17 Qatari students complete WCMCQ foundation course
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA ALTOGETHER 17 Qatari students of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMCQ) foundation programme successfully completed the first step towards a medical career as they received their certificates on the Education City campus recently.
The programme is a oneyear bridging course aimed at Qatari nationals who are keen to pursue a career in medicine. School leavers who show interest and intellectual capacity are put through a rigorous programme to improve their communication and English language skills. Faculty staff also put the students through a course in the basic sciences, including biology, physics and chemistry as a preliminary to the Pre- Medical Programme.
Lecturer of English for Academic Purposes Dr Rachid Bendriss congratulated the group for completing a year of intensive study.
He encouraged the students to follow their dreams with hard work and dedication.
“Your energy, passion and motivation for learning will ensure that you make a success of the Pre-Medical Programme and beyond,” Dr Bendriss said.
WCMCQ Associate Dean for Pre-Medical Education Dr Marco Ameduri presented students with certificates of completion and urged them to continue with the intensity required to successfully pursue medical studies and to become great doctors that will be an asset to the people of Qatar.
“We are celebrating the success of the academic achievements of a talented group of bright students. In just eight months of intense work and good learning, they have produced excellent results,” Dr Ameduri said.
“Remain focused on your ambitions and continue with your hard work. We are confident that you will do well when you leave the safe and protected rooms of the Foundation programme,” Dr Ameduri advised.
Completion of the Foundation programme is not a guarantee of entry to the Pre-Medical Programme. However it prepares students to improve their competency in critical areas necessary to be eligible for admission to the preliminary stages of the medical degree offered at WCMCQ.
It is aimed mainly at school leavers.