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Residents' Research Projects

The resident research project has been established in the program of family medicine since 1993. The goal of the activity is to introduce research skills to the residents. The project is mandatory to graduation.​

Current Residents Projects

​Resident Name ​Research Title ​Research Advisor
Dr. Gracia Hamadeh
(PGY 4)​
Balint effects on the psycological skills beyond family medicine residency Dr. Maya Romani
​​Dr. Razan Hamzeh 
(PGY 4)​
Post exposure tetanus prophylaxis: KAP of accident and emergency physicians and medical staff in Lebanon Dr. Jinan Usta
​​Dr. Hala Ishak 
(PGY 4)​
DM management: what is beyond metformin? Dr. Nathalie Khoueiry
​​Dr. ​Ahmed Sayed Ahmed  
(PGY 4)​
​Effect of waste disposal crisis on rates of hospitalization of acute diarrhea ​​​Dr. Jumana Antoun
​​Dr. Kamal Wahab 
(PGY  4)​
​Perspectives of physicians on medical acupuncture in Lebanon ​Dr. Fadila Naji​

Achievments of the Residents

  1. Gaith Rukbi: FRRP OPEN HOUSE 2018 Poster Award for the FRRP project: “Vitamin D deficiency and Carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled study”​
  2. Noura Kaadi: FRRP OPEN HOUSE 2016 Poster Award for the project: “Medical Students’ Choice of Family Medicine as a Future Specialty Before and After a Family Medicine Rotation in Lebanon” 
  3. Alexandra Ghadieh:  FRRP OPEN HOUSE 2015: oral presentation second prize  for the project "effect of various reminders on uptake of pneumococcal vaccine in adults".
  4. Georges Assaf:  Research Day 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Award for the best oral presentation for the project: “Prevelance of mild cognitive impairment and associated risk factors in ambulatory senior patients 
Continued Education:
  • ​Issam El Shaarani, Khairat El Habbal and Zeina El Halabi pursued the SHARP course.
Conference Presentations:
  • ​​​​​Mario Chahrouri presented his FRRP project Wonca EMR 2018: Patient perspective about physician disclosure
Publications: (* Advisor)
  1. Nahas, M., Hlais, S., Saberian,C., and Antoun J. Problematic smartphone use among Lebanese adults aged 18–65 years using MPPUS-10. Computers in Human Behavior. 2018; 87;349-353.
  2. Taleb R, Shaarani I, Lakkis N, El-Jarrah R, Osman M. Adoption of positive health behaviour among primary care physicians: a cross-sectional pilot study from Lebanon. BJGP Open. 2018 May 15:bjgpopen18X101590.​
  3. Osman H* Rihan A, Garralda E, Rhee JY, Pons JJ, de Lima L, et al. Atlas of Palliative Care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Houston: IAHPC Press; 2017

  4. Hseiki, R.A., Osman, M.H.*, El-Jarrah, R.T., Hamadeh, G.N. and Lakkis, N.A., 2017. Knowledge, attitude and practice of Lebanese primary care physicians in nutrition counseling: a self-reported survey. Primary Health Care Research & Development, pp.1-6.

  5. Makarem, N.N. and Antoun, J.*, 2016. Email communication in a developing country: different family physician and patient perspectives. Libyan Journal of Medicine, 11(1), p.32679.

  6. Ghadieh, A.; Hamadeh, G.* Mahmasani, D.; Lakkis, N.*The effect of various types of patients’ reminders on the uptake of pneumococcal vaccine in adults: A randomized controlled trial. Vaccine. 2015. 33,43:5868-587.

  7. Naji, F., Hamadeh, G.* Hlais, S. and Adib, S., 2015. Truth disclosure to cancer patients: shifting attitudes and practices of Lebanese physicians. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 6(3), pp.41-49.

  8. Romani, M.H., Musharrafieh, U.M.* Lakkis, N.A. and Hamadeh, G.N., 2011. Family physicians beliefs and attitudes regarding adult pneumococcal and influenza immunization in Lebanon. Family practice, 28(6), pp.632-637.

  9. Antoun, J., Hamadeh, G.N.* and Adib, S.M., 2014. What matters in the patients' decision to revisit the same primary care physician?. Lebanese Medical Journal, 62(4), pp.198-202.