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Qatar Genome aims to support the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030, and one of the important goals is to build the workforce and the capacity that will drive the advances in genomic medicine and its application in healthcare.

We aim to help Qatar build its next generation of scientists, by helping the students develop skills and sharpen their interpersonal skills by interacting with our team and other researchers and scholars on a professional level and in a way that they did not experience in the classroom.

Qatar Genome launched its summer internship program in 2015, which was a great success and was followed by another in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

For upcoming internship programs, please regularly check events/news


Internships for university students:

The two-week internships are designed to enhance the knowledge of healthcare providers with the latest genome issues related to the medical sector. The initiative aims to develop the skills of interns in genomics to help them understand the future of precision medicine, with Qatar being one of the pioneering nations in this area. The course included an in-depth discussion on a number of issues from genome data to genomic reports and some clinical issues related to precision medicine.

The interns are resident physicians and nurses at Hamad Medical Corporation, as well as biomedical graduates and pharmacists from Qatari universities.


  • Spread Genomic knowledge among healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrating how genomic medicine will involve every medical discipline in the near future.
  • Engage future healthcare professionals in career paths related to genomic medicine, to provide vital manpower for the Qatari job market.

2017 Genome Interpretation: from Sequencing to Counseling   - Gallery

Dr Mai AbdulAziz on QGP Summer Internship 2017

Dana Alkahalifa on QGP Summer Internship 2017