Monday 18 February 2019

Fujairah, Grenada varsity sign medical study pact

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, June 17, 2018

St George’s University (SGU), the international medical school on the Caribbean island of Grenada, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of Fujairah, UAE to explore collaboration in medical related studies.

As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), SGU will be listed on the Government of Fujairah’s website as a recognized education provider, meaning SGU can now accept students from the Emirate of Fujairah.

The agreement, which is now in effect, expresses the commitment of both parties to increase access for the Government of Fujairah’s students to a US postsecondary education through SGU. The MoU further strengthens SGU’s relationship with the UAE, following last year’s announcement that the Ministry of Education had recognized the university’s MD degree programme.

“I am pleased that students in Fujairah will now have the option of studying at St George’s University in Grenada where they will receive a top international medical education,” said Dr G Richard Olds, president of SGU. “The University will also benefit, increasing the diversity and breadth of experience of our student body.”

Mohamed Khalifa Alzyoudi, employee affairs director, Government of Fujairah, said: “SGU is a world-leading institution, and I am very happy that our students will now have the opportunity to study medicine at their campus in Grenada. This MOU marks the beginning of a fruitful relationship, and I look forward to working with SGU to further our collaboration in the near future.”

St George’s University School of Medicine is one of the largest in the world, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries. Key to the university’s success has been developing enthusiasm in students to practice medicine in their home countries, often in areas where physician numbers are low.

Approximately 1 per cent of all practicing doctors in the USA are graduates of St George’s University, with that figure rising to around 15 per cent in Trinidad and Tobago, and 20 per cent in Botswana. – TradeArabia News Service

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