Deema Al-Sheikhly, MRes, MEHP
Ms. Al-Sheikhly is the Director of the division of Continuing Professional Development at the Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q). In this position, she is responsible for directing the overall educational program and maintaining the division’s mission and strategic plan as well as providing strategic oversight for the development and maintenance of the infrastructure of the division. She co-lead the division in attaining local recognition of WCM-Q as a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as well as International recognition by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. Thereby, WCM-Q became amongst the first institutions in the world, outside of the US, to be recognized as an accredited provider by the ACCME and to have the rights and responsibility to designate AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
In her previous role as Manager for Graduate Medical Education (GME) at WCM-Q, she provided academic and administrative support to WCM-Q’s Associate Dean for GME. This included support of the affiliate hospital in restructuring the residency programs to meet the ACGME-I accreditation standards. She was instrumental in developing an Internal Review process, which was highly commended by ACGME-I.
Ms. Al-Sheikhly joined WCM-Q in 2006 as Clinical Curriculum Administrator, Office of Curriculum Support. In this position, she was instrumental in setting up the clinical clerkships and providing administrative and organizational support to the course and clerkship directors. In that period of time, she took the opportunity to complete a certificate in Management Essentials: Managing Performance from Cornell University through eCornell. She also obtained a Clerkship Administrator Certificate from the AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs and submitted a project report to the same association on clerkship time of year bias at WCM-Q.
Ms. Al-Sheikhly earned her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology from Kings College London, Masters of Research in Bioprocessing from University College London and Master of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University, USA. Prior to joining WCM-Q she was working as a research assistant in a biopharmaceutical company (GroPep PTY Ltd) in Adelaide, South Australia, while pursuing her PhD on detection of Flaviviruses.