High school students explore a future in medicine at WCM-Q

High school students explore a future in medicine at WCM-Q

Doha – Twenty-nine excessive school students had the possibility to expertise on-campus life as medical students throughout Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) weeklong Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP).

This system comes as a part of WCM-Q’s enrichment applications and is obtainable by WCM-Q’s Workplace of Pupil Outreach & Academic Growth. Entry to this system is thru nomination by excessive school counselor and academics, who put ahead students who’ve demonstrated educational excellence, notably in the sciences and arithmetic. 

As a part of this system, students are uncovered to a collection of classes that precisely reproduce the experiences of present WCM-Q students, with lessons in biology, chemistry, anatomy, neurology, illness investigation, and analysis. There are additionally classes on research expertise, time administration, writing private statements, interview methods, making use of to medical school, and careers in medicine.

Students even have the chance to take part in an oral presentation train, in which they analysis a medical matter after which current their findings to their friends and WCM-Q college members.

Noha Saleh, director of premedical administration, scholar outreach and academic improvement, mentioned: “Our enrichment programs continue to offer valuable opportunities for high-caliber students to gain a well-rounded and accurate view of what it is really like to study at WCM-Q and to pursue a career in science. We are absolutely delighted by the level of enthusiasm, intellect, and commitment demonstrated by this year’s participating students and hope that many of them go on to consider a rewarding career in medicine.”

Based on Dr. Syed Ahmed Hasnain, this system supervisor, students from 11 faculties took half in this yr’s QMEP winter session. Collaborating faculties included Al Arqam Academy for Ladies, Al Bayan Unbiased School for Ladies, Amna Bint Wahab Unbiased School for Ladies, DeBakey High School for Well being Professionals at Qatar, Doha British School, Qatar Academy Al Wakra, Qatar Academy Doha, Qatar Academy for Science and Expertise (QAST), Tariq Bin Ziyad Unbiased School for Boys, The Gulf English School, and Tutorial Bridge Program.

Commenting on his expertise, one of many collaborating students, Fahad Faisal Al-Dosari, from Qatar Academy – Al Wakra, mentioned: “The program gives insight into medical careers and offers realistic information on pre-medicine and medicine, where you start understanding if you are really a great fit for medicine or not. I enjoyed the program because it helped me develop my skills and gave me insight into the knowledge and aspects I need to be aware of, to hopefully join WCM-Q.”

Dr. Rachid Bendriss, professor of English as a second language, assistant professor of training in medicine, and affiliate dean for basis, scholar outreach and academic improvement applications, mentioned: “By inviting prospective students to spend a week within our reputable medical college setting and gain hands-on experience of what a medical education entails, we are offering a truly unique opportunity for students to make well-informed decisions about the possibility of pursuing a career as a physician-scientist. We look forward to welcoming many of our visiting students as future medical program applicants.”


About Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar 

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is a partnership between Cornell College and Qatar Basis. It affords a complete six-year medical program resulting in the Cornell College M.D. diploma with educating by Cornell and Weill Cornell college and by physicians at Hamad Medical Company (HMC), Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports activities Medicine Hospital, the Major Well being Care Company, the Feto Maternal Middle, and Sidra Medicine, who maintain Weill Cornell appointments. By means of its biomedical analysis program, WCM-Q is constructing a sustainable analysis neighborhood in Qatar whereas advancing primary science and medical analysis. By means of its medical faculty, WCM-Q seeks to supply the best training doable for medical students, to enhance well being care each now and for future generations, and to supply prime quality well being care to the Qatari inhabitants.

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Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar