- GRADUATE STUDIES
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April 19, 2012
Franklin Pierce University (FPU) has formed a partnership with St. George's University (SGU) to create combined degree programs that offer a pathway for FPU graduates to enter a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at SGU. The new program offers high school students planning to study biology or the health sciences at FPU an established pathway to highly coveted graduate study admission to SGU’s MD and DVM programs, located in Grenada.
The unique opportunity created by this combined program allows students to apply to the pathway program, attend FPU for four years to earn their undergraduate degree, and upon meeting established admissions criteria, transition into SGU’s four-year MD or DVM program. Dr. Paul Kotila, Dean of the College at Rindge at FPU, says “Franklin Pierce University welcomes an affiliation with St. George’s University that expands student opportunities in the health professions and complements the implementation of a new Health Sciences major and the construction of a new facility to serve this program.”
SGU attracts students and faculty from over 140 countries. SGU graduates more students than the top three US medical schools; 11,000 graduates are now practicing in 45 countries, including all 50 states in the US. The MD program has been accredited and/or approved by many external bodies and the DVM program has been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association. SGU is one of the few international universities recognized by the US Department of Education to administer student loans for qualified students.
Medical students will complete their first two years of study in Grenada and their final two years in clinical rotations at SGU’s clinical centers and affiliated hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom, or Grenada. Veterinary students will complete their first three years of study in Grenada and their final year in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or Ireland. Candidates for this combined program are expected to have a genuine desire to serve as a healer, a reputation for integrity, a personable nature, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to consistently perform well academically.
FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY
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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.