United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE)
During the medical program, students will be sitting for the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) – Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge, and Step 2 Clinical Skills. Most of our students take the exams during the following period:
- Complete 2 years of Basic Science Curriculum (M1 & M2) then sit for the Step 1 Exam.
- Complete 1 additional year of Clinical Curriculum (M3) then sit for Step 2 (CK & CS).
The USMLE Step 1 exam assesses whether the examinee understands and can apply important concepts basic to the practice of medicine with a special emphasis on principles and mechanisms underlying health, disease, and modes of therapy. The exam works to ensure mastery of the sciences, and a foundation for the safe and competent practice of medicine and scientific principles required for maintenance of competence through lifelong learning. For more information about USMLE click here
Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates (ECFMG)
Certifies the readiness of international medical graduates for entry into graduate medical education & health care systems in the USA thorough evaluation of their qualifications. For the purpose of residency programs, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar is considered a foreign medical school. As a result, we work directly with the ECFMG for the residency match program, and the USMLE exams. To learn more about ECFMG and the services they provide click here