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WCM-Q Pre-Med Students Explore the Application of Physics in Medicine
 

Doha – March 15, 2022: Pre-medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to learn about the role of physics in medicine thanks to a two-day training session held in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

Medical physics plays a vital role in hospitals, spanning a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Medical physicists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure these tools operate safely and effectively, particularly in radiological procedures. Medical physicists also help to develop new medical technologies, driving innovation in the healthcare sector in pursuit of enhanced patient outcomes. 

Despite the importance of their role, the work of medical physicists usually goes on behind the scenes and is therefore not well known. To raise awareness of their crucial work, the joint WCM-Q/HMC training session introduced the WCM-Q students to the role of medical physicists, explaining how they work closely with doctors on the diagnosis and treatment of patients, maintain and operate vital medical equipment, help devise treatment plans and take part in research and development of novel therapies and diagnostic techniques. 

In total, 45 WCM-Q first-year pre-medical students completed the training session, which was organized in cooperation with HMC’s Radiation Oncology Department and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Department. The first day was held at WCM-Q and featured lectures by medical doctors and research scientists from HMC to introduce students to the applications of medical physics in modern medicine. The second day was held at the National Center for Cancer Care & Research (Al Amal Hospital). Students toured the radiation oncology and nuclear medicine departments and got acquainted with the state-of-the-art radiological technologies used to diagnose and treat patients.

Dr. Mohammad Yousef, professor of physics at WCM-Q, said: “Medical physicists play vital roles in the diagnosis and treatment of vast numbers of patients, but because a lot of their work happens away from the clinic it is difficult for students to appreciate just how important they are. This excellent training session helped our pre-medical students gain a very good understanding of the work that medical physicists do, both in terms of treatment and in research and development of new ways to deploy technology to provide better healthcare outcomes for patients. In addition, the sessions emphasized the relevance of physics education in medical school curricula. More and more medical disciplines are now integrated with advanced technology.”

He added: “As healthcare becomes more sophisticated, integrated and evidence-based, so the role of medical physicists is growing and becoming still more important. It is also important for future doctors to understand and speak the language of medical physics in order to team up effectively.”

WCM-Q extended its sincere thanks to HMC’s Dr. Noora Alhammadi, chair of the Radiation Oncology Department, and Dr. Huda Al Naemi, executive director of the OHS department, and their distinguished teams for their continued support and for making the event possible.

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Posted on : Tuesday, March 15, 2022  3:31:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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