Grenada
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Grenada IFMSA - Grenada
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
English
English
(GMT-04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
East Caribbean dollar
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Grenada (IFMSA - Grenada) - St. George's University (St. George)

9 SCOPE STUDENTS
3 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
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NEOs
Samantha Fox
NOREs
Samantha Fox
Samantha Fox
WELCOME NOTE
Welcome to IFMSA-Grenada! We hope you will consider an exchange with us!
OVERVIEW

Who we are:

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.

 

Our Mission:

To foster an international medical community and provide unique professional opportunities to students, while helping local communities through health-related charity work.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The university has a 24 hour clinic. Grenada has a nationally funded General Hospital and several private clinics available around the city of St. George's. There is also psychiatric clinic located on Mt. Gay.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
St. George's University, School of Medicine is a 4 year medical education program. The first two years are basic science studies located in Grenada, and the final two years take place at one of many clinical sites in the United States, Europe or Canada. Professional Exchanges for the IFMSA take place at the General Hospital in St. George, Grenada.
TRANSPORTATION
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. Student's will be shuttled from the main true blue campus to the general hospital every morning, then shuttled back after their exchange. This is organized by the International Students Office at St. George's University (SGU).
SOCIAL PROGRAM
Seasonal provision of social programs include:
- A comprehensive island tour which explores all the knooks and crevices of Grenada. Lunch is provided. Student's are expectd to pay an additional sum apart from the exchange fee in order to take part in this social program.
- Hash runs with Grenadian Hash Harriers are another option for student's who do not want to spend the entire day away. This is a local running/hiking group that meets every Saturday. They run through the forests, beaches, or rivers of Grenada (you name it). Old shoes will be needed. There is BBQ chicken, oil down (a local dish) and other food items at the end of the race, which becomes a social. Cost is 2EC for the race, and additional charges to organize transport to the venue.

MUST SEE
Hikes, Fish Friday's, the turtles will be starting to travel back to Grenada June-July, chocolate factory, snorkeling and scuba diving.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Lifestyle in Grenada is very laid back. We like to say things run on 'Caribbean Time'. The people are ever so kind and the locals are very easy to talk to. When you see a group of Grenadians in a group laughing and talking, we call this 'Liming'.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Student should apply for a Tourist/Student visa EARLY if necessary. Please check https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/caribbean/grenada/passport-visa/ to see if your country requires a Visa in order to enter Grenada. A return ticket must be puchased prior to entry into Grenada (no one-way tickets allowed).

Please stay updated on diseases such as Dengue, and yellow fever. 

Consider obtaining travel insurance, DAN insurance for diver.