The program has been designed in partnership with Northumbria University to lay a foundation for students planning to enter the medical profession. According to QA, students will improve their knowledge of biology, chemistry, and mathematics via a combination of theoretical and laboratory learning.
There is also a focus on English language proficiency, including academic vocabulary, writing skills, and independent language learning.
QA has partnered with Caribbean medical institution St. George’s University to provide opportunities for students once the course is completed. Through the affiliation, pupils who complete the foundation course and meet admissions criteria may be eligible for places on SGU’s medical degree pathway.
Those who successfully secure a place on SGU’s course can choose to start in Granada or at Northumbria University for the first two years of the program.
“The international medical foundation diploma program provides aspiring medical students with a comprehensive pathway to acquire the essential knowledge and skills required for success in their medical studies,” said Simon Nelson, CEO of QA Higher Education.
“We strive to provide the best academic preparation to students”
“We strive to provide the best academic preparation to students who have the potential to become great medical school students and later on become tomorrow’s physicians.”
SGU and Northumbria University already have a long-standing relationship, with over 2000 students heading to the UK university as part of the SGU’s medical degree pathway.
“The collaboration with QA Higher Education will help the next 2000 students to benefit from this unique study option, producing the doctors of tomorrow who will go on to make a positive impact on global health.” said Dr. James Coey, assistant dean of basic sciences at SGU.