Essex County College, St. George’s University launch new medical education partnership

By Emily Bader
Newark | Apr 4, 2018 at 7:10 am

Essex County College in Newark and St. George’s University in Grenada announced they have launched a new medical education partnership.

ECC will become the Caribbean medical school’s 22nd U.S. academic partner.

“We are excited to open up this innovative path to medical school for Essex County College’s most motivated and passionate students,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George’s University.

“We look forward to helping talented ECC students pursue their dream of becoming a doctor sooner than they may have thought possible.”

The new partnership will allow students to apply to a dual admission degree program where they can earn their undergraduate degree in biology/pre-medicine at ECC and after attend St. George’s five-year medical program. Students in the program will complete their first three years of medical school in Grenada and then spend two years in clinical rotations throughout hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom.

“Students entering college with a clear desire to pursue careers in medicine should be rewarded for their enthusiasm and dedication,” Olds said. “Through this new partnership, we can help students chart their course toward a medical degree before they take their first course at Essex County College.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader