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Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by abu barney, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. abu barney

    abu barney resident revolutionary

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    <a href="http://www.med.cornell.edu/qatar" target="_blank">http://www.med.cornell.edu/qatar</a>

    Check it out.

    They're taking premed for now, and will be considering med school applicants in 2004.
     
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  3. gower

    gower 1K Member

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    Cornell/Qtar medical school is for Middle Easterners. 75% of the places will be reserved for citizens of Qtar. Initial class size about 50. First class intended for 2004. Admission standards intended to be the same as Cornell in NY. The medical school will have its own admissions committee, but supposedly the final admissions decisions will be Cornell's.

    It will NOT be an LCME (US) accredited medical school.

    This information is tentative, not final.
     
  4. Peeshee

    Peeshee Senior Member

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    This is very interesting...what is their purpose though?
    Is the tuition the same as Cornell in NY?
     
  5. WaZoBia

    WaZoBia Senior Member

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    hi gower,you sure about it not being lcme accredited, last i heard was that the degree would be equivalent to the one from the college in new york.
     
  6. abu barney

    abu barney resident revolutionary

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    I doubt it will be LCME accredited. However the cornell name will give the school considerable weight. There's not a non-LCME accredited school in the world with such an intimate association with a presitgious US med school like cornell. This probably will mostly cater to students from the gulf countries, and not the greater middle east, since the tuition is prohibitive, and they seem to not be very concerned over developing a financial aid program.

    My only question is: Why in Qatar? This is a country that has a population of that of a district of cairo or damascus. It is known for its oil (and al-jazeera), and certainly not for its top-notch universities or intellectual tradition.
     
  7. WaZoBia

    WaZoBia Senior Member

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    hey abu barney, check out the link below i think it should answer some of your questions.
    <a href="http://www.med.cornell.edu/qatar/news/apr_8_qatar.html" target="_blank">http://www.med.cornell.edu/qatar/news/apr_8_qatar.html</a>
     
  8. SicVic

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    WAZOBIA - naira man eh?
     
  9. WaZoBia

    WaZoBia Senior Member

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    hey sicvic, great to meet someone from the motherland. are you mainland, yank or brit?
     

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