Together with the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), and local partners Hamad Medical Corporation and Elite Medical Center, Doha College recently hosted a medical conference, to affirm their commitment to healthcare, in keeping with Qatar National Vision 2030. 

Doha College is proud to be at the forefront, supporting students who share a similar vision. The partnership allows aspiring students to enhance their skills and aid them in their university application process for a career in the field of medicine.

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Since the establishment of the medical conference six years ago, Doha College has maintained a stellar reputation as the first school in Qatar to provide a unique platform for secondary school students who share a passion for medicine. The event allows budding medical students from Years 11 to 13 to showcase their knowledge and in-depth research capabilities by presenting on the latest ground-breaking developments in an intense, day-long conference.

The students first deliver their presentations to teacher judges from participating schools. Teams with the highest scores get to present again to a judging panel comprised of leading doctors and medical experts from across Qatar, who then assessed and challenged their knowledge.

From just three participating schools in the first edition in 2014 to over 65 teams of students from 18 schools signing-up this year, including two schools from outside Qatar, these numbers are the highest in the history of the conference, which speaks to its growing popularity and its highly professional nature. 

Two new topics were also introduced this year – Neuroscience and Psychiatry, and Oral Health.

According to Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer, he looks forward to opening the much-vaunted Medical Conference every year, which the school hosts in partnership with COBIS.

Having seen the event grow steadily since the first conference seven years ago, we are immensely proud to welcome this year a total of 18 schools from three different countries.

The winning teams of Doha College’s Medial Conference 2020 are as follows:

Park House English School (First Place)
Team Members: Wardah Shan and Nuhansa Wijesuriya
Topic: Pharmacological Developments
They presented on the prevention of Tuberculosis (TB) and spoke in detail about the study of an experimental vaccine which protected against the development of TB for at least three years.

Al Khor International School (Second Place)
Team Members: Amanda Cruz, Jessica Egoh and Nina Fouzi
Topic: Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Their presentation focused on Down Syndrome

Qatar International School (Third Place)
Team Members: Fatimah Zahra Olukade, Nour Darwish and Khadija Alizada
Topic: Technology in Medicine
The team discussed the role of wearable, technological devices in managing Diabetes.