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Premedical Grading Policy Refer to the Pre-Medical Curriculum Student Handbook

Change of Grade  

Changes in a grade may be made only to assign a grade to previously incomplete coursework or if the instructor made an error in assigning the original grade. A Change of Grade Form  should be completed and signed by the instructor, then submitted to the Registrar. The Registrar will amend the student’s record to reflect the change and issue the student a revised "Grade Report".

In the event that a grade change results in a change of student status (example: the student’s GPA falls below 2.0), then the Registrar will advise the Chairperson of the Promotion and Graduation Committee for committee review.

Please note that FERPA applies when dealing with confidential student information. For more information on FERPA visit

Medical Grading Policy Refer to the Medical Curriculum Handbook 

Change of Grade

Changes in a grade may be made only to assign a grade to a previously marginal grade or incomplete coursework or there was an error in assigning or entering an original final grade. A Change of Grade Form should be completed and signed by the instructor, then submitted to the Registrar. The Registrar will amend the student’s record to reflect the change.
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Add/Drop Clerkship 

To change the times of your clerkship assigned by your track complete the following steps:

  • Consult with advisors in Student Affairs
  • Complete the Add/Drop Clerkship form
  • Obtain appropriate signature(s)
  • Submit approved Add/Drop Clerkship form to the Office of the Registrar

Independent Elective Request Form 

Independent elective evaluations are "customized" on-campus electives that are proposed by students and require sponsorship from WCM or WCM-Q faculty. Examples of independent electives may include:

  • Lengthening or shortening the duration of an existing elective. For example, RADI.8104.01.NYP – Introduction to Clinical Imaging is a 4-week elective. If you receive permission of the sponsor to shorten it to 2 weeks (minimum) or to increase it to 6 weeks, you would be creating an independent elective.
  • Independent research for which must be approved by a sponsor.
  • Working with a Weill Cornell sponsor on an elective topic that is not represented in the existing Electives Course Catalog.

Once you have acquired a sponsor for your desired independent elective, obtain signatures from both your sponsor and Associate Dean for Medical Education on an Independent Elective application form. Provide a brief, descriptive title for your experience- akin to the sort of wording that would come to the left of a colon if you were giving your course a journal-type title. The signed form must be on file with the Registrar 30 days before you begin your independent experience. 

It is your responsibility to complete the top section and deliver an Elective Evaluation form to your sponsor. Return it to the Registrar at the completion of your experience.

International Elective Request form  

In addition to the electives offered at WCM and Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar you can select other electives. International electives must be selected in consultation with Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Once you have decided on where you would like to rotate, access the visiting student section of that institution’s website. You are responsible for following the application guidelines for the international institution and for submitting to Office of the Registrar all paperwork required by both the international site and WCM-Q. At minimum, expect to do the following for every international elective you apply for:

  • Download/upload the International site’s application, health form(s), etc.
  • Print out the International Elective form. The form must be signed by you and Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Your application cannot be processed until you submit the completed form.
  • Complete your section of the international application and hand deliver the application along with your international elective form to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

TAKE AN ELECTIVE EVALUATION WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO ABROAD! If you are approved to participate in an International Elective, you must take an elective evaluation form with you. Present the form to your supervisor at the start of your experience. Then ask him or her to complete it, as soon as you complete the elective, and return it to you in a sealed envelope with his/her signature across the seal, so that you may bring it back with you when you return to WCM-Q.

New York Eligibility

  • As provided by the law in New York State, a medical curriculum student is considered in the practice of medicine when performing clinical clerkships or similar function in a hospital. a teaching hospitals that have a formal affiliation agreement with Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar which have been approved by the State Education Department and only in those clinical fields in which the hospital has an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program. 
    As a medical curriculum student, and if you are seeking to engage in clerkships , you must secure a letter of eligibility from the State Education Department and on the basis of having received a satisfactory score on USMLE, Step 1. For the form to apply and more information click here
Foundation and Pre-Medical Curriculum Students

Course Withdrawal    Please refer to the Pre-Medical Curriculum Student Handbook

Cross Registration  

Cross Registration provides students an opportunity to expand their academic experience by registering for courses at other Education City branch campuses that include: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar; Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar; Northwestern University in Qatar; Texas A&M University at Qatar; and, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Students who are cross registered are subject to the academic regulations of the host campus.


Refer to the Pre-Medical Curriculum Student Handbook It is the student’s responsibility to comply with registration policies and deadlines.

  • WCM-Q Pre-Registration
Common Services

Withdrawal from WCM-Q

If, a student decides to withdraw from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), with no intention of returning, they must submit the Complete Withdrawal from  WCM-Q form to the Office of the Registrar. This form should be on file prior to the student’s departure. After the beginning of the 7th week, the notation "W" will be entered for the courses in which a student is registered. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the following offices prior to leaving to find out about possible implications of doing so. Any outstanding financial obligations or failure to return WCM-Q property may result in a HOLD being placed on your academic records.

  • If you are a scholarship receiver, contact your scholarship provider.
  • If you are receiving QF Financial Aid: Email, Phone: 974 44 540 400
  • If you live in Qatar Foundation Housing: PO Box 5825 Doha, Qatar Phone: 974 44 803 736

Enrollment Verification

To request an enrollment verification letter, fill and submit Medical School Credentialing request form

Transcript Release

To order an official transcript, fill and submit Medical School Credentialing request form 

Office of Registrar
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Qatar Foundation - Education City
PO Box 24144, Doha, Qatar
Fax: +974 4492 8522

Emergency Contact

The Office of the Registrar will only use the information you provide in the event of an emergency.

Change of Name

All official academic records must reflect the name on your passport. If your name changes, complete a Change of Name form and submit it along with a copy of your passport to the Office of the Registrar.

Consent and Release

The Office of the Registrar may receive request for information contained in a student’s academic record from a third party, such as parents, embassy, or educational establishment. The Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA) is designed to protect the privacy of a student’s educational records. The Office of the Registrar may not release this information without the student’s written consent. Please complete the Consent and Release Form if you would like to release your academic records to a third party. Return the completed and signed form to the Office of the Registrar. You may revoke the Consent and Release form  at any time by notifying the Office of the Registrar in writing.

Leave of Absence

Pre-Medical curriculum students refer to the Leave of Absence policy in the Pre-Medical Curriculum Student Handbook 

Medical curriculum students refer to the Leave of Absence policy under the Attendance Standards in the Medical Curriculum Student Handbook