Sidra Medicine Welcomes First Batch of Nursing Students from University of Calgary in Qatar


QF entity to train 15 UCQ students in pediatric specialties.

25 January 2021, Doha, Qatar – Sidra Medicine has welcomed the first batch of undergraduate nursing students from the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) for clinical placements at its hospital.

15 UCQ students will be working closely with the nursing teams at Sidra Medicine across pediatric specialties such as medical specialty, general surgery and neuroscience for a rotation period of 12 weeks.

Ms. Judy Dawson-Jones, Acting Chief Nursing Officer at Sidra Medicine said: “Congratulations and welcome to our undergraduate nursing students from the University of Calgary in Qatar. This is an exciting time for Sidra Medicine as we train the next generation of healthcare professionals. An important part of becoming a competent nurse is observation and performance in the clinical practice setting in order to apply classroom learning to real life scenarios. We are committed to ensuring that the UCQ students will have a comprehensive learning experience that will last a lifetime for their future successful careers. Nursing is one of the bridges that leads, supports and guides our patients and families to a healthier place. We are happy that the students are joining us in this journey through their commitment to learning.”

The students will be trained by nursing teams at Sidra Medicine where they will learn about evidence-based nursing practice through the application of the nursing process; developmental care in the pediatric population and incorporating family centered care. The students placement is part of UCQ’s Bachelor of Nursing Program under the “childbearing/childrearing families’ clinical course”. 

Diana White, Nursing Practice Coordinator at the University of Calgary Qatar said: “The University of Calgary in Qatar nursing students have been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to practice their nursing skills at Sidra Medicine.  Every semester students and faculty ask when they will be able to work with at the hospital. On behalf of UCQ faculty and students thank you for all the time and effort that has gone into preparing this clinical placement opportunity.  We look forward to many more semesters of learning ahead.”