The four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) program consists of a 157-week curriculum. Many students complete the program in four calendar years. Students who matriculate in January complete four years of instruction over a four-and-a-half year period due to the scheduling of the clinincal sciences portion of the curriculum.
During the first two years, which cover the basic sciences, students study on the True Blue campus in Grenada. During the last two years, which cover clinical sciences, students move on to train at the University’s clinical centers and affiliated hospitals in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and/or Grenada. Students are also given the option to enroll in the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program, which offers the first year of the basic sciences on the campus of Northumbria University in the United Kingdom.
The first two years of the four-year MD program concentrate on the traditional basic science disciplines. Laboratory experience is an integral part of these first two years, along with small group discussions designed for problem-based learning and early integration of the clinical medicine into basic sciences.
The St. George’s University approach to clinical education provides students with the opportunity to learn medicine in some of the best and best-known hospitals in the world. Located in the United States and the United Kingdom, some of these hospitals have been designated by the University as Clinical Centers. A clinical center is a hospital or group of hospitals able to provide at least four of the five core rotations and offer sub-internships, primary care, and elective rotations. The clinical centers allow students to complete all of their clinical training at one site if they wish.
During the Clinical Years, we emphasize responsibility, maturity, and compassion as important attributes in the development of professional excellence. Students are expected to learn how to conduct themselves in the professional role of physician and are judged on their ability to take responsibility, relate to and work harmoniously with professional colleagues, exhibit maturity in conduct on the wards, and demonstrate the disposition of a mature and qualified physician.
Students wishing to achieve an MD but who do not hold an undergraduate degree may enter the seven-, six-, or five-year MD program, which starts with the premedical phase.