What research opportunities are available on campus?
St. George’s University provides a well-rounded experience for its students, including by offering a wealth of research opportunities on campus. Our unique location and variety of dual degree programs provide unique research opportunities in areas such as medical public health, anthropology, ecology, marine and terrestrial biology, ethics, and more. Additionally, One Health One Medicine, the convergence of human, animal, and ecosystem health, is of particular interest on our unique campus which is home to both a medical and veterinary medical school.
The Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) promotes health, well-being, and sustainable development through multi-disciplinary research, education, and community programs. WINDREF strives for program excellence by promoting collaborative relationships between leading internationally recognized scholars and regional scientists, and by adhering to the highest ethical and academic standards in the design and conduct of research. Located on the True-Blue campus of St. George’s University (SGU), WINDREF scientists are affiliated with SGU’s schools of medicine/public health and preventive medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, arts and sciences, and graduate studies.
School of veterinary medicine research: The SVM emphasizes research that is collaborative and directed towards the animal and human health issues of the region with broader geographical significance. Thus, vector-borne diseases, aquatic animal health, parasitology, and zoonoses and public health constitute our four areas of research emphasis. University collaborations and a One Health approach to research are facilitated by a shared campus with the SGU School of Medicine and its Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
How does the university assist in helping students to connect with like-minded peers?
St. George’s University is not only a center for global education but also where students from all corners of the world, from all walks of life, come together for a common cause – to make an impact on the community. The University offers an array of enriching extracurricular activities that strengthen the bond between students, by which life changing experiences occur.
Tracing back the history of SGU, it’s really overwhelming to see students from more than 140 countries, creating a campus that provides an international education even outside the classroom. Their cultural immersion begins during Orientation Week with the popular Bazaar, which allows students to sample food available at local restaurants, and to watch Grenadian cultural performances, helping them find their own comfort zone.
In addition, the students can find out about and meet representatives of SGU in more than 50 student organizations, which capture all aspects of student life: cultural, religious, social, academic, professional, and community service.
What kind of support does the university give to international students?
Adjusting to life as a medical student is difficult, but a supportive learning environment will go a long way toward keeping the students healthy, happy, and on track. We at St. George’s University (SGU) provide top-notch support services that do just that.
Language services are provided for international students: At SGU, we provide a welcoming environment that attracts students from all around the globe. But there can be some challenges when emerging into a program delivered in a different language. We at SGU provide a variety of language programs designed to help the candidates succeed in their education and career.
The Medical English Bridge Program is one of the newest offerings for students on the path to becoming a doctor. It’s primarily a task-based curriculum, which means everything the student is doing, is preparing them for the study of medicine and having a career in medicine.
Students’ mental health needs are addressed: The Psychological Services Center (PSC) promotes student health and well-being through a wide range of services. Whether the students are attending a counselling session, participating in a training session, or seeking other assistance, they can rest assured these services are confidential.
What does the curriculum involve?
SGU offers medical and veterinary medical degrees in the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health, and business.
Indian students studying at Class 10+2, A Levels or IB can apply for 5 year Doctor of Medicine Program or 5 Year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at SGU .
Undergraduate degree programs are also available through its School of Arts and Sciences, and students may build on their education by pursuing a degree in the School of Graduate Studies. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities, and SGU is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
SGU aims at providing the best of not just the academics but also of sports and recreation. The administration at SGU believes that the latter is an essential part of St. George’s University and campus life. Students at SGU are given the full advantage of the tropical climate allowing them to participate in outdoor activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving in their free time. In addition, the Athletics, Sports, and Recreational Department has created a healthy atmosphere for students to exercise their minds and bodies in numerous forms, slaying around the beaches.
Why and how do you think the Med-Vet Summer Leadership Academy is beneficial?
The Summer Leadership Academy combines engaging lectures, practical experience with fun activities meant to immerse participants in Grenada’s rich culture and beautiful Caribbean environment.
The premedical and pre-veterinary tracks have field trips, and team-building events. The candidates even gain hands-on training in small-group sessions and lab work for an experience they will never forget — all on our beautiful campus on Grenada’s stunning True-Blue peninsula that overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
Drawing upon SGU’s global expertise, CEPH-accredited Public Health program, and medical MBA program, students are introduced to international health care systems, global public health issues, and how the concept of “One Health, One Medicine” affects health care delivery throughout the world.