Doctors from distinguished American teaching hospitals visited Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) to meet its students and faculty at the college’s annual Residency Program Directors’ Symposium. The event gives residency program directors an opportunity to get to know WCM-Q and its facilities, learn about the college’s curriculum and gives students the opportunity to ask questions in an informal environment, enabling them to find out about the admission criteria of the residency programs.
This year's event brought 13 directors from elite medical schools and teaching hospitals from across the US, who are responsible for admitting medical school graduates to competitive residency programs. The majority of WCM-Q students apply to such residencies programs once they have fully completed their medical degree.
Dr. Marcellina Mian, WCM-Q’s Associate Dean for Medical Education, said that the annual visit by residency program directors was hugely beneficial as it allowed the college to showcase its curriculum, faculty, facilities, and most importantly, its students.
Dr. Andrew White, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of Rheumatology and Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine, said that he was very impressed both with the college and with Qatar.
WCM-Q’s students have an excellent record of being accepted into US residency programs. Last year, all graduates who entered The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) were successful. In 2014, 100 percent of those who went through the match process were accepted into a US program. It is the goal of WCM-Q to have its graduates return to Qatar upon completion of their training to contribute to the growth of the country’s healthcare system.
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