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Weill Cornell Medical College

Cornell University was founded in 1865 by New York Senators Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, whose vision was to create ""an institution where any person can find instruction in any study"". Today, Cornell is one of the leading universities in the US and a member of the prestigious Ivy League, an elite group of universities renowned for their academic excellence. It holds undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in Ithaca, and medical graduate and professional programs in New York City.

Weill Cornell Medical College, founded in 1898, is affiliated with what is now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. It is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the US. Weill Cornell physicians make contributions to medical research in a wide range of fields including clinical gene therapy, where Weill Cornell researchers continue to be leaders.

WCMC-Q is the latest development of that long tradition. It shares Weill Cornell Medical College's triple mission of excellence in education, top-quality patient care, and research at the frontiers of biomedical science.

WCMC-Q is the first US medical school to offer an MD degree outside the United States. As part of the integrated curriculum, students are exposed to patients and clinical training starting in the first year and continuing until graduation. There are opportunities to conduct reciprocal research in Qatar and the United States, and medical electives internationally in such countries as Tanzania and Haiti, as well as in the US and Qatar.

WCMC-Q is part of a major initiative to establish a world-class biomedical research program - the first of its kind in the Middle East. Its facilities include 3,500 square meters of lab space with 900 square meters of prep rooms, and the first Clinical Skills Assessment Center in the region so students can learn in a real-life setting.

WCMC-Q students conduct joint programs with Hamad Medical Corporation, including Basic Life Support Certification and Blood Drives, and observerships beginning their first year. They have the opportunity to assist faculty at Medical Camps for area workers.

There are student-hosted events such as Basant, International Night, and a talent show. Students have created several sports teams and 11 clubs. ""Wacky Week"" has different themed days where students exhibit their school spirit.

Graduates of the first medical class (2008) are now specializing at highly ranked US hospitals such as NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center in Minnesota and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Some graduates have chosen to conduct research prior to entering their residency programs.

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