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QU's College of Medicine Celebrates First Batch Graduation

Doha, October 11 (QNA) - The College of Medicine at Qatar University (QU CMED) celebrated the graduation of its first batch of graduates, which included 46 students - 65 percentage females, within the celebration of the graduation ceremony of the 44th batch that was held on Monday.

A group of 42 of the College's gradates has been selected to join Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to complete their postgraduate medical residency training program, which includes 13 different specialties and is internationally accredited.

On this occasion, Vice Dean of the College of Medicine Dr. Marwan Abu-Hijleh affirmed that the first batch of graduates represents an accomplishment and an international reference that grants the college confidence in its educational outcomes, and boosts the graduates' confidence in the quality of education that they have obtained, adding that this achievement also enhances the healthcare system in the State of Qatar.

He pointed out that despite the challenges imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the pandemic provided opportunities for medical institutions and hospitals in Qatar, as well as all around the world, to develop and thrive.

Although QU CMED's students were not able to practice the usual field training in hospitals during the first few months, they were compensated during the following summer, where they received their clinical training, he explained, adding that the pandemic has given them the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the field of infectious diseases, identify viruses and conduct extensive research on them - providing them with additional experience on how to deal with any future pandemics.

Dr. Abu-Hijleh also noted that 115 students have been accepted this year, stressing that there has been an increase in the number of college applications after the first year, as despite the fact that the public did not have great confidence in the college - given that it has been established in the past several years, QU CMED has proved its worth and quality of education year after year. (QNA)