A Pathway from Nigeria to a Medical Education in True Blue

St. George’s University Creates Joint Program with Westerfield College in Nigeria

The pathway to becoming a physician has a new route for students at Westerfield College (WC) in Nigeria. Thanks to a new development program established by Westerfield and St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, WC students can earn a Doctor of Medicine degree.

Westerfield students’ placement into the seven, six, five or four year Doctor of medicine program will be based on their prior academic success at home. Following completion of the basic sciences in Grenada they complete the final two years at SGU within the University’s network of more than 70 clinical hospitals in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Grenada.

In August, six students enrolled at SGU, representing the first class of WC grads to come to True Blue as part of the program. Michael Donsumu, the college’s managing director, visited his students and the campus on Family Weekend in September, and we are happy to say the students have flourished academically. More WC students will join SGU in 2015,

“This is an exciting new development for St. George’s University,” said Charles R. Modica, Chancellor at St. George’s University. “We are proud to open a pathway for Westerfield students to obtain a high-caliber medical education here in Grenada. We are confident that they will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make an impact on health care at home or anywhere in the world they choose to practice.”

Established in January 2011, Westerfield College is a sixth-form institution of further education located in the coastal city of Lagos along the Gulf of Guinea. Westerfield provides international pathway programs to universities worldwide, including the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. Students interested in the joint program with SGU must submit an application that, if approved, will allow them to enter the program. Current WC students who wish to apply to St. George’s University will be given fast-track consideration during the traditional application process at SGU.

St. George’s University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from over 140 countries to the island of Grenada. The University has contributed over 14,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who are studying across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities.