Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions at Qatar
The Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions at Qatar (DHSHPQ) is a branch campus of the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions (DHSHP) in Houston, Texas. DHSHP is an award winning high school offering students a college preparatory curriculum in science, mathematics and medical science. It is an alternative to the traditional high school experience that prepares students for careers in medicine and science. In collaboration with the Outstanding Schools Oversight Committee (OSOC) of the Supreme Education Council (SEC), DHSHPQ is the first medical science focused high school in the Middle East. DHSHPQ is named in honor of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the renowned heart surgeon and medical researcher. The school is located in Messeila, in close proximity to the Hamad Medical Center.
DHSHPQ campus offers a U.S. curriculum including extensive Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The program serves students from grades 7-12. The Eighth Grade Academy will focus on preparing students for the rigorous high school curriculum in grades 9-12. Beginning with the graduating class of 2013, DHSHPQ will offer these students a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, which includes five years of science and mathematics, along with an excellent introductory study of medicine. Students will have the opportunity to earn dual credit courses with local universities and college credit through AP exams.
“To prepare students in grades 7-12 to compete in a global society with emphasis on mathematics, science, literacy, medical science, and technology through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.”
To provide a challenging, well-balanced college preparatory program which focuses on educational experiences in science and the health professions and furthers an understanding and appreciation of our multicultural community.
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