It’s all systems go for the second collaboration project between Mahidol University International College (MUIC), the leading international college in a public university in Thailand, and St. George University (SGU), a renowned international medical school and top provider of medical professionals to the US health system.
The two institutions recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a new medical foundation year at MUIC that is the equivalent to the first year of the 5-year MD program taught at SGU in Grenada in the Caribbean.
Also, five qualified students from MUIC will be awarded with partial tuition scholarships every year over a five-year period for admission onto SGU’s MD degree program. This agreement strengthens the ties between MUIC and SGU, following an earlier dual BS/MD degree program established in 2014.
“Four years after the signing of the first agreement, our partnership with SGU continues to go from strength to strength. In choosing to offer scholarships to our students, the quality of our teaching has been recognized by one of the world’s leading international medical education institutions. We look forward to many years of close collaboration,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phitaya Charupoonphol, MUIC Dean.
“We know from experience that their students are dedicated and talented, and find studying at SGU an enriching experience. I am delighted that we have opened a new pathway for students to join our world-leading MD degree program, many of whom will do so with tuition scholarships,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, SGU President.
During a visit to the MUIC campus, Dr. Olds added that, “I think the students that come from MUIC will definitely enrich our campus by bringing in the Thai perspective to our school’s internationally diverse environment. The physicians that graduate from our school have a very broad medical training. And they train with people from many different countries and different cultures. This is the strength of SGU.”