St. George’s University has announced a new partnership with Peterborough, Ontario-based Trent University to provide qualified Trent undergraduates with direct admission to its Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
The two universities commemorated the partnership at a signing ceremony on Trent’s campus.
Canadian consultants Sandra Banner and Charles Furey were on hand to represent St. George’s.
“This partnership offers passionate and engaged Trent students a direct pathway to a top-notch post-graduate education in medicine or veterinary medicine,” St. George’s University President Dr. G. Richard Olds said.
“We’re excited to welcome aspiring doctors and veterinarians from Trent to St. George’s”, he remarked.
To qualify, Trent University students must complete the Medical Professional Stream, a four-year program designed to guide students into careers in medicine and public health.
St. George’s medical students may spend their first two years studying in Grenada, or choose to complete their first year at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom as part of the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program before returning to Grenada for their second year.
During the third and fourth years, students will complete clinical rotations in the United States, United Kingdom, or Canada.
In recent years, SGU students have completed over 300 electives in Canadian hospitals.
Veterinary students spend their first three years studying in Grenada. They then complete their final year at one of the many veterinary schools throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland affiliated with SGU.
After sitting the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, students can begin practicing in the United States or Canada.
St. George’s new partnership with Trent is one of over 30 it maintains with institutes of higher learning in 12 different countries. This will be the fifth partnership for St. George’s with a Canadian institution.
“St. George’s offers a globally focused education, and our partnerships with universities like Trent support that mission,” Dr. Olds said.
“We look forward to helping Trent graduates realise their dreams of becoming doctors and veterinarians”, he added.