February 25, 2015 - King’s College officials recently finalized an articulation agreement with St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, which will provide international options for students interested in medical or veterinary careers.
Under the three-year agreement, students who successfully complete their first three years of pre-medicine or pre-veterinary coursework at King’s and meet grade-point-average and MCAT or GRE score standards will enter the Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at SGU. Upon successful completion of the first year of studies at SGU, the student will be awarded their bachelor’s degree from King’s
St. George’s University was founded in 1976 and pioneered the concept of international medical education. It was the first private medical school in the Caribbean and has graduated more than 12,000 physicians that have been licensed in every state in the U.S. and more than 45 countries.
Eligible students will complete the first two years of study at St. George’s School of Medicine and the final two years in clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals in the United States or the United Kingdom. Veterinary students can complete their first three years of study at St. George’s and their final clinical year at affiliated veterinary schools in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or Ireland.
“The agreement with St. George’s University allows interested King’s students a unique opportunity to finish their bachelor’s degree studies at an international medical school,” said Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William McGowan School of Business at King’s and director and professor of the master’s program in health care administration. “The students will then be exposed to one of the finest international medical educational facilities for their professional studies and have a wealth of international options for their clinical rotations.”
According to St. George’s University, the majority of their students come from the top 100 schools in the United States, including more than 500 from Ivy League member schools. Both the medical and veterinary programs qualify for United States federal financial aid.
SGU and King’s are also in discussions concerning possible cooperative efforts for students in the College’s Master of Public Health degree program.
“The agreement with St. George’s University is the latest King’s College initiative at internationalization,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., president of King’s. “Coupled with an already strong record of King’s students either studying or performing community service outside of the United States, the recent initiatives have involved approved proposals for student, faculty, and staff collaborations with educational institutions in Turkey.”