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Last modified: November 14, 2016 15:06:08.

In line with its mission to provide a medical education of a national focus with international standard, the College of Medicine (CMED) collaborates closely with healthcare providers and educational and research institutions in Qatar,

and expands its international collaborations to include:


    Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)
October 2015

An MoU was signed between QU and HMC in 2015 to support collaboration in the areas of education, clinical research, cross appointment, joint outreach activities, continuing professional development programs, training, preceptorships and clerkships as well as scholarships and sponsorship for students. The agreement also covers joint governance including joint committees and the appointment of research and clerkship coordinators, as well as cooperation on establishing a multiparty graduate program in medical sciences, developing PhD programs in various health-related disciplines, and creating a university hospital model in line with international best practices.


Primary Healthcare Corporation (PHCC)
October 2015

Beside the health care services delivery and under PHCC leadership, the Family Medicine Training Program is up running academic training to medical residents for 4 years that is recently accredited on international level (ACGME) in addition to the training of interns and medical students from WCMC-Q and CMED.


Academic Health System (AHS)
October 2015

AHS is a joint initiative that partners healthcare providers, medical research institutes, and universities, integrating clinical practice, education and research across the country’s entire healthcare industry. The College of Medicine is a core partner in this system.
CMED will produce the next generation of physician scientists and doctors who will work alongside other AHS partners to lead on research and innovative best practice in Qatar thus ensuring that patients benefit from best care based on both international and locally produced evidence. AHS partners are working together to train the next generation of healthcare professionals in Qatar that meet international best practice in academic healthcare.


World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)
October 2015

Qatar University is one of the partners in this project that is a clear representation of Qatar’s ongoing commitment to raising the standards of healthcare nationally and internationally, and where a distinguished audience of decision-makers and influencers from across the world convene to discuss practical, lasting and innovative solutions to global healthcare challenges. This high-profile event, which was the successor to 2012’s Global Health Policy Summit in London, brought together heads of state, ministers, senior government officials, academics, and influential business leaders.


Maastricht University (MU)
The Netherlands
15 October 2015
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An MoU was signed between QU College of Medicine and Maastricht University in October 2015.
The terms of the agreement include collaboration for CMED’s academic and administrative staff development, curriculum development, faculty visits and training, as well as staff and student exchange activities. Both institutions will also organize joint research programs and projects in areas related to medical education.
The experience, global outreach and academic aspirations will be of great benefit to both universities.


University of Illinois (UIC)
Chicago, USA
1 May 2016
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An agreement was signed on May 2016 between CMED and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to establish collaboration in education and faculty/student exchange.
The terms of the agreement include collaboration on faculty development, consultations, faculty and student exchanges, joint educational programs, and the development of academic materials.
This agreement will enrich CMED’s students’ academic journey by building their capacity in clinical practice and medical education, and provide CMED’s faculty with valuable opportunities to collaborate with their colleagues at UIC.


National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
Philadelphia, USA
29 May 2016
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CMED signed a Professional Consulting Services Agreement on May 2016 with National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), an independent, not-for-profit US-based organization that serves the public through its high-quality assessments of healthcare professionals. Through this agreement, NBME will support the College in aligning its standards with those of the US by leveraging CMED’s student assessment system, supporting the establishment of a CMED student examination items bank, and by conducting regional benchmarking studies on test design.
The college’s curriculum and current assessment framework will also be reviewed by the NBME team to ensure their alignment with international standards.   College administrators will be provided with recommendations on a range of topics including possible curriculum revision; timing and nature of locally-developed assessments; the most appropriate use of the portfolio of NBME assessment instruments available to North American and International medical schools; potential NBME assistance on the development of assessments to meet the needs of CMED curriculum, and development of an item bank.
Recommendations will also be made on development of faculty expertise in teaching, curriculum design and design, construction, and interpretation of valid and reliable formative and summative examinations.