Established in 1976 First Entering Class: January of 1977
First Affiliation between NY Hospital and Private International Medical School for conducting clinical training.
First Graduating Class: May 1981
Recognized International Leader in US Licensing Examinations over the University’s lifetime.
2015: St. George’s University’s US and Canadian Students achieved a 97% first-time pass rate on the USMLE I, surpassing students from US and Canadian Schools 6 years in a row. (http://www.usmle.org/performance-data)
2012: USMLE Step 1 First-Time Test Takers Achieve 97% Pass Rate 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 SGU’s 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.
2011: Top Performance on USMLE Board Exams St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2011 achieved a 95% pass rate. The first-time taker pass rate posted on the USMLE website for students at US and Canadian schools for this same period is 94%. SGU’s US and Canadian students who took this examination for the first time in 2011 achieved a 96% pass rate.
2008: 15-year Leader in Caribbean USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step II/CK first time pass rate. An article in Academic Medicine cited Grenada (SGU is the only medical school in Grenada) as the 15 year leader in USMLE Part 1 and 2 first time pass rates. This article puts Grenada 14.7% ahead of the closest country, Dominica. (Academic Medicine, Vol 83, No. 10/October 2008 Supplement).
1985: Leader in ECFMG examination results. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association cited St. George’s University as having the highest initial pass rate on the ECFMG examination of any non-US medical school with a significant number of US medical students (100+ over the studied period of 1969–1982).
2007: FIRST existing private medical school to receive provisional accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).
1987: FIRST private Caribbean medical school to be approved by the New York Education Department for the purpose of placing long-term clinical clerks in New York hospitals. This approval was a full decade before any other private Caribbean medical school was approved.
1984: FIRST private Caribbean medical school to be approved by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners for the purpose of placing long-term clinical clerks in New Jersey hospitals.