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WCM-Q students honored for academic achievement

WCM-Q students who achieved a GPA of 3.75 or higher during the 2019-2020 academic year were honored at an online ceremony.
WCM-Q students who achieved a GPA of 3.75 or higher during the 2019-2020 academic year were honored at an online ceremony.

Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) has recognized the academic achievements of 57 of its students by inducting them on to the Dean’s Honor List.

The students have all achieved a grade point average of at least 3.75 for the 2019-2020 academic year, a difficult goal during the best of times but even more so with the additional challenge of the coronavirus pandemic and working from home.

At an online ceremony hosted by Dr. Sean Holroyd, acting assistant dean for student affairs at WCM-Q, and watched by family friends, faculty and staff members, the students were honored for their hard work and commitment to their studies.

Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, said making the honor list at this time was an impressive feat.

He said: “I’m thankful that modern technology allows me to speak with you all so we can share this moment of pride and celebration. Given the current situation with the pandemic, you particularly deserve this accolade.

“Throughout the unprecedented challenges of the past year, you have remained calm and resolute in your pursuit of academic excellence.  Indeed, your strength and resilience have been impressive to all of us at the college. 

“You have demonstrated a dedication and commitment that is admirable and will be of huge benefit to you in your careers as physicians.”

The students, seven of whom are in the foundation class, 23 in pre-med 1, and 27 in pre-med 2, were also congratulated by WCM-Q alumnus and keynote speaker Dr. Nigel Pereira, assistant professor of reproductive medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.

Dr. Pereira said it was an honor to be speaking before the students and celebrating with them, and said that during this time, he is especially thankful and grateful for the normal aspects of life which are often taken for granted.

He concluded by praising the work of WCM-Q’s faculty and staff in helping to graduate exceptional doctors.

He said: “I am what I am today thanks to the medical education at WCM-Q.”

The students who were inducted onto the Dean’s Honors List, one of whom chose not to have her name published, are: Amal AlNaemi, Haya Al-Kuwari, AlDana Al-Khalaf, Mohammed Al-Ansari, Jawaher Alemadi, Nafla Al-Attiyah, Ghalya Hashim, Nuran Bayraktar, Mohammed Khalid, Omar Mourad, Ahamed Abdul Rahman Lebbe, Kevin Zhai, Asma Al-Kaabi, Siddhant Nair, Sara Mohamed, Aisha Serpedin, Alia Ashkanani, Ghalya Ashkanani, Fatima Al-Kubaisi, Imane Bouhali, Beshr Mushannen, Pradipta Paul, Ayaterahman Draidia, Lina Al-Ani, Mohammad Yaghmour, Maryam Al-Kuwari, Mohammed Al-Mohamedi, Turki Almutairi, Basma Abdellatif, Tala Abu Samaan, Muhammad Janjua, Ateeque Mohamed Ali, Maryam Al-Quradaghi, Ghadeer Abdelwahab, Doo Hee Jang, Ammar Khan, Sang Gon Yi, Shamin Mahmud, Syed Muhammad Jalil, Ahmad Al Theyab, Laila Khalil, Hamza Chaudry, Safaa Elmoh, Areej Nauman, Ahmad Altamimi, Ahamed Lazim Vattoth, Sanjith Ganesan, Wafa Khan, Mohammed Javed, Kuan-Han Chen, Amr Taha, Lina Shroof, Hussam Kawas, Ridhima Kaul, Alhanoof Aljalahma, Shahd Jaouni.