Fifth term School of Medicine students were recognized for academic excellence and service to the Grenadian Community at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 4, at Charter Hall.
Piyumika De Silva walked away with the BSCE 1 and BSCE 2 awards, which are bestowed to the top performer on those exams. Christopher Young was presented with the White Coat Award for professionalism, humanism, and qualities which exemplify the ‘White Coat,’ and Jessica Kwan was the recipient of the Clinical Skills Golden Stethoscope Award for outstanding academic performance in clinical skills, interpersonal skills, and humanitarianism.
Presented to SGU’s Chapter of the Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) Medical Honors Society, Alexander Dabrowiecki earned the Outstanding Service Award, which recognizes academic excellence and service to the Grenadian community through outreach initiatives, epitomizing the ideals upon which IEA was founded.
Dean of Students Dr. C. V. Rao encouraged the students to be good communicators, and to exemplify the clinical skills acquired at St. George’s University. “Be cognizant of the verbal and non-verbal cues you emit and the image you present throughout your medical journey,” he said. “One’s perception is more important than they appear and can either make or break your career.”
After completing their fifth term, School of Medicine students begin two years of clinical training distributed throughout the more than 70 affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the US, the UK, Canada, and Grenada before earning their Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University.