Scholars From Botswana, Where 1 in 5 Doctors Graduated From SGU, Begin Medical Studies in Grenada

Three students awarded full scholarships as part of agreement between St George’s University and the Government of Botswana

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada--()--Three students from Botswana have taken their first steps towards a career in medicine at St George’s University, the leading international medical school in the Caribbean, after being awarded full tuition scholarships to study on the four-year MD program.

Wathata Onalethata Ntwayapelo, Lungowe Kabasiya, and Chevula C Munaani arrived last month, in the latest expression of St George’s long-standing relationship with the Ministry of Health and Education and the Government of Botswana, which offers full tuition scholarships to qualified students to pursue a medical degree.

Approximately one in every five practicing doctors in Botswana is a graduate of SGU – a remarkable demonstration of SGU’s commitment to training qualified global physicians to work across the world in areas of need. SGU is now the second largest source of doctors for the entire US workforce, and a further one in every five physicians in Trinidad and Tobago are also SGU graduates, underlining the exceptional range of career opportunities for qualified doctors trained in Grenada.

“At St George’s University, our international student body has always been our greatest asset, and building the capacity of young doctors in training to address global health challenges is part of our philosophy as a medical school,” said Dr G Richard Olds, President of St George’s University.

“We recognise that there are two aspects to this: helping ambitious and qualified students who may not otherwise have access to a leading medical education to study with us in Grenada, but also acting as a provider of doctors for those places of need, helping to address shortages in healthcare provision and combating health inequality. Few countries exemplify that better than Botswana, and we are tremendously proud of our joint achievements in this area.”

“We’re pleased to welcome Wathata Onalethata Ntwayapelo, Lungowe Kabasiya, and Chevula C Munaani to our True Blue campus and look forward to helping guide them on their path to a career in medicine.”

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Issued by Raitt Orr & Associates on behalf of St George’s University, Grenada.

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About St. George’s University

St George’s University is a centre of international education, drawing students and faculty from over 140 countries to the island of Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.

The University has contributed over 18,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who are practicing across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities.

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Three scholarship students from Botswana have taken their first steps towards a career in medicine at St George’s University.

Contacts

James Killin
james@raittorr.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7922 7719