34 graduate from Qatar medical school
Doha, May 8, 2014
A total of 34 students recently received their MD degrees from the Weill Cornel Medical College (WCMC-Q) in Qatar during a graduation ceremony.
The graduates will now go on to their residencies at hospitals in the US and Qatar, or take up research positions.
Dr Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCMC-Q, said: “This is a proud day not only for you and your families but also for all of us at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. It is a great honor that we can gather to celebrate your hard work and ultimately your success.
“You will now go on to take residencies or embark on a career in research. I have no doubt that the determination you have shown in completing the first phase of your medical studies will stand you in great stead for the rest of your lives.
“I am confident that you will be wonderful ambassadors for Qatar, for the college and for the medical profession. You are the building blocks of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy and proof that the creation of Qatar Foundation was both visionary and inspired.”
The 34 new doctors are made up equally of 17 women and 17 men. Between them they represent 13 different countries, with four of the graduates coming from Qatar.
Along with receiving their US-accredited MD degrees – Cornell University is the only American institution to offer its MD degree overseas – the students also recited the Hippocratic Oath.
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar is a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation. It offers pre-medical and medical courses leading to the Cornell University MD degree. – TradeArabia News Service