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 2020, 2021, 2022 residency placement rate. Residency placement rate is defined as the total number of students who obtained a US residency divided by the total number of students who applied to a US residency program in a given year as of May 2022.
US residencies in 2022.1 The largest provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last eight years.2
1Data as of July 2022
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 and residency placement data as of July 2022.
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 1981-2022.
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.
For students who have secondary school credentials.
The seven–year Doctor of Medicine pathway is designed for students who have secondary school credentials who need to study a complete course in the foundation sciences before beginning the medical degree program.
Medical career training adapted to your academic background.
With a focus on preclinical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the seven–year entry point prepares students for the rigors of medical school by providing a strong support system around a solid preclinical curriculum.
Dual BS/MD Degree Option
By entering SGU’s seven-year preclinical pathway, you may be eligible to earn a Bachelor of Science on your way to completing your Doctor of Medicine.
The BS/MD option allows you to complete your undergraduate degree through three years of undergraduate and preclinical courses.
Secondary School Diploma: A secondary school diploma with a strong performance in science. The following secondary school qualifications can be considered for the seven-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Pathway entry:
IGCSE (“O-Levels”): B or better in minimum 6 subjects, which include Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and English
American High School curriculum
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
International students are exempt from the MCAT admission requirement, but must fully meet our English language requirements if English is not their principal language.
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.
Seven-Year MD Pathway Admissions Process
The SGU admissions process and requirements give you detailed information on what prerequisites are needed to apply for our seven-year MD degree pathway, and will walk you through the steps you need to take on applying for admission.
Admissions & Applying
Find out more about our easy application process
Our team of admissions officers are here and ready to help you realize your dream of becoming a doctor
You can become one of over 20,000 SGU MD graduates in the US and around the world.