Doctor of Medicine Program: Pathway to Matching
Students enrolled in our School of Medicine program spend two years studying the basic sciences, followed by access to clinical training opportunities at over 70 leading hospitals and health systems in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Entry points are available for students from any education system around the world—including a Four-year program for those entering with a traditional baccalaureate degree, and Five, Six, and Seven-year medical degree pathways for those entering with undergraduate degrees.
One MD Degree Program, Three Locations
St. George’s University is truly an international institution, not only with its diverse student body and faculty but the unique opportunity for students to begin their medical education in Grenada or the United Kingdom. The two paths feature the same curriculum and provide a strong foundation for SGU’s future physicians. The last two years have the option of doing clinical rotations either in the US or the UK.
FAQs About Medical School
What Percentage Of Students Pass The USMLE?
92% USMLE Step 1 pass rate for first-time test-takers over the last three years1
1Average of 2019, 2020, 2021 scores
First-time pass rate is defined as the number of students passing USMLE Step 1 on their first attempt divided by the total number of students taking USMLE Step 1 for the first time.
In order to be certified to take USMLE Step 1, students are required to pass all basic sciences courses.
92% USMLE Step 2CK pass rate for first-time test-takers over the last three years1
1Average of Academic Years 2019, 2020, 2021 scores
First-time pass rate is defined as the number of students passing USMLE Step 2CK on their first attempt divided by the total number of students taking USMLE Step 2CK for the first time.
USMLE Step 2CK is typically taken upon completion of third-year core clinical rotations.
What Are The Requirements To Get Into SGU Medical School?
Qualified students from around the world apply to the St. George’s University School of Medicine to pursue their Doctor of Medicine (MD), whether it be in the four-year MD program, or in the five-, six-, or seven-year undergraduate/preclinical MD pathways. Our admissions requirements provide details about the qualifications needed. Learn More
How Much Does Medical School At SGU Cost?
You should be thinking about medical school as an investment in your future. Still, the cost shouldn’t be ignored. SGU’s medical school tuition compares favorably with other top medical schools—and we offer scholarships and other financial aid assistance. Learn more about tuition and fees. Learn More
Do I Have What It Takes To Get Into Medical School?
There’s more demand for medical school than there are seats in a classroom. A lot of people want to be doctors, and institutions can only accept so many students. In fact, only 36 percent of medical school applicants matriculated in the 2021-22 school year, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). If you’re serious about medical school, you should have the following:
- Strong grades, especially in science courses.
- An above-average MCAT score.
- Solid references from professors and individuals in your life.
- Some quality volunteer experience.
- A stand-out personal statement and essays.
Is St. George’s University Accredited?
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at St. George’s University School of Medicine is currently accredited and/or approved by multiple external bodies. View a full list of SGU’s accreditations and approvals.
Graduation and Federal Loan Credit Default Rates
What is SGU’s School of Medicine Graduation Rate?
SGU’s School of Medicine Graduation RateSGU’s School of Medicine graduation rate1 is 86% for all students who began in Academic Year 2017.
1Based on the number of students who have completed the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program as of May 2023.
What is SGU’s School of Medicine Student Loan Default Rate?
SGU’s School of Medicine US Title IV federal student aid cohort default rate1 is below one percent (0.9%) for federal fiscal year 2018, the most recently available data, which is below the “national cohort default rate” at schools participating in US federal loan programs (7.3%)2 for that year.
1The US Title IV federal student aid cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s US Title IV eligible borrowers who enter repayment during a particular federal fiscal year and default on their federal student aid obligations. SGU students who are US citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in the 4-year medical degree program are eligible to receive US federal aid.
2Most recent data available at Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools. The default rate for schools participating in US federal loan programs is inclusive of all eligible federal aid programs at such institutions (undergraduate, certificate, graduate, and professional). SGU’s School of Medicine cohort default rate represents its 4-year medical degree program.