St. George's University and Fairleigh Dickinson University Launch Medical Education Partnership
TRUE BLUE, GRENADA – St. George's University (SGU), a private international university in Grenada, West Indies, has announced a new partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, that will give qualified Fairleigh Dickinson students an expedited enrollment path into the School of Medicine at SGU.
"We are delighted to welcome Fairleigh Dickinson’s best and brightest to St. George's University so that they can pursue their dreams of becoming doctors," says Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George's University.
Fairleigh Dickinson students will be eligible to apply for admission to the medical and veterinary schools at St. George's University if they complete their undergraduate courses with a minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA and attain an MCAT score within 5 points of the average among SGU matriculants the previous term. Fairleigh Dickinson undergrads who have completed a minimum of 30 credits and met SGU's admissions standards will be invited to interview.
Fairleigh Dickinson students seeking entry to the program will also have the opportunity to study abroad at St. George's University during their undergraduate senior fall. They'll be exposed to a wide range of science coursework and nursing clinical experience, be able to interact with SGU faculty and students, and experience a taste of life in Grenada.
Participants in the program will then either return to Fairleigh Dickinson to complete their degree or remain at St. George's University to begin their medical or veterinary education with the January class. Those who opt for the latter will receive their bachelor's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson after completing their first medical or veterinary school term.
Fairleigh Dickinson joins a network of schools spanning 12 countries that have established similar partnerships with SGU, including 18 others in the U.S.
"Our new partnership offers Fairleigh Dickinson students a unique opportunity to fast-track their entry into the physician workforce by working on their undergraduate and graduate medical degrees simultaneously," Dr. Olds says.