Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy | St. George's University

Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy

Have fun while gaining a competitive edge in medicine or veterinary medicine.

Pursue your interest in the field of medicine or veterinary medicine with St. George’s University’s unique summer program for high school students and college students.


The premedical and preveterinary tracks combine lectures, field trips, and team-building events. You’ll even gain hands-on training in small-group sessions and lab work for an experience you will never forget — all on our beautiful campus on Grenada’s stunning True Blue peninsula that overlooks the Caribbean Sea.

Drawing upon SGU’s global expertise, CEPH-accredited Public Health program, and medical MBA program, students are introduced to international health care systems, global public health issues, and how the concept of “One Health, One Medicine” affects health care delivery throughout the world.

REGISTER TODAY! Application Deadline April 1, 2019

Plan your summer around one of these educational and cultural experiences by sending in your application while space is still available! Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and a completed application with deposit payment is required to reserve your spot.

Curriculum and Activities

The Summer Leadership Academy combines engaging lectures and hands-on, practical experience with fun activities meant to immerse participants in Grenada’s rich culture and beautiful Caribbean environment.

Program and activities are subject to change.

Program Highlights

Medical Track
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Gastrointestinal systems
  • Patient history
  • Careers in medicine
  • Case presentations
  • Medical leadership (for college students)
  • CMO/CVO visit and interview (for college students)
Veterinary Track
  • Animal cardiovascular system
  • Animal musculoskeletal system
  • Practical clinic in bandaging
  • Nervous system and reproduction
  • Visit to small-animal hospital
  • Farm animal introduction
  • Marine ecosphere
  • Vet Olympics
Combined Sessions
  • Suture clinic
  • Clinical patients
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Global health
  • Social evolution of medicine
  • First aid practicum
  • Clinical case research
Recreational Events
  • Campus tour
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Snorkeling trip
  • Rainforest hike
  • Beach activities
  • Nutmeg plantation field trip
  • Trip to the capital
  • Waterfall visit
  • Dinner cruise
  • Trivia night
  • Aquarium visit
  • Awards ceremony
Program Dates and Fees

The high school student program runs for 10 days; for college students, the Medical Leadership component extends the program to a total of 12 days in Grenada. Qualifying participants will receive college credit through the School of Arts and Sciences from participation in lectures and clinical practicum sessions. Students are advised to arrive the day before the scheduled start date and depart the day after.

College Students: 12-Day Medical Leadership Summer Leadership Academy

Dates: Monday, June 3, 2019 – Friday, June 14, 2019

Program Fee: US $2,300 (includes program, meals, and accommodation)

Sample Schedule: Medical Summer Leadership Academy for College Students

High School Students: 10-Day Summer Leadership Academy

Dates: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – Friday, June 28, 2019

Program Fee: US $2,200 (includes program, meals, and accommodation)

Sample Schedule: Summer Leadership Academy for High School Students

The program fee includes accommodations, transportation on the island, all meals, medical instruction, and field trips. (Airfare and the optional scuba dive expenses are not included.) Attendees are greeted at the airport and transported to campus by a University representative.

For more information on the program or to register, please contact:

Betsy Mills
1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 1213
+1 (631) 665-8500 ext. 1213


Is there a selection process for choosing the participants?

There are no prerequisites for the Summer Leadership Academy; however, you must be at least 15 years old for the high school session and 18 years old for the college session. The seats in the academy are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be required to listen to lectures, work in labs, and complete medical and veterinary case studies; therefore, we are seeking serious-minded, motivated future doctors and veterinarians to participate.

What are the dates for the 2018 Academy?

College Session: Monday, June 3, 2019 – Friday, June 14, 2019
Please note all college students must arrive by Sunday, June 2, and must depart the campus no later than Saturday, June 15.

High School Session: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – Friday, June 28, 2019
Please note all high school students must arrive by Tuesday, June 18, and depart the campus no later than Saturday, June 29.

What is the cost of the Academy?

The cost for the 10-day Academy for high school students — including all meals, accommodations, lectures and transportation in Grenada — is US $2,200 (excluding the optional scuba diving outing). The cost for the 12-day Medical Leadership Academy for college students — including all meals, accommodations, lectures and transportation in Grenada — is US $2,300 (excluding the optional scuba diving outing). Checks or money orders are to be made payable to University Support Services, LLC. We do not accept credit cards for any portion of tuition payment. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements (we will provide the name of our travel agent); however, we will meet students at the airport and provide transportation to their living accommodations on campus. Be sure to send your travel information toBetsy Mills.

