The Makassed mission aimed at ensuring complete and advanced health care for our Islamic society prompted the Makassed Association and a hospital to establish a complete and integrated educational program to train doctors who have completed the sixth year of general medicine specialization in local and international universities for training in various levels and medical medicine.

Academic Training Programs

Makassed General Hospital is a training center that cooperates with universities and institutions in Lebanon (internship),   as from the academic year 2000 till present, it started offering a training program for the Beirut Arab University Medical students.           

Medical Specialty Training

All clinical departments are involved in the education and training of health professionals since the early seventies, and formal affiliated programs were commenced in 1981 in affiliation with the American University Medical Centre.

Graduates of medical specialties 1981-2022

Medical Department

Int. Med. OBGYN Pediatrics Surgery Total #
192 85 146 82 506

Accreditation, Affiliations & Academic Training Programs:

Residency programs:

Makassed General Hospital offers postgraduate medical residency training in a modern and well equipped medical facility with a diverse patient population and a high quality teaching staff.

The medical resident, at the completion of his residency training program is expected to have achieved the academic excellence and in-depth clinical competence characteristic of a well-trained general specialist in his field.

The program includes specialized curricula in each of the following specialties where the educational progress and the clinical activity of each resident are carefully supervised by an experienced attending staff guided by the chairmen of departments.

General Surgery      

The objective of the residency training in surgery is the provision of diverse clinical experience in the field of surgery which includes the preoperative, intra operative and post-operative management of the surgical patient.  The clinical responsibilities of the surgical house office increase in depth and complexity as the level of the training progresses.

Internal Medicine

The residency training program in General Internal Medicine has its mission the education and training of residents in the clinical skills, knowledge, and humanistic qualities desirable in a well-trained general internist.

Obstetrics & Gynecology:

During this postgraduate education, each resident has opportunities to consolidate much of the basic information he learned in medical school, develop diagnostic skills, learn to treat obstetrics & gynecology conditions, perform obstetric and gynecology procedures, and become aware of the responsibilities of the physician towards his patients, their families and community.

Moreover, the department of OBGYN has initiated a fellowship program in feto maternal medicine in collaboration with the University of Lille. The feto maternal sub specialist will have further theoretical and practical training in:

–           High risk pregnancy  and feto – maternal medicine

–           Ante natal diagnosis of a wide range of maternal and fetal disorders through invasive and non invasive techniques.

–           Management of high risk pregnancies antenatally, perinatally and postnatally


The department of pediatrics at Makassed General Hospital has, in addition to its residency training program that graduates general pediatricians, a fellowship program in neonatology done in collaboration with the University of Lille. Duration of this subspecialty training include two years of which one year is spent at Lille University and the other at Makassed General Hospital.

 The aim of this training is to add to the wellbeing of fetus and neonate in regular nursery and intensive care unit at Makassed General Hospital and to distribute the expertise over areas remote from the capital Beirut on nationwide level.

To further strengthen these training programs, Makassed General Hospital sought and achieved the following accreditation and affiliation agreements:

The Arab Board of Medical Specialties Accreditation

The Arab Board for Medical Specialties of the Arab League/Council of Ministers has recognized the hospital as a teaching hospital in the following medical specialties:

Departments Since
Pediatric March 1986
Obstetrics & Gynecology April 1988
Internal Medicine December 1991
General Surgery October 1997

MHG residency training programs have been affiliated to the American University of Beirut Medical Center as follows:

Departments Since
Obstetrics & Gynecology 1983
Internal Medicine 1984
Pediatrics 1987
General Surgery 1996

Many graduates of these programs have joined fellowship programs at AUBMC, Lille, and other university hospitals.  Others have established clinical practices in hospitals and private clinics all over Lebanon.

The Lebanese University Affiliations

The Lebanese University has affiliated to MGH the training programs of:

– Nurses and midwives,

– Medical Students in General medicine and Urology,

– Residency training in all clinical departments,

– Pharmacists and clinical pharmacists, and

– Laboratory and Physiotherapy technicians.

–           The Institut Gustave Roussy Affiliation

The medical program in Bone Marrow Transplantation center is affiliated to Institut Gustave Roussy of the Université de Paris, the leader in this field in Europe, to train physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and technicians and to provide technical support.

This affiliation allows the transfer of technology, which enables MGH to be the pioneer center of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Lebanon.

  • The Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Lille Affiliation

MGH has been affiliated to the “Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Lille” since October 30, 1995 for cooperation in the administrative and medical fields. This protocol comes in two parts:

  • A continuing education program for Makassed General Hospital physicians, nurses, technicians, and administrators.
  • A teaching program offering fellowships in the fields of Neonatology, Haematology-Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Feto Maternal medicine and an exchange of visiting professors enriching the residency programs at MGH.