SGU looks to Canada

Toronto, Canada – St George’s University is continuing an active campaign to recruit more Canadian students to SGU.

University officials have made regular visits to Canada, including the latest which ended earlier this week.

“We are trying to build the Canadian market,’’ SGU’s Colin Dowe said in an interview in Toronto, shortly before leaving for Grenada after a four-city Canadian visit.

Dowe, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Planning, said 700 Canadians already study at SGU and “they are doing well’’.

He said the outreach to Canada, including another planned for next week, is targeting students for SGU’s medical, veterinary science and masters’ programs.

Dowe said SGU also has been exploring opportunities with Canadian institutions for more of the university’s Canadian medical students to do their clinical and first-year residency in Canada.

At the moment, SGU obtains more first-year residency spots in the United States healthcare system than any other medical school.

Dowe is impressed with the response to SGU’s outreach and information sessions from Canadian parents and students.

“The conversation has been good,’’ Dowe said.

SGU, he said, advertises the events to high schools, colleges and universities, as well as to students who are members of groups such science clubs.

SGU was founded 37 years ago, solely as an offshore medical school. It has since broadened its curriculum to become a full-fledged university and is the largest private employer in Grenada

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