Eddy Saad, a student at the Faculty of Medicine at the Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) in Beirut, stood out in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), where he set a record of 277 points out of 300.
The 24 years old medical student, Eddy Saad, is the first to set the highest grade yet in the USMLE, where the minimum passing score is 194 over 300.
The USMLE is a three-step examination for medical licensing in the United States sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
In order to receive their medical license and begin practicing medicine, physicians with a medical degree and international medical graduates should pass the USMLE.
The results of the USMLE are then reported to medical authorities to grant initial licensing to practice medicine.