Launched in 2014 and the first of its kind in the state of Qatar, Doha College’s Medical Conference brings together secondary school students who share a passion for medicine. The conference’s sole objective is to provide a unique platform for young medics who are taking their first steps towards a career in medicine. The event allows budding medical students to showcase their knowledge and in-depth research capabilities by presenting on the latest ground-breaking developments.
Keeping with Qatar’s 2030 National Vision, which clearly affirms a commitment to healthcare, Doha College is proud to be at the forefront of supporting students in Qatar with a similar vision. Together with COBIS – Council of British International Schools; and local partners Hamad Medical Corporation and Elite Medical Center, we support the National Vision by inspiring and equipping students, enhancing their skills and aiding them in the university application process for a career in the medical field.
Interested schools put forward teams from years 11, 12 and 13 to research recent developments in medicine and deliver a short presentation about it. Teachers from participating schools stand as judges for the morning session presentations, and the final judging panel will comprise doctors and medical experts who then assess and challenge the finalists in the afternoon session.
Doha College Medical Conference 2020
This year, the seventh edition of the medical conference, over 65 teams of students from 18 schools signed-up, including two schools from outside Qatar. This number is the highest in the history of the conference. Additionally, two new topics were introduced – Neuroscience and Psychiatry; and Oral Health.
Each year, Doha College principal Dr Steffen Sommer expresses a keen interest in the medical conference. “Every year, I very much look forward to opening our much-vaunted Medical Conference, which we host in partnership with COBIS. Having seen the event grow steadily since the first conference seven years ago, in the number of participating schools and teams; and in international reach, we are immensely proud to welcome this year to Doha College, a total of 18 schools from three different countries.”
The winners of Doha College Medical Conference 2020 are:
School: Park House English School
Students: Wardah Shan and Nuhansa Wijesuriya
Topic: Pharmacological Developments
Presentation: Preventing Tuberculosis using the pathogen
School: Al Khor International School
Students: Amanda Cruz, Jessica Egoh and Nina Fouzi
Topic: Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Presentation: Down Syndrome
School: Qatar International School
Students: Fatimah Zahra Olukade, Nour Darwish and Khadija Alizada
Topic: Technology in Medicine
Presentation: The role of wearable technological devices in managing diabetes
Congratulations to the winners and all participants!
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