About 400 middle and high school students and their parents attended Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) annual student recruitment event – ‘Medicine Unlimited’.
Students and their families had the chance to tour the teaching facilities at WCM-Q, meet the faculty, and learn about career opportunities to students who study for a degree in
Attendees were invited to take part in a series of interactive presentations led by WCM-Q faculty using models to demonstrate medical concepts such as the anatomy and function of the human heart, how to deliver emergency care and transplant surgery, among others.
Organised annually by WCM-Q’s Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach, the event provides access to prospective students, their parents and school administrators, to a real-life experience at the medical college by interacting with its faculty, researchers, students and staff.
During event, participants learned more about basic sciences teaching, laboratory activities and research facilities at WCM-Q. Through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, the students became more aware of what it takes to become a doctor and learned about the admission requirements.
The participation of Hamad Medical Cooperation and the Sidra Medical and Research Center provided an excellent opportunity for the dissemination of basic health information.
Dr Rachid Bendriss, assistant dean, Student Recruitment, Outreach and Foundation Programmes, said: “Medicine Unlimited provides a unique opportunity for high school students, families, and school professionals to learn about our world-class medical programme and interact with our faculty, staff, researchers, and students. It is a wonderful event that connects our college with the community to share our programmes and invite students to consider medicine for their career track.”
Visitors were also able to learn more about WCM-Q’s award-winning Sahtak Awalan – Your Health First campaign, which had a booth at the event offering free dietary and exercise advice, health checks and the chance to take a spin on the blender bikes to make a healthy fruit smoothie using only pedal power.