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Last modified: January 08, 2018 11:50:34.

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.


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.


Lifelike SA

Lifelike SA is a scientifically driven technology company based in Switzerland. In collaboration with CMED, Lifelike has developed an innovative technological solution for medical education based on interactive, patient-centered student learning, named Virtual-Patient-Learning (VPL).
In February 2016, Qatar University and Lifelike SA have signed a partnership agreement in order to promote mutual research projects on the implementation, further development and outcomes of the VPL technology. Both parties will benefit from this collaboration by having access to and driving the further development of latest innovations in the field of medical educational technology. VPL technology has been pioneered in Fall 2016 at CMED and will become a cornerstone of medical education in the MD curriculum going forward.


Technische Universitat Dresden

In furtherance of their mutual interest in the fields of education and research, CMED and the Technische Universität Dresden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2016.
The partnership will focus on cooperative research work in the field of medicine. Joint scientific developments will be introduced into the scientific and educational process and will build the foundation for joint scientific forums, trainings, as well as faculty and student exchange programs. First student and faculty visits to Dresden have started in 2016 and are expected to continue each summer for research electives in the MD curriculum.


SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Art

In March 2016, Qatar University and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote joint academic and applied research and development projects. With a focus on entrepreneurial education and activities, these projects will include the implementation of innovative educational technology. SUSPI is also one of the academic partners of Lifelike SA and therefore part of the consortium developing the technology behind Virtual Patient Learning.


University of Groningen

The Faculty of Medical Sciences at Groningen University is the second oldest medical school in the Netherlands and a pioneer in developing a problem-based learning philosophy. Pursuant to the existing partnership agreement with Qatar University, CMED and the University of Groningen have signed an appendix in February 2017 to promote exchange and collaboration with regard to medical education and research.
The collaboration will focus on the development and review of medical educational material, applied teaching and learning technologies, as well as faculty and student exchange and training programs. One successful component of the partnership is the academic support program at CMED, where graduate students from Groningen University become peer-teachers to tutor the Year 1-students at CMED.


University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM)

In February 2017, CMED and the University of Warmia and Mazury have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities to collaborate. The areas of collaboration will include the exchange of information to activities in teaching and research, promoting joint research projects and courses with the potential for faculty and student exchange.
In collaboration with CMED and Hamad Medical Corporation, the first graduate student from the University of Warmia and Mazury has joined one of CMED’s research projects aiming on the development of tools for the personalized treatment of cancer. Both institutions expect great benefit from the partnership to further develop their respective research programs.


Danlyo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

CMED and the Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University have signed an agreement to define areas for academic collaboration and joint fundamental research in February 2017. The collaboration will focus on joint research projects to generate new scientific and practical result in the field of medicine and pharmacy. It will further include joint faculty trainings and staff development activities as well as student exchange programs.