AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (AAHA)
St. George’s University’s Student Chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association was introduced in Fall 2002. The club promotes the ideals of this well known association through informative lectures, hands-on wet labs, and up to date demonstrations by qualified veterinarians with concentration on practical small animal care. AAHA offers FREE national membership for all veterinary students, plus many more benefits. We are proud to be one of AAHA’s largest and most active Student Chapters with over 70 percent student membership within the veterinary school!
AMERICAN MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION (AMSA)
As an International chapter of the American Medical Students Association, this group promotes active improvement in medical education, world health care delivery, and the enhancement of social, moral and ethical obligations of the medical profession. The St. George’s University chapter has on average 600 AMSA members- making us one of AMSA’s largest chapters. You can join at www.amsa.org.
BUSINESS STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (BSA)
The BSA has been organized to facilitate student support and professional development through business and social activities. These activities are geared towards the attainment and application of sound moral and ethical practices by all business students. The BSA aims to: Facilitate student interaction with the local and international business communities; Assist students in career selection; Assist faculty in organizing guest speakers and lectures; and to facilitate the practical aspect of the event management course.
EDUCATION, CONSERVATION AND OUTREACH (ECO)
ECO’s mission is to facilitate environmental awareness through research and education. ECO hopes to raise public awareness about issues affecting marine and terrestrial ecosystems through school forums and lectures at SGU conducted by visiting lecturers and scientists. Moreover, we hope to raise awareness through local school competitions and presentations. Additionally, the group hopes to disseminate their own research to the general public and student body relating to the environment. The issues to be highlighted in our awareness campaigns include pollution, poaching, over harvesting of local species, climate change, and exploration of unidentified organisms that have not been listed under Grenada’s species list.
EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLUB (EMC)
Students from a variety of backgrounds choose to join the EMC to learn more about Emergency Medicine, help the local Grenadian community, and get a jumpstart on their clinical years through several hands-on workshops. The club regularly invites guest speakers to talk with students about the field of Emergency Medicine, obtaining residencies, and recent advances that have been made in the field. All students are welcome to join.
EXOTICS AND WILDLIFE SOCIETY (EWS)
The Exotics and Wildlife Society works to increase veterinary knowledge and experience with unique, non-traditional animals for all levels of veterinary students at St. George’s University. Our organization focuses specifically on providing opportunities for student learning in the areas of avian, laboratory animal, marine, reptile, wildlife, and zoo medicine. By working with a wide variety of excellent faculty and visiting professors, we are able to offer students lectures, hands-on wet labs and other activities focusing on these diverse categories of veterinary medicine.
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (HS³A)
The Humanities and Social Sciences Students Association (HS3A) was duly incorporated to represent both the academic and non-academic interest of its members. HS3A’s aim is to ensure that all its members are well-rounded through a number of events it intends on organizing and executing, namely: academic week, brown-bag seminars and work-shops. While HS3A is primarily for those within the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. It is open as well to those with the desire to create, invoke, change and enlighten. In a contemporary society that is swiftly advancing with each passing day, being OK will ensure your continued existence, but it is in the distinguishing of one’s self from the competition that the individual would ensure not only his/her continued existence, but that of others. This is the unyielding objective of the Humanities and Social Sciences Student Organization; To Create, To Inspire, To Enlighten, To Change — HS³A.
IOTA EPSILON ALPHA HONOR MEDICAL SOCIETY (IEA)
IEA is a student organization comprised of students who have excelled academically and are willing to participate in various extracurricular activities and international health projects. The mission of IEA is to promote the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity of scholarship and research; to recognize outstanding achievements in the study, practice and science of medicine; to encourage the highest standards of character, conduct, leadership and compassion; to improve the overall morale of medical students and graduates locally and worldwide; and to promote, and where possible, provide for the public health and welfare of the underprivileged and medically indigent, locally and worldwide.
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS (IFMSA)
The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is an independent, non-governmental and non-political federation of medical students’ associations worldwide. IFMSA-Grenada is the forum for medical students in Grenada to the worldwide IFMSA body, which represents more than 1 million medical students to the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Internationally there are almost 100 member countries of the IFMSA. IFMSA-Grenada joined the international body in 2009. IFMSA is considered a major partner when it comes to issues relating to global health.
