Doha – November 7, 2012: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) celebrated an
impressive milestone when 27 high achieving pre-medical students were named on the Dean's
Honors List at a ceremony in Education City.
Students who successfully earned a 3.75 GPA or higher in the Spring 2012 term were selected
on academic merit to receive the award. It was only the second time in the 10-year history of
WCMC-Q that high achieving students were inducted to the Dean’s Honors List.
WCMC-Q Dean, Dr. Javaid Sheikh presented the awards and congratulated the students on
their impressive academic achievements and he encouraged them to continue to strive for
excellence. The Dean’s Honors List is now a bi-annual annual event on WCMC-Q’s academic
calendar in recognition of dedication, hard work and high achievements by students.
“I am delighted to applaud the exceptional performance of these students as they are
recognized for this significant academic honor. The Dean’s Honors List reflects the high caliber
of WCMC-Q’s student body and it is the legacy of our endeavors to provide a stimulating
medical program in a world-class environment
“These young men and women have demonstrated an outstanding level of work to achieve this
honor and their commitment and talent is inspiring to all at WCMC-Q. We are proud to support
them and help them achieve their undoubtedly remarkable potential,” Dean Sheikh said.
In his keynote address, Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Pre-Medical Program Dr. James
Roach challenged the students to utilize their skills and talents. “We can through hard work and
diligence increase our knowledge and hone our talents into skills that make the world a better
place. Or through laziness and indifference, we can destroy our God-given potential,” Dr. Roach said.
“In medicine, you have chosen a career through which your exceptional talents, can profoundly
enrich the lives of others. But don’t rest on the laurels of just talent alone … hone it, perfect it,
get the absolute most out of your abilities. The extent of your talent will only be truly realized
through dedication to your craft.”
The students who were inducted on to the Dean’s Honor List are Hebatalla Allam, Lama Obeid,
Mostafa Naguib, Zahra Habibur Rahman, Fathima Shajeedha Ameerudeen, Perola Lamba,
Ahmad Hamed, Shereen Darwish, Muhammad Panhwar, Risheek Kaul, Amro Afi, Buchra Zakzok,
Maryem Al Manaa, Khalid Al-Dasuqi, Vignesh Shanmugam, Alaaeldin Elsayed, Hamza Oglat,
Aya El Jerbi, Sarah Kanbour, Lina Irshaid, Elizabeth Boctor, Ayesha Khalid, Shruthi Suresh, Josia
Schlogl, Anchalia Chandrakumaran, Khalid Taha and Mohammed Sheriff.
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