Bengaluru, 19th, 2023: St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, in association with the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, hosted their Mini Med Program from 16-18 January. The program is designed to assist students determine their interest in pursuing a profession in medicine. This poses a great opportunity for them to not just meet their potential teachers, and peers, but also to gain a competitive edge while planning their higher education in medicine. The 3-day program comprised various sessions where students gained practical skills through training, doctor shadowing, and had the opportunity to participate in lab work through small group sessions.
Dr. James Coey, Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences at St. George’s University, School of Medicine, met students and spoke about the evolution of medicine alongside sharing informative insights on the advancement in medical imagery. During the event, Dr. Coey also conducted a session with prospective parents to educate them on the various offerings by SGU. Dr. Shalini Sivanajiah, Associate Dean at Ramaiah International Medical School, on the other hand, introduced students to ‘Doctor Shadowing’ and conducted group activities to give them a general overview of the various medical methods employed.
In association with the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, St. George’s University organises the SGU Mini Med Program on a biannual basis. At the conclusion of the 2023 SGU Mini Med Program, Dr. James Coey said, “This year’s program was a huge success. With over 25 students in attendance, our staff and the students had some insightful interactions and informative sessions around pursuing a medical career, and we are looking forward to seeing many of these students as part of the new academic year.”
Adding to this, Dr. Shalini Sivanajiah, said, “It has been an encouraging experience to witness such an outstanding turnout of students for our Mini Med program. Real time interactions and insightful sessions such as the Doctor Shadowing session, further stimulated their curiosity and willingness to learn more about the nuances of a medical profession.”
Aimed at providing students with a first look into the life of a medical student, the SGU Mini Med program served as an insightful introduction to a medical educational journey.
Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent and practices from around the world, St. George’s University (SGU) has become a centre for academic excellence worldwide. With students and faculty drawn from more than 150 countries, SGU is truly an international institution, with a global perspective, poised to help educate students in this rapidly changing world. St. George’s University School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six, and seven-year Medical Degree Pathways with entry points available for students from any education system around the world. SGU has a large network of 75+ affiliated hospitals and health centres in the US and UK and also has a unique opportunity for students to begin their medical career in Grenada, the United Kingdom, or India.