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Is St. Georgeís University accredited?
A.The Doctor of Medicine Program is accredited by:
Government of Grenada
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) which has been recognized by the General Medical Council of the UK and by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education (FAIMER)
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
How many graduates get a residency after graduation?
A.St. Georgeís University is the #1 provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last three years. SGU graduates have obtained nearly 800 residency positions in the US in 2013.*
*According to published information from July 2013.
How do SGU students do on the USMLE?
A.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 SGUís 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.
Where do students do their clinical rotations?
A.All of our clinical students are placed by our Office of Clinical Studies into rotations conducted at over 72 affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the US and UK, all of which are done on services with approved postgraduate training programs. 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 a 3.4 and the average Science GPA a 3.4. The average total MCAT score is a 27. 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, the grade of the prior attempt is forgiven.
Is an MCAT required?
A.Students educated in North America and all US citizens and permanent residents are required to submit an MCAT score.
Is a Bachelors degree required?
A.A bachelorís 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 oneís 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. For those applying to the School of Veterinary Medicine, one of the letters of recommendation must be from a veterinarian with whom you have worked. We suggest a maximum of 5 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, premedical Post Bacc or any graduate programs, please send all documents to:
St. Georgeís 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