After Hippocrates and Arab physicians such as Ar-Razi, Avicenna (Ibn Sina), Ibn an-Nafis and Rashiduddin As-Souri (who was named after the city of Tyre or Sour in Lebanon), the development of medical sciences went into a state of torpor that lasted for centuries. In recent history, however, medical sciences witnessed quantum leaps, overcoming many diseases and prolonging life expectancy by many years.
When the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Lebanese University was established in 1983, distinguished students from different social classes in Lebanon had the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality and study medicine. The branches of the Faculty of Medical Sciences were merged in 1996 forming a unit tasked with graduating the best physicians, who would be recognized at the local and global levels, and known for their top-notch scientific competencies, complete training and professional ethics.
The Faculty of Medical Sciences is aware that such a high level of medical practice cannot be achieved without focusing on medical research, workshops and conferences. The Faculty now comprises 1,509 students.
The Faculty of Medical Sciences grants the following degrees:
Doctor of Medicine;
Specialization certificate in the following majors:
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Head and Neck Surgery
- Anesthesia and Reanimation
- Internal Medicine
- Laboratory Medicine
- Hematology Oncology
- Infectious Diseases
- Pediatric Hematology Oncology
- Emergency Medicine
- Intensive Care Medicine
- Family Medicine.
University Diploma in:
- Hypertension and cardiovascular
- Clinical Management Principles of weapon-wounded patients
- Medical Research
- Ultrasonic techniques in Anesthesia and Reanimation
- University Diploma in Neuroscience (M1)
- Research University Master in Neuroscience (M2)