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LAMA Agreement

Lübnan Amerikan Tıp Birliği ile Lübnan'daki Tıp Fakülteleri'nin akreditasyonu için bir anlaşma imzaladık. (We have signed an agreement with the LAMA for accreditation of Lebanese Medical Faculties)

LAMA ile anlaşmayı  aşağıda  görebilirsiniz. (The details of the agreement is seemable at below)



Lebanese American Medical Association “LAMA”


Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of                                                                         Medical Education Programs (Turkey) “TEPDAD”


Agreement, signed on 08/25/2015 between Lebanese American Medical Association (“LAMA”)  with administrative office at Lazarists Tower 1st Floor, Beirut Central District and Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Medical Education Programs (“TEPDAD”) with administrative office at Kazım Dirik Mah. Kurtuluş Cad No 13/G Bornova - İzmir ,Turkey.

 LAMA and TEPDAD may each be referred to herein as a “Party” or together as the “Parties.”

 WHEREAS, LAMA and TEPDAD are separate, independent institutions, committed to serving the accreditation needs of Medical Schools, whenever possible, using their respective resources and facilities for the purpose of meeting the standards of medical education programs

 WHEREAS, LAMA has accreditation consultancy services for Lebanese and Middle East countries medical schools;

 WHEREAS, TEPDAD is an accrediting agency, recognized by the World Federation of Medical Education “WFME”, having the authority to accredit medical schools in order to meet the global accepted standards;

 NOW, Pursuant to this Agreement and all its Sections contained within, LAMA and TEPDAD desire to sign an agreement with each other for the purpose of providing accreditation to Lebanese Medical Schools through the following steps:


. Medical School General Accreditation Consultancy

. Assistance in the Institutional Self-Evaluation

. External Review of the Institutional Self-Review Report

. Site visit to the Medical School

. Formulation of the Final Evaluation Report



 In consideration of these premises, the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, and the mutual benefits to be received, the Parties hereto agree as follows:


a.       Responsibilities of TEPDAD and LAMA:

The responsibilities of TEPDAD and LAMA in the process of accreditation of medical schools in Lebanon is described in the Agreement signed between the two parties. TEPDAD is mainly responsible from the accreditation process of the Lebanese medical schools. LAMA, in addition to its consultancy role, is responsible for the legality and communication aspect for the  interior organization of the process of accreditation which will be carried by TEPDAD. LAMA is responsible to create a logistical unit to facilitate the relation between TEPDAD and the Lebanese Medical Schools. All communications , except the confidential reports about the medical school, between TEPDAD and Lebanese Medical School shall be processed through this unit.

 b. Confidential Information. The term “Confidential Information” as used in this Agreement, shall include all information disclosed by either party to the other, including but not limited to the following: (i) any and all information relative to medical schools accrediting consulting matters, medical schools information, consulting companies involved with planned Transactions communicated, either directly or indirectly by LAMA to TEPDAD, (ii) LAMA client list; and (iii) any information relating to business relationships, business plans, financial data, business contacts or other information of the parties.

 EPDAD has the right to use all the information obtained during the accreditation process for educational purposes without giving the name of the medical school. The final decision of accreditation of the Lebanese Medical Schools will be announced at the website of TEPDAD. LAMA as well can post the decision provided it acknowledges that “The accreditation process is carried by TEPDAD (Turkey)”.  


c. Nondisclosure of Confidential Information. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, from and after the date of this Agreement, neither party may divulge, sell or use any Confidential Information of the other party, or allow any Confidential Information to be divulged or used, except as expressly permitted by the other party.

d.     Contact or Solicitation of Customers/Accounts.  TEPDAD agrees that as long as this agreement is in place, it will not contact, directly or indirectly, any Medical School listed in Exhibit A, unless this contact is being held through LAMA.

LAMA and TEPDAD will work together to expand medical school accreditation to other Middle East Medical Schools. The terms of this agreement will be discussed in the future during the Lebanese experience.

 e. Exclusivity. TEPDAD will not enter into an agreement, directly or indirectly, for accreditation or other purposes, with any Lebanese Medical School unless this contact is being held exclusively through LAMA.

 f. Compensation. Lebanese Medical Schools will reimburse TEPDAD for its accreditation services given in Exhibit B. Rates will be determined each year in January. Financial terms are to be discussed solely with LAMA and not directly or indirectly with any of the Lebanese Medical Schools. Services Provided by TEPDAD that requires Fees are listed in Exhibit B

 The Medical School is responsible for making arrangements for travel and full accommodation of the briefing, consultancy and site visit teams. LAMA accepts to pay an honorarium to the self-evaluation reviewers and site visit team members. The amount of honorarium will be decided between LAMA and TEPDAD.  LAMA is responsible to make all the payments according to TEPDAD’s standards of procedures. The medical schools will have to pay the fees for advanced consultancy if needed. The fee will be decided by LAMA and TEPDAD together.

 g. Termination. Both Parties may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving eighteen (18 months) written notice. 

 h. Modification or Amendment.  No amendment, change or modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing signed by the parties or by electronic email confirmed by the same both parties.

 i.      Term. This engagement shall commence upon 08/25/2015 and shall continue in full force and effect for a period of Eight (8) years. At the end of said initial term, this contract shall be automatically renewed for one-year successive terms unless a party provides notice of termination or non-renewal at least eighteen (18) months prior to the end of the term. 

j. Other : LAMA is responsible for making all the necessary legal and social arrangements for TEPDAD to be able to act as an accreditation agency for medical education in Lebanon. TEPDAD does not accept any responsibility related to the internal relations of LAMA with other institutions.

TEPDAD expects LAMA to include the related professional associations to this process such as other medical associations.

TEPDAD and LAMA will make a protocol for the Standards of Procedures of the process of accreditation for Lebanese Medical Schools and attach it to this agreement (Exhibit C)

TEPDAD expects LAMA to comply with legal, social and ethical issues in Lebanon and does not accept any legal, social or ethical responsibility from the outcome related to the internal relations or conflicts of interest with other related professional associations and societies or institutions.

LAMA will facilitate all the arrangements with the Lebanese Government (Ministry of Education and/or Ministry of Health), to recognize TEPDAD as an accreditation agency of medical education and authorized to do accreditation in Lebanon which will enable acceptance of the related decisions of TEPDAD.  LAMA will accordingly inform TEPDAD with a written statement in this regard obtained from the related governmental officials.

LAMA will submit officially approved documents that   it is recognized as a consultancy agency for medical education in Lebanon.

This agreement will be terminated if one party does not meet the agreement acts.

  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have duly executed this Agreement effective as of the date first herein above set forth.



Lebanese American Medical Association              TEPDAD


Signature:                                                     Signature:

Name: Firas Harb M.D                               Name:. Iskender Sayek M.D.,FACS

Title:    President, LAMA                            Title: President TEPDAD


Date:   August 25,2015                                      

Exhibit A  List of Medical Schools

§  American University of Beirut, Lebanon

§  University of St Josephs, Lebanon

§  Lebanese University, Lebanon

§  Kaslik University

§  Beirut Arab University

§  Lebanese American University

§  Balamand University


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