Category Archives: School of Medicine

St. George’s University Holds Second Commencement Ceremony in Botswana

Thirty-five Batswana graduates from St George’s University, the centre of international education on the Caribbean island of Grenada, will celebrate their achievement at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, 19 November at the Botswana TraveLodge in the country’s capital city. This is the second time that such a graduation ceremony has been held outside the United States in the 40 year ... Read More »

SGU School of Medicine Students Join Medical Students from Around the World at IFMSA General Assembly in Mexico

Over 800 medical students recently gathered in Puebla, Mexico for the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) general assembly, including a team of seven students from the IFMSA-Grenada association.  Focusing on the theme Global Vaccine Action Plan, the assembly addressed the importance of vaccinations in the prevention of epidemics and discussed solutions aimed at increasing vaccination rates in developing ... Read More »

Professor Ian McConnell Delivers Annual Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at St. George’s University

Professor Ian McConnell, most recognized for his fundamental discoveries on the immune system, drew upon his distinguished career in research while delivering the Keith B. Taylor Memorial/WINDREF Lecture at Bourne Hall on November 8. His address, titled “One Health: Successes and Opportunities,” focused on the immunology of infectious diseases of both animals and man, and was delivered to an audience ... Read More »

SGU Alumnus Raises the Standard for Radiology in Grenada

As part of the St. George’s University 12 Degrees North program, Dr. Randy Becker, MD SGU ’00, has returned to his alma mater each of the past seven years to offer free clinics and radiology training at the General Hospital. This fall, Dr. Becker has taken his commitment one step further with the introduction of the Picture Archiving and Communication ... Read More »

St. George’s University Conducts Life Saving Training Program

Physicians, nurses, ambulance workers, and other medical professionals could all make the difference between a patient’s life or death in an emergency. To improve their critical care skills, as well as the likelihood of a positive outcome, St. George’s University’s Department of Basic Sciences hosted a four-day life support training program on the True Blue campus. Medical personnel received training ... Read More »

Order of the British Empire Recognizes St. George’s University Clinical Skills Professor

At Buckingham Palace this spring, Dr. Chamarthy Subbarao, Professor of Clinical Skills at St. George’s University, was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his outstanding service to health care in Grenada. The OBE award, which is given on the recommendation of the Governor General of Grenada, was presented by Prince Charles on ... Read More »

IEA/UHP Partners with New Palliative Care Association of Grenada

St. George’s University student group Urban Humanitarian Projects, the philanthropic arm of Iota Epsilon Alpha, donated $16,000 to the recently founded Palliative Care Association of Grenada (PCAG). A volunteer organization, PCAG was created to improve the quality of life of patients and their families through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, and impeccable assessment and ... Read More »

SGU-WIM Donates EC $20,000 to Grenada Cancer Society

Women in Medicine (WIM), a St. George’s University student group, has donated EC$20,000 to the Grenada Cancer Society following its bi-annual 5K Pink Fun Run. The event drew its largest-ever crowd and resulted in WIM’s highest single donation to the Society. Over the past two years, WIM has contributed more than EC$28,000 to the Society in its effort to fight ... Read More »

WIM Host Mind, Body, and Soul Workshop for Adolescent Mothers

On April 8, St. George’s University student group, Women in Medicine (WIM), hosted 20 young mothers from the Program for Adolescent Mothers (PAM) at its bi-annual workshop themed “Mind, Body, and Soul.” PAM students were invited to the True Blue Campus for a fun-filled day of educational activities focused on empowering the young women, who often struggle emotionally and financially ... Read More »

SGUSOM Students Roll to Victory at NJACP Medical Challenge Bowl

A team of St. George’s University School of Medicine students dominated the Medical Challenge Bowl competition at the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Physicians scientific meeting in March. The six students – Elizabeth and Clay Duval, Kesha Oza, Steven Phillips, Marcus Perry, and Amith Ahluwalia – all on their clinical rotations at St. Barnabas Medical Center, defeated ... Read More »

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