Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently recognised the outstanding academic achievements of 36 students by inducting them onto the Dean’s Honor List for 2018.

To be included on the Dean’s Honor List, students must have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher in either the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semesters, a measure that is approximately equivalent to receiving an average of an A grade for every piece of graded work for an entire semester.

Speaking at a ceremony held to acknowledge the students’ inclusion on the honor list, WCM-Q Dean Dr Javaid Sheikh said that to achieve a GPA of 3.75 across an entire semester demands not only great talent but also absolute dedication to one’s studies.

I hope you will each take a moment to enjoy this remarkable accomplishment, and to give thanks to your family, friends, faculty and staff who have supported you to help make this moment possible.’

The keynote speech was given by former WCM-Q student Dr Karima Becetti, who graduated in 2011. Dr Becetti, currently a Consultant Rheumatologist at Hamad Medical Corporation, commended all the students for the ‘incredible achievement’.

You have worked hard, shown a high level of scholarship and determination, and earned yourself the honour of making it onto the Dean’s List. Most importantly, you have proved to yourself and everyone else that you have the necessary sturdy foundation for a successful career in medicine. I have no doubt that you are ready to take on the challenges of what comes ahead and will excel as medical students and future doctors.’

The Dean’s Honour List usually only features students on the Six-Year Medical Programme of WCM-Q, but two students – Maryam Al Quradaghi and Tala Abu Samaan – made it to the list for their academic performance on the Foundation Programme.

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