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St Georges University School of Medicine

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St Georges University School of Medicine Overview Section

Introduction

Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent and practices from around the world, St. George’s University (SGU) has become a center for academic excellence worldwide. SGU has contributed over 19,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates, and faculty from over 150 countries.

SGU School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six-, and seven-year Medical Degree Pathways, and is committed to student success within an international academic environment. Students also have a unique opportunity to begin their medical education in Grenada or the UK and complete their clinical rotations in our 75+ affiliated hospitals in US or UK. SGU has developed long-standing relationships with many hospital and clinical center partners in the US and UK. These trusted connections allow our students to gain a breadth of knowledge and gain valuable international experience.

Thanks to an international partnership with Northumbria University (NU), St. George’s University provides the opportunity for students to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and begin their studies in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK through the St. George’s University of Grenada School of Medicine/Northumbria University Four-Year MD Program, as well as Five- and Six-Year Medical Degree Pathways (SGU/NU). More than 2,000 medical students have chosen to take the SGU/NU pathway starting in Newcastle since its commencement in 2007.

SGU operates with rolling intake and The School of Medicine in Grenada begins first-term classes in August, January, and April. The UK Pathway begins in January or September.

Based on the number of students who have completed the Doctor of Medicine program from 1981-2022.

SGU Facts and Stats

  • No other medical school in the world provides more new doctors to the US healthcare system. Over 980 US residencies in 2022.1
  • SGU graduates have practiced at all US News and World Report Top 20 US Hospitals.2
  • SGU is the largest source of physicians licensed in the US—more than any other medical school in the world.3
  • 94% USMLE Step 1 pass rate for international first-time test takers over the last three years.4

As the medical school graduating the largest number of students annually, SGU places the largest number of graduates into residency programs each year, based on internal SGU graduate and residency placement data as of May 2022.

According to US News and World Report, 2021-2022.

According to FSMB physician licensure data, 2021.

Average of 2019, 2020, 2021 scores. First-time pass rate is defined as the number of students passing USMLE Step 1 on their first attempt divided by the total number of students who applied to a US residency program in a given year as of May 2022.

Student Support

St. George’s University helped establish the concept of international medical education and strives to be at the forefront of educating students to meet the demands of the modern practice of medicine. Students at SGU receive support throughout their medical education, from student support services during the preclinical and basic sciences years to ongoing support from the Office of Career Guidance and Student Development when students enter the clinical years and thereafter.  

St. George’s University’s Department of Educational Services (DES), provides access to 290 small study groups to help students in their chosen field of study. Time management, study and test-taking skills, and help with reducing anxiety are just a few of the services offered by Close to 100 percent of the University’s students avail themselves of the support offered through a variety of innovative programs.

The Office of Career Guidance and Student Development (OCG) assists students in the Doctor of Medicine program to find their way through residency training and licensure procedures effectively. Faculty and alumni staff the OCG, who advise SGU students when preparing for licensing examinations. They offer counseling in specialty and residency selection, as well as when students go through the application process in the US and UK. Areas that students are supported within are preparation for the required comprehensive examinations, the USMLE Step 1, clinical rotation time schedules, and residency training opportunities.

Security officers patrol SGU grounds 24/7, every day of the year. Security officers are subjected to background investigations prior to employment.

Faculty

St. George’s University School of Medicine (SGUSOM) is accredited by the Grenada Medical and Dental Council (GMDC). GMDC has been reviewed by the U.S. National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), a panel of experts organized by the U.S. Department of Education, which determined that GMDC uses standards that are comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States.

In addition, students at SGU are exposed to:

  • Close to 2,000 faculty
  • 1,600 clinical faculty
  • 450 campus based faculty in Grenada
  • Approximate 8:1 ratio of students-to-faculty in small-group sessions and labs
  • All professors have either an MD or PhD or equivalent

SGU’s True Blue Campus, Grenada, West Indies

The True Blue campus is at the top of a peninsula in the southwest of Grenada in the Caribbean, it is a beautiful combination of Georgian architecture that is visually enhanced with vivid Caribbean colors. There are more than 65 buildings spread across 42 acres of land beside the vibrant seaside location.

The campus strives to keep up with the latest technologies and learning environments, featuring a modern library, lecture halls, study spaces, laboratories. There are also non-academic amenities on campus, such as a bank, a playing field, dining outlets, dormitories, a security center, and of course, a gorgeous beachfront. In day-to-day life, students can visit the psychological services center, healthcare clinic, as well as the multi-purpose fitness & wellness center. SGU operates a shuttle service regularly (from 7am to 2am) around the campus and also within a 5-mile area around the campus.

Northumbria University Campus, Newcastle, UK

SGU students who choose to begin their medical education in the UK will study at SGU’s partner, Northumbria University’s City Campus in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Northumbria University has invested over £250 million in its estate over the last decade.

Technical facilities at the university support research and ensure students are equipped to have the practical tools to get the most out of their chosen medical degree pathway. The University has modern laboratories, prototyping workshops, CAD suites, media laboratories and more.

FAQ Section

How many graduates get a residency after graduation?

