Two Qatari nationals with a flair for science completed a summer of biomedical research training courtesy of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Research Internship for National College Students programme.

Hissa Al-Thani and Noora Abusheraida, two students at Qatar University, completed the programme which is designed to give Qatari nationals a solid grounding in the practical and administrative skills required for a successful career in research. The two students spent time working with highly qualified biomedical researchers on real research projects in WCM-Q’s state-of-the-art laboratories. They also worked closely with WCM-Q’s experienced professional research administrators to learn how research studies are developed and coordinated.

The programme aims not only to equip the participants with vital skills but also to give them a clear understanding of what a career in research would be like. In addition, the programme identifies and nurtures local research talent in Qatar to help the country achieve its goal of diversifying the economy and establishing Doha as a regional and global hub for cutting-edge biomedical research. Students who participate can choose to spend between four and eight weeks at WCM-Q.

 To read more about WCM-Q please visit their website here.