The MD program is divided into nine Colleges – and has added more than 16,000 physicians to the global workforce.
Admitted students are assigned to an individual college. Each college has its own director and associate director, as well as dedicated personnel for student support, including academic advisors, faculty, learning strategists, advisors, and other support staff.
The colleges are a learning community, with each College having a dedicated master schedule of classes, and all small group work will be centered around the Colleges. The mission of the system is to create a tight knit, close, and yet diverse collegiate environment in which students are comprehensively supported to develop and demonstrate the skills, knowledge, compassion, tolerance, commitment, and personal integrity required to be a practicing physician. College and intercollegiate social events and competitions also take place throughout the year.
The 4-Year MD consists of a 157–week curriculum that many students complete in four calendar years. In years one and two, students study medical courses on the True Blue campus in Grenada. Students in the Basic Sciences phase of the MD program learn through traditional lectures and laboratory sessions augmented by small–group sessions and case–based learning exercises.
Clinical training is hospital- and clinic-based, and takes place at SGU affiliated hospitals across the United States and the United Kingdom, using bedside teaching augmented by lectures, small groups, and directed study.
Blackwell: Elizabeth Blackwell was a British physician who became the first woman to receive a Doctor of Medicine in the United States.
Curie: Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist who pioneered research on radioactivity, and the only person to win Nobel Prizes in two different sciences.
Fleming: Alexander Fleming was a Scottish physician-scientist best known for his discovery of antibiotics.
Galen: A Greek physician and philosopher whose medical research influenced and developed the fields of anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, and more.
Hippocrates: The Greek physician who is commonly regarded as the Father of Medicine.
McIndoe: Archibald McIndoe was a New Zealand-born surgeon whose tactics to treat burns during World War II revolutionized plastic surgery.
Metrodora: Greek physician who wrote one the oldest surviving medical text written by a woman and who was one of the first to suggest surgical treatment for both breast and uterine cancer.
Peabody: Francis Peabody was an American turn of the 20th century physician famous for his dedication to compassionate patient care, as well as his work on typhoid and polio.
Taylor: Keith B. Taylor was SGU’s second Vice Chancellor and one of the most cited gastroenterologists of his time. This College is reserved for students who enter SGU through the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program.
Program Entry Qualifications
Sciences degree: BSc, Msc, and/or PhD with requisite science foundation in biology, chemistry, math, and physics
At a Glance
Admission Deadline June 30 for August start
November 15 for January start
Next Start Date August 14, 2019 (Mandatory Orientation)