WCMC-Q participates in American College Fair
Cairo, October 4, 2007
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) is participating in the American College Fair in Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt.
The event, which opened today and concludes tomorrow (October 5), is being organised by America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST).
Joining other American higher-education colleges in the fair, WCMC-Q aims to raise awareness about the programmes and degree it offers. Taking part in this major event for the first time, the Medical College will inform high-school students about admissions requirements, the application process and how to prepare for higher education, said a college spokesman.
WCMC-Q's delegation includes Alexandria born Professor of Surgery and Transplantation Surgeon Dr Bakr Nour, and Director of Admissions Lee Askin who will visit a number of schools in Cairo and Alexandria such as Modern English School, American International School, American School of Alexandria, and El Alsson School.
They will meet with a wide variety of Egyptian students who are interested to pursue higher education in medicine.
"We are looking for hard-working students in Egypt to come to our branch campus in Qatar where they will get an Ivy League medical education and exposure to world class teaching tools and techniques. WCMC-Q is not only providing education, but also a safe and comfortable environment," said Dr Nour.
"There are 16 Egyptian students among some 200 pre-medical and medical students, representing over 30 nationalities, at WCMC-Q," he added
WCMC-Q offers a six-year integrated programme of study. The two-year Pre-medical Programme is followed by the four-year Medical Programme, leading to the Cornell University MD degree with teaching by Cornell faculty. - TradeArabia News Service