Youngest Arab Doctor


Iqbal El-Assaad during her graduation from WCMC-Q. © WCMC-Q

Graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, 20-year-old Palestinian Iqbal El-Assaad is changing perceptions by becoming possibly the youngest Arab doctor ever:

“I also want to go back to Lebanon to help my Palestinian people because they are the main inspiration for me to be a doctor and I would like to fulfil my childhood dream to make a difference to their lives.”

More on her story here:

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