89% US residency placement rate for international graduates over the last three years​*

* Data as of May 2022. International graduates are non-US graduates. Residency placement rate is defined as the total number of students who obtained a US residency divided by the total number of students who applied to a US residency program in a given year as of May 2022.

No other medical school in the world provides more new doctors to the US healthcare system. Over 990 US residencies in 2022*

* As the medical school graduating the largest number of students annually, SGU places the largest number of graduates into residency programs each year, based on internal SGU graduate and residency placement data as of July 2022.

How do students perform on the USMLE?

94% USMLE Step 1 pass rate for international first-time test takers over the last three years*

* Average of 2019, 2020, 2021 scores. First-time pass rate is defined as the number of students passing USMLE Step 1 on their first attempt divided by the total number of students taking USMLE Step 1 for the first time. International students are non-US students.

Where do students do their clinical rotations?

SGU’s clinical program is delivered at 75+ affiliated hospitals in US or UK. SGU has developed long-standing relationships with many hospital and clinical center partners in the US and UK. These trusted connections allow our students to gain a breadth of knowledge and gain valuable international experience.

Is an MCAT score required?

  • MCAT admission requirements are exempt for international students. Based on the complexities of different curricula from around the world, SGU do not encourage non-US and non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sit the MCAT as it is a US-centric exam. However, SGU does recommend that international students sit the UCAT. UCAT is not mandatory, but is a suggestion, it provides additional quantitative information on their academic and science foundation.

Is a bacheler’s degree required?

SGU School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six-, and seven-year Medical Degree Pathways, with entry points available for various education systems around the world.

Programs Section - 4-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program

Program : 4-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program

Duration : 4 Years

Tuition Fees : USD 331,978*

Deadlines : Rolling Admissions

Language: English

Program description

The four-year MD program is typically completed within four calendar years and has a 157-week curriculum.

The program has two phases: (1) Basic Sciences and (2) Clinical Training.

  • Year 1 (in Grenada or UK) and Year 2 (in Grenada); Basic Sciences. Learning is through traditional lectures and laboratory sessions augmented by small–group sessions, in addition to learning exercises that are case–based
  • Year 3 and Year 4; Clinical Training. At SGU affiliated hospitals and clinics across the United States or the United Kingdom using bedside teaching and augmented by lectures, small groups, and directed study.

*Figures based on academic year 2022-2023 rates and are subject to change. Historically, rates have increased 4% per year on average and students are expected to plan accordingly.

Deadlines

The Faculty Student Selection Committee (FSSC) at St. George’s University accepts and reviews applications on an ongoing basis, using a rolling admission policy.

The School of Medicine begins first-term classes in August, January and April.

Prospective students should allow time to secure official transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and.

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in the requisite sciences 

An English exam is required for prospective students if UKVI does not consider their country to be English-speaking. However, if the student obtained an undergraduate degree in any English-speaking country (as per UKVI), they may be considered as an exception.

  • IELTS – 7.0 on each band
  • TOEFL – 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based). The University’s TOEFL code is 2864
  • Password-Skills, C1 Advanced and PTE Academic – requirements can be shared on request.
  • MCAT admission requirements are exempt for international students. Based on the complexities of different curricula from around the world, SGU do not encourage non-US and non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sit the MCAT as it is a US-centric exam. However, SGU does recommend that international students sit the UCAT. UCAT is not mandatory, but is a suggestion, it provides additional quantitative information on their academic and science foundation.

Programs Section - 5-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 1 Year Preclinical)

Program

5-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 1 Year Preclinical)

Duration: 5 Years

Tuition Fees: USD 370,178*

Deadlines: Rolling Admissions

Language: English

Program description

For High School Students

The five-year medical degree pathway at St. George’s University, a Caribbean medical school, is designed specifically for students with Advanced Level or International Baccalaureate credentials who have a desire to become a doctor. 

  • Students build on an existing academic background in science with entry-level medical degree coursework in anatomy, physiology, and other foundational sciences.
  • The beginning medical degree coursework will set our five-year students up for success in the basic science courses and clinical sciences phases of the MD degree program in SGU’s medical school.

*Figures based on academic year 2022-2023 rates and are subject to change. Historically, rates have increased 4% per year on average and students are expected to plan accordingly.

Deadlines

The Faculty Student Selection Committee (FSSC) at St. George’s University accepts and reviews applications on an ongoing basis, using a rolling admission policy.

The School of Medicine begins first-term classes in August, January and April.

Prospective students should allow time to secure official transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Advanced Levels: Minimum 3 subjects with A's and B's in Biology, Chemistry, and either Math or Physics; Math or Physics can be accepted at AS level with strong non-science third A level.
  • Full IB Diploma: Requires a minimum score of 32 points; 3 HL science subjects recommended; minimum of 2 HL subjects required, which must include Chemistry and Biology; results 5 or higher.
  • India 10+2 or CBSE: Minimum of 80% average with no grade below 80% in Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and English.

An English exam is required for prospective students if UKVI does not consider their country to be English-speaking. However, if the student obtained an undergraduate degree in any English-speaking country (as per UKVI), they may be considered as an exception.

