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Pre-Medical

Do you dream of becoming a Medical Doctor, but don't meet Medical Schools admission requirements? The Pre-Medical Program at Anderson College is more affordable and faster way to achieve your career goals. After successful completion of 1 year program at Anderson, students are guaranteed acceptance to St. George's University School of Medicine at Grenada.

Program Duration
Full Time: 1 year

The Pre-Medical program is designed to provide students with the strong foundation needed to handle the rigorous course of study they will experience in the MD program. This course has been designed for high school graduates or college students who seek admission to a medical school and don’t meet the MD program requirements.

Students will complete an intensive three semesters taken over one year to earn the credits and experience needed for their chosen career path. Successful students from our Pre-Medical program may progress into 5-year MD program at our partner university, St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

What to Expect

High-Calibre and Caring Faculty
Our faculty has proven to be our greatest asset. Our instructors are highly qualified professionals with industry expertise, who bring their passion and dedication to the classroom every day.
Online Learning
100% Virtual learning with direct instructor support.
Small Class Size
Small class sizes lead to more one-on-one attention from the faculty. With fewer students, your instructors can get to know you as an individual, working with you to enhance your strengths and provide support when needed.
Guaranteed St. George’s University Medical Program Admission*

Qualified graduates of Anderson’s Certificate in Health Sciences are given preferential admission status to St. George’s University

*A 4-year bachelor’s degree is required for students applying to the MD (4-year) program along with the MCAT exam. Students with a 3-year bachelor’s degree are considered on a case-by-case basis. A one-year certificate does not qualify students for the 4-year MD program Only the 5-year program.

Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree (4-year) degree will only be considered for the pre-clinical programs (5-year, 6-year, and 7-year program) depending on their academic qualifications (High School/College/Some College etc).

The Anderson College 1 year pre-med program qualifies students for SGU’s 5-year MD program (4-year if they have a bachelor’s degree)

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to College Writing

In this course, we will cover the essential elements of writing clearly and effectively at the level of sentences, paragraphs, and entire arguments while focusing on coherence, cohesion, clarity, and concision.

  • Chemistry I

Students beginning premedical, biological and life sciences require an introduction to Chemistry that is pertinent to premedical, biological and life sciences.

  • General Biology I

This course is to balance knowledge, understanding and skills in our qualifications to enable candidates to become effective learners and to provide a solid foundation for their continuing educational journey.

  • Nutrition

This is a basic nutrition course which provides students who are aspiring to study medicine an appreciation and thorough understanding of the nature and role of the key macronutrients in foods as well as the fundamental chemical and biochemical properties of food components and ingredients.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I

This course will provide the students with an excellent understanding of medical terminology, the structure and functions of the human body and relationship of organs to one another.

  • Chemistry II

Students beginning premedical, biological and life sciences require an introduction to Chemistry that is pertinent to premedical, biological and life sciences. Course outline includes topics from principles of chemistry, physical chemistry and quantitative skills and techniques for understanding and utilizing chemistry to practical life situations.

  • General Biology II

The course will balance knowledge, understanding and skills in our qualifications to enable candidates to become effective learners and to provide a solid foundation for their continuing educational journey.

  • Sociology

Students starting premedical sciences often requires sociological knowledge to be able to understand social phenomena and issues in the human society.

  • Anatomy and Physiology II

This course will provide the students with an excellent understanding of medical terminology, the structure and functions of the human body and relationship of organs to one another.

  • Applied Mathematics Calculus

This course will review of limits and derivatives of exponential, logarithmic and rational functions.

  • Physics

Physics is designed to be equivalent to the first semester of an introductory college-level algebra- based physics course.

  • Basic Research Methodology

Research Methodology is a hands‐on course designed to impart education in the foundational methods and techniques of academic research

  • Community Health

The aims of this module are to enable students to understand a variety of biological systems, processes and concepts, though only at introductory stage to bring students to terms with rigorous of undergraduate education.

