Pre-Medical student receiving her welcome backpack from WCMC-Q staff
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar welcomes over sixty new students into its Premedical and Foundation Programs at the opening ceremonies for the new academic year.
The Premedical Program is a two-year course that focuses on the sciences relevant to medicine, as well as psychology and medical ethics. Among the forty-three students on the Premedical Program, twelve are Qataris with the others being citizens of sixteen different countries.
The Foundation Program is a yearlong course that covers basic sciences, math and English. It is designed to build critical thinking and problem solving skills and encourages full participation among the students.
Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCMC-Q says, “We are delighted to welcome these new students into the University and are sure they will greatly enjoy their time here. WCMC-Q facilities and resources are among the best in the Middle East and we produce the most skilled medical professionals in the region in support of the vision held by His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, for a knowledge-based society in Qatar.”
During the opening ceremony, new students were introduced to WCMC-Q faculty members and given brief highlights about some of the activities of the Medical College. The program, which took place during the holy month of Ramadan, ended with an Iftar for students and their families.