Addresses high demand for human and veterinary medical care professionals worldwide
St. George's University has partnered with Husson University to offer qualified Husson students fast-track status and priority entry into the St. George's School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine.1
St George's University (Photo courtesy of St George's University).
Husson University (Photo courtesy of Husson University).
“Husson University is the premier professional educator in Maine,” said Philip A. Taylor, III, PhD, MBA, dean of Husson’s College of Science and Humanities. “Agreements like this one with St. George’s University smooths the transition of students from our rigorous undergraduate healthcare programs to graduate education. Maine, and the rest of the world, will need more qualified physicians to deliver care.” According to Medical Economics,2 approximately 6.4 million more physicians are needed to provide universal health coverage (UHC) worldwide.
There is also a demand for more veterinary professionals with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating3 that employment opportunities for veterinarians will grow 19% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. This is due to increasing pet populations and pet longevity with new treatment options available.
"This partnership will provide invaluable opportunities for Husson students to become leaders in the medical and veterinary fields," said Marios Loukas, PhD, MD, Dean of St. George's School of Medicine.1 "St. George's is delighted to add Husson to our global network of partner institutions -- and make graduate study in medicine and veterinary medicine accessible to a new group of promising students."
The new partnership forms "4+4" programs at the St. George's Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Husson students who finish 4 years of pre-medical or pre-veterinary coursework and meet all requirements for admission are fast-tracked for admission into the 4-year programs at the St. George's Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.1 Candidates for the programs must attain a strong undergraduate GPA and competitive test scores on relevant entrance exams. Additionally, students accepted into the "4+4" program at the School of Medicine receive a $10,000 scholarship from St George's, distributed to them over their 4 years of study.
Veterinary medicine students spend their first 3 years in Grenada and their final clinical year at schools in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and the Netherlands.1
"This partnership offers Husson students the opportunity to pursue an education that leads to a successful career. The international aspect of these programs also provides students with the opportunity to better understand global perspectives,” said Melissa Rosenberg, Husson University’s executive director of admissions.1 “We look forward to working together with St. George's to help educate the next generation of doctors and veterinarians."