Placement Partnership For Pre-Veterinary Students

North Carolina State University has entered into a new partnership with St. George’s University in the West Indies allowing qualified NC State undergraduates to pursue post-graduate medical and veterinary degrees at St. George’s.

“This … serves as a great opportunity for pre-vet students to pursue their life goal of becoming a veterinarian at an AVMA-accredited school,” said Shweta Trivedi, teaching associate professor of animal science and director of NC State’s Veterinary Professions Advising Center.

The partnership will identify undergraduates who have excellent academic records and a passion for medicine or veterinary medicine. Upon graduation, students who meet the requirements will have a guaranteed spot to work toward either M.D. or D.V.M. degrees at St. George’s.

“We are excited to welcome North Carolina State University’s best and brightest to our campus,” said G. Richard Olds, president of St. George’s University.

Those who attend St. George’s School of Medicine will complete their first two years on campus in Grenada and their final two years in clerkship programs in other countries. Those who enroll in the veterinary school will study for three years on campus before completing their final clinical year elsewhere.

NC State joins a diverse group of 24 medical schools and 27 veterinary schools in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada that have partnered with St. George’s. SGU has similar partnerships with Mahidol University International College in Thailand and colleges and universities in Bermuda, Grenada, Hong Kong, Guyana and Uganda.

“To solve the world’s biggest public health challenges, doctors and veterinarians must have a global perspective,” Olds said. “We look forward to inculcating a new generation of students from NC State with that perspective.”