Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is a branch of Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University, established on April 9, 2001, following an agreement between Cornell University and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.[1] It is located in Education City, Qatar, near the capital of Doha.

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
TypePrivate, nonprofit medical school
Established2001 (2001)[1]
Parent institution
Cornell University
AffiliationWeill Cornell Medicine
Hamad Medical Corporation
Qatar Foundation
EndowmentParent Institution, 10 Billion USD
DeanJavaid I. Sheikh, M.D.[2]
Academic staff
77 full-time, 690 affiliated[3]
Location, ,
25°19′05″N 51°26′20″E / 25.3180°N 51.4389°E / 25.3180; 51.4389
CampusEducation City

WCM-Q has 322 students, 22 preliminary students, 103 pre-medical students, and 197 in its MD program.[3]

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Interior of Weill Cornell–Qatar

The school offers a six-year medical program with a single admissions. Students who complete undergraduate degrees elsewhere are able to apply to a four-year program. All students are awarded a Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University.[4] When the school's pre-medical program opened in the fall of 2002, and was reportedly the first coeducational institute of higher education in Qatar.[5] Its clinical affiliates are the Hamad Medical Corporation's General Hospital and Women's Hospital.[6]

According to The Washington Post, Weill Cornell–Qatar receives $121.7 million just to cover the operating expenses for the university, making it the most expensive U.S. university in Qatar's Education City.[7]

WCM-Q has 33 clubs, sports teams, and student organizations, some of which participate against other university campuses in Education City.[8]

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Students and applicants who are citizens of the State of Qatar should contact the scholarship office of the Higher Education Institute (HEI) or Sidra Medicine for information on securing funding for their education. International students have the opportunity to receive need-based financial aid through the Qatar Foundation in the form of a zero-interest loan.[9]

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Each year, the scholarship office at the Qatar Foundation awards a limited number of scholarships to students based on their exceptional academic performance.[10]

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  1. ^ a b "Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar". Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Administrative Officials". Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Fact Sheet 2018-2019" (PDF). Office of Communications, Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Medical Program". Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO ESTABLISH MEDICAL SCHOOL IN QATAR". Cornell News. 9 April 2001. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012.
  6. ^ Clinical Affairs — Hamad Medical Corporation
  7. ^ Anderson, Nick. "Texas university gets $76 million each year to operate in Qatar, contract says". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Student Activities & Programs". Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Financial Aid and Scholarships | Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar". qatar-weill.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2024-05-07.
  10. ^ "Financial Aid and Scholarships | Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar". qatar-weill.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2024-05-07.


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