Global University Schools of Medicine & Public Health (GU-MED) Announces Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo to Accelerate Its Opening

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GU-MED, the Global University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, announced today the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com, offering a 5-day trip to Turks & Caicos as one of several rewards or "perks" for contributing to its efforts to commence operations.

"We are grateful to everyone who recognizes the importance of GU-MED and contributes to this campaign on indiegogo," said Dr. Tomlin Paul, Dean and Provost of GU-MED.

The Association of Medical Colleges estimates that by 2025, the shortfall of doctors will exceed 100,000. Global University Schools of Medicine and Public Health is being developed to educate prospective MDs around the world.

"GU-MED is dedicated to solving the imminent shortage of primary care physicians in the US, and making it easier for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to get their MDs, providing better health care in the Turks & Caicos and other Caribbean Islands, and supporting the economic development of the Caribbean in the process," said Dr. Richard White, Chairman of the Board of the University.

Founded in 2009 by Dr. Raul Cuadrado, a visionary in the field of medical education, GU-MED has since added key administrators and educators, developed accredited courses, signed Memoranda of Understanding with Yale School of Public Health and the University of the West Indies, Mona; obtained a British University License, received its Initial Provisional Accreditation from CAAM-HP, and begun renovations on the buildings that will comprise the campus in TCI.

The principals who founded GU-MED have already invested more than $2 million of their own capital to get to the current stage of its development. “Now we are seeking additional cash contributions to keep the initiative on track until the University can complete its capitalization, finalize staffing and development requirements and open the doors to our first class of students,” Dr. White explained.

"We are grateful to everyone who recognizes the importance of GU-MED and contributes to this campaign on indiegogo," said Dr. Tomlin Paul, Dean and Provost of GU-MED. “They will be helping to solve the shortage of doctors and making a difference in the world.”

For further information, go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/465877/wdgi/3959529, or http://www.GU-MED.tc.

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