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St George’s University, Grenada

ST GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY, GRENADA

     

    • In the past three years, SGU has placed more Doctors into first-year US residency positions than any other medical school in the world, including those in the USA
    • SGU consistently secures close to 97% success rate in the Residency placements
    • SGU has put more doctors into the US health care system than two-thirds of US medical schools
    • The 1st Offshore Caribbean Medical School Established in 1977
    • SGU has contributed over 11,000 physicians (including nearly 300 from India) 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
    • Clinical training is conducted at more than 70 affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the US and UK
    • SGU is recognised in all the 50 states in USA and every year close to 1,100 students do their clinical rotations in New York state alone Placed nearly 800 students in first-year US residency positions in 2013
    • 5 Yr MD Program of which Yr 1 and 2 can be done in Northumbria university, UK; Yr 3 at Grenada and Yr 4 and 5 at the US Clinical facilities
    • $250 million plus, technologically-advanced campus is situated on the beautiful, safe island of Grenada
    • Over 1,700 faculty members, 60+ of them Indians
    • 90+ Indian Students currently studying at SGU
    • ICSA - Indian Cultural Student Association is an active student organization on campus that works to share the Indian culture with the entire university and country of Grenada, hosting many events on campus, including a Diwali Show in the fall and a Holi Show in the spring
    • Up to 40% Scholarship available under Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program (KBTGSP)
    • Up to 100% Scholarship for Commonwealth Countries’ Citizen

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. The University’s over 13,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University offers advanced, premedical, and preveterinary degrees in its Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health, and business. Undergraduate degree programs are also available through its School of Arts and Sciences. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities. St. George’s is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland.

Accreditations and Approvals

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.

  • Accredited by the Government of Grenada   
  • Accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and the Health Professions - CAAM-HP (The UK Government recognizes CAAM as the official accreditation authority for New and Developing Medical Schools in the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.)

  • Approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED for the purpose of conducting clinical training programs in the State of New York
  • Approved by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners and the State of New Jersey for the purpose of conducting clinical training programs in the State of New Jersey
  • Recognized by the Medical Board of California
  • Approved by the Florida Commission on Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education
  • The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (of the USDOE), in conjunction with the approval of the State of New York, has deemed Grenada’s accreditation standards to be equivalent to those utilized by the United State

 

St. George’s University Master of Public Health Degree has been Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The US Accreditation authority for public health programs, CEPH has granted full Accreditation for five years to St. George’s University’s Master of Public Health Degree Program. SGU is one of only a few non-US institution approved by the CEPH to hold this coveted distinction. Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Designated as World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Environmental and Occupational Health

SGU School of Medicine (SGUSOM) has been reviewed and approved by the following bodies internationally

  • The Bahamas Medical Council
  • The Bermuda Medical Council
  • DIKATSA (Greek Medical Licensing Authority)
  • The Thailand Medical Council
  • The Government of Botswana
  • The Government of St. Vincent
  • The Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions, Inc

Saint George’s University graduates have also gained registration with medical licensing authorities in the following countries:

Australia

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Belize

Bermuda

Botswana

British Virgin

Islads

Canada

Cyprus

Dutch

Germany

Great

Greece

Gernada Senegal

Haiti

Hong Kig

Iceland

India

Israel

Kenya

Lebanon

Madagascar

malaysia

Mali

Mauritius

Antilles

Nigeria

Britain

Saudi

Seegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

South Africa

Sri Lanka

St. Lucia

Taiwan

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Uganda

United Arab Emirates

United States

Namibia Vietnam

Zimbabwe

Pakistan

U.S. Department of Education

In 1996, the U.S. Department of Education reviewed the standards of medical education in 30 countries for the purpose of conferring student loans. Grenada was one of four countries approved during the initial review: the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada were the other three. Other countries have subsequently been approved.

World Health Organization

In 1996, the U.S. Department of Education reviewed the standards of medical education in 30 countries for the purpose of conferring student loans. Grenada was one of four countries approved during the initial review: the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada were the other three. Other countries have subsequently been approved.

World Health Organization

St. George's University School of Medicine is listed with the World Health Organization.

The School of Veterinary Medicine

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program has been granted Full Accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE). The Government of Grenada continued the accreditation of St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine on February 4, 2010. The School of Veterinary Medicine is fully authorized by the government of Grenada to confer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree upon those candidates who successfully complete its academic requirements. Broad-based training programs offer exposure to the art of veterinary medicine that was especially designed for its international student body. Each student determines the individual government entry requirements in the country or state where they intend to practice.

The Proven Leader in Caribbean Private Medical Education

FIRST private medical school in the Caribbean.

  • Established in 1976
  • First Entering Class: January of 1977
  • First Affiliation between NY Hospital and Private International Medical School for conducting clinical training.
  • First Graduating Class: May 1981

RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONAL LEADER in US Licensing Examinations over the University’s lifetime.

1985: Leader in ECFMG examination results.

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association cited St. George’s University as having the highest initial pass rate on the ECFMG examination of any non-US medical school with a significant number of US medical students (100+ over the studied period of 1969 – 1982).

2008: 15-year Leader in Caribbean USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step II/CK first time pass rate.

An article in Academic Medicine cited Grenada (SGU is the only medical school in Grenada) as the 15 year leader in USMLE Part 1 and 2 first time pass rates. This article puts Grenada 14.7% ahead of the closest country, Dominica. (Academic Medicine, Vol 83, No. 10/October 2008 Supplement).

2011: TOP PERFORMANCE ON USMLE BOARD EXAMS

St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2011 achieved a 95% pass rate. The first-time taker pass rate posted on the USMLE website for students at US and Canadian schools for this same period is 94%. SGU’s US and Canadian students who took this examination for the first time in 2011 achieved a 96% pass rate.

2012: USMLE Step 1 First-Time Test Takers Achieve 97% Pass Rate

St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2012 achieved a 97 percent pass rate, marking the fourth consecutive year that SGU’s overall first-time pass rate on the examination surpassed 90 percent. These students have come to SGU from 37 countries, with Canadian students achieving an impressive 100 percent pass rate.

1984. FIRST private medical school in the Caribbean to be approved by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners for the purpose of placing long-term clinical clerks in New Jersey hospitals.

1987. FIRST private medical school in the Caribbean to be approved by the New York Education Department for the purpose of placing long-term clinical clerks in New York hospitals. This approval was a full decade before any other private medical school in the Caribbean was approved.

2007. FIRST existing private medical school to receive provisional accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) 2009. FIRST private medical school to be accredited by The Caribbean Accreditation The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)

2010. FIRST Caribbean school to earn accreditation for its Master of Public Health Degree by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).