IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students' Associations) Grenada is the SGU Chapter of the larger IFMSA organization of international medical students. IFMSA is the only United Nations (UN)-, and World Health Organization (WHO)-recognized international medical student organization.
To foster an international medical community and provide unique professional opportunities to students, while helping local communities through health-related charity work.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
St. George's University, Windref Research Institute for SCORE Exchange
St. George's City General Hospital for SCOPE Exchange
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
WINDREF Research Institute St. George's University. Please look at separate documents for current research projects in public health.
$250.00USD will be provided on arrival, which will cover one meal/day for the duration of the exchange. Outlets are 220V in most areas, so please bring a converter if required for your own personal devices.
St. George's Universty buses are free and run from early morning to 2am, which provide transportation to the beach, University Club House, grocery stores, and restaurants along the way. Getting into town and around the island is easy with taxi services available at all hours of the day. Transportation to and from the hospital will be provided by the international students office in the morning before the exchange, and after the exchange is completed at the hospital.
Seasonal provision of social programs include: - Cricket matches - Boat, snorkeling, and scuba diving trips (at additional cost) - Hash runs with Grenadian Hash Harriers - Dolphin, giant turtles, crab races, monkey feeding - Waterfall and rain forest hikes - Carib beer tasting - Fish Fridays (local fish dishes, drinks, and music) - Beach trips - Cacao plantation trips with cacao tea tasting
Hikes, Fish Friday, turtles when in season, chocolate factory, and snorkeling.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
You must not dress casually, but professionally. Jeans, t-shirts, loafers and slippers are not welcome in the wards. Neither are armless, low-cut, strapless or backless tops, mini skirts. Clothing should reach below the knee. All tops must be long enough to cover the skirt or trousers with at least 6” to allow for bending. You should dress so as to help convince the patient that you are a part of the medical team. Ties are fine, but not mandatory. A white coat is required. Scrubs for surgical type clerkships are required and not provided. Students must bring stethoscope.
Our outgoing students must be placed in clerkships that have an accredited residency program in that discipline to comply with school clerkship requirements. CAs for our outgoings must be provided within 2 weeks of submission of the AF as our students need to confirm their electives for the year, with the University, by this time.
Health Insurance is required with coverage that will extend to Grenada. Evacuation Insurance is required. Malpractice insurance is not required.