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St. George’s University


Office of Admission
St. George’s University
c/o The North American Correspondent
University Support Services, LLC
3500 Sunrise Highway, Building 300
Great River, NY 11739
Phone +1 (631) 665-8500, ext 9 1218
US/Canada Toll-Free 1(800) 899-6337, ext 91218
UK Free Phone: 0800 1699061
Fax: +1 (631) 665-5590
E-mail:
SGUEnrolment@sgu.edu
Website: www.sgu.edu

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Having received full accreditation by the AVMA COE in 2011, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine is proud of its academic excellence exemplified by its breadth of highly regarded education, unprecedented student support services, and internationally recognized faculty. The core mission of the University is creating excellent academic programs within an international setting where students and faculty are actively recruited from around the world. St. Georges University has drawn faculty and students from over 140 countries, assembling a diverse community of disparate cultural and educational backgrounds.

Located on the southwest corner of the Caribbean island of Grenada, St. George’s shoreline location offers its growing student body a serene environment in which to live, learn and create a worldwide network of friends and colleagues. Along with St. George’s state-of-the-art facilities, complete with a large animal facility and, marine station, and the SGU Small Animal Clinic, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine prepares its students for leadership, life-long success and service in a constantly changing world.

Over 6,000 students from throughout the world are enrolled in the University’s School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences or graduate programs which include a CEPH-accredited MPH and MBA program. SGU students also benefit from world-renowned international academic partnerships with universities, hospitals and other educational and scientific institutions.

The veterinary medical program is delivered with a number of entry options: the seven-, six- and five-year programs which begin with the pre-veterinary medical sciences and an option to enter directly into the four year veterinary medical program. This enables flexible entry points for students depending upon their academic backgrounds. Students accepted into the pre-veterinary medical sciences are placed in the appropriate program option (either the seven-, six- or five-year program track) according to their academic background and are enrolled in the veterinary medical program for five to seven years. Applicants accepted directly into the veterinary medical sciences generally complete the program in four years.

The DVM program is conducted on the University’s main campus on the True Blue peninsula of Grenada, West Indies, except for the final year which is the clinical year spent at an affiliated AVMA-accredited School of Veterinary Medicine. These schools are located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

As a member of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) the School of Veterinary Medicine participates in the AAVMC’s centralized Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). Aspiring veterinary medical students have the option of applying to the January 2017 or August 2017 entering class through the VMCAS 2016 application cycle. Candidates who intend to apply to veterinary schools through VMCAS can include St. George’s University as a designated school and follow the instructions for the SGU supplemental application. To learn more or apply go to http://aavmc.org/Students-Applicants-and-Advisors.aspx.

If you are not applying through VMCAS we encourage you to apply online through the SGU website at www.sgu.edu/apply-now/index.html and track your application through Self Service Admission. As an alternative, you can still download a paper copy to print and complete manually.

SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

Application Deadlines for August and January Matriculation:

The Committee on Admission utilizes a rolling admission policy in the School of Veterinary Medicine; therefore, applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. The final deadline for receipt of direct (non-VMCAS) applications and all supporting documentation is June 15 of the current year for the August class, and November 15 of the preceding year for the January class. Prospective candidates should note that the entering classes are highly competitive and those applications completed early have the advantage of being reviewed at the beginning of the admission process. The time necessary to secure official transcripts, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation should be taken into consideration. The Committee reserves the right to defer an application to the following semester if there are no available seats.

The Office of Admission will acknowledge receipt of a candidate’s application within two weeks of its arrival. A candidate will be informed of any required supporting documents missing at that time. Within one month after receipt of all application materials, a candidate will receive notice that the application is complete and being reviewed to determine whether an interview will be granted.

The Office of Admission encourages candidates who have been approved for an interview to request interviews in Grenada, and will schedule one upon the applicant’s request. The University recognizes that financial considerations may prevent many candidates who reside at great distances from Grenada from choosing this option.

Interviews, therefore, may be conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Caribbean, or other locations that best serve the diverse applicant pool. Candidates are advised that being granted an interview is no guarantee of acceptance; the interview itself plays a significant part in the decision by the Committee on Admission. Applicants are notified of the decision of the Committee on Admission. A record of the notification is kept for one year.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for direct entry into the four-year DVM program vary depending on the educational system of your home country. What is required for all applicants is completion of secondary school, a period of farm experience or time spent in a veterinary practice, and possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or 60 credit hours.

Specific undergraduate coursework (or its equivalent) is required as part of the pre-veterinary medical sciences requirements for admission.

Two letters of recommendation. In order of importance to the Committee on Admission, these are the categories:

   a. A veterinarian with whom you have worked

   b. A university professor (or, for those applying for the pre-veterinary program, a teacher)

   c. A pre-veterinary advisor committee, or an advisor/ counselor.

One essay: A personal statement discussing the significant factors which led to your decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, and how you see yourself using this career to make a difference in the world (maximum 1500 words) of St. George’s University (approximately 500 words).

Applicants from North America

A completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required for direct entry into the four-year veterinary medical program. A candidate may apply before completion of the degree. Under exceptional circumstances a candidate may be considered with 60 undergraduate credit hours.

Standardized Examination: Candidates must submit scores by the corresponding application deadlines (see below) on the Graduate Record Examination or alternatively on the MCAT. (Our GRE Code is 7153; MCAT code 21303.)

Applicants from Other Systems of Education

For direct entry into the four-year DVM program, a bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is required.

Applicants with passes at the Advanced Level of the General Certificate of Education will be assessed individually and will be considered for appropriate entry into the five-year DVM program. Generally, A Level students with the appropriate courses and grades matriculate into the five-year veterinary medical program.

If English is not the principal language, the applicant must have achieved a score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 600 points, 250 points computer-based or 100 points internet-based.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? yes

Is this an International School? yes

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

Course Description Number of Hours/Credits
  General Biology or Zoology (w/ lab)
 8
  Inorganic Chemistry (general or Physical) (w/ lab) 
 8
  Organic Chemistry (w/ lab)
 4
  Biochemistry  3
  Genetics  3
  Physics (w/ lab)
 4
  Calculus, Computer Science or Statistics  3
  English  3

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: average $42,500 per year

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: average $42,500 per year

AVAILABLE SEATS

Each class consists of 110 students. No preference is given to applicant’s place of residence.

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized Examination: Candidates must submit scores by the corresponding application deadlines (see below) on the Graduate Record Examination or alternatively on the MCAT. (Our GRE Code is 7153; MCAT code 21303.) For the most current GRE submission information, please see http://aavmc.org/gre2017.aspx.

VMCAS Participation: partial

Accepts International Students? yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dual Degree Programs

Combined DVM/MPH, MSc, and MBA degree programs are available. Applications can be submitted online directly through the SGU website at www.sgu.edu or via the VMCAS application system. If you have questions about the application process, please call one of our admission advisors at 1 (800) 899-6337, ext 9 1280.

Application Deadline: 9/15/2016


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