LU-FMS Graduate competencies

LU-FMS students should exhibit the following intended educational outcomes and competencies upon graduation in relation to:

  1. A medical doctor competent at a basic level:
    Competencies: Scholar and Scientist – Practitioner – Compassionate care provider – Decision maker – Communicator
    The graduate should be able to:
    1. Master the fundamentals of basic biomedical sciences.
    2. Master the fundamentals of interdisciplinary subjects, such as behavioral and social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, medical ethics.
    3. Be proficient in medical and clinical sciences.
    4. Be familiar with basic science techniques through laboratory training.
    5. Be competent in performing history-taking, physical examination, diagnostic reasoning, and treatment planning.
    6. Have an analytical mind and critical thinking.
    7. Be experienced in case discussions and problem solving.
    8. Be scientifically curious, proactive, and good decision makers.
    9. Be good communicator and team player
    10. Be ethical and compassionate care providers.
  2. A medical doctor with an appropriate foundation for future career in any branch of medicine:
    Competencies: Knowledgeable – Care Provider – Culturally Competent – Versatile – Comprehensive – Flexible
    The graduate should be able to:
    1. Have strong understanding of fundamental sciences in addition to acquiring diverse clinical and practical skills allowing them to provide a basic level of care in all medical fields.
    2. Have an adequate and diverse research repertoire allowing them to harbour a scientific mindset that values critical appraisal of evidence and the importance of evidence-based medicine in any medical practice.
    3. Be knowledgeable of the diverse methods and approaches applicable to different specialties within the medical field.
    4. Demonstrate flexibility in working across various environments, systems, and patient populations.
  3. A medical doctor capable of undertaking the roles of doctors as defined by the health sector:
    Competencies: Knowledgeable – Care provider – Collaborator – Holistically-driven
    The graduate should be able to:
    1. Identify the major pathologies in medical practice, knowing their physiopathology, clinical and paraclinical presentation.
    2. Order the needed paraclinical and clinical diagnostic tools to reach an accurate diagnosis.
    3. Coordinate, consult and be part of a multidisciplinary team to manage the simple and complex pathologies.
    4. Understand the health economics of the Lebanese health system and its difference to other medical system.
    5. Implement basic knowledge of microeconomics to establish and manage their own medical practice, clinic and revenues from different stake holders in the Lebanese Health sector.
  4. A medical doctor prepared and ready for postgraduate medical education.
    Competencies: Responsible for career path – Knowledgeable – Multilingual – Research-oriented – Professionalism – Community Leader – Scholar
    The graduate should be able to:
    1. Know the different requirements (on the university level and the governmental level ) for each medical and surgical sub specialty (i.e. : number of open positions each year, number of years of training necessary for licensing in Lebanon…).
    2. Be aware of the different national and international post graduate programs and their requirements.
    3. Be proficient in multiple languages allowing him opportunities in and outside of Lebanon for post graduate training (high number of our post graduates train in both French speaking (France , Belgium) and English speaking (UK , USA, Australia ) countries.
    4. Be well trained in a research and self-learning method of education as it is the basis for post graduate medical training.
    5. Show the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and knowledge of medical rules and laws as they will be closely in charge of treating patients.
    6. Show aptitude in being not only team member but also team leader with teaching skills of junior post graduates and undergraduate students.
  5. A medical doctor committed to life-long learning
    Competencies: Knowledgeable – Resourceful – Critical & Analytical Thinkers – Responsible for career path – Passionate – Mature and Reflective
    The graduate should be able to:
    1. Know how to run a comprehensive search of scientific and medical literature and remain updated on the latest advancements in medicine.
    2. Identify and profit from learning opportunities such as conferences, workshops and training sessions.
    3. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    4. Analyze complex medical information, evaluate evidence, and apply it in clinical practice.
    5. Understand the importance of and take responsibility for their educational journey beyond graduation.
    6. Demonstrate above all a passion for their medical career, have a curious, inquisitive mind and be pro-active in seeking new knowledge.
    7. Have the maturity and objectivity to engage in self-assessment and self-reflection, in order to identify areas for personal and professional development.
  6. Encompasses the health needs of the community, the needs of the health care delivery system and other aspects of social accountability.
    Competencies: Holistically-driven – Team player – Communicator – Collaborator – Socially responsible – Compassionate advocate, empathic and ethical
    The graduate should be able to:
    1. Have a good understanding of prevalent national and global health issues, epidemiology, and social determinants of health.
    2. Be knowledgeable in healthcare management and health policy and the evolving health challenges.
    3. Engage in interprofessional collaboration to address the clinical, biological, social and political factors that contribute to the health of communities, regions and nations.
    4. Advocate for and implement sustainable and cost-effective practices in healthcare settings.
    5. Focus on preventive care, health education, and community-based interventions in order to reduce the burden of disease and promote well-being.
    6. Take a positive interest in community health services, and activities that promote social justice.
    7. Embrace values such as justice, empathy, compassion and ethics in order to advocate for vulnerable populations and address health inequities.