St. George’s University
Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending St. George’s enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically-advanced facilities of a world-class institution.
In its 35 years of academic achievement, St. George’s University School of Medicine has graduated over 11,000 physicians to the global health care system. They have been licensed in all 50 states including Canada and have practiced in over 45 countries of the world.
Grenada is part of the Windward Islands in the Southern Caribbean. This island situated 2,300 miles Southeast of New York City, 450 miles South of Puerto Rico, and 90 miles north of Trinidad and Venezuela, is comprised of three islands; Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Reasons to Study Medicine at SGU
- Clinical training is conducted at more than 70 affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the US and UK
- The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program has been accredited and/or approved by many external bodies-perhaps more than any program in medicine in the world
- Top performance on USMLE board exams. In 2013, SGU students taking the examination for the first time in 2013 achieved a 98 percent pass rate
- SGU has contributed over 11,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students and graduates from over 140 countries
Recognition and Accreditation
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at St. George’s University School of Medicine has been Accredited and/or Approved by many external Bodies, perhaps more than any program in medicine in the world. General Medical Council (GMC), Australian Medical Council (AMC), Sri Lankan Medical Council (SLMC), World Health Organization (WHO), Accredited by the Government of Grenada.
SGU provides a wide range of facilities for students to get the most out of their study experience while making life at the University as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Library has a large number of books in all branches of knowledge in English and also other foreign languages. There is also a unique electronic library with new computer equipment and internet connections. The educational departments are equipped with modern apparatus for training,
sets of plastic models and phantoms, complex medical-diagnostic equipment etc. Students learn with the help of specimens, models or FLMs about the practical components of subjects like anatomy, pathology, microbiology, parasitology and immunology. The facilities in the campus include student hostels, cafeterias, gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna, squash courts, football field and basketball court.
University policy requires that entering medical students live in campus residence hall for their first year. Students will be assigned housing and roommates in order of their acceptance. If a student have a specific roommate request, it should be indicated to the housing coordinator. There are many houses, apartments, efficiency units close to campus. All matriculated students on the Grenada campus must live in approved housing, either on or off campus, at the direction of the university.
Structure of the SGU Medical Program
Students wishing to achieve the Doctor of Medicine degree may enter the pre-medical program during one of the three pre-medical years, or the four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program beginning with the first year of basic medical sciences. Students who begin their studies in the pre- medical program must meet the programs academic standards to be promoted in to the first year of the four year medical program.
The pre-medical program curriculum is designed as a firm foundation for the advanced studies offered later in the four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program. The Committee on Admissions, places the applicants into the first, second, or third year of the premedical program according to the applicant’s academic background. Throughout the
years of the pre-medical program, there is a strong focus on study skills development and academic enhancement.
The program for the Four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree consist of 157-week curriculum. Most students complete the program in four calendar years.
|Pre-medical Program||Generaly Biology, Human Biology, General Chemistry 1/ General Chemistry 1 Lab, College Math OR Math Elective 3 cr, Introduction to Psychology, Computer Elective, Arts and Humanities Elective, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Organic Chemistry I / Organic Chemistry I Lab, Community Health, Health Psychology, General Physics I & II, Genetics, Molecular Biology / Molecular Biology Lab, Microbiology, Physiology, Human Anatomy, Learning Strategies for the paraprofessional Programs, Biochemistry / Biochemistry Lab, Clinical Cases, Histology and Cell Biology, Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Bioethics and the Professional: Medicine in Society I, Medical Immunology, Neuroscience, Medical Parasitology|
|Year 1||Histology and Cell Biology Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy Medical Biochemistry Bioethics, Medicine in Society I, Neuroscience, Medical Immunology, Medical Parasitology, Community and Preventive Medicine, Medicine in Society II|
|Year 2||Behavioral Sciences and Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Communication Skills and Physical Diagnosis, Pathology, Medical Nutrition, Pharmacology, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Basic Science Foundation for Clinical Reasoning|
|Year 3||Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric sub-internship, Radiology, Surgery, Obstetrics / Gynecology|
|Year 4||Emergency Medicine, Medicine sub-internship, Family practice, Neurology, Hematology, Pediatrics / Oncology, Cardiology|