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Pathway to Medicine Program

Dual Enrollment at GCU/SGU

Georgian Court University (GCU) and St. George’s University (SGU) offer qualified students the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine or veterinary medicine at SGU in Grenada, West Indies.

Following the successful completion of three years of pre-medicine or pre-veterinary coursework at Georgian Court University, students can obtain their BA or BS/MD or the BA or BS/DVM degree.

Advantages:

  • Students enter St. George’s University’s medical program directly, without competing for a slot.
  • Qualified students are eligible to be considered for all SGU scholarships, including the CARE Scholarship with Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.
  • SGU students can complete their clinical training and residency requirements at an extensive network of hospitals both in the US and internationally.
  • GCU has a team of dedicated advisors to assist students through the pathways program.

Four plus Four (4+4) Program:
In the 4+4 Program, students will complete their four-year bachelor’s degree program, including pre-medical or pre-veterinary medicine coursework, at GCU.  Qualified students who meet the standards of admission at SGU will enter the first year of SGU’s School of Medicine or SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Three plus Four (3+4) Program: (only for medical school – not available to veterinary medicine candidates)
In the 3+4 Program, students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at GCU complete at least 90 credits, including pre-medical coursework and most or all requirements in their major.  Qualified students who meet the standards of admission to SGU will enter the first year of SGU’s School of Medicine.  Students seeking entry under the 3+4 Program will have the option of spending their senior year at SGU, completing the first Basic Sciences year of the MD Program. If the student maintains good standing for both terms and completes 30 credits with grades of C or higher, GCU will award the bachelor’s degree.

Admissions Process:

  • Students may apply to this pathway at the time they apply to GCU or after they enroll at GCU.
  • Applicants must meet all admissions criteria of GCU.
  • SGU application fees will be waived for applicants to SGU.
  • GCU applicants to SGU will be given fast track status and will be prioritized for review, interviews, processing, and decisions.
  • SGU will provide a dedicated point of contact to service GCU and its students during the application process.

In order to be eligible to proceed to the SGU School of Medicine or School of Veterinary Medicine in this program:

  • For the School of Medicine: Students must maintain a cumulative and science grade point average (GPA) competitive with the incoming class average of 3.4 and 3.2, respectively, while enrolled at GCU and obtain a competitive score on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) within 5 points of the average MCAT score for entering students.
  • For the School of Veterinary Medicine: Students must maintain a science GPA of at least 3.3 with no science grades lower than a “C” while enrolled at GCU and a minimum of 500 hours of animal experience alongside a veterinarian and/or animal-care professional.
  • In addition to the above-referenced minimum GPA and MCAT requirements, an offer of admission to SGU’s School of Medicine or SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine, pursuant to this program, will only be made to qualified students who satisfy all respective admissions requirements.
  • Students who enrolled at GCU prior to the execution of this agreement and who meet the SGU criteria for admission may apply to SGU by following the application process described above.
  • For students who do not meet the admission requirements of the Program, there may be opportunities for alternative programs/pathways for entrance into the MD Program or the DVM Program.

GCU has a dedicated team of faculty advisors from multiple disciplines to mentor and counsel students though the Pathways program.  

  • Prospective (new students) should contact Priscilla Alicea, Interim Vice President of Enrollment, at palicea@georgian.edu or 732-987-2745.
  • Continuing (already enrolled) students should contact Dr. Carolyn Bergman, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, at cbergman@georgian.edu.

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Contact Information:
Priscilla Alicea: Interim Vice President of Enrollment
Phone: 732-987-2745
E-mail: palicea@georgian.edu

Location:
Mercedes Hall Welcome Center
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Lakewood, NJ 08701
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