The St George’s medical programme at the University of Nicosia has been launched officially with an inauguration ceremony in Cyprus. The ceremony took place at the hi-tech new medical school at Nicosia, where graduate-entry medical students are now being taught using the programme developed at St George's.

The launch was attended by the Cypriot education minister and representatives from the British High Commission, as well as St George’s principal Professor Peter Kopelman.

 



The partnership between St George’s and the University of Nicosia, Cyprus’s biggest private university, involved the launch of the first Cypriot medical training programme. The University of Nicosia is offering a four-year graduate entry medicine degree, designed by St George’s and based on its own successful course. Students who complete the MBBS4 programme in Nicosia will earn a degree from St George's

The first cohort of students joined the Nicosia course in September, which is being run in the new state-of-the-art medical school. As well as use of the new school’s modern facilities and resources, the students have access to the e-learning medical education resources available to SGUL’s own students.

Professor Kopelman said: “The enthusiastic reception was extraordinarily encouraging, as were the minister’s warm words of welcome and support for the new medical school. It was very evident that the medical school has raised the profile of medical training in Cyprus and that this can only be a good thing for Cypriot healthcare for the future.

“I am particularly grateful to Dr Andreas Charambolous, the executive dean of the medical school, who has been its driving force for its development for 14 years, and to Professor Peter McCrorie, whose presence in Nicosia has ensured a smooth initiation for its first 30 students.”

Further details about the St George’s programme at the University of Nicosia can be found at www.nicosia.sgul.ac.cy