Students of the Class of 2017 took their first steps on the long road to becoming doctors at the 10th annual White Coat Ceremony of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.
The 41 students entering the 2013 medical class took to the stage at Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Student Center to receive their white coats and stethoscopes in front of their proud parents and family members.
Accepting the traditional white coat is a symbolic act that marks the induction of students to the world of medicine and healing. Having completed their largely theoretical pre-medical training, the new cadre of students will now begin to learn the hands-on practical skills and advanced material of the college’s medical program.
The Class of 2017 is drawn from 19 countries, and nine Qatari nationals are enrolled on the course. In total, 33 students were admitted upon completion of the WCMC-Q medical program, while four students completed the biological science’s bachelor’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and four completed their training at other institutions.
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