St. George’s University, Grenada, and Mahidol University International College, Thailand, continue partnership for Doctor of Medicine degree pathway
Unique collaboration offers Thai students a degree pathway before embarking to Grenada or the UK for four-year Doctor of Medicine degree studies
Bangkok 25 January 2022 – St. George’s University (SGU), an international medical school in the Caribbean,and Mahidol University International College (MUIC) have agreed to continue its partnership under a memorandum of understanding signed in 2018 establishing a pathway at MUIC. It allows MUIC Biological Sciences majors the opportunity to enroll and start their preclinical study at the university. Qualified students are then eligible to enroll in SGU’s 4-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program, starting either in Grenada or the United Kingdom.
SGU has committed to award up to 10 partial tuition scholarships per year, to Mahidol students who are intending to pursue SGU’s MD degree program.
Dr. Chulathida Chomchai, Dean of Mahidol University International College, said: “Four years after the signing of our last agreement, our partnership with SGU continues to go from strength to strength. Provision of the scholarships has proved beneficial to our students who wish to experience international medical education. We look forward to many years of close collaboration.”
David Anthonisz, Director of International Student Recruitment, commented, “This is an extremely exciting partnership which is enabling Thai students to complete their preclinical years for medicine at the #1 in Best Global Universities in Thailand*. We are delighted to be offering this opportunity to students in Thailand who would prefer a localized program in Thailand before embarking on their future studies in Grenada or the UK and then clinical training in the US or UK.”
A graduate of Mahidol University International College, Dr. Boonyanuth Maturostrakul has realized her dream of becoming a physician in the US. After completing her MD degree at SGU in 2017 and making her way through residency in New York at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, she is now a 2nd year nephrology fellow at Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell program and will be starting her transplant nephrology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in July 2022. “I liked the adventure,” she said. “I really wanted to travel, and come to the United States, and to Grenada. After spending my first year in the United Kingdom, it was like a dream.” For Thai students who are considering their next step, Dr. Maturostrakul said, “If you try hard enough, your dreams will come true.”
Over the last 40+ years SGU has contributed over 19,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates, and faculty from over 150 countries. So far SGU has produced 16 MD graduates from Thailand and currently 25 Thai students are studying in either Grenada or UK.
SGU School of Medicine is recognized by The Medical Council of Thailand and its graduates are eligible to sit for the Thai licensing examination.
Aspiring students can submit their interest via SGU international landing page here https://www.sgu.edu/international-students/east-asia/?utm_source=Website&utm_medium=Thailand&utm_campaign=September&utm_id=PR
For more information about the SGU-MUIC Doctor of Medicine pathway please visit MUIC website here
* according to U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/thailand
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Doctor of Medicine Pathway in Thailand
The SGU-MUIC Doctor of Medicine Pathway is a partnership program between St. George’s University (SGU) and Mahidol University International College (MUIC) in Thailand, which allows MUIC Biological Sciences majors the opportunity to enroll and start their preclinical study at MUIC. Qualified students will receive an offer to complete a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at SGU
About St. George’s University School of Medicine:
Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent and practices from around the world, St. George’s University (SGU) has become a leading center for academic excellence worldwide. With students and faculty drawn from more than 150 countries, SGU is truly an international institution, with a uniquely global perspective, perfectly poised to help educate students in this rapidly changing world. St. George’s University School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six-, and seven-year pathways to its Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program with entry points available for students from any education system around the world. SGU has a large network of 75+ affiliated hospitals and health centers in the US and UK and also has a unique opportunity for students to begin their medical career in Grenada, the United Kingdom, or India.