Unique and Unparalleled System of Support
Time management, study and test-taking skills, and help with reducing anxiety are just a few of the services offered by DES that help turn students into highly efficient learning machines. Recently recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for their Academic Enhancement Program, this unique and highly effective faculty is the largest on campus and is an important component of our student and graduate success. Close to 100 percent of the University’s students avail themselves of the support offered through a variety of innovative programs.
St. George’s University is one of a few international universities recognized by the US Department of Education to administer student loans for qualified US students.
SGU offers very robust partial-scholarship programs that are for the duration of the student’s entire academic career.
SGU has provided more than 5,000 students with academic scholarships. In total, SGU has granted more than USD$100 million in scholarships.
The faculty is highly qualified, dedicated to teaching, and committed to learning and utilizing the best teaching techniques of the 21st century. SGU’s School of Medicine has nearly 2,000 campus-based and clinical faculty who service the student body, and faculty members with professorial rank have terminal degrees—a PhD, an MD or equivalent, or both. Distinguished visiting scholars—from such highly regarded institutions as Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Emory University in the United States—lecture in the School of Medicine.
Cofounded 40 years ago by Chancellor Charles Modica, St. George’s University School of Medicine pioneered the concept of international medical education. Today, SGU remains at the forefront of educating students to not only meet the demands of the modern practice of medicine, but to meet the increasing demand for primary care physicians in underserved areas. SGU’s current leadership team is dedicated to this goal and has the experience and expertise to make it a reality.
One World, One Health, One Medicine
Supporting the One Health, One Medicine philosophy, St. George’s University’s programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities. SGU is one of only a few private medical schools in the Caribbean to be accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), the regional accreditation authority. In addition, the School of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education, and SGU’s Master of Public Health degree is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in the US—one of only a few non-US institutions to receive this coveted approval.
The existence of the three programs—medicine, veterinary medicine, and public health—all on one campus, along with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Collaborating Centre for the Caribbean, make St. George’s University a perfect nexus for the development of the One Health, One Medicine concept much needed in the 21st century to ensure the health of communities in this globalized world.