About St. George’s University, Grenada (SGU)
Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent and practices from around the world, St. George’s University has become a leading center for academic excellence worldwide. With students and faculty drawn from more than 150 countries, we truly are an international institution, with a uniquely global perspective, perfectly poised to help educate students in this rapidly changing world.
About School of Medicine at St. George’s University, Grenada
St. George’s University has been providing the world with highly trained doctors for more than 40 years, and has an extensive international network of over 18,000 MD alumni around the world. In addition to four-, five-, six-, and seven-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) programs, the School of Medicine awards master’s degrees in public health, epidemiology, microbiology, and other sciences, as well as PhDs in many disciplines.
The School of Medicine is committed to student success within an international academic environment, and has outstanding international student success rates. In 2019, St. George’s University’s international students achieved a 97% first-time pass rate on the USMLE Step 1*. 92% of eligible non-US 2020 graduates who applied for US postgraduate position obtained one at the time of graduation**. It is the largest international provider of new doctors in the US for the last 11 years combined***, and its graduates have practiced in all 20 Top Hospitals in the US, as ranked in US News & World Report 2020-2021.
SGU has a large network of 70+ affiliated hospitals and health centers in the US and in the UK, and therefore all eligible students complete their clinical rotations in those two countries. SGU School of Medicine graduates have practiced in all 50 US states and more than 50 countries around the world.*Data as of September 2020. International students are non-US, non-Canadian students
**Data as of September 2020. International graduates are non-US citizens or permanent residents
***Data as of September 2020
SGU School of Medicine - Key Numbers
- Student population: 75% US citizens and 25% non-US citizens (international)
- 465 teaching faculty 1,500 clinical faculty members
- Established in 1976 as a School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies
- Over 18,000 Doctor of Medicine (MD) graduates around the world
- Students and faculty from 150 different countries
- 70+ affiliated hospitals and medical centers in the US and in the UK
- Graduates from SGU have practiced medicine in all the 50 states in the US
- 450 grads starting their residencies New York and New Jersey in 2020
- 20% of doctors in Trinidad and Tobago are SGU graduates
- 20% of doctors in Botswana are SGU graduates
- 1,700+ SGU students started their studies in the UK
- 145 SGU doctors have been registered with the General Medical Council in the UK
- 50: 50 ratio of lectures to small group sessions
- SGU’s Department of Education Services (DES), provides access to 290 small study groups
- SGU has provided more than 5,000 students with academic scholarships
- There are 6,583 students enrolled in SGU School of Medicine at the moment (December 2020)
- In total, SGU has granted more than USD$100 million in scholarships
- 8:1 ration of students-to-faculty in small group sessions
- Our School of Medicine students are 52% female and 48% male
The UK is one of the leading countries in the world for medical education and training. Due to the UK government restrictions, medical schools cannot accept as many international students as they want. One way to allow international students to access the UK excellence in medical education is to teach the same degree outside the UK.
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