St. George’s University Relaunches SGU Familiarisation Program in Grenada with Visits from International Education Agents and Schools Advisors

  • The SGU Familiarisation Program brings together groups of education agents, school counsellors and advisors to learn more about the School of Medicine. 
  • As a part of the program relaunch, a delegation of education agents and school counsellors from different parts of the world, including India, experienced all that SGU’s True Blue campus has to offer.

Bangalore, July 13, 2022: St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, has announced the relaunch of its popular SGU Familiarisation Program, which was put on hold due to the pandemic. 

The program gives education agents and affiliate schools from different parts of the world the opportunity to tour SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada, West Indies, to give them a better understanding of the medical student experience, along with seeing some breathtaking views and Grenadian sunsets.

The delegation saw the state-of-the-art simulation centre utilising the latest robotic technology, took a lesson on ultrasound, and engaged with the international student support services that are available at SGU. They also attended a panel discussion on student life that explored safety and security, housing options, local amenities, balance and wellness initiatives and other extracurricular facilities.

In addition, the education agents and school counsellors attended a roundtable titled “The Medical Education Journey: From Basic Sciences to Residency. The in-depth panel session featured three of SGU School of Medicine’s leading faculty members and aimed to highlight students’ professional pathways to life as a qualified physician.

Following the action-packed program, participants shared their experiences: “Visiting SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada was an incredible experience. It was fantastic to witness it firsthand, and it provided us with the knowledge we needed to help students make the most of their time at SGU and educate them about the university’s pragmatic approach to medical education, says Bhanu Prakash, agent from The Global Tree, Hyderabad.”

Steven Cusumano, Director, International Student Recruitment, Strategic Initiatives, at St. George’s University, explained: “We are delighted to have welcomed back our successful SGU Familiarisation Program. These valuable visits allowed education professionals to experience our School of Medicine from the perspective of students, discovering first-hand our holistic approach to medical education allied with the highest standards of pastoral care.” 

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About St. George’s University School of Medicine:

Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent and practices from around the world, St. George’s University (SGU) has become a leading center for academic excellence worldwide. With students and faculty drawn from more than 150 countries, SGU is truly an international institution, with a uniquely global perspective, perfectly poised to help educate students in this rapidly changing world. St. George’s University School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six-, and seven-year Medical Degree Pathways with entry points available for students from any education system around the world. SGU has a large network of 75+ affiliated hospitals and health centres in the US and UK and also has a unique opportunity for students to begin their medical career in Grenada, the United Kingdom, or India.

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