  • Anatomy and Physiology III

This course will provide the students with an excellent understanding of medical terminology, the structure and functions of the human body and relationship of organs to one another.

Admission Requirements for the 5-year MD program

The Pre-Medical course at Anderson College is designed for someone who is highly motivated to become a medical doctor.  This course prepares you a with solid foundation to confidently pursue your education at St. George’s University.

Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with senior level College (C) University (U) level
courses:
– Grade 11 Math or Grade 12 Applied Math C or U level
– Grade 11 Science Chemistry or Biology or Physics C or U level
– Grade 11 English C or U level
Students completing the English requirement at a high school in a country other than
Canada and who have English as a second language, must complete an acceptable English
Assessment TOEFL (Graduate Certificate: 580 for the paper based test or 237 for the
computer based test, or 88+ minimums for the Internet based test.) or equivalent testing.

NOTE: Students must maintain a GPA of 3.4 (B+) in Pre-Medical program and not get lower than 3.2 (B)
in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math.

You DON’T Need

Pass MCAT exam (Medical College Admission Test)
4 year Bachelor of Science Degree
Undergraduate degree

Your Pathway to Becoming an MD

1

1 year Pre-Med Diploma at Anderson College
2

1 year of Pre-Clinical Studies at SGU
3

2 years of Basic Sciences at SGU
4

2 years of Clinical Rotations
5

MD Degree
6

Residency

Why Study Pre-Medicine?

  • As of 2018/2019, only 17.7% of applicants were accepted to medical schools
  • A limited number of seats – there are only 17 medical schools in Canada
  • In English Canada, students must complete three or four years of undergraduate education before applying to four-year medical programs.

About St. George’s University

Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University, the premier choice in Caribbean Medical Schools, has evolved into a top center of international medical education, drawing med school and MD program students, alumni and faculty from over 150 countries to the island of Grenada.

1. SGU provides a pathway to US and Canadian residency training

  • #1 provider of doctors into first year US residencies for the last 11 years combined, with 1,110 placements in 2020
  • 95% Residency Placement rate for eligible 2020 US grads who applied for US residencies
  • The largest source of actively licensed physicians in the entire US workforce

2. 70+ affiliations at leading hospitals and health systems in three countries (US, UK, Canada)

3. SGU prepares students for US Medical Licensing Examination (94% first time pass rate)

4. You’ll be supported throughout your education

  • SGU helps students succeed in an educational environment that values small-group learning, with a low 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Award-winning Department of Educational Services supports your personal and professional development and success.
  • State-of-the-art facilities help prepare you for exams at SGU, USMLE, residency, and beyond.

5. Amenities and facilities of a world-class institution.

  • High-quality accommodations and amenities to support your life and studies.
  • 60+ student clubs and organizations.
  • Full sport and recreation facilities.

You can visit SGU—virtually. Interactive, 360-degree tour will allow you to experience SGU’s beautiful campus at your own convenience. To enter the tour, visit sgu.edu/vr.

6. Invest in your future

  • SGU is approved by the US Department of Education for US government backed loans. US students can borrow up to the cost of attendance.
  • Over 75% of all entering 4-year MD students received scholarships in the 2020/2021 academic year.

7. Train at SGU. Practice anywhere

  • SGU’s network of more than 18,000 physicians have practiced in every state in the United States, as well as in over 50 countries around the world.
  • SGU is accredited by the Grenada Medical and Dental Council which is recognized by the NCFMEA as the US (LCME) comparable accreditor
  • The US Department of Education deemed SGU accreditation comparable to US accreditation.

Canadian Graduate Facts

1607 Canadian Grads
59 Canadian Grads w/ Canadian residencies (2019)
387 Canadian Grads w/ US residencies (2019)
2019 Residency Programs:
– McGill University Health Center
– McMaster University Medical Center
– Northern Ontario School of Medicine
– University of Alberta
– University of British Columbia
– University of Manitoba
– University of Ottawa-Department of Family Medicine
– University of Saskatchewan
– University of Sherbrooke
– University of Toronto
– Western University

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