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Innovative Topics for Embracing Life -Long Learning at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar


Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar


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Product description

Accredited Continuing Education Programs for Healthcare Practitioners

The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar values ‘Embracing Lifelong Learning’ by ensuring creativity and innovation in meeting its mission of providing high-quality professional development opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals based on identified needs and the latest scientific and medical developments that continue to increase competence, enhance performance in practice and lead to improved healthcare for patients. Activities developed for healthcare professional fall under three themes: Clinical Sciences, Medical Education and Research Education for Clinicians, with some being regular series, some are certificates and others are conferences. The Accreditation with Commendation awarded to WCM-Q by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), along with the recognition locally as an accredited provider by the Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP) of the Ministry of Public Health is further evidence of the quality and depth of the CME/CPD activities developed at WCM-Q, which meet the needs of the healthcare workforce in Qatar and beyond.

Company bio

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q), a pioneering joint venture between Qatar Foundation and Cornell University. A research-intensive, academic medical institution at forefront of medical education, clinical care, and biomedical research in the Middle East. WCM-Q seeks to leverage its unique programs, progressive partnerships, and strategic location to develop outstanding physicians, scientists, and future healthcare leaders, generate significant discoveries that transform healthcare, promote population health through deeply rooted community engagement. WCM-Q’s Division of Continuing Professional Development is accredited to provide continuing medical education for physicians and in doing so disseminates information about clinical best practice, augmenting local healthcare delivery and driving continual improvements in patient care.



Deema Al-Sheikhly, MRes, MEHP
Director, Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, Lecturer of Education in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Ms. Deema Al-Sheikhly is a Lecturer of Education in Medicine and the Director of Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development at the Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q). In this role, she provides oversight for the development, direction and coordination of the business, financial and operational functions of both divisions. Ms. Al-Sheikhly joined WCM-Q in 2006 as Clinical Curriculum Administrator and was later appointed as the Manager of Graduate Medical Education. Part of her role included supporting the affiliate hospital in restructuring the residency programs to meet the ACGME-I accreditation standards, where she was instrumental in developing an Internal Review process, which was highly commended by the ACGME-I. In 2014, she was appointed as Director of Continuing Professional Development, responsible for directing the overall educational program and maintaining the division’s mission and strategic plan as well as providing strategic oversight for the development and maintenance of the infrastructure of the division.

She co-lead the division in attaining local recognition of WCM-Q as a provider of CME and CPD by the Department of Healthcare Professions as well as International recognition by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of CME for physicians. Furthermore, she has developed and taught in a variety of educational programs as well as presented and published in the area of undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. Ms. Al-Sheikhly earned her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology from Kings College London, Masters of Research in Bioprocessing from University College London and Master of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University, USA.