Qatar University’s (QU) Health Specialties is one of the largest academic health clusters in the country. Under one umbrella, the grouping includes the four colleges of health, pharmacy, health sciences, medicine and dentistry.
This grouping includes students in various fields of health, in addition to specialized academics, medical practitioners and researchers in various fields of health. This academic year in particular, the Health Specializations Group excelled in attracting the largest number of students, especially those with excellent education.
Dr. Mohammad Diab, Assistant Professor and Dean College of Pharmacy said, “This year is distinguished by a number of things, including the acceptance of the first batch of boys into the College of Pharmacy since its establishment and in addition to the high turnout of Qatari students to join the college, as the percentage of Qataris admitted to the college this year was 50% .This demand reflects the importance of specialization and the quality of the internationally accredited academic programs offered by the college, which fulfills the Qatar National Strategic Plan to expand health care services and Qatar University’s strategy to provide the labor market with national cadres capable of serving the country.
Dr. Halima Al-Farsi, Assistant Dean of the College of Medicine for Student Affairs said: “The challenge this year was in the number of Qataris applying to the college, as their number exceeded 100 students, and that the non-Qataris of them were mostly 99 or 100% of them in high school. This demand for the College of Medicine is honorable, but the challenge of choosing was very difficult for the admission committees.”
The College of Health Sciences has achieved the acceptance of the largest percentage of Qatari female students, due to the multidisciplinary and seniority of its disciplines over the rest of the colleges. On a more general level, all the colleges of the Health Cluster at Qatar University achieved this year a new record in attracting students who are academically excelling in health specialties, and in the number of Qataris accepted from them, whose percentage exceeded 60% of the students joining the pool. This interest in the fields of health for new generations constitutes an awareness of a promising future for the health sector, in line with the National Health Strategy 2018-2022.
Young people today are the leaders of the future, and time has proven that excellence in the fields of health is an urgent international need locally and globally, especially as we live in a time of the global pandemic Covid-19, so we are proud of this good turnout, and we look forward to the return of life to normal, and the students to study in campus.