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Weill Cornell Medical College Announces First Commencement of Its New Medical School Graduates in Doha, Qatar, May 8, 2008
Date:5/7/2008

ric establishment of a world-class medical college in Qatar."

"I am lucky enough to be one of the first graduates of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar," said Jehan Al Rayahi, WCMC-Q graduate and Commencement Speaker. "I can attest to the incredible education my classmates and I have received, and I wish to express my gratitude to Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned, the Qatar Foundation and Weill Cornell for helping to inspire and train a new generation of doctors and researchers. I hope we are able to make you proud."

Notes to Editors

1. About Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Established by Cornell University in partnership with Qatar Foundation, WCMC-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College and opened in 2002. A member of the Ivy League, Cornell is the first American university to offer its M.D. degree overseas. WCMC-Q offers a complete and integrated educational program, comprising the two-year Pre-medical Program, followed by the four-year Medical Program, with teaching by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty. There is a separate admissions process for each Program, guided by the standards of admission in use at Cornell University in Ithaca and its Medical College in New York City. For more information visit http://www.qatar-med.cornell.edu.

Future plans

Qatar Foundation plans to construct a 382-bed Sidra Medical and Research Center (SMRC) close to the Medical College in Education City. Set to open in 2011, the Center will have state-of-the-art clinical programs focused on women's and children's conditions, and academic research programs in which WCMC-Q faculty and students will participate. Together, the SMRC and WCMC-Q will constitute a major American-style academic medical center in the region together on one site in Education City. For more information on Sidra, visit http://www.sidra.o
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