Bright Future for St. George’s University Students and Grads
Students from across the world come to St. George’s University for a rewarding education with global impact.
US residency placement rate for graduates over the last three years1
1Average of 2021, 2022, 2023 residency placement rate. Residency placement rate is defined as the total number of students/graduates who obtained a US residency divided by the total number of students/graduates who applied to a US residency program in a given year as of April 2023.
US residencies in 2023.1 The largest provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last nine years.2
1Data as of June 2023
2As the medical school graduating the largest number of students annually, SGU places the largest number of graduates into residency programs each year, based on internal SGU graduate/expected graduate and residency placement data as of March 2023.
School of Medicine graduates
who have entered the global healthcare system1
1Based on the number of students who have completed the Doctor of Medicine program from 1981-2023.
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.
USMLE Step 2CK pass rate for first-time test-takers
over the last three years1
1Average of 2019, 2020, 2021 academic year 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.
English language: An English exam is required for any prospective student whose country is not considered English-speaking as per UKVI*. However, if you obtained your undergraduate degree in any English-speaking country, there may be an exception. In this instance, you must request a waiver in order to be determined by the FSSC.
IELTS- 7.0 on each band
TOEFL- 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based). The University’s TOEFL code is 2864
Password-Skills –Scoring is the same as IELTS scoring for direct entry
C1 Advanced- A score of 186 overall is required for direct entry
PTE Academic – A score of 85 overall is required for direct entry
*List of approved English speaking countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
**Please note, there are entry qualifications for many countries and examination boards. Please work with your admissions officer to determine what entry qualifications and examination boards are needed from your home country.
Temporary English Test Arrangements for January 2022
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, most testing centers that offer English language proficiency tests such as IETLS and TOEFL have suspended testing in many of the countries. It is anticipated that when centers do re-open, there will be a very large backlog of tests to clear.
To enable our international applicants who are planning to join the St. George’s University School of Medicine in January 2022 to meet our admissions documents’ requirements, we will be temporarily accepting English test results by IELTS and TOEFL online.
There are a range of entry points into our Doctor of Medicine program, accommodating applicants of all educational systems and academic backgrounds.
Six-Year MD Pathway Admissions Process
The SGU admissions process and requirements give you detailed information on what prerequisites are needed to apply for our Preclinical six-year MD degree pathway, and will walk you through the steps you need to take on applying for admission.
Admissions & Applying
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