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Qatar Doctor of the Future Scholarships

The Qatar Doctor of the Future Scholarships are fully funded, two-week experience of a life-time at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. To apply for these scholarships, students need to enter the "Healing Hands Essay Competition". This is an annual contest offered to students in high schools across Qatar. Each year a different medical theme is announced, and the participating students are asked to share their views about pressing medical issues and provide creative solutions to medical problems.

The top winners of the competition visit prominent research laboratories and spend time with distinguished Weill Cornell researchers in major New York hospitals. The scholarships also cover the cost of travel for the winners along with one of their escorting parents.

The winning essays and twenty finalists also receive honorable mentions in a reception hosted by the Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar.

The 2017 Healing Hands Essay will be available in February 2017.

  • Competition is open to all Qatari nationals currently enrolled in high schools
  • The essay must be the student's original work and written in English
  • The applicants need to fill an online application to submit their essays
  • Proof of nationality and latest school report are needed

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Healing Hands Competition!

Scholarship Awardees School Name Grade
Aljohara Salem Al-Marri Al-Eman Independent School for Girls 11
Fatima Mohammed Al-Naimi International School of London - Qatar 11
Jassim Ahmed Al-Mansoori The English Modern School 11
Imaneh Jafar Qaedi Al-Eman Independent School for Girls 11
Honourable Mentions School Name Grade
Aisha Yousef Al-Jabir Amina Bint Wahab School for Girls 11
Alhanoof Hamad Aljalahma Qatar Academy 11
Bashaer Hemaid Al-Mansouri Al-Resala Independent School for Girls 11
Mohammed Khalid Al-Kuwari Qatar Academy 9
Saad Salah Bahzad Al Jazeera Academy 11
Shaikha Mohammed Al-Mannai Al-Resala Independent School for Girls 12

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Healing Hands Competition!

Scholarship Awardees School Name Grade
Aliyaa Mohsin Haji Qatar Academy 10
Hend Nasser Al-Naimai Al-Bayan Educational Complex for Girls 11
Shahad Abdulla AlSulaiti Qatar Academy 11
Wadha Abdulrahman Al-Nabti Qatar Academy 10
Honourable Mentions School Name Grade
Al Jazi Fahad Al Ahbabi The Gulf English School 12
Al Hanoof Hamad Aljalahma Qatar Academy 10
Dana Faisal AlSayegh The Int'l. School of Choueifat-Doha 12
Mai Zaid Alshakhs Qatar Academy 11
Sara Mohammed Mohammed Al Wakra Secondary Girls Independent School 11

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Healing Hands Competition!

Scholarship Awardees School Name Grade
Fahad Saad Al-Suwaidi Nasser Bin Abdulla Al -Attiya Independent Secondary School for Boys 11
Mai Nasser Al Subaie Debakey High School for Health Professions 11
Najlaa Abdulaziz Al-Thani Al Arqam Academy for Girls 11
Noof Ali Al-Mazrooei Al Maha Academy for Girls 10
Honorable Mentions School Name Grade
Aisha Abdulrahman Fakhroo Al Bayan Educational Complex for Girls 11
Almaha Saad Al-Muhannadi Al Khor Prep/Secondary Girls Independent School 11
Fatema Jaber Almarri Al Bayan Educational Complex for Girls 11
Hamda Mohammed Al-Mansoori Al Bayan Educational Complex for Girls 11
Hissa Yousef Al-Fakhri Al Maha Academy for Girls 10
Maythaa Jamal Al-Mannai Qatar International School 10
Mohammed Hussain Aljaber Omar bin Al-Khattab Independent School for Boys 11
Nada Ahmed Al-Mulla Al Jazeera Academy 11
Salma Ahmed Al-Mohannadi The Gulf English School 12
Sara Khalid A Alyafei Al Arqam Academy for Girls 12

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Healing Hands Competition!

Winners School Grade
Naima Abdulrahman A M Alobaidli Debakey High School for Health Professionals at Qatar 10
Kholoud Essa M E Abu-Holayqah Al Bayan Education Complex for Girls 11
Salah Majid B R Mahmoud Qatar Academy 9
 
Honorable Mentions School Grade
Dana Mohammed N A Alyafei Al Kawthar Secondary School for Girls 11
Fahad Saad A S Al-Suwaidi Nasser Al Atteya Secondary Ind. School for Boys 11
Sarah Jassim M A Al-Kuwari Debakey High School fo r Health Professionals at Qatar 12
 
Certificates of Participation School Grade
Asmma Salem N A Al-Romole Um Ayman Secondary School for Girls 10
Hajer Mahmoud M A Al-Mulla Al Bayan Education Complex for Girls 11
Maryam Abdulla A A Buhmaid The Int'l School of Choueifat - Doha 11
Maryam Abdullh H M-Al-Nameh The Int'l School of Choueifat - Doha 10
Ohoud Khalifa F M Al-Suwaidi Um Ayman Secondary School for Girls 10
Salman Khalid S H Al-Hail Newton International School 10
Ohoud Khalifa F M Al-Suwaidi Al Bayan Education Complex for Girls 11
Shaikha Nasser R D Al -Naimi Al Bayan Education Complex for Girls 11

Winners of the 2012 Essay Competition and the Doctor of the Future Scholarships are:

Ali Mohsen Hajji Qatar Academy
Hamad Nasser Al Naimi Omar Bin Al Khattab Education Complex for Boys
Hessa Khalid Al- Hail Al Bayan Education Complex for Girls

Winners of the Honorable Mentions are:

Sara Musa Al Meer Al Eman School for Girls
Fatima Ahmed Kafood Al Bayan Education Complex for Girls
Essa Abdulla Al-Jehani Doha Secondary Independent School for Boys
Nasser Marzouk Bin Marzouk Mousab Bin Omair Independent School for Boys
Maryam Yousef Al Shaibani Qatar Academy

The winners of the competition were announced at a ceremony at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) on Thursday June 9, 2011. Congratulations to all the winners!

Student Names School Comments
Top Winners
Fahad Hamad Al Marri Al Shahanya Indept Scholarship winner
Faten Faisal Aqeel Al Bayan Scholarship winner
Honourable Mentions
Ahmad Majed Al - Malki DeBakey Honorable mention
Dana Abdullah Al-Jufairi Global Academy Honorable mention
Heitham Saad A.S Al-Suwaidi Cambridge School Honorable mention
Khalid Hamad Al-Marri Al Shahanya Indept Honorable mention
Maryam Abdulrahman Al-Abdulla Al Bayan Honarable mention
Maryam Mohammad Saeed Abdulla Al Bayan Honorable mention
Shaikha Omar Al Misned Al Khor Independent Honorable mention
Sharifa Mohammed Al Marri Amna Bint Wahab Honorable mention
Radoa Abdulla Al-Ansari Al Ieman Honorable mention
Certificate of Participation
Dena Mohamed Al Dabhani Al Khor International Certificate of participation
Fahad Eid Al Mohamed Khalifa Sec. School Certificate of participation
Hamad Mohammed Al-Muhannadi DeBakey Certificate of participation
Lolowa Saeed Al-Abdulla Rabaa Al Adaweya Certificate of participation
Majed Abdullah Omar Bin Al Khattab Certificate of participation
Maryam Hassan Alansari Rabaa Al Adaweya Certificate of participation
Mohamed Jassim Al-Mahfooz Doha Indep. Certificate of participation
Najla Khalifa Al-Musallam Qatar Sec. Girls Certificate of participation
Zieed Mohammed Al Marri Ahmed Bin Mohamed Certificate of participation
 

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