Medical Education Without Borders

Dizzying advances in communications, transportation and technology have transformed healthcare from a discipline with a local focus to one that is global in outlook.

In recognition of that fact, Gannon University is looking far beyond the borders of the United States to bring world-class education in health sciences to students on our campuses and abroad. 

That is the inspiration behind two recent agreements signed by the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences.

The first was signed this summer with the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS), located in Basseterre, on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts. One of the Western Hemisphere’s newest medical schools, UMHS was founded in 2007 and graduated its first class of physicians in 2012.

Under the agreement, Gannon University students may be able to earn both a bachelor's degree from Gannon and an M.D. degree in a total of seven years from UMHS. Students will be admitted to Gannon University as 3+4 UMHS majors, where the first three years are spent at Gannon and, if the students qualify, the final four years are spent at UMHS.

In September, representatives from Sacred Heart Nursing College in India came to Erie to tour Gannon’s campus and to establish an exchange program between the two institutions.

An additional agreement formed by the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences, this exchange will involve undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and administration, to advance the goals of teaching, research, experiential learning and mutual understanding at the two institutions.

Founded by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Dindugal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Sacred Heart offers a degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.