Trent University graduates aspiring to become doctors or veterinarians can now qualify for direct entry into St. George’s School of Medicine or School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of Grenada under a deal announced Monday.
The new pathway agreement is the first of its kind with any Ontario institution for St. George’s University, according to a release from Trent.
Under St. George’s new medical professional stream, students can spend four years completing an undergraduate degree in the program of their choice and then qualify for priority entry into the oceanfront university in the West Indies, according to the release.
While studying at St. George’s, medical students will have the option to either spend their first two years studying in Grenada, or complete their first year at Northumbria University in the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program in the United Kingdom, then travel to Grenada for their second year of study. For their final two years of the medical program, students will complete their clinical rotations at hospitals in Canada, the U.S. or the U.K.
Graduates of the St. George’s University medical school are qualified to write their U.S. and Canadian licence exams, and typically complete residencies in Canada, the U.S. or the U.K., according to the release.
Students in the School of Veterinary Medicine will complete their first three years of study at St. George’s University, then spend their final clinical year at affiliated veterinary schools in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia or Ireland. Successful graduates of the St. George’s School of Veterinary Medicine are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam to become licensed to practice in either Canada or the U.S.