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An-Najah National University medicine students Suheib Al-Khatib and Yasmeen Khader and their supervisor Dr. Hasan Fitian, Head of the Human Medicine Department participated in the Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) International Exchange Programme which was over a week from December 1st – December 7th, 2017.

The event was attended by students from Palestine, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan and India to explore the state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities, learn about the curriculum and meet students and faculty.

During the programme, the visiting and host school students had the chance to compare the WCM-Q curriculum with other medical curricula, observe clinical encounters with students during clinical rotations, examine varying educational methods, including problem-based learning and to learn about various aspects of country- and region-specific population health programmes.


The students also visited WCM-Q’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab where they were introduced to hi-tech learning aids such as electronic medical mannequins and an “Anatomage” table – a human-sized touchscreen display for visualizing the human anatomy.

During the eight-day trip the students also toured Education City and healthcare institutions around Doha, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Al Gharaffa Medical Centre, the Psychiatry Hospital and Rawdat Al Khail Wellness Centre.


Weill Cornell in Qatar is the third campus of Cornell University, and Ivy League University, and the first American medical school ever set up overseas. WCM-Q was established through a partnership between Cornell and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

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