GRENADA, West Indies, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new agreements between American universities and an international medical school will provide more doctors and veterinarians in the United States according to school officials.
"St. George's University joined forces with Springfield College in Massachusetts and Long Island University (LIU) in New York to address the country's physician and veterinarian shortage," said Charles R. Modica, Chancellor of St. George's. "Students starting in these two new programs will join the more than 13,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who matriculated at St. George's since we were founded more than 35 years ago."
Combined BS/MD and BS/DVM degrees will be offered at both Springfield College and LIU. Through the partnership with St. George's, Springfield students who complete three in biology, sports biology or a science-based major, as well as meet the requirements for promotion to St. George's University, will gain entrance to the University's Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Upon completing their first year at St. George's, students will obtain their Bachelor of Science from Springfield, and will then be eligible to complete the remaining three years of study at St. George's University. Upon finishing the combined degree program, students will have obtained both their undergraduate and tertiary degrees over a seven-year span, one fewer than if they pursued the degrees separately.
LIU students who complete four years in biology, sports biology or a science-based major, as well as meet the requirements for promotion to St. George's University, will gain entrance to the University's Doctor of or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
The programs are the latest affiliations in a growing worldwide network of academic partnerships St. George's maintains in the United States with Monmouth University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology/Albert Dorman Honors College, St. Michael's Medical Center, Caldwell College, Franklin Pierce University and University of the Sciences. The University has created similar partnerships with international schools in the United Kingdom, Bermuda, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
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 13,000 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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