SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Cornell Medical College in Qatar

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

  1. abu barney

    abu barney resident revolutionary 10+ Year Member

    159
    1
    Jul 8, 2001
    <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.
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. gower

    gower 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    1,033
    0
    Oct 14, 2000
    New York
    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 10+ Year Member

    550
    0
    Mar 16, 2000
    This is very interesting...what is their purpose though?
    Is the tuition the same as Cornell in NY?
     
  5. WaZoBia

    WaZoBia Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    269
    0
    Dec 21, 2001
    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 10+ Year Member

    159
    1
    Jul 8, 2001
    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 10+ Year Member

    269
    0
    Dec 21, 2001
    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

    SicVic Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    138
    0
    Jun 19, 2001
    New York
    WAZOBIA - naira man eh?
     
  9. WaZoBia

    WaZoBia Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    269
    0
    Dec 21, 2001
    hey sicvic, great to meet someone from the motherland. are you mainland, yank or brit?
     

Share This Page