Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions at Qatar is a private international middle and secondary school in Doha, Qatar. It was named in honor of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the renowned heart surgeon and medical researcher. The school opened in September 2008 with grades 8 through 10 with 100 students per grade; the school will ultimately cover all of highschool. The school's structure has the 8th Grade Academy to prepare students for the high school levels. The curriculum is based on United States school coursework with Advanced Placement classes. The school's classes will be taught in the English language. Students will pay tuition; vouchers will accommodate low income students. The Houston Chronicle stated that the school will likely draw Qataris and American expatriates. The school is located in Messeila and is close to the Hamad Medical Center.
Michael E. DeBakey High School – Qatar is an outstanding school, offering students a rigorous college preparatory Internationally Accredited American curriculum, that includes 5 years of science, mathematics, engineering, business, & technology along with an excellent introductory study of medicine. Students will have the opportunity to have experiences with medical professionals as well as earn credit through on-line “Virtual School” courses, dual credit courses with local universities & college credit through AP exams.