Medical Student Distinction in Scholarly Activity

Medical school seniors will receive an email from the Office of the Dean in the of their 4th year (Spring). Distinctions are made at the discretion of the Dean.

St. George's University School of Medicine recognizes those medical students who have conducted scholarly activity during medical school resulting in publications. Students are notified by email from the Office of the Dean. This recognition consists of a designation of graduation with "Distinction in Scholarly Activity".  Students must be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum WMPG of 85% to be eligible. This recognition consists of a " Scholarly Activity " designation noted in the Commencement Program.  At graduation students will wear an Honor Cord to signify their Distinction in Scholarly Activity. In addition, the school will send students who achieve this honor a personal letter of commendation which will also be placed in their permanent file.

How is this different than the Distinction in Research category?  Distinction in Research is made up of peer-reviewed original papers with research hypothesis, results, discussions, etc. However the Distinction Scholarly Activity is different and includes non-peer reviewed activities such as case reports, letters to the editors, conference presentations, book chapters in books and books.

Application information will be provided in the email sent by the Office of the Dean.

Current Eligibility:

         1)    Graduating from medical school that year

2)    Students must be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum WMPG of 85% to be eligible.

3)    At least one (1) scholarly activity (including case reports, case series, book chapters, books, letters to the editors, and international conference posters or oral presentations) that they have co-authored, whereby the student is no less than 1st or 2nd author.

* Only scholarly activity which note the student's affiliation with St George's University, Grenada will be considered. Student affiliation must list SGU in the scholarly activity. Students will be asked to provide the Scholarly materials for verification.

4)    A letter of recommendation from at least one of the principal investigators of the scholarly project.

 

Medical Student Distinction in Research

Medical school seniors will receive an email from the Office of the Dean in the of their 4th year (Spring). Distinctions are made at the discretion of the Dean.

St. George's University School of Medicine recognizes those medical students who have conducted research during medical school resulting in publications. Students are notified by email from the Office of the Dean. This recognition consists of a designation of graduation with "Distinction in Research".  Students must be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum WMPG of 85% to be eligible. This recognition consists of a "Distinction in Research" designation noted in the Commencement Program.  At graduation students will wear an Honor Cord to signify their Distinction in Research status. In addition, the school will send students who achieve this honor a personal letter of commendation which will also be placed in their permanent file.

Current Eligibility:

1)    Graduating from medical school that year

2)    Students must be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum WMPG of 85% to be eligible.

3)    At least one (1) published peer-reviewed research papers that they have co-authored, whereby the student is no less than 1st or 2nd author.

* Only publications which note the student's affiliation with St George's University, Grenada will be considered. Please do not submit case reports or abstracts. Student affiliation must list SGU in the published papers.

4)    A letter of recommendation from at least one of the principal investigators of the research project.

Application information will be provided in the email sent by the Office of the Dean.

 

Senior Medical Student Research Competition

Medical school seniors will receive an email from the Office of the Dean at the beginning of their 4th year (Fall). Awards are made at the discretion of the Dean.

To further promote and recognize the efforts of medical students that have participated in research projects during their medical studies, a Senior Research Competition is organized every year for the graduating class. Students are notified by email from the Office of the Dean.

Students who are in their graduating year submit an abstract of their research done in medical school, accompanied by any published abstracts, papers, posters or manuscripts in preparation. A faculty panel reviews the submissions and chooses the five best abstracts based on originality, scientific merit and level of involvement by the student.  Both published and unpublished work is evaluated. However, if you are submitting published work, it must list SGU as your institution.

Each award recipient receives an all-expense paid trip to Grenada the week of the faculty meetings. During this week students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research with faculty and students. In addition, the award recipients should participate in the faculty meetings held this week, since the faculty and administration appreciate the input of senior students. If you will not be available to go to Grenada this week, please do not submit an abstract. 

Current Eligibility:

1)    Graduating from medical school that year

2)    Students must be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum WMPG of 85% to be eligible.

3)    Submit an abstract on research performed in medical school, accompanied by any published abstracts, papers, posters or manuscripts in preparation.

4)    Be available to travel to Grenada for the week of the Clinical meetings (usually early Feb or late March- the email will have up to date information). Please do not submit an abstract if you are unable to do so.