INTERNAL MEDICINE CLUB (IMC)
The Internal Medicine Club (IMC) at SGU is aimed at exposing students to the practice of internal medicine as well as the many sub-specialties it encompasses. The organization acts as an educational resource to members by providing career guidance, hosting guest lecturers, and conducting clinical skills seminars. One of the goals of the organization is to familiarize students with the general field of Internal Medicine and its many medical sub-specialties in order to provide better insight into what career the student wishes to pursue. Through our clinical skills seminars focused on physician/student interactions, we plan to better prepare SGU students for their 3rd/4th years. By learning about the different training paths offered through internal medicine, it is hoped that students will be aided in thinking about future career goals.
ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY INTEGRATIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE CLUB (IVMC)
The mission of the SGU Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club is to allow students to gain knowledge and understanding of holistic and alternative therapies within the context of veterinary medicine. The SGU Integrative Veterinary Medicine Club will provide an environment that will enable students to combine the traditional medical knowledge gained in their coursework with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, low level laser therapy, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, and rehabilitation. Students will therefore be able to become more familiar with these practices and augment their veterinary knowledge.
INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IVSA)
The IVSA exists to benefit animals and people by harnessing the potential and dedication of veterinary students to promote the international application of veterinary skills, education and knowledge. IVSA wants to raise the overall standard of veterinary education by increasing international and inter-cultural exchange of ideas and knowledge by organizing student exchange programs and attending international congresses and symposiums. We also hope to encourage students to undertake education in important areas outside their normal training.
LARGE ANIMAL SOCIETY (LAS)
The Large Animal Society strives to enhance the veterinary education by conducting hands-on wet labs and lectures significant to large animal profession. Through student representatives from professional organizations such as The American Association of Bovine Practitioners, The American Association of Equine Practitioners, The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, and The American Association of Swine Veterinarians, LAS remains current on all major topics of large animal medicine. An island outreach project provides care for the diverse population of large animals on the island.
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (MISIT)
The Management Information Systems and Information Technology Association shall serve as a focus at SGU for all M.I.S. and I.T. students and other members of the SGU community interested in technology, its management and other similarly related affairs. The Club shall also be active in organizing activities aimed at fostering interaction among the technology based community. In addition The Club will also introduce, in depth, the technological field and its surroundings to the rest of the SGU community as well as outside SGU.
ONE HEALTH, ONE MEDICINE (OHOM) MOVEMENT
The mission of the St. George’s University One Health, One Medicine (OHOM) Movement is to unite the students from all schools at SGU in one cohort to increase interest, awareness, and education in the One Health concept. This concept recognizes the interconnected nature of the health of humans, animals, and the environment and should be foundational in our approach to medicine. This movement hopes to become a major source of positive change in Grenada and the student body of St. George’s University.
PRECLINICAL BIOLOGY STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PBSO)
The PBSO was developed with the main aim of promoting scientific research in the biological Sciences and to increase awareness of chronic and prevalent diseases in Grenada. We seek to provide future scientists and physicians with opportunities that will nurture and foster professional development. This organization aims to increase the academic performance of students in the Biology and Preclinical department and to provide members with leadership skills critical for the work world. Finally, we wish to create a bond among members that will last beyond the walls of St. George’s University through hosting a number of events such as guest lectures, workshops, seminars, visits to health care facilities and a variety of social activities. The club is open to anyone who is interested in the biological sciences.
The Pediatrics Club is a student organization for students in the SGU community who seek to learn more about the field of pediatrics. The goal of the club tis to promote and stimulate interest in pediatric medicine through various events and activities as well as provide service to children of the local Grenadian community.
PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (PHR)
The purpose of Physicians for Human Rights is to mobilize health professionals to advance health, dignity, and justice and promote the right to health for all. Harnessing the specialized skills, rigor, and passion of doctors, nurses, public health specialists, and scientists, PHR investigates human rights abuses and works to stop them. The purpose of this student chapter is to support the campaigns of Physicians for Human Rights and to advance the understanding and commitment to health and human rights activism locally, nationally and globally. The SGU student chapter operates in Grenada, at Northumbria in the UK and in the USA for students who are completing clinical placements there.
