St George’s University, Grenada, offers aspiring Indian doctors clinical experience opportunities in the US and UK
St. George’s University in Grenada, the leading international medical school in the Caribbean, is offering Indian doctors of the future the chance to study for an MD amongst students and faculty from all over the world
The lack of spaces in Indian medical schools is well-documented, and is leading to many potential medical students looking abroad for the chance to qualify in their chosen field.
Dr G Richard Olds, President of St. George’s University said:
“Students who don’t receive acceptance letters from India’s hyper-selective medical schools needn’t abandon their dreams of becoming doctors.
“At St. George’s University you can receive an excellent medical education in an international setting. The campus hosts a thriving Indian community, a truly global student body, and teaching staff recruited from around the world so that no matter where you come from, you’re never really far from home”.
St George’s University’s is now the number one international provider of physicians licensed in the US and its 20,000 graduates comprise physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals. An MD course at St George’s University provides ambitious students with the chance to study and work in multiple countries as part of their training and beyond.
In addition to the University campus in Grenada, SGU also allows its MD students to apply to complete up to 50% of their degree in the United Kingdom at Northumbria University in Newcastle. The academic program in the UK is identical to the program delivered in Grenada – with the same content, examinations, and schedule, while providing students on the 5-year Doctor of Medicine program the opportunity to spend part of their degree program in the UK.
The University recognises the global challenges of physician shortages and offers a range of scholarships for UK and Commonwealth students, who can undertake clinical training in the US, UK, and Canada.
Siddarth Saxena, a current SGU student originally from India, was inspired to pursue a career in medicine as his parents are doctors in India.
“I started going along to medical seminars with my parents to gain a feel for what it’s like to work in this area.
“It was during the medical relief camps that my parents organised that I realised the enormity of the healthcare problems that my country, India, is facing, and I decided to pursue a career in medicine.”
St. George’s University students and over 600 graduates have come from 18 Asian countries, including India.
About St. George’s University
St George’s University is a centre of international education, drawing students and faculty from over 140 countries to the island of Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
The University has contributed over 18,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who are practicing across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities.