Accreditations and Approvals

School of Medicine

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at St. George’s University School of Medicine has been accredited and/or approved by many external bodies.

  • Accredited by the Government of Grenada
  • Accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), which is recognized by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 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.
  • In March 2015, St. George’s University School of Medicine’s MD program was approved by the New York State Education Department for long-term clinical clerkships in New York for a period of seven years, subject to standard reporting requirements.
  • Approved by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners in 1982 to conduct clinical clerkship programs at SGU-affiliated New Jersey teaching hospitals and was designated as an alternatively accredited medical school by the Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey (AGMEC) within the New Jersey Commission of Higher Education as a result of legislation passed in 2003.
  • Approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board for clinical clerkships
  • Included on the list of medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California
  • Licensed by the Florida Commission on Independent Education
  • The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (of the US Department of Education), for the purpose of conferring student loans, has deemed Grenada’s accreditation standards to be comparable to those utilized by the United States.

St. George’s University’s Master of Public Health degree has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The US Accreditation authority for public health programs, CEPH has granted full accreditation to St. George’s University’s Master of Public Health degree program through 2022. The program originally gained accreditation in 2010, and was re-accredited in 2015 for seven more years, the maximum term for re-accreditation. SGU is one of only a few non-US institutions approved by the CEPH to hold this coveted distinction.

Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Designated as World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Environmental and Occupational Health

SGU School of Medicine has been reviewed and approved by the following bodies internationally:

  • The Bahamas Medical Council
  • The Bermuda Medical Council
  • The Education Ministry of the United Arab Emirates
  • The Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • The Sri Lankan Medical Council
  • The Thailand Medical Council
  • The Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago

St. George’s University graduates have also gained registration with medical licensing authorities in the following countries:

British Virgin Islands
Dutch Antilles
Great Britain
Hong Kong
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States

US Department of Education

In 1996, the US Department of Education reviewed the standards of medical education in 30 countries for the purpose of conferring student loans. Grenada was one of four countries approved during the initial review: the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada were the other three. Other countries have subsequently been approved.

World Health Organization

St. George’s University School of Medicine is listed with the World Health Organization.

The School of Veterinary Medicine

  • The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program has been granted Full Accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE).
  • The Government of Grenada continued the accreditation of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in February 2010. The School of Veterinary Medicine is fully authorized by the government of Grenada to confer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree upon those candidates who successfully complete its academic requirements.
  • In October 2016, the St. George’s University Small Animal Clinic (SAC) was accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), one of only two institutions outside the US and Canada with the distinction.

Broad-based training programs offer exposure to the art of veterinary medicine that was especially designed for its international student body. Each student determines the individual government entry requirements in the country or state where they intend to practice.

The School of Arts and Sciences

The Government of Grenada has recognized St. George’s University School of Arts and Sciences since 1996. The School of Arts and Sciences is fully authorized by the Government of Grenada to confer Baccalaureate and Masters degrees upon those candidates who successfully complete its academic requirements.