RALEIGH, N.C. and ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- St. George's University and North Carolina State University have entered into a new partnership that will enable qualified N.C. State undergraduates to pursue post-graduate medical and veterinary degrees at St. George's.
"We are excited to welcome North Carolina State University's best and brightest to our campus," said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George's University. "This partnership will enable numerous N.C. State graduates to work toward their dreams of becoming the next generation of doctors and veterinarians at St. George's."
"This partnership between NC State and St. George's serves as a great opportunity for pre-vet students to pursue their life goal of becoming a veterinarian at an AVMA-accredited school," said director of North Carolina State's Veterinary Professions Advising Center, Dr. Shweta Trivedi. "N.C. State pre-vets are thrilled to know that they have a guaranteed spot if they meet the requirements. They already have peers at St. George's who speak highly of the program."
The partnership will identify undergraduates at North Carolina State who have excellent academic records and a passion for medicine or veterinary medicine. Upon graduation, they'll have the opportunity to work toward M.D. or D.V.M. degrees at St. George's.
Those who attend St. George's School of Medicine will complete their first two years on campus in Grenada and their final two years in clerkship programs in other countries. Those who enroll in the veterinary school will study for three years on campus before completing their final clinical year elsewhere.
North Carolina State joins a diverse group of 24 medical schools and 27 veterinary schools in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada that have partnered with St. George's. SGU has similar partnerships with Mahidol University International College in Thailand and colleges and universities in Bermuda, Grenada, Hong Kong, Guyana, and Uganda.
"To solve the world's biggest public health challenges, doctors and veterinarians must have a global perspective," Dr. Olds said. "We look forward to inculcating a new generation of students from North Carolina State with that perspective."
About St. George's University:
St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 15,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.
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