We are a young institution that established academic operations in 2002 as a historic partnership between Qatar Foundation and Cornell University. We offer a unique, six-year American curriculum, which includes premedical and medical education, leading to the same M. D. awarded to graduates of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.
Through the generous support of the Qatar Foundation, we are becoming a significant contributor to the renaissance of education, research and state-of-the-art patient care in Qatar and the region.
We have graduated four classes of physicians who continue their graduate medical training in residencies and clinical research at outstanding institutions in the United States and Qatar. Many of these young physicians will soon begin to return to become leaders and innovators in the planning and delivery of medical care in Qatar and the region.
We have a world-class biomedical research team who are conducting basic, translational and clinical research that focuses on diseases and disorders that are among the most frequent and challenging issues for patient care in Qatar.
Last year we completed an institutional strategic plan, Vision 2010-2015, to ensure WCM-Q continues to achieve our goals of:
- Establishing preeminent centers of excellence in education, research and clinical training,
- Integrating fully our tripartite mission of education, research and patient care in close collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation and Sidra Medical and Research Center,
- Contributing significantly to developing a Qatari biomedical work force, and
- Creating an international hub for collaborations.
This is an exciting time at WCM-Q. Whether you are a prospective student, a parent or an interested visitor, please take a moment to learn more about us from this website. I hope that you will also visit us on our campus in Education City and meet our faculty, staff, and students.
Javaid I. Sheikh, M.D.