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WCM-Q students connect with directors of elite US residency programs


Doha: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) students and faculty met with faculty from leading US healthcare institutions during the college’s annual Visiting Professor Program (VPP).

The program was established in 2013 to help residency program directors become familiar with WCM-Q as an elite medical school that produces highly skilled physician-scientists who are extremely well prepared to enter training in residency locally at Hamad Medical Corporation or abroad at world-class universities. health facilities. The student-focused VPP takes place online over two days and gives students the opportunity to explore medical career options and benefit from the expertise of visiting faculty by asking questions about preparing for residency training and the application process.

This year, 15 visiting professors from 12 major American medical institutions participated in the program: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Emroy University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center. The visiting professors specialized in emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, surgery and family medicine.

The program began with a welcome message from Dr. Javaid Sheikh, Dean of WCM-Q, after which senior members of WCM-Q’s education leadership team presented the progressive, integrated and innovative medicine program six-year college and WCM-Q students. outstanding results, which include strong academic output and an exceptionally high rate of students obtaining residency training positions at leading U.S. institutions. The program also demonstrates WCM-Q’s status as a unique international medical school that has the same curriculum and assessment methods as Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The event included keynote addresses from Dr. Peter Bulova of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak of Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Dr. Kathryn Dielentheis. from the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital.

WCM-Q’s Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, Associate Dean for Academic and Curriculum Affairs, said, “It is wonderful to be able to welcome such highly qualified faculty from some of the world’s leading academic health institutions to WCM-Q. The knowledge, expertise and wisdom they shared during the VPP will prove invaluable to our students as they plan their careers and dedicate themselves to delivering excellence in patient care.

Dr. Amine Rakab, Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning at WCM-Q, said, “We are full of gratitude to the visiting professors who provide our students with such wonderful opportunities to explore a wide variety of career paths and to discern which residency training institutions will be best suited to their particular skills, interests and goals. At the same time, the VPP is of great assistance to our students in their efforts to produce residency applications of exceptional quality that meet the standards and expectations of residency program directors at academic health institutions in ‘elite.


About Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar

Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar is a partnership between Cornell University and the Qatar Foundation. It offers a comprehensive six-year medical program leading to the Cornell University medical degree with instruction from Professors Cornell and Weill Cornell and physicians from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Hospital Medicine, Primary Health Care Corporation, Feto Maternal Center and Sidra Medicine, who hold positions at Weill Cornell. Through its biomedical research program, WCM-Q is building a sustainable research community in Qatar while advancing basic science and clinical research. Through its Faculty of Medicine, WCM-Q seeks to provide the best possible education for medical students, to improve current and future health care, and to provide high quality health care to the people of Qatar.

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