Canadian students now may pursue a medical degree on a tiny Caribbean island nation over 2,000 miles away through a new partnership between two private schools.
St. George’s University joined forces with Niagara Christian Community of Schools inFort Erie, Ontario, to offer students an opportunity for a combined BS/MD degree. Qualified Niagara Christian students may enter St. George’s medical program medicine at St. George’s University after successfully completing their secondary education requirements.
“This is our first affiliation with a secondary institution in Canada and we are pleased to be able to offer Canadian students another pathway to an MD degree at St. George’s,” said Charles Modica, Chancellor of St. George’s University.
“We look forward to welcoming students from Niagara Christian Community of Schools to our campus, where they will join the more than 14,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who matriculated and graduated from St. George’s since we were founded over 35 years ago.”
Applicants admitted to this dual degree program complete their studies at NCC before proceeding to the seven-year pre-medicine/medicine degree program track at St. George’s University.
Upon successful completion of the first year of the MD program at SGU, qualified students meet the requirements for a BSc degree from St. George’s and will then be eligible to complete the remaining three years of study at leading to the MD degree.
In addition to this new partnership, St. George’s maintains partnerships in the United States and United Kingdom with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)/Albert Dorman Honors College St. Michael’s Medical Center, Caldwell University, Franklin Pierce University, St. Thomas University, University of the Sciences, Monmouth University, Widener University, Northumbria University, Abbey DLD Group of Colleges, and University of the West of England.
The University has similar partnerships with schools in Bermuda, Grenada, Hong Kong, Guyana, and Uganda.