“St. George’s University joined forces with Monmouth University so that we can both positively address the physician and veterinarian shortage and help the state of New Jersey educate and train well-qualified professionals truly prepared to practice 21st century health care,” said Charles R. Modica, chancellor of St. George’s. “These new students will join the over 1500 New Jersey students and graduates who matriculated at St. George’s since we were founded 35 years ago.”
“Monmouth University is very pleased to partner with St. George’s to provide pathways for our students to move seamlessly from B.S. degree programs into M.D. or D.V.M. programs” noted Michael A. Palladino, dean of the School of Science at Monmouth University.
With today’s joint announcement, St. George’s in Grenada, West Indies, and Monmouth in West Long Branch, New Jersey, introduce combined B.S./M.D. and B.S./D.V.M. degrees. Students admitted to this combined degree program complete their undergraduate degree in Biology or Health Sciences at Monmouth University in four years, and upon meeting established admission criteria, progress into St. George’s University School of Medicine or School of Veterinary Medicine. Qualified medical students will be eligible to complete the first two years of study in Grenada and the final two of this combined program in clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals in the United States or the United Kingdom. Qualified veterinary students will be eligible to complete the first three years of veterinary study in Grenada and their final clinical year at affiliated veterinary schools in the United States, Canada, Australia or Ireland.
“After visiting St. George’s campus, I knew that Monmouth University students would benefit from a great medical or veterinarian education there. The campus and island are beautiful and the faculty is top notch,” stated Dr. Bernadette Dunphy, co- director of the pre-professional health advisory committee at Monmouth University. “Students will have the opportunity for residences and to practice in all the states after graduating from St. George’s.”
In addition to the Monmouth University partnership, St. George’s maintains partnerships in the United States with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)/Albert Dorman Honors College, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Caldwell College, Franklin Pierce University, University of Sciences, and Widener University. The University has similar partnerships with schools in the United Kingdom, Bermuda, Grenada, Guyana, and Uganda.
About St. George’s University
St. George’s University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science and business. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland. The University’s over 12,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.
About Monmouth University
Monmouth University is a leading private institution that offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University provides students with a highly personalized education that builds the knowledge and confidence of tomorrow’s leaders. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University’s magnificent and historic campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia and is within walking distance of the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Monmouth University is listed in U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” and the Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and is recognized by the latter as one of the country’s top “green” colleges.
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