Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Introduction

Established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation, WCMC-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and shares its mission of dedication to excellence in education, patient care and research.

The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCMC-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.

Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre-medical students in fall 2002 to over 265 students from more than 30 countries in 2012.

In the clinical arena, WCMC-Q is already making a contribution to the community in Qatar. Medical faculty members licensed and credentialed to practice see patients as part of their teaching assignments in HMC facilities. There are exchanges of expertise with faculty-physicians from New York - Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, particularly in the planning phase of Qatar Foundation’s Sidra Medical and Research Center.

Collaborative biomedical research projects are underway between Weill Cornell in the U.S. and Qatar, and HMC, and a major research program is now on the anvil. WCMC-Q students have exciting opportunities to take part in biomedical investigations: The Summer Research Program enables selected students to travel to the U.S. and work under the mentorship of leading investigators at Cornell and Weill Cornell. Meanwhile, a growing number are participating in projects in Qatar, guided by WCMC-Q faculty and funded by the Undergraduate Research Experience Program of Qatar National Research Fund.

Purpose and Mission

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established by Cornell University in partnership with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, pursuant to an agreement signed in January 2001. WCMC-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission:

  • to provide the finest education possible for medical students
  • to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge
  • to improve health care both now and for future generations
  • to provide the highest quality of care to the community
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  • English

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Six-Year Medical Program

Campus Full time 6 years September 2018 Qatar Doha USA New York + 2 more

The Pre-Medical curriculum at WCMC-Q consists of two years. It is designed to prepare students to meet the educational requirements and rigors of the Medical curriculum of the Six-Year Medical program. The course content focuses on aspects of the basic sciences that have direct relevance to the field of medicine. The courses are identical to those taught at the Ithaca campus and include laboratory sessions as well as... [+]

The Six-Year Medical Program is structured as a sequence of two curricula: 1. Pre-Medical Curriculum 2. Medical Curriculum Pre-Medical Curriculum The Pre-Medical curriculum at WCMC-Q consists of two years. It is designed to prepare students to meet the educational requirements and rigors of the Medical curriculum of the Six-Year Medical program. The course content focuses on aspects of the basic sciences that have direct relevance to the field of medicine. The courses are identical to those taught at the Ithaca campus and include laboratory sessions as well as demonstration experiments given during the lecture periods. Medical Curriculum Upon completion of the Pre-Medical curriculum, students are reviewed for promotion to the Medical curriculum of the Six-Year Medical program. The Medical curriculum consists of four years. Students will take basic science courses in the first two years of the Medical curriculum and then take clinical based courses in the third and fourth years. Requirements Listed below are the requirements to apply for admission to the Six-Year Medical Program. Secondary School Completion Standardized Tests Personal Statement Letters of Reference Interviews Procedure Below is a checklist of required steps and documents that need to be submitted to complete your application. Completed online application with personal statement Two or more letters of reference (one each from science/math teacher and one from advisor/principal) Reference forms are available with the online application Please note that a maximum of 5 references will be accepted Official or attested transcripts of course grades from all secondary/high schools attended (Photocopies, scanned... [-]

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Four-Year Medical Curriculum

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Qatar Doha USA New York + 2 more

WCMC-Q invites qualified applicants to join the Four-Year Medical Curriculum of the Six-Year Medical Program. The external application process offers a unique opportunity to qualified non-WCMC-Q students to join WCMC-Q students... [+]

The Four-Year Medical Curriculum consists of basic science courses in the first two years. Courses comprise of the following: Molecules, Genes, & Cells (MGC) Human Structure & Function (HSF) Medicine, Patients, & Society I (MPS I) Brain & Mind (BAM) Basis of Disease (BOD) Medicine, Patients, & Society II (MPS II) In the third and fourth year of the Four-Year Medical Curriculum, students take clinical based courses (clinical clerkships), electives, and Sub-I’s. External Applicants WCMC-Q invites qualified applicants to join the Four-Year Medical Curriculum of the Six-Year Medical Program. The external application process offers a unique opportunity to qualified non-WCMC-Q students to join WCMC-Q students. Important Note: This academic year (2015-2016) will be the last year that internal WCMC-Q students will have to apply to the Four-Year Medical Curriculum. Going forward, internal students will undergo a promotion process in order to move from the Pre-Medical curriculum to the Medical curriculum. Requirements In accordance with Cornell University's policies, we seek applicants who uphold the highest academic and personal standards and whom the Committee on Admissions feels are best prepared for future leadership roles in medicine. In keeping with the principles of the Weill Cornell Medical College, we seek students with outstanding academic accomplishments who have also demonstrated exceptional personal initiative. Such initiative may take the form of leadership, creativity, research, community service, motivation, or other life experiences. The practice of medicine requires the highest level of personal integrity. The Committee seeks applicants whose characters are developing in a way conducive to... [-]

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