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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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