School of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Admission Criteria

Starting next academic year 2022-2023, the Medical program at USEK will be structured according to the American Premed/Med system.

To that end, the admission rules and requirements to the BS in Fundamental Health Sciences and the General Medicine program (MD) have been changed as follows:

a) Starting Fall semester 2022-2023 (202310), the admission to the BS in Fundamental Health Sciences (FHS), Hybrid program, follows the below admission criteria:
  • Educational Background:
    1- Lebanese Baccalaureate LS or GS
    2- Freshman Sciences with Delf B2 or Remedial FRN140
    3- BT3 not applicable
  • SAT (English & Math) score ≥ 1100/1600 & DELF B2 or USEK Entrance Exams:
    1- English Entrance Exam:
    ≥70/100: No Remedial
    55-70/100: Remedial ENG140
    <55/100: Remedial ENG130 + ENG140
    2- French Entrance Exam:
    ≥10/20 (G10, G11) or DELF B2: No Remedial
    <10/20: Remedial FRN140
    3- Math Entrance Exam:
    ≥70/100: No Remedial
    <70/100: Remedial MAT110

N.B. The Medicine Competitive Exam to the BS in Health Fundamental Sciences has been terminated starting Fall 2022-2023.

b) The admission to the General Medicine program (MD) starts in the Fall semester 2025-2026 (202610) and is subject to a numerous clauses defined on a yearly basis.

There are two admission paths:

Path 1: Admission based on academic performance (MAAP), reserved for USEK students holding a BS in FHS, in Biology, or in Biochemistry only.

Eligibility requirements
  • Holding a BS in Fundamental Health Sciences, in Biology, or in Biochemistry with a minimum GPA of 90/A;
  • Having validated 100% of the BS courses at USEK;
  • Having validated the following courses (60 credits) at USEK with a minimum GPA of 87/A-.


MAAP required courses
Course Credits
General chemistry 3
Organic chemistry I 3
Organic chemistry II 3
 Physics I 3
 Physics II 3
 Mathematics 3
 Statistics 3
 Biology I 3
 Biology II 3
 Structural biochemistry 3
 Metabolic biochemistry 3
 Genetics 3
 Molecular biology 3
 Physiology 6
 Immunology 3
 Histology or Applied Cell Biology 3
 Human anatomy 3
 Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology 3
 Embryology 3

Admission requirements
  • Motivation letter;
  • Interview (Interviews are granted to selected applicants after the SMMS Admissions Committee has reviewed all completed applications and made its recommendations).


Path 2: Admission based on MCAT, open to all students.

Eligibility requirements
  • Holding any bachelor diploma with a min GPA of 80/B;
  • Having validated the following courses (40 credits) with a minimum GPA of 80/B;
  • Having passed the MCAT during the last 3 semesters prior to the application and obtained the required test score (which will be specified yearly).


Course Credits
 General chemistry 3
 Organic chemistry I 3
 Organic chemistry II 3
 Chemistry laboratory 1
 Physics I
3
 Physics II 3
 Physics laboratory 1
 Mathematics 3
 Statistics 3
 Biology I 3
 Biology II 3
 Biology laboratory 1
 Structural biochemistry 3
 Metabolic biochemistry 6
 Biochemistry lab 1
 Genetics 3


Admission requirements
  • Motivation letter;
  • Interview (Interviews are granted to selected applicants after the SMMS Admissions Committee has reviewed all completed applications and made its recommendations).
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