Celebrations as trainee doctors don their white coats.

The next generation of Qatar’s doctors have joined Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar donning the representative white coat of the physician for the first time at a special event. 

The 49 students were each presented with a coat and stethoscope in front of an audience of family and friends at the White Coat Ceremony, which was held at the Hilton Hotel. The ceremony, has become a traditional highlight of the college’s academic calendar, and a symbolic event that marks the point when students begin the four-year medical curriculum that will lead to them graduating as doctors. 

Of the new medical students, 16 are Qatari and of the total number 25 are men and 24 are women. In addition, students are travelling further and further to be here, attracted by WCM-Q’s reputation for academic and research excellence. Countries from which students have travelled include South Korea, Kuwait and Pakistan. However, Bruno Pacheco, who has joined the medical curriculum, has travelled further than most. Bruno is originally from Peru but elected to come to WCM-Q over universities and colleges closer to home.