Alumnus scoops Intern of the Year award

Alumnus scoops Intern of the Year award

Dr. Ayman Al-Jurdi

Class of 2015

Class of 2015 graduate Dr. Ayman Al-Jurdi was named Intern of the Year on his internal medicine residency program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Al-Jurdi was awarded the prize in recognition of his knowledge, mastery of the program material, and his dedication to his patients and the medical students he teaches. Impressively, he was chosen for the award from a cohort of approximately 50 residents.

Ayman, who has Lebanese heritage, was born and raised in Qatar. He completed the two-year pre-medical program and the four-year medical program at WCM-Q, during which time he distinguished himself as a highly capable student and a talented researcher. His education at WCM-Q, coupled with hard work, earned him a coveted place on the Weill Cornell Medical Center internal medicine residency program, competition for which is fierce. Ayman has a passion for the laboratory and spent last year focusing on gastroenterology research.

He is enjoying the diversity of his new environment and the learning opportunities it affords him. Although moving away from his family in Qatar took a little while to get used to, he is still surrounded by plenty of familiar faces: two of Ayman’s fellow Class of 2015 graduates – Dr. Tariq Chukir and Dr. Supriya Geradine – are in his class on the internal medicine residency program.