St. George's University School of Medicine

Become a doctor in the US or UK. Join over 19,000 SGU graduates and start your career in medicine at an international medical school with a uniquely global perspective.

How to Become a Doctor in the UK

Webinar:  Oct 21, 2022 12:00 PM (timezone: Europe/London)

This webinar, hosted by the Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences, Dr. James Coey, will give international medical aspirants a closer look at the pathway of becoming a doctor in the UK. He will discuss what happens after you graduate with a medical degree, including an introduction to the UK Foundation Program and the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test.

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Students at SGU can experience up to 4 countries

SGU students can begin their medical education in Grenada, the United Kingdom, or India. The three paths feature the same curriculum and provide a strong foundation for SGU’s future physicians. The last two years have the option of doing clinical rotations either in the US or the UK.

Thanks to an international partnership with Northumbria University, students can earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and complete up to 50% of the MD in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, along with preclinical studies for eligible students. In addition, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bangalore, medical aspirants can start their journey to becoming a doctor in India.

With SGU’s network of over 75 affiliated hospitals and health centers in the US and UK, all eligible students will have the possibility to complete their clinical rotations in these two countries.

SGU is the largest source of physicians licensed in the US, more than any other medical school in the world*. In fact, SGU has actually contributed over 19,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates, and faculty from over 150 countries. They have practiced in every state in the US, as well as in more than 50 countries.

*According to FSMB physician licensure data, 2020.

4-7 year pathways to a Doctor of Medicine Degree

St. George’s University School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six-, and seven-year pathways to its Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program and is committed to student success within an international academic environment with outstanding international student success rates. SGU has a 97% USMLE Step 1 pass rate for international first-time test takers over the last three years*.

So why do SGU students do so well on this essential test? The award-winning Department of Educational Services conducts more than 450 workshops a week to assist students in time management skills, test taking, and learning strategies, as well as subject-specific workshops.

The Office of Career Guidance and Student Development (OCG) also assists students in the Doctor of Medicine program to find their way through postgraduate medical training and licensure procedures effectively and successfully. 

At SGU, you can start your medical school journey in August, September**, January, or April and applications remain open right up until a few weeks before the term. Entry points available for students from any education system around the world. 

*Based on the latest three years of available data: Average of 2018, 2019, and 2020 scores. International students are non-US students.

**September intake is available to students on UK or India pathways

Studying Medicine in the Caribbean

Grenada is a beautiful Caribbean island located close to the US and Canada, and several major airlines offer direct flights, the international airport in Grenada is just a short 10-minute drive from the SGU True Blue campus.

As each new cohort of future doctors starts at SGU in Grenada, they are surrounded by like-minded individuals who have chosen to study at a unique student-centric campus focused on training successful doctors. With purpose-built spaces making for an optimal learning environment, the unique academic opportunities available at SGU continue to attract the highest quality students, teachers, and researchers from around the world.

Enjoy the great outdoors, get involved with organized sports at the on-campus facilities, or join one of over 65 student organizations. You’ll get to know your fellow students and enjoy a culturally diverse environment on chocolate tours, hiking through the rainforests, and joining in a slew of water activities.

The True Blue campus is equipped with the high-quality amenities you’ll need for a productive study environment including state-of-the-art labs, newly redesigned accommodation halls, student centers and more. On-campus housing is clean and comfortable. Each suite has its own kitchen, and you have your own bathroom. Each floor has laundry facilities, and regular maid service is included at no additional charge.

 

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Subjects you can take at St. George's University School of Medicine

Facts

Established in: 1976

Graduates: Over 19,000

Student population: 77% US citizens and 23% non-US citizens

US Residencies in 2021: 1,090 (Data as of July 2021)

Teaching faculty: 465

Clinical faculty members: 1,500


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