  • IELTS – 7.0 on each band
  • TOEFL – 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based). The University’s TOEFL code is 2864
  • Password-Skills, C1 Advanced and PTE Academic – requirements can be shared on request.
  • MCAT admission requirements are exempt for international students. Based on the complexities of different curricula from around the world, SGU do not encourage non-US and non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sit the MCAT as it is a US-centric exam. However, SGU does recommend that international students sit the UCAT. UCAT is not mandatory, but is a suggestion, it provides additional quantitative information on their academic and science foundation.

Programs Section - 6-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 2 Year Preclinical)

Program: 6-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 2 Year Preclinical)

Duration: 6 Years

Tuition Fees: USD 408,378*

Deadlines: Rolling Admissions

Language: English

Program description

The six-year Doctor of Medicine preclinical pathway at SGU provides foundation sciences necessary for mastering the basic and clinical sciences phases of the program later in the MD curriculum.

By entering SGU’s six-year MD Pathway, students may be eligible to earn a Bachelor of Science on the way to completing the Doctor of Medicine.

*Figures based on academic year 2022-2023 rates and are subject to change. Historically, rates have increased 4% per year on average and students are expected to plan accordingly.

Deadlines

The Faculty Student Selection Committee (FSSC) at St. George’s University accepts and reviews applications on an ongoing basis, using a rolling admission policy.

The School of Medicine begins first-term classes in August, January and April.

Prospective students should allow time to secure official transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Secondary school diploma: Strong science performance, SABIS High School.
  • Further education: AS Levels, Baccalaureate, South Africa Matric, Higher School Exam, Irish Leaving Certificate, WASSCE 

An English exam is required for prospective students if UKVI does not consider their country to be English-speaking. However, if the student obtained an undergraduate degree in any English-speaking country (as per UKVI), they may be considered as an exception.

  • IELTS – 7.0 on each band
  • TOEFL – 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based). The University’s TOEFL code is 2864
  • Password-Skills, C1 Advanced and PTE Academic – requirements can be shared on request.
  • MCAT admission requirements are exempt for international students. Based on the complexities of different curricula from around the world, SGU do not encourage non-US and non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sit the MCAT as it is a US-centric exam. However, SGU does recommend that international students sit the UCAT. UCAT is not mandatory, but is a suggestion, it provides additional quantitative information on their academic and science foundation.

Programs Section - 7-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 3 Year Preclinical)

Program: 7-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 3 Year Preclinical)

Duration: 7 Years

Tuition Fees : USD 446,578*

Deadlines: Rolling Admissions

Language: English

Program description

Students with secondary school credentials (high school) who need to study a complete course in the foundation sciences before beginning the medical degree program can apply for the seven–year Doctor of Medicine pathway.

Students will focus on preclinical sciences, social sciences, and humanities in the first 3 years. Entering the seven–year entry point will prepare students for the 4-Year Medical Degree Program by providing a strong support system around a solid preclinical curriculum.

By entering SGU’s six-year MD Pathway, students may be eligible to earn a Bachelor of Science on the way to completing the Doctor of Medicine.

*Figures based on academic year 2022-2023 rates and are subject to change. Historically, rates have increased 4% per year on average and students are expected to plan accordingly.

Deadlines

The Faculty Student Selection Committee (FSSC) at St. George’s University accepts and reviews applications on an ongoing basis, using a rolling admission policy.

The School of Medicine begins first-term classes in August, January and April.

Prospective students should allow time to secure official transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and.

Eligibility Criteria

  • IGCSE: B or better in minimum 6 subjects, which include Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and English

An English exam is required for prospective students if UKVI does not consider their country to be English-speaking. However, if the student obtained an undergraduate degree in any English-speaking country (as per UKVI), they may be considered as an exception.

  • IELTS – 7.0 on each band
  • TOEFL – 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based). The University’s TOEFL code is 2864
  • Password-Skills, C1 Advanced and PTE Academic – requirements can be shared on request.
  • MCAT admission requirements are exempt for international students. Based on the complexities of different curricula from around the world, SGU do not encourage non-US and non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sit the MCAT as it is a US-centric exam. However, SGU does recommend that international students sit the UCAT. UCAT is not mandatory, but is a suggestion, it provides additional quantitative information on their academic and science foundation.

Cost Section

Tuition Fees

  • 4-Year MD Program – USD 331,978*
  • 5-Year Medical Degree Pathway– USD 370,178*
  • 6-Year Medical Degree Pathway– USD 408,378*
  • 7-Year Medical Degree Pathway– USD 446,578*

*Figures based on academic year 2022-2023 rates and are subject to change. Historically, rates have increased 4% per year on average and students are expected to plan accordingly.

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St Georges University School of Medicine Application Requirements

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in Grenada. To be able to get a successful admission in St Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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St Georges University School of Medicine Deadlines

The Faculty-Student Selection Committee uses a rolling admission policy; therefore, sgu accept and review applications on an ongoing basis.

The School of Medicine begins first-term classes in August, January, and April.

If you are considering an application to sgu Doctor of Medicine program, please allow for the time necessary to secure official transcripts, standardized test scores and letters of recommendation.

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