St. Luke's Medical School to open in San Pedro

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 12, No. 11            March 21, 2002

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News of another medical school in the community was released this week by the shareholders of St. Luke's University School of Medicine. As reported, on March 13th, 2002, the Ministry of Education authorized the formation and operation of this brand new educational institution.

    St. Luke's University will establish itself on the island of Ambergris Caye with the opening of its school May 1st, 2002. The St. Luke's University School of Medicine stated it will be staffed with a cadre of educators and qualified administration who "ensure its prospective students the highest quality in medical education." Founded by a group of medical practitioners and educators, as well as legal, business and accounting consultants, their main objective is to offer a superior, yet affordable, medical education similar to North American universities.

      Students interested in additional information and/or registration with the School of Medicine may contact the Academic Dean, Dr. Shrinivas Murthy, at 026-2912.

    At press time, school representatives would not release further details regarding staff and curriculum.



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