Students at Regis College, a private, liberal arts institution in Weston, Massachusetts, now have the opportunity to fast-track their medical or veterinary medical education through a new combined degree program forged with St. George’s University this fall.
Through the partnership, students who complete three years of pre-medicine or pre-veterinary medicine coursework at Regis and meet admission standards can enter St. George’s University’s medical or veterinary medical programs. Upon finishing their first basic sciences year at SGU, they will have fulfilled the requirements for their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor or Science degree from Regis, and be on track to obtain their MD or DVM with three additional years of study.
All together, they will have earned both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in seven years, one fewer year than the traditional path.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in medicine or veterinary medicine to receive a well-rounded education and reach their goals,” said Charles R. Modica, Chancellor at St. George’s University. “By the time they have completed their coursework here and at Regis, they will have been trained to establish and maintain a successful career and make an impact in their chosen field.”
To qualify, pre-medical students must meet grade point average and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) requirements as well as all other admission standards at SGU to be promoted. Pre-veterinary medical students must maintain a competitive GPA and register a competitive score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in addition to meeting SGU’s admission criteria.
“This agreement creates a direct acceptance into St. George’s and gives our undergraduates a tremendous opportunity to continue his or her educational path into medical or veterinary school while having a global experience,” said David Gilmore, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at Regis.
Students must express interest in the combined degree program upon entering Regis. After completing three years at Regis, they may choose to finish their degree at Regis and proceed to SGU thereafter, contingent upon meeting the prerequisite standards at SGU.
Regis College is a multifaceted Catholic university in greater Boston with 2100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the arts, sciences and health professions devoted to engage, serve and advance in a global community. With a strategic graduate focus on health care, Regis College was recently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing for the second time. The College also provides a pre-school and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors. Visit Regis on the Web at www.regiscollege.edu.
St. George’s University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from over 140 countries to the island of Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. 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. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.