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Apply to Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship Training


The GEOHealth-MENA program is offering two full scholarships for a clinical fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine to interested Medical Doctors, who have completed a residency in primary care (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Emergency Medicine).

The two-year fellowship program includes clinical training at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, in addition to a Master of Science in Epidemiology (with a focus on environmental and occupational health) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). The MS program in Epidemiology at FHS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Applications are open now for the Fall semester of AY 2024-2025. Accepted applicants shall start in August 2024.

Who can apply to the GEOHealth-MENA Fellowship Training Program?

For this cycle, the GEOHealth-MENA fellowship training opportunity is limited to one MD candidate from Lebanon and one MD candidate from Sudan for a start date of Fall 2024-2025.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for admission to the GEOHealth-MENA fellowship training program, a candidate must:

  • Have completed a residency in primary care (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Emergency Medicine)
  • Evidence of high interest in EOH
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving the minimum required score on either the University English Entrance Exam (EEE), TOEFL, or IELTS examination, as defined by the AUB University Graduate Catalogue.
  • No GRE is required
  • An interview in person will be undertaken by the graduate admissions committee for applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements

For more details, please refer to: Graduate Council Graduate Admission Requirements.

Please note that a passing score of 50 on the IFOM-NBME is a requirement for all fellowships at AUB unless the candidate has graduated from an AUB residency program. For more information on non-AUB residents admission requirements to fellowship programs, please visit the Non-AUB Residents Admission Requirements to Fellowship Programs page.

Program Requirements

The GEOHealth-MENA Fellowship Training program requires the completion of MS in Epidemiology coursework at FHS, in addition to a clinical training at AUBMC. Fellows will spend three months of their training at Yale University and the University of Iowa for advanced and relevant research training. For more information about the MS Epidemiology degree, click here.

Important Note

All students (Lebanese or non-Lebanese) must secure from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) - Equivalence Committee (English, Arabic) (Beirut, UNESCO Palace area), either the equivalence of their diplomas or the permission to enter the freshman class. The Equivalence Committee requires the students to have their official papers such as the original final high school or university grades and diplomas authenticated from countries where they studied: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lebanese Embassy. Failure to submit the equivalence/permission to the Office of Admissions by course registration date will result in registration hold and delay/refusal of the residency permits for non-Lebanese students.


The deadline to apply for Fall 2024-25 enrollment at AUB is March 14, 2024.


Applicants must apply for graduate admission through the AUB online graduate admissions portal.

  • General Requirements for Masters Admission to AUB
  • GEOHealth-MENA’s Application Requirements:
  • Interviews: Selected applicants may be invited for a video interview by the selection committee.

Applicants must be accepted by BOTH AUB graduate programs and GEOHealth-MENA admissions committees.


For questions regarding AUB and your application to the Faculty of Health Sciences, please check out the FAQ section on the GEOHealth-MENA Website and the AUB Graduate Admissions Website.

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