The Summer Leadership Academy offers open enrollment and seats are limited. Only complete applications submitted with the teacher recommendation and a deposit of US $500 will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The deposit payment can either be a money order or a check drawn from a bank in the United States. Please make it payable to: University Support Services, LLC. Please address the envelope to St. George’s University, 3500 Sunrise Highway, Building 300, Great River, NY, 11739, ATTN: Betsy Mills.

What does the tuition cost include?

The tuition includes accommodations, transport on the island, all meals, medical instruction, field trips, and the welcome and closing dinners.

If a student wishes to enroll in a scuba class, this can be arranged at the student’s expense. Certified divers will also have the opportunity to go diving. If you are under the age of 18, you will need to have a parent or guardian sign the release form and mail it back to Betsy Mills. You will not be able to dive without the consent form. If you are certified, you need your cards with you.

Please note that tuition does not include spending money. Make sure you bring additional money for the 10 or 12 days that you will be in Grenada.

How can I contact family or friends when I arrive in Grenada?

Students will have access to the Internet in the campus library. Family and friends will be provided with the blog address to view daily updates. Before arriving in Grenada, families will receive general contact and urgent contact information.

Is there a refund policy?

Yes. If the program is no longer accepting students, your deposit will be returned to you. For enrolled students, a full refund will be granted until April 1. A 50 percent refund will be granted if cancelled before April 15; a 25 percent refund if canceled prior to May 1. There will be no refund after May 5.

What do I need to travel to Grenada?

A valid passport and a letter from the University (which will be provided once we receive your flight details) should be sufficient in most cases to travel to and enter Grenada, but some students may require additional paperwork based on citizenship. We can advise you accordingly.

What do I need to bring to Grenada?

The average temperature in Grenada is 85 degrees year-round, so pack appropriate dress, including swimwear. We recommend light sweaters and sweatshirts for evenings and for places that are air conditioned. High SPF sunscreen lotion is a must. Students do not need to bring their own bed linens and bath towels; they will be supplied for you. There are laundry facilities available in the living accommodations. A detailed list will be included in the orientation package.

Where will I be living while in the Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy?

The students will be housed in one of our beautiful dorms overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the True Blue campus. The accommodations have common kitchen and bath facilities, and are within walking distance of all the campus facilities.

What if there is room damage?

All dorm rooms will be inspected at the beginning and end of each term. At the end of each term, rooms or apartments will be inspected; if there is any damage, accounts will be charged accordingly.

Will I need to bring my computer or any other electronic devices?

It is not required or recommended to bring your computer with you, but appropriate use of electronics is permitted. Students will have full access to the computer lab, and there is also WiFi in the dorms. The dorm rooms are equipped with 110-volt outlets. However, it is recommended to bring a strip outlet with surge protection if you anticipate charging any valuable devices, e.g. phone, digital camera, or computer.

Do I have to remove my piercings to attend some of the Summer Leadership Academy activities?

Yes. If you have facial piercings, such as lip, eyebrow, nose, cheek, or stretched earlobes, you will have to remove them as there will be visits to the local hospital as well as practice clinical work with professional personnel.

Do I need medical insurance?

All students studying in Grenada are required to carry personal medical insurance. Students are required to bring their medical insurance card and contact information with them to Grenada. Check with your provider to be sure that your coverage will be in effect while in Grenada. It is recommended that students purchase supplemental travel insurance, which includes air evacuation in the event of an emergency.

Will I receive academic credit?

In addition to a certificate of completion, qualifying participants will receive college credit through the School of Arts and Sciences from participating in lectures and clinical practicals.

Learn More

More details will be provided in the Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy package sent in the spring to students and teachers attending the Academy. If you have any questions, please contact:

Betsy Mills
1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 1213
+1 (631) 665-8500 ext. 1213

Payment Options

Summer Academy Deposit and Tuition Payment Form

This form allows Summer Academy applicants to:

  • submit the US $500 deposit.
  • submit the remaining balance of the tuition payment if the deposit has already been submitted.
  • submit the full tuition payment at once.

You can use the link below to make an electronic payment via PayPal. PayPal is a free payment service which enables you to make secure payments online for purchased goods and services without revealing your financial information to the seller. If you are not familiar with this payment service, please go to to learn how to create a personal PayPal account that is linked to your credit or debit card.

If you wish to make your payment via a PayPal account, please complete the form below and click on the Buy Now button. It is very important that the name provided is for the Summer Academy applicant (who may or may not be the payer on the PayPal account). You will also have the opportunity to include additional information in “Special instructions to the seller” on the payment page.

If you are unable to successfully complete an electronic payment, you may pay by check or money order (drawn on a US bank account) payable to University Support Services, LLC.

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