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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.
  

General Terms and Conditions

  • 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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