Foundation Program

Mission

Launched in 2007, the Foundation Program is designed to develop the skills of academically talented Qatari students to help them achieve success in the six-year medical program at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. The program is developed with the needs of individual students in mind to help them succeed and realize their full potential. It aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become independent, self-regulated lifelong learners.

Structure

The Foundation Program is a one-year credit-bearing curriculum comprised of courses intended for students who recently completed high school. Students in the program study basic science subjects required in the pre-medical curriculum in addition to extensive English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Students also take select premedical courses, such as Global Health and Disease and Special Studies in Biology as well as a Medical Career seminar facilitated by distinguished guest speakers and leaders from the healthcare community. This gives students the opportunity to be exposed to the medical profession early on in their education to prepare them for future study in their chosen field. Enrolled students must successfully complete all academic courses in the fall and spring semesters to complete the program. All Foundation courses involve ongoing assessment and end-of-semester examinations. After successfully completing the program, students receive a Certificate of Completion and are promoted to the six-year medical program at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.


Foundation Magazine

Foundation Times 2021-2022
Foundation Times 2021-2022

The faculty and staff are proud of the foundation students for their dedication and resilience. We wish our students success in the future.

Dr. Rachid Bendriss
Associate Dean, Foundation, Outreach,
and Educational Development
Professor, English as a Second Language
Assistant Professor of Education in Medicine

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Foundation Program Brochure
Foundation Program Brochure
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Medical Career Seminar and Mentorship
Medical Career Seminar and Mentorship
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Simulation Learning and Clinical Observership Program
Simulation Learning and Clinical Observership Program
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Post-Foundation Summer Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Post-Foundation Summer Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
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Foundation Program Brochure 2021
Foundation Program Brochure 2021
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WCM-Q Foundation Program 10-Year Anniversary
WCM-Q Foundation Program 10-Year Anniversary
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Post-Foundation Summer Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 2020-2021
Post-Foundation Summer Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 2020-2021
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Foundation Times 2020-2021 Issue
Foundation Times 2020-2021 Issue
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Foundation Times 2019-2020 Issue
Foundation Times 2019-2020 Issue
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Foundation Times 2018-2019 Issue
Foundation Times 2018-2019 Issue
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Foundation Times 2017-2018 Issue
Foundation Times 2017-2018 Issue
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Foundation Times 2016-2017 Issue
Foundation Times 2016-2017 Issue
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Foundation Times 2015-2016 Issue
Foundation Times 2015-2016 Issue
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Foundation Times 2014-2015 Issue
Foundation Times 2014-2015 Issue
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Foundation Times 2013-2014 Issue
Foundation Times 2013-2014 Issue
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Foundation Times 2012-2013 Issue
Foundation Times 2012-2013 Issue
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Foundation Times 2011-2012 Issue
Foundation Times 2011-2012 Issue
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