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Guaranteed progression to study medicine at degree level with CATS Colleges

University preparation 3 May 2019

Students from CATS Colleges can now benefit from guaranteed progression to study Medicine at St George’s University (SGU) Grenada subject to entry requirements, an interview - which is guaranteed, and completion of the CATS Pre-sessional Medics Programme.

St George’s University, School of Medicine offers a flexible Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme which students can complete in five years. SGU is a private university, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean. The university has international partnerships which means that it is possible to study part of the degree in the US or UK and have access to clinical training in over 70 affiliated US or UK hospitals. 

There are over 16,000 SGU MD graduates practising in more than 50 countries around the world and graduates have been licensed in every state in the United States, as well as in Canada and the UK.

Aspiring CATS medics can progress to SGU through traditional high level entry qualifications such as A level and International Baccalaureate (IB), or CATS Colleges’ one-year University Foundation Programme (UFP), which is specifically designed for international students to bridge high school in their own country to university.

To guarantee a place at SGU, CATS students need to achieve AAB grades at A level or UFP in Chemistry, Biology, and either Physics or Maths and demonstrate a high level of English with an IELTS level of 6.5. Students will also need to pass an SGU entrance interview and successfully complete a two-week Pre-sessional Medics Programme prior to starting their chosen CATS Colleges academic programme.

Designed in partnership with SGU, the CATS Colleges’ Pre-sessional Medics Programme prepares aspiring medics for their application to Medical School. On the two-week course, delivered at CATS College London in August, students will receive coaching and practice for the two Medical School aptitude tests – UKCAT and BMAT, preparation for entrance interviews, and benefit from a programme of lectures, activities and workshops focused on strengthening their scientific and medical knowledge for their term-time studies. Students will explore topics such as anatomical terminology, cell physiology and the skeletal system.

In addition, CATS students choosing the five-year MD programme have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from SGU.

Commenting on the importance of the progression agreement and the scholarship programme, Stephen Carter, Global Sales and Marketing Director of CATS Colleges says:

“In the past five years, over 100 CATS students have chosen to study Medicine or a healthcare-related subject at university signifying the desire of international students to progress to this rewarding profession.

“Our goal is to support international students to be their best and prepare for university success. Our partnership with SGU means that aspiring medics can now secure a place more easily, helping them achieve their dream of qualifying to work in medicine or healthcare.”

This partnership has already benefited one talented CATS University Foundation Programme student, Hiranya from Singapore, who has chosen to study Medicine at SGU from September 2019.

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