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Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Weill Cornell College of Medicine in Qatar

Address: Education City، Al Luqta St, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

Description Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Weill Cornell College of Medicine in Qatar

  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Year of foundation: 2001
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: mixed.

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was founded by Cornell University in partnership with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in January 2001. WCM-Q is part of Cornell University and has a coherent mission:

  • Providing the best medical education
  • Conducting cutting-edge research
  • Improving health care
  • Providing the society with medical care of the highest quality.

More than 600 students study here, disciplines are taught by 77 full-time professors and 500 shift specialists.

A couple of important facts about Qatar:

  • Time zone: +7-8 hours from New York time (winter/summer). Qataris do not transfer hours to daylight saving time
  • Currency of the country: Qatari rial(QR). At a fixed rate for $ 1, you can exchange 3.65 rials
  • High humidity and temperature.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Weill Cornell College of Medicine in Qatar

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Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation is provided to students with disabilities, providing them:

  • Quiet learning environment
  • Special access to the campus and underground car park
  • Temporary housing due to injury/illness
  • Auxiliary devices for checking spelling and grammar
  • Exam calculator
  • Additional time to complete tasks
  • Assistant officer.

Students in need of housing, but not having a disability, should send an application by e-mail to the responsible person (can be done on the official website of the college). Within two weeks, the manager will consider the application and conduct an interview.

In the city, you can rent an apartment / room, which will cost about $ 1,000-1,500 per month.

Events Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Weill Cornell College of Medicine in Qatar

The Qatar Medical College campus has more than 30 student clubs of various fields: from academic knowledge to sports games.

A number of events are also held annually:

  • CityWide Health Fair
  • Seminars of medical direction
  • Vaccination campaigns
  • Psychological trainings
  • Group yoga classes
  • Children's Health Fair
  • Weekly meditations
  • Virtual Earth Day.

Introductory activities are held for applicants: preparatory courses in basic subjects, trial filling of important documents, tours of the building.

Equipment Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Weill Cornell College of Medicine in Qatar

The building is equipped with lecture and seminar audiences, laboratories and research centers. Coworking areas, a common dining room and a library are open for students.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Important dates of the school year:

  • August 18-20 – orientation of applicants
  • August 23 – start of training
  • December 21-24 – adjustment of estimates
  • December 27-January 7 – winter holidays
  • January 4-7 – adjustment of estimates
  • June 23 – graduation.

Additional expenses will be required for:

  • nutrition
  • residence
  • transport
  • Mobile communication, Internet
  • Recreation and sports.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Students who successfully complete the six-year medical program are awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine from Cornell University. Under the new system, students who have undergone pre-medical training at another facility can apply for the four-year WCM-Q medical program.

To enter the six-year program, you will need:

  • Completion of secondary education (school certificate). Applicants are expected to take A-Level exams in British schools, AP exams in American schools and HL exams in IB schools.
  • Entrance tests: SAT Reasoning Test/ACT, SAT subject tests are recommended for Level II math and two relevant sciences
  • Certificates TOEFL (test of knowledge of English as a foreign language) or IELTS (international system of testing English). These certificates will not be needed if you score 32 points or higher on the SAT reading test / 25 or more points are received on the "English" part of the ACT
  • Personal statement, his description as a person: motivations in studying, intellectual potential, special values and talents, etc.
  • Two letters of recommendation from previous places of study
  • Interview with the admissions committee.

Upon admission, you will need to pay a registration fee of $ 50 (180 QR).

Technical standards for applicants:

  • Observation: The candidate should be able to accurately and completely observe patients both at a distance and nearby. This ability requires functional vision, somatic sensations.
  • Communication
  • Sufficient motor functions
  • Behavioral and social norms (emotional health, honesty, etc.)
  • Intellectual-conceptual, integrative, quantitative abilities.

Scholarships Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Weill Cornell College of Medicine in Qatar

Material assistance:

  • Qatar Foundation sponsors students with high academic performance
  • WCM-Q Medical Leaders Scholarship – payments to students with high academic performance and active research initiatives, covering tuition fees.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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