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Iqbal Al-Asaad

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1993
  • Age: 30
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Iqbal Al-Asaad is the youngest doctor in the world. She joined Weill Coronel College to study medicine in Qatar before she was over 13 years old. She was able to shorten the ranks of her previous studies in the Bekaa Valley with distinction that enabled her to well deserve the title of the first doctor in the world in terms of age. She entered the Guinness Book of Records, after graduating from medical school, to win a second world record after winning the title of the youngest university student, when she was thirteen years old.

her life
Iqbal Mahmoud al-Asaad was born on February 2, 1993, to a Palestinian father and a Lebanese mother. Her origins go back to the village of Maghar al-Khayt in Safed. At the time of the Nakba, her family sought refuge in the Bekaa region in Lebanon, where her grandfather and his children worked in agriculture.

study it
I finished the kindergarten stage in only one year, and the six primary classes were shortened by three years, while I finished the preparatory stages in only two years, and then the secondary stage with distinction. She received the scholarship of Sheikha Mozah, wife of the Emir of the State of Qatar, and says:

   Iqbal al-Asaad I was overwhelmed with happiness that day. The Minister of Education at that time, Khaled Qabbani, summoned me to inform me of the happy news. I was very happy knowing about the reputation of the college, as well as the fact that I received a comprehensive scholarship with all expenses in 2006. Iqbal al-Asaad
Iqbal intends to specialize in pediatrics, so she will go next June to the “Cleveland Clinic” in the US state of Ohio, where she was accepted there to work and study as a resident doctor.

Achievements and Awards

After obtaining the high school diploma, the Minister of Education at the time, Khaled Qabbani, invited her, honored her, and promised her a scholarship. She received a scholarship from Sheikha Mozah, and studied general medicine in Qatar.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman Iqbal honored with an appreciation award.


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