The academic achievements of 27 students from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) were recognised with their induction onto the Dean’s Honors List at a ceremony held at Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Student Center.

Students who posted a GPA of 3.75 or higher in the Spring 2013 term made it onto the honors list of Dr Javaid Sheikh, Dean of WCMC-Q. Dr Sheikh was in attendance at the ceremony on 29 September 2013 to induct the students onto the list and offer them his congratulations.

Dr Sheikh said:

These students have achieved remarkable academic success by applying themselves diligently to their studies and making the very best use of their talents. By committing themselves so wholeheartedly to the achievement of academic excellence, these 27 students are following in the very best scholarly traditions of Cornell and laying the foundations upon which they can build successful careers in medicine.’

Two Dean’s Honors Lists are published in each academic year to record the achievements of students in the fall and spring semesters, an initiative that began with the fall 2011 semester.

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Dr Mike Pungente, associate professor of organic chemistry, also addressed the event to offer the high-achieving students encouragement to continue their efforts.

The students inducted to the Dean’s Honors List for the spring 2013 semester are: Youmna Abdel Ghany, Farah Al Sayyed, Basem Oraby, Yanal Shaheen, Faryal Malick, Nora Al-Fakhri,  Ahmad Salah Sami, Nahel Tunio, Aulia Ahmad, Nourhan Kika, Mountasir El Tohami, Mhd Salama Chaker, Mu Ji Hwang, Imen Becetti, Hawra Al Lawati, Adham Mushtak, Elizabeth Boctor, Sarah Elsoukkary, Josia Schlogl, Abdullah El Zafarany, Sarah Kanbour, Aya El Jerbi, Hamza Oglat, Lina Irshaid, Mohammed Sheriff, Anchalia Chandrakumaran and Khalid Taha.