Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
About Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) was established in 2002 and is dedicated to its tripartite mission of achieving excellence in clinical education, biomedical research and patient care.
The university benefits from the long history of academic achievement of its parent organizations, Cornell University in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
Students who complete the WCMC-Q Medical Program are awarded the same internationally recognized Cornell University M.D. qualification as graduates of the home campus. Formed in partnership with Qatar Foundation, WCMC-Q also benefits from small class sizes, high teacher to student ratios, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, a comprehensive electronic library and rigorous academic standards.
Graduates of WCMC-Q have gone on to secure residencies at high-profile hospitals including NewYork Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center,Johns Hopkins University and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. WCMC-Q also has a strong working relationship with local healthcare provider Hamad Medical Corporation, where students can gain hands-on experience during their studies and take their residencies after graduating. From 2013 onwards, students will be able to take advantage of WCMC-Q's partnership with Sidra Medical and Research Centre, a brand new, ultramodern academic medical center.
Located in Doha, Qatar's cosmopolitan capital city, WCMC-Q offers a diverse, culturally rich study environment - as of the academic year 2012-2013,the universityhas students from 32 different countries enrolled on its courses.
Programs and Courses
The two-year Pre-Medical Program is a non-degree set of courses that have been specifically chosen for their relevance to medical education. Although shorter than the conventional four-year undergraduate degree program typically offered in the U.S., the Program provides students with excellent preparation to meet the pre-medical requirements of most American medical colleges. Students enrolled in the Program receive transferable credits from Cornell University.
WCMC–Q offers the same highly successful Medical Program curriculum as Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. In the first two years, the curriculum is composed of five full-time basic science courses (Molecules, Genes and Cells, Human Structure and Function, Host Defenses, Brain and Mind, and Basis of Disease) and the year-long patient-doctor courses of Medicine, Patients and Society I and II. The clinical curriculum consists of a comprehensive introduction to clinical practice, followed by the traditional third-year clerkship rotations in the principal clinical disciplines and fourth year selective and elective courses.
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