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Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Doha, Qatar

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Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Doha, Qatar

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Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Doha, Qatar

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) was established by Cornell University in partnership with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, pursuant to an agreement signed in January 2001. WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medicine, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago and shares its mission of dedication to excellence in education, patient care and research.
* 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

WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University MD degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell Medicine appointments.

In the clinical arena, WCM-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. WCM-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 or worldwide.

Facilities
Covering nearly 390,000 sq. ft. (36,000 sq. m), the building of WCM-Q provides generous accommodation and a superb environment for all the operations of the Medical College. Lecture halls equipped with an integrated system of electronic teaching tools controlled from the lectern, and audio response system and laptop connectivity for students. There are state of the art seminar rooms, teaching laboratories and a Clinical Skills Center (CSC) to support the training and assessment of WCM-Q's medical students in the art and science of patient care. A Distributed eLibrary accessed via computers throughout the building, via the wireless network or by remote connection is the gateway to a wealth of information resources held by WCM-Q, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine-NY and its affiliates, and Hamad Medical Corporation.

Take a virtual tour of WCM-Q at the link below:
http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/media/vrt.html

Note: The information for this institution, including the description and the electives it offers, is provided and maintained by the institution. This information is not verified by ECFMG. Interested individuals are encouraged to verify the accuracy and completeness of this information directly with the institution.