Doha – Forty-four high school students from 18 schools successfully completed the yearlong Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program (QADP), which was organized by the Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
The academic program is aimed at high school students from grades 10, 11, and 12, who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and have demonstrated excellence, particularly in the sciences and mathematics, with priority given to national students. To participate in the program, students must be nominated by their high school counselor.
To ensure that students are well-prepared for the pre-medical curriculum, the QADP offers advanced tuition in the physical sciences, biology, research skills, and English for academic purposes. The course instruction follows a hybrid model, with monthly face-to-face sessions and hands-on activities blended with online self-paced modules.
Dr. James Roach, associate dean for pre-medical education and professor of chemistry, who delivers the physical sciences modules of the QADP, said: “This year’s participating students have once again demonstrated their full commitment and interest in exploring a career in science. The program plays a key role in attracting academically talented students to WCM-Q, with many going on to join our program. I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to all the students who worked so hard to complete this highly challenging yet rewarding program.”
Noha Saleh, director of premedical administration, student outreach and educational development, said: “The Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program continues to academically prepare and support high-caliber Qatari students who dream of becoming the scientists of the future. Throughout the program, the students demonstrated such a remarkable level of enthusiasm and determination, and they should all be extremely proud of themselves. We are confident that many of the students will go on to consider WCM-Q as their gateway to a future