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Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) honoured 43 high-achieving students by recording their names on the Dean’s Honours List.

The students’ hard work were recognised at a dinner in their honour, an event seen as one of the highlights of the medical college’s academic year. To appear on the Dean’s Honours List, each student has to get an average GPA of 3.75 or higher in either the Fall 2016, or Spring 2017 semesters, a sign of exemplary academic achievement.

Dr Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, invited the students on stage to receive a commemorative gift, and paid tribute to their commitment to their studies.

Everyone on this list should feel extremely proud of what they have achieved. Academic success requires hard work, perseverance and focus and I am sure your professors, family and friends are as impressed as I am at your dedication to your studies. You all have very bright futures ahead of you.’

The students, along with an audience of faculty, staff, family and friends, also listened to Dr Tania Jaber, an alumna of WCM-Q who graduated in 2011. Now working in the field of endocrine cancers, Dr Jaber gave the 43 students some advice.

Be humbled by what you know but more importantly by what you do not know. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t be afraid to answer them. To look for the answers. To devise the experiment, the research study, the protocol. You will be surprised where it may take you.

Second, do not be afraid to choose for yourself. To choose what you think is right or what works best for you. To choose your passion and your happiness.’

Salma Al-Mohannadi, who is in her first year under the medical curriculum, was among those inducted onto the list. She said that in the first couple of years she hadn’t found it too difficult to maintain a 3.75 grade average, but with the advent of new subject materias,l it gets harder. But a new study schedule had helped her.

I’m very honoured to be on the Dean’s List and I feel like my efforts have been recognised and appreciated. Hopefully it will look good on my resume and open some doors for me in the future.’

The students included in the Dean’s Honours List are:

wcm-q honours list

For more information about the WCM-Q Dean’s Honours List, visit their website at qatar-weill.cornell.edu.

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