TRUE BLUE, Grenada and RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- St. George's University and Felician University have launched a program that will allow qualified applicants to Felician to receive early admission to the medical or veterinary schools at St. George's.
"We are excited to welcome Felician University's best and brightest to our campus in Grenada," Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George's University, said. "This partnership will allow aspiring doctors and veterinarians to focus on their studies at Felician, secure in the knowledge that they'll have a spot reserved for them in our medical or veterinary school."
Students who wish to pursue one of the combined degree programs apply to Felician. St. George's will consult with Felician on their applications and conduct interviews with qualified candidates. The universities will jointly make offers for the combined program.
According to Dr. Anne Prisco, President of Felician University, "Several Felician students have attended St. George's University. This partnership expands our relationship to a new level and provides our incoming students who qualify for this program the peace of mind they need to focus their efforts on preparing for their professional studies."
In order to proceed to the St. George's University School of Medicine, Felician students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 and an MCAT score within three points of the previous term's average score at St. George's. To be eligible to continue onto the St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine, Felician students must have a grade point average of at least 3.1 and a GRE score of at least 300. A letter of recommendation from the appropriate Felician University faculty is also required.
Medical students will complete their first two years of medical study in Grenada and then undertake two years of clinical training at hospitals affiliated with St. George's in the United States or the United Kingdom.
Students pursuing degrees in veterinary medicine will study in Grenada for three years and spend their final clinical year at affiliated universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, or Australia.
Felician University joins a network of dozens of institutes of higher learning in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom that have teamed up with St. George's to offer students an accelerated path to a career as a doctor or veterinarian.
"It's a privilege to educate the next generation of doctors and veterinarians," Dr. Olds said. "These future graduates of Felician and St. George's will play a critical role in addressing the world's most pressing health challenges."
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.
About Felician University
Felician University – with campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, NJ – is a Catholic Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters in 1942. Felician offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in Arts and Sciences, Business, Nursing and Education. In 2015, the University was ranked by Money Magazine as one of America's Top Colleges and also listed among Money's top 25 private colleges for merit aid. PayScale College ROI Report ranked Felician as being among the top three private universities in New Jersey for best return on investment. Felician was also ranked by Niche as one of the safest universities in the nation and the 2nd safest school in New Jersey. Top-ranked colleges on the 2017 Niche list offer a safe and healthy environment with little or no campus crime, drugs, or alcohol usage. For more information, visit www.felician.edu.
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