Word from the Dean

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine (FM) at the Saint George University of Beirut (SGUB) is born out of the oldest standing hospital in Lebanon, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center (SGHUMC), established in 1878. The leadership of SGHUMC headed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut initiated the establishment of its own university and FM following its history of training of hundreds of medical students and junior doctors in partnership with prominent Lebanese Universities, only to reaffirm a long-standing tradition of excellence in medical practice and education within the region.
The nascent SGUB-FM has been founded on competency-based medical education framework coupled by an ongoing faculty development program utilizing evidence-based adult learning theories and complying with standards of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), aiming to get its accreditation through TEPDAD upon the graduation of its first class.
Our curriculum at the FM has been enriched by including clinical exposure and global health issues since year one to ensure a multi-disciplinary horizontal and vertical integration throughout the four years of medical school. This is targeted towards consequently equipping our future humanistic physicians with the necessary tools to succeed in international exams, join residency programs of their choice as well as thrive in their medical practice afterwards.
SGHUMC has been serving relentlessly its community and was able to stay faithful to its mission despite two world wars and all the Lebanese turmoil. I am, therefore, confident that our hospital and our nascent FM, shall prevail over the Beirut blast consequences and the current Lebanese socio-politico-economic crisis. Major efforts are being deployed in rebuilding, restructuring and modifying plans to ensure the matriculation of SGUB-FM’s first class, guided by His Eminence Archbishop Elias Audi’s words: "it is not by accident that we are in this part of the world, but a living witness to His Glory. We shall stay, serve and preserve unto the end by the Grace of God".
On behalf of the University and FM’s administration, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our Faculty, staff and students as we embark together on a vision to transform, innovate and empower.


Alexandre Nehme, MD, MBA
Dean, Faculty of Medicine Saint George University of Beirut


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