Category Archives: School of Medicine

St. George’s University Faculty Present at Caribbean Association of Pharmacists 34th Annual Convention

George’s University faculty presented at the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists 34th annual convention in Grenada this past August under the theme “Shaping the Future of Our Profession, with One Mission and One Voice.” Dedicated to the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of people through a culture of continuous learning and improvement among its membership, the organization’s conference gathered ... Read More »

IEA and UHP Contribute Bilirubinometer and Nebulizers to Increase Health Care Access in Grenada and Region

The medical students of the Urban Humanitarian Project (UHP) at St. George’s University, alongside the students of Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA), SGU’s international medical student honor society, have donated a bilirubinometer and 16 nebulizers to Grenada’s Ministry of Health. The bilirubinometer will assist in the early detection of jaundice, a common and potentially serious condition affecting newborns. The nebulizers, which ... Read More »

SGU Provides a Global Medical Experience to Nine Foreign Exchange Students

St. George’s University welcomed nine students from five countries during the summer as part of the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) Exchange Program. Facilitated by the University’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, the public health projects were part of IFSMA’s worldwide campaign that allows approximately 10,000 medical students to participate in bilateral and equitable student exchanges ... Read More »

SGU Bioethics Department and WINDREF Receive CAN $250,000 for Conscious Discipline Program

A team headed by St. George’s University faculty members has won a grant valued at CAN $250,000 from Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains Program to expand its Conscious Discipline project. Secured through the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), the grant opens the door for Drs. Barbara Landon and Randall Waechter, both of the University’s Department of Bioethics, and ... Read More »

St. George’s University Faculty Present Strategies for Student Development at AMEE Conference in Milan

Three members of the St. George’s University faculty recently presented at the 2014 Association of Medical Educators of Europe (AMEE) conference in Milan, Italy, joining thousands of participants from 90 countries worldwide who shared their knowledge and expertise in education in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and dentistry. Dr. Nitsa Topale, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine ... Read More »

Diverse Class Joins SGU’s School of Medicine

Students from 36 countries were inducted into the profession of medicine at St. George’s University School of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony on August 29, while many family members watched with pride and joy. The theme of the evening was framed by the keynote speaker, Susan Cohen, MD, Medical Director of the Palliative Care Program at Bellevue Hospital in New York ... Read More »

New KBTGSP Class Receives Global Perspective

A brand new class of prospective doctors officially began their medical education as part of St. George’s University’s Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program (KBTGSP) in Newcastle, UK on August 15. The incoming students in the UK, who represent 12 countries, took their Oaths of Professional Conduct and donned white coats, symbolic of the professionalism and high standards of their ... Read More »

SGU Student Group Mentors and Supports Local Children’s Home

St. George’s University’s chapter of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has taken under its wing a local orphanage, the Father Mallighan’s Home for Boys, providing residents with both financial support and caring role models. Recently, the group visited the home to do art projects and play soccer and cricket with the boys. “The purpose of this visit was to work ... Read More »

Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson to Head Five-Year Campaign to Teach Research Ethics in Caribbean

Dr. Cheryl Cox-Macpherson, Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation Senior Research Fellow, and Chair, SGU Bioethics Department, together with colleagues Dr. Sean Philpott of Union Graduate College in the United States and Dr. Robert Hall of Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro in Mexico, have been awarded a $1.1 million USD grant from the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, to ... Read More »

Educational Innovations at St George’s University Showcased at IAMSE International Conference

Drs. Shivayogi and Bharti Bhusnurmath will be presenting three papers at the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) International Conference from June 7-10 in Nashville, Tennessee. Directed by medical faculty, this nonprofit professional development society provides opportunities to enhance excellence and innovations in teaching, student and program assessment, computer technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education. The first of three ... Read More »

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