St. George’s University is uniquely qualified to train you to do just that. At SGU, you will become a part of the elite group of physicians trained to go above and beyond what’s accepted and expected.
In the following information, you will find the reasons SGU School of Medicine is better than the rest. Consider them as you evaluate Universities. We think you will find there is no comparison.
This year SGU placed over 860 graduates and grad candidates into first-year US residency placements, and counting..
SGU has contributed over 12,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students and graduates from over 140 countries. They have practiced in every state in the United States, as well as in more than 50 countries, including in Canada and the United Kingdom. SGU has put more doctors into the US health care system than two-thirds of US medical schools.
St. George’s University students continue to flourish on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 exam, with first-time takers registering a 96 percent pass rate in 2014, including a 97 percent pass rate for students from the United States and Canada.
The nearly 1,100 SGU students taking the exam for the first time hailed from 38 countries over six continents. They posted an impressive mean score of 226, with a mean score of 231 for SGU’s Canadian students
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at St. George’s University School of Medicine has been accredited and/or approved by many external bodies. It is approved by New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California, which require separate recognition to conduct a clinical program.
It is accredited by The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), one of only three existing private medical schools to have this accreditation. CAAM-HP is recognized by the General Medical Council of the UK and by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)/Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). After 2023, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will issue an ECFMG certification only for degrees obtained from a medical school with an accreditation recognized by the WFME. SGU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is accredited by the US Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Clinical training is conducted at more than 70 affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the US and UK, all of which are done on services with approved postgraduate training programs. SGU faculty, program directors, and directors of medical education at each training site ensure a seamless and structured clinical learning experience.
SGU’s idyllic campus hosts students and faculty from more than 140 countries. Its $250 million plus, technologically-advanced campus is situated on the beautiful, safe island of Grenada. Over 65 state-of-the-art buildings create the perfect environment in which to learn, investigate, play, and make lifelong networks of colleagues and friends from around the world. A rich, cultural diversity enhanced by student- and University-led activities.
SGU helps students manage the overwhelming amount of information they have to retain in a very short period of time with its commitment to proactive student academic support services. SGU’s Department of Educational Services helps students learn study skills, time management, test-taking skills, and other skills necessary to master complex, ever-changing scientific material needed as a foundation for clinical practice and lifelong learning..
Over 2,300 faculty members, with more than 500 campus-based in the basic sciences part of the curriculum, are all skilled and completely dedicated to teaching and learning. All of the professorial staff have PhDs, MDs or MBBSs. Through programs like “Let’s Talk Teaching”—a well-attended weekly seminar— SGU instructs teachers how to teach even better than they do already, utilizing the best in technology and traditional methods..
St. George’s University offers many international experiences, exposing students to the real patient base they will be treating. Students can begin their medical program by doing their first year of Basic Sciences in the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program (KBTGSP) (Optional) in the United Kingdom and then go on to Grenada to finish Basic Sciences before continuing on to the clinical program in the US or the UK. Students can also do Selectives in the Caribbean, Prague, Thailand, India and other countries around the world..
SGU’s location and variety of dual-degree programs provide unique research opportunities in areas such as medical public health, anthropology, ecology, marine and terrestrial biology, and ethics. The Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) research institute is on campus. The Medical Student Research Institute (MSRI) was launched in 2009 to aid MD clinical student research.
Students enrolled in St. George's innovative MBA program can graduate with a dual MD/MBA, learning how to better manage the complexities of modern healthcare delivery and community wellness. An MD or DVM degree from St. George's that combines an MBA in multi-sector health management can help graduates stand out while discovering innovative ways to manage medical practices and hospitals with the unique perspective that only a physician can bring to understanding patients and their needs. A dual MD/MPH degree is also available through the University's Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine's CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health program.