PUBLIC HEALTH STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (PHSA)
The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is an organization primarily consisting of MPH, MD/MPH, and DVM/MPH students. Its function is to promote aspects of public health and preventive medicine through education and various activities within the school and broader community. An ongoing goal is to form a bridge between the Grenada Public Health Association and PHSA. Past events have included a Poverty Eradication Forum, Woburn Community Clean up, Carriacou day trip, etc.
This organization was established with the belief that diagnostic radiology has a place in the future of all students of St. George’s University. The primary focus is on students who have an interest in radiology as a career, but acknowledges and champions the reality that knowledge in this specialty is applicable to many careers in medicine. This group provides a source of information about pursuing a career in radiology and additional exposure to diagnostic imaging through group discussion, tutoring, and guest lecturing. It is the belief of this organization that this will better prepare students of SGU for the amount of imaging encountered in clinical and residency training and well into our careers.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE (SCACVIM)
The St. George’s University Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine promotes interest in the specialties of cardiology, neurology, oncology, large animal internal medicine, and small animal internal medicine. SCACVIM also supports individuals interested in pursuing residencies and internships in any field by the advancement of knowledge through informative lectures, hands-on wet labs and open forums discussions with our outstanding faculty and visiting professors.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (SCACVP)
SCAVP is a student organization established to promote interest and provide learning opportunities within the field of veterinary pathology. To achieve this mission, the VPC is designed to facilitate student interactions with pathology faculty and board-certified veterinary pathologists. Regularly scheduled learning activities include: guest speakers, various necropsy wet labs, histopathology slide sessions, and career guidance. Wet labs, learning sessions, and guest seminars will revolve around the many different career paths within veterinary pathology: diagnostic pathology, forensic pathology, wildlife and exotic pathology, toxicologic pathology, as well as academia and research.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SHELTER VETERINARIANS (SCASV)
The Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SCASV) is a student organization established to advance the practice of shelter medicine by promoting interest and raising awareness among SGU veterinary students. SCASV will achieve this goal, in line with the goals of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, by providing its members with lectures and hands-on labs taught by professionals currently in the Shelter Medicine field. SCASV will also focus on disseminating valuable resources and current research to those members seeking a future career in shelter medicine.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY DENTAL SOCIETY
The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Dental Society (SCAVDS) at St. George’s University is committed to advancing the knowledge, education, and awareness of veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, veterinary students and the public. Through our efforts in education and programming, we are successfully increasing awareness of the importance of this facet in animal medicine. While the St. George’s University chapter of SCAVDS was only founded in 2014, we hope to make an impact on how you practice veterinary medicine in the future. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Francesca Ivaldi (Contact: President Samantha Steck, firstname.lastname@example.org).
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (SCAVMA)
The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) coordinates chapter functions; organizes special lectures and seminars; promotes the exchange of ideas and information among students in all terms within and outside of St. George’s University; promotes the development of professional knowledge, ethics and conduct; and represents its members in matters that concern them, both as students and future veterinarians. Faculty Advisors: Dr. Kathryn Gibson and Dr. Ross Peterson (Contact: President Taylor Nehlsen, email@example.com).
STUDENTS OF CANADIAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY (SCVMA)
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine. The priority of the organization is to act as a leader on national veterinary issues and animal welfare advocacy.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY FOR THERIOGENOLOGY (SFT)
The Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology works to introduce veterinary students to the practice of reproductive medicine in a wide range of species. Using wet labs, lectures from specialists, and hands on experience, we provide an educational foundation as well as technical skills for students interested in the field of animal reproduction. Material learned in this club will be applicable for all future practicing veterinarians.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The SGA has been organized to provide the students at St. George’s University with a structured, democratic body which will represent them in administrative matters, student affairs, and provide representation to the Alumni Association. The organizational goals of the SGA are:
1. Represent student needs and concerns to University administration.
2. Assist the administration with the task of making improvements in SGU.
3. Increase the sense of community and cooperation among the students, faculty
and administration of SGU.
ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY (SGUNS)
St. George’s University Neuroscience Society is a student-run organization, provided with invaluable guidance by the Neuroscience Department of St. George’s University. Primarily, it is dedicated to medical/undergraduate/preclinical students interested the fields of general surgery, neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery and/or neuroscience research. Secondarily, it is an organization that focuses on providing knowledge and fun activities for local school kids in the field of neurosciences through the Brain Awareness Program. To that aim, as part of SGUNS, we will sponsor and organize events described below, per semester, which will focus on different aspects of neurosciences, and importantly provide valuable knowledge and enjoyment in taking part in a number of activities. SGUNS events include setting up clinical workshops, inviting guest speakers, and the Brain Awareness Program.
ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY NURSING STUDENT ASSOCIATION (SGUNSA)
The St. George’s University Nursing Student Association is organized for those interested in assisting in the improvement of the healthcare system on the island of Grenada through active campaign endeavors geared at purchasing specialized equipment to donate to the General Hospital. We endeavor to elevate the standard of the nursing profession and promote the advancement of the nursing career through student unification, education and the practice of the discipline within the University and the outer community. This will be done through a community outreach program that includes regular visits to the local homes and shelters, educational lectures and seminars that will address some of the pertinent medical issues facing the nursing profession and Grenada today.
STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (SNMA)
SNMA is the United States’ oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Established in 1964 by medical students from Howard University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, the membership includes over 5000 medical students, preclinical students, residents and physicians. The SNMA is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.
The Surgery Club offers all SGU students, regardless of future professional interests, an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including learning suturing techniques as well as observing surgeries at the local hospital (http://www.sgusurgery.com).
STUDENT VETERINARY EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE SOCIETY (SVECCS)
The objective of SVECCS is to encourage the education and involvement of veterinary students in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine. SVECCS covers on-call shifts at the Small Animal Hospital assisting the veterinarians in whatever cases come in. The organization features various lectures from guest speakers and hands on wet labs based on real life emergency situations. SVECCS also offers scholarships, educational reference materials, and give opportunities for internships in emergency and critical care medicine to members.
SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SURGERY CLUB (SVMSC)
The SVMSC will further the knowledge and skills of the student body by introducing students to the basics of surgery as well as advancements and new techniques being applied to surgery. The SVMSC will provide examples of new and alternative techniques in the surgical field for all species. The SVMSC will collaborate with human medicine and the development of trans-species surgical adaptations.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (USGA)
The Undergraduate Student Government Association of the St. George’s University is a representative of all Undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences, which comprises the following programs: Preclinical, Pre-Vet, Life Sciences, Business, Management Information Systems, Liberal Studies, Information Technology and Nursing. The USGA acts on behalf of undergraduate students to address concerns, and assist in their development in academic and non-academic matters in an effort to ensure that they are afforded the best experience possible at the University.
VETERINARY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (VBMA)
The VBMA is a student driven organization dedicated to advancing the veterinary profession through increasing business knowledge, creating networking opportunities and empowering students to achieve their personal and professional goals. The VBMA strives to expand student awareness and knowledge through scheduling speakers and organizing seminars to cover relevant topics to veterinary practice that lie outside the current veterinary medical curriculum, with an emphasis on business management, finance, leadership, marketing, law, and communication skills.
VETERINARY STUDENT HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY (VSHS)
The mission of the Veterinary Student Herpetological Society (VSHS) is to improve veterinary education in herpetological medicine through the exchange of ideas and educational materials, by educating members about Grenada’s unique herpetofauna and by giving members hands-on experience with the club’s live animal collection. Additionally, as the first international student chapter of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the VSHS strives to promote the conservation of the health and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through public education, captive breeding and reptilian and amphibian habitat preservation. In March 2008, the VSHS became a registered student organization at St. George’s University.
WOMEN IN MEDICINE (WIM)
WIM is a committee that advocates for the interests of women in medicine, particularly physicians-in-training. We promote women’s health, emphasizing well-being and autonomy and we work for the inclusion of women’s health issues in medical school curricula and continuing medical education. We also work to affirm the basic right of reproductive freedom and to educate women to become full participants in their own health care. For example, as apart of community education, we participate in community Health Fairs and offer breast exam screening, self-exam instruction, resources, and referrals. There are many workshops, guest lectures, and activities planned during each semester to benefit students, staff, and the community.