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February 14, 2016

WCM-Q Welcomes Prospective Students and their Parents to Annual Outreach Fair

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Four hundred middle and high school students along with their parents flocked to Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) to attend the college’s annual student recruitment event, Medicine Unlimited.
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The students and their families had the chance to tour the state-of-the-art teaching facilities at WCM-Q, meet world-class faculty, and learn about the huge variety of career opportunities open to students who study for a degree in medicine.
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Attendees were invited to take part in a series of interactive presentations led by WCM-Q faculty using lifelike mannequins and models to demonstrate medical concepts such as the anatomy and function of the human heart, how to deliver emergency care and transplant surgery, among many others.

Organized annually by WCM-Q’s Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach, the aim of the event is to provide access to prospective students, their parents and school administrators, to a real-life experience at the medical college by interacting with its faculty, researchers, students and staff.
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During the event, participants learned more about basic sciences teaching, laboratory activities and research facilities at WCM-Q. Through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, the students became more aware of what it takes to become a doctor and learned about the admissions requirements.

The participation of Hamad Medical Cooperation and the Sidra Medical and Research Center provided an excellent opportunity for the dissemination of basic health information.
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Dr. Rachid Bendriss, Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment, Outreach and Foundation Programs, said: “Medicine Unlimited provides a unique opportunity for high school students, families, and school professionals to learn about our world-class medical program and interact with our faculty, staff, researchers, and students. It is a wonderful event that connects our college with the community to share our programs and invite students to consider medicine for their career track.”

Visitors were also able to learn more about WCM-Q’s award-winning Sahtak Awalan – Your Health First campaign, which had a booth at the event offering free dietary and exercise advice, health checks and the chance to take a spin on the ever-popular blender bikes to make a healthy fruit smoothie using only pedal power.

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