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 multiple external bodies.

  • Accredited by the Grenada Medical and Dental Council (GMDC), Ministry of Health of the Government of Grenada.
  • Approved by the New York State Education Department for long-term clinical clerkships in New York for seven years, subject to standard reporting requirements, in March 2015.
  • Approved by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners 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.
  • The Medical Board of California has included St. George’s University School of Medicine (SGUSOM) on its list of recognized medical schools.
  • Licensed by the Florida Commission on Independent Education.
  • The US Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, has deemed the Grenada Medical and Dental Council’s accreditation standards to be comparable to those utilized in the United States. Comparability of accreditation standards is a major component necessary to allow MD students at SGUSOM to qualify for government sponsored loans.

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

International Medical School Accreditation Updates Regarding ECFMG Certification

Students should be aware of accreditation related updates impacting all international medical schools and their students.  The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) amended its requirements relating to the certification of graduates of international medical schools seeking to be licensed in the U.S., which will become effective in 2024.  GMDC, along with many other international medical accrediting bodies around the world, is taking steps to meet those ECFMG requirements.  Please visit the International Medical School Accreditation Updates page for more information and updates.

Additional information can be found on the GMDC website: GMDC Response to Upcoming ECFMG Requirement for International Medical Graduates.

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 Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the United Kingdom awarded full accreditation through 2024 to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.  This allows graduates to practice veterinary medicine in the UK without further examination.
  • The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited the SGU Small Animal Clinic (SAC) in 2016.  This is one of only two institutions outside the US and Canada to gain such accreditation.

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 bachelors, masters and PHd degrees upon those candidates who succesfully complete its academic requirements.