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Is St. George’s University accredited?
A.The Doctor of Medicine Program is accredited by:
Government of Grenada
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/ Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (WFME/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.
The MD Program is approved by:
New York State Education Department
The California State Medical Board
New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
Florida Commission on Independent Education
United States Department of Education (USDOE) to confer loans for the MD program as the accreditation standards used to accredit SGU are deemed comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
How many graduates get a residency after graduation?
A. Our graduates find postgraduate positions (residencies) through a variety of ways. Many of our graduates attain US residencies through the Match program a few months prior to graduation. Some seek US residencies outside the Match and others look for postgraduate training elsewhere—in their home country, in research, or elsewhere. 93 percent of eligible US 2017 graduates attained a US residency position within one year of graduation. This year, 93% of eligible US 2018 graduates who applied for a postgraduate position obtained one at the time of graduation.* *Data as of August 2018
How do SGU students perform on the USMLE?
A. 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 95 percent pass rate in 2017, including a 96 percent pass rate for students from the United States and Canada. The more than 1,100 SGU students taking the exam for the first time hailed from 47 countries over five continents. They posted an impressive mean score of 224, with a mean score of 230 for SGU’s Canadian students.
Where do students do their clinical rotations?
A. SGU’s clinical program is delivered at 70+ affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the United States, Grenada, and the United Kingdom, ensuring a wide patient population base with a breadth of clinical exposure within a cohesive, centrally managed clinical curriculum. SGU has faculty members and program directors at each affiliated hospital.
Can students choose where they do their rotations?
A. All core rotations must be done at one of our affiliated hospitals or clinical centers. Electives may be done with prior approval at any teaching hospital.
What is the average MCAT and GPA of MD entering students?
A.The average cumulative GPA is a 3.4 and the average Science GPA is a 3.4. The average total MCAT score is a 26. These are our averages, we do not have minimums. The Committee on Admission also takes into consideration students who maintained jobs and/or extra curricular activities which may have impacted their grades.
How do you calculate your science GPA? Are math courses included?
A. Yes, math courses are included. Science GPA is calculated using biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses.
How do we calculate repeated courses? If I retake a class, is the GPA averaged or is there "Grade Forgiveness"?
A.If the class is repeated at the same institution, or at a sister institution with the same course number, the grade of the prior attempt is forgiven. If you resit the class at another institution we do not allow for grade forgiveness
Is an MCAT score required?
A. Students educated in North America and all US citizens and permanent residents are required to submit an MCAT score.
Is a bachelor’s degree required?
A. A bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) is required, which includes all the required science coursework.
Does SGU accept transfer students?
A. Applications for advanced standing are considered rarely, and only for the beginning of the second year of the medical program. The Committee on Admission does not seek or encourage transfer applications. Candidates seeking advanced standing should email SGUEnrolment@sgu.edu with the following information for preliminary review:
Undergraduate school name
GPA at time of graduation
MCAT scores and test dates
Name of medical school
Medical school attendance dates
Medical school GPA
Concise reason for leaving medical school
Citizenship you are applying with
If my academic profile is not as competitive as the average candidate, does SGU take into consideration work, research, and extracurricular activities?
A. The Committee on Admission reviews the entire file and will take into consideration students who worked to support their education, conducted research projects, and/or were involved in extracurricular volunteer, sporting, or academic endeavors.
Where are the interviews conducted? Do I have to travel to Grenada for the interview?
A.Interviews are conducted throughout the United States, Canada, and in many countries throughout the world. We utilize mainly our graduates who are trained to conduct interviews. Students may travel to Grenada for their interview, and we encourage students to see the campus and our facilities as this is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Students take advantage of our See SGU program to visit Grenada and schedule their interviews while there. Students interested in the KBTGSP may be interviewed in Newcastle, UK.
Does St. George’s University accept letters that are sent through Interfolio, Docufied or Virtual Eval?
A. Yes, we subscribe to these services. To take advantage of these services, please speak with your undergraduate institutions.
Are there specific forms that are needed for the letters of recommendations?
A. No, the letters should speak to one’s academic ability, sense of community, and team work spirit. A minimum of two individual or one committee letter is required and we prefer that the letters come from science professors. We suggest a maximum of five letters be submitted.
How long does the admission process take?
A.Your Admission Counselor will contact you to confirm receipt of an application and fee and will let you know if you are missing any documents to complete your application. A determination of a possible interview will take place within two weeks of when your application and supporting documents are all verified. After the interview, the candidate should hear within two weeks about a final decision. Even if a final determination has not been made, your Admission Counselor will stay in touch.
Where do I send all my admission documents? What address do I use?
A. If applying to the School of Medicine, preclinical, postbaccalaureate, or any graduate programs, please send all documents to:
St. George’s University
c/o The North American Correspondent
University Support Services, LLC
Office of Admission
3500 Sunrise Highway
Great River, NY 11739
What is the application fee?
A.The application fee for the School of Medicine is US $75 made payable to University Support Services, LLC
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