Qatar University (QU) College of Health Sciences (CHS) held the CHS Day to celebrate its remarkable achievements for academic year 2017-2018, with many of its partners, students and faculty members. The ceremony was attended by QU president Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, as well as several QU vice presidents and deans of QU Health Colleges, including CHS dean and director of the QU Biomedical Research Center (BRC) Prof Asma al-Thani.
Certificates of appreciation were distributed with CHS partners to 195 clinical preceptors and field practice supervisors of three CHS programmes, namely, biomedical science, human nutrition and public health. Prof al-Thani thanked Aspetar, Hamad Medical Corporation, the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar Diabetes Association, Qatar Foundation, and Primary Health Care Corporation for their generous contributions in supporting the students during their practical training.
The event also included a special ceremony where 141 students were honoured for being part of the Dean’s List in the past academic year. Additionally, 83 students from biomedical science, human nutrition and public health programmes took part in a white coat ceremony which signifies and celebrates the entering of their first stage of clinical practice to their respective degrees. The college also celebrated the successful passing of 15 Biomedical Sciences graduates of the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam.
Dr al-Derham commended QU Health and CHS for their remarkable achievements that established a standardised curriculum with great aspirations to keep in pace with the latest development in health education as offered by the most prestigious institutions worldwide.
He affirmed that QU is devoted to modernisation and curriculum development in order to ensure a high international standing of the university by virtue of its significant contribution to both international and national scientific communities.
The ceremony concluded with a recognition of distinguished CHS faculty members for their research and teaching excellence, and six students from the Empower Generations Consortium for National Capacities in Life Sciences, three of whom won the Science Innovation award and the other three for having completed their internship at Sidra Medicine.