Posted on April 30, 2018

Qatar University College of Health Sciences (QU-CHS) recently held the CHS Day to celebrate its remarkable achievements during the academic year 2017-2018. The ceremony was attended by CHS Dean and QU Biomedical Research Center (BRC) Director Prof. Asma Al-Thani and CHS faculty, students, and representatives of the college’s partners.

The event included the distribution of certificates of appreciation to 195 clinical preceptors and field practice supervisors of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Nutrition and Public Health programs from Aspetar, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Ministry of Public Health, Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), Qatar Foundation (QF), and Primary of Health Care Corporation (QHCC). 149 students were also honored for being listed on the Dean’s List for achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 with a minimum of 12 credit hours. Additionally, 95 students from the Biomedical Sciences, Human Nutrition and Public Health programs were appraised for entering their clinical practice in the last semester of their degrees, and 7 Biomedical Sciences graduates were appraised for passing the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) exam. 

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In her remarks, Prof. Asma Al-Thani said: “Today, we celebrate and appreciate all the endeavors achieved by our faculty, clinical or field practice supervisors and preceptors, and our students during the 2017-2018 academic year. It was a year full of incredible accomplishments such as the reinforcement of our business relationships with various partners in the health care sector to secure the necessary support for our students, the enrollment of the first batch of students in the Physical Therapy program for Fall 2018,  the approval of the Board of Regents to launch the MSc in Genetic Counseling in the Biomedical Sciences program, the completion and the enrollment process for the first batch of physical therapy and rehabilitation science students in September 2018, the launch of the joint PhD program with the colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, the successful completion of the Human Nutrition accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and the processing of the MSc in Clinical Dietetic.”

She added: “Following the establishment of QU Health, we started collaborating with the other cluster colleges in various aspects such as community service and research. Today, we also celebrate the growth in the percentages of the enrolled Qatari-national students to CHS from 19.5% to 55.5% through several structured programs such as SEHHA-Qatar Scientists in BioDiversity dual project.”