The 2020-21 intake is now closed and all selected candidates notified. If you have not been notified of selection, your application was unfortunately not successful during this intake.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are facing a temporary disruption in the recruitment of those residents selected to join HMC in July 2020.  Selected candidates should continue to monitor their email for messages from HMC’s Medical Education and HR Departments, as onboarding will proceed when it is feasible to do so. These individuals should not apply to the 2021 intake.
The 2021-22 intake is expected to open for applications in August 2020. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to begin preparations now, taking careful note of the required scores and documents required to apply.  

For candidates who have not yet written clinical and/or English language proficiency exams due to a disruption in their planned exam date, we are unfortunately unable to accept applications until a score is available, and you may need to apply to a later intake if exam disruptions persist beyond the end of the 2021-22 application deadline.

Hamad Medical Corporation Residency Programs Matching Process 2020 

Hamad Medical Corporation
 (HMC) is the largest governmental healthcare institution providing healthcare services to the community of Qatar. HMC is the first healthcare system in the region to achieve prestigious institutional accreditation by the ACGME International LLC ( To date, fourteen (14) of HMC’s residency training programs have successfully achieved ACGME International LLC program accreditation. HMC sponsors more than twenty (20) residency programs and many fellowship programs. In addition, HMC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) as an Academic Medical Center. HMC is also a member of Qatar’s Academic Health System, with a tripartite mission to advance clinical care through teaching, education, and research, and is a primary affiliate of two medical schools in Qatar: Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar and the College of Medicine at Qatar University.

HMC’s Medical Education Department is pleased to announce that the Residency Programs Matching intake for the academic year 2020-21 will accept applications between 1 August 2019 and 30 November 2019. This intake is for residents seeking to join HMC starting July 2020.

Please note that some residency programs, typically those with larger intakes, may choose to review applications and begin interviews within the application period, on a “rolling” basis. As such, strong applications submitted early in the intake period may result in earlier calls for interview.

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Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible to apply for our residency programs, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Graduated, between 2014 and 2019 (inclusive), from a medical school listed on the register of the World Directory of Medical Schools ( or will graduate in 2020 from Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar.

  2. Have completed, or will complete by 30 June of the intake year, an internship training program* or one (1) year of postgraduate, hospital-based training in one or more major medical specialties.

    *An Internship Training Program is 12 months of clinical rotations in several major medical specialties (e.g. Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology), typically after graduation from Medical School. The trainee should receive a Certificate of Completion of Internship (or equivalent) at the end of the Internship Training Program. Externship Rotations, Observership Rotations, Clinical Attachment Rotations, are not considered internship training. 

  3. Hold a valid Medical License or be eligible for licensure in their home country, the country where they currently practice, or in Qatar.

  4. Have been in continuous clinical practice in the one-year period preceding application and with no practice gaps of one year or greater at any time since internship completion (without appropriate justification of extenuating circumstances).

  5. Passed any one of the following required clinical examinations:


Examination Name

Minimum Accepted Score


Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)



Clinical Science Exam (CSE)

Equivalent to the pass scores of USMLE for the year in which the exam was written**


For 2019: 73 (new scoring format)


Qualifying Examination (QE) Part 1***


** See for prior year pass score information.

*** Candidates who have written the MCCQE Part 1 exam prior to November 2018 must also provide passing MCCEE results.

  1. Met the minimum listed score in any one of the following required English language proficiency examinations:


Examination Name

Minimum Accepted Score****


PBT / PBT Revised

Prior scoring format: 550

Revised scoring format: 60

iBT (professional level)



Academic Level


****Applicants who hold a valid Qatar Residency Permit may apply with a TOEFL iBT score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5, but if selected, will be required to raise their score to the above mentioned level prior to the program start date.

How to Apply

Please click here for application procedures

Contact Us:

All queries should be addressed to

This email address is monitored Sunday through Thursday, 7am to 3pm (Qatar time) and queries are dealt with in the order in which they are received. We endeavor to reply within two to three business days; however, response time may lengthen during peak periods.
Please do not resend your query multiple times as it may result in a delay in replying to you.

Personal visits (by the applicant or family members), phone calls, and emails to individual staff members will not be entertained. This will be strictly enforced and attempts to do so may be considered interference in the selection process.