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SGU School of Medicine: Start Your Path to Residency

930+ US residencies in 20241

St. George’s University, an accredited Caribbean Medical School, has evolved into a center of international medical education, drawing med school and MD program students, alumni and faculty from over 150 countries to the island of Grenada.

1Data as of March 2024.

Largest provider

of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last ten years

As the medical school graduating the largest number of students per year, 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 2024.


USMLE Step 1 pass rate for international first-time test takers over the last five years

Total results from the five calendar years 2018-2022. First-time pass rate is defined as the number of international (non-US citizen/permanent resident or Canadian) students passing USMLE Step 1 on their first attempt divided by the total number of international students taking USMLE Step 1 for the first time within the given time range. In order to be certified to take USMLE Step 1, students are required to pass all basic sciences courses.


US residency placement rate for international graduates over the last five years

Average of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 residency placement rates. Residency placement rate is defined as the total number of international students/graduates (non-US or Canadian) who obtained a US residency divided by the total number of international students/graduates who applied to a US residency program in a given year as of September 2023.


Residency placement rate for 2023 international graduates who applied for US residencies

Residency placement rate is defined as the total number of international students/graduates (non-US or Canadian) who obtained a US residency divided by the total number of international students/graduates who applied to a US residency in the 2022-2023 academic year. Data as of September 2023


SGU School of Medicine graduates in the US and around the world are part of a strong alumni network

Based on the number of students who have completed the Doctor of Medicine program from 1981-2023.


SGU School of Medicine graduates from Africa

Data as of 3/1/23.

Discover SGU: The Right Choice for Medical School

Experience SGU for Yourself

Choosing a medical school is one of the most crucial decisions of your life, and it's important that you absorb as much information as possible about the choices in front of you. We encourage you to consult with St. George's University graduates, students, and administrators, who are available to answer any questions you may have about the University curriculum, MD program, beautiful Caribbean campus, and track record of student success.
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A Welcome Environment for All Backgrounds

SGU has nearly as many international students as all US medical schools combined.2 Our global campus provides a nurturing home for students from all backgrounds to develop their medical skills. Our students also benefit by learning from each other and the community – real-world exposure that gives them an advantage in hands-on medical practice.

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2AAMC data as of March 2022. International student enrollment in US medical schools = 1,341; SGU international student enrollment = 1,271. These numbers do not include US citizens or permanent residents.

Opportunity and Access

The quality of SGU’s education is only matched by the various options it offers for students to study the clinical curriculum across the US and UK and connect with our vast alumni network. Each student can choose their own journey.

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Student-centered Education

Even before school starts – through graduation – we proactively reach out to students to provide academic and emotional support resources from a vast team of coaches and counselors. We are committed to helping students succeed academically and for key medical milestones like the USMLE.

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Commitment to Innovation

SGU strives to be at the forefront of medical training – with innovation like a virtual anatomy lab – so students can thrive in the modern medical world.

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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 75 leading hospitals and health systems in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Entry points are available for students with various levels of education – including Four-, Five-, Six-, and Seven-year tracks. 

4-Year MD Program Entry Requirements

Students can start studies in Grenada in January, April, or August, or the UK in January or August.

Bachelor’s degree in the requisite sciences.  

5-Year MD Track Entry Requirements

Students can start their studies in Grenada in January and August.

  • Approved Foundation Programs: SGU recognizes and approves various science/medical pathway programs. Each program is assessed individually by the Admissions Committee.
  • Botswana Associate Degree: minimum overall average of 55%.
  • Full IB Diploma: minimum score of 32 points: 3 HL science subjects and 2 HL subjects, including minimum grade 5 in biology and chemistry.
  • GCE A Levels: minimum of 3 subjects with A and B in biology, chemistry, and math or physics.
  • Tanzanian Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE): minimum 3 subjects, including biology, chemistry, and math or physics.
  • University of Botswana Diploma.

6-Year MD Track Entry Requirements

Students can start their studies in Grenada in January and August.

  • American High School Diploma: AP grades are not required; however, Admissions may evaluate students who completed the test and received 4 or 5 in biology and/or chemistry or 95% or higher overall averages.
  • BTEC: Diploma in the appropriate sciences with overall distinctions.
  • GCE AS Levels: 3 subjects with minimum grade B in biology, chemistry, and math or physics.
  • Secondary School Diploma: strong science performance in biology and chemistry.
  • Senior School Certificate (SSC/SSCE) and West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC/WASSCE/WAEC): minimum grade B2 in 6 subjects, including biology, chemistry, math, physics, and English.
  • South African National Senior Certificate: minimum 70% in all subjects, including life sciences, physical science, math, and English.
  • University of Botswana Certificate.

7-Year MD Track Entry Requirements

Students can start their studies in Grenada in January and August.

  • American High School Diploma. 
  • General Education Diploma (GED): minimum score of 175 in math, science, social studies, and humanities.
  • IGCSE: minimum grade B in 6 or more subjects, including biology, chemistry, math, physics, and English. 
  • Kenyan Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE): minimum grade B in 6 subjects including biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English.

Straight From the Source

Anuraag Baxi

Anuraag Baxi, MD ‘20


“I still have a smile on my face. I end every day feeling a sense of fulfillment. I think psychiatry for me specifically has been probably the best decision I’ve made so far, and that comes as a consequence of the other best decision I made which was going to St. George’s University.”

Njambi Mathenge

Njambi Mathenge, MD ‘14

Cardiology Fellow

“Early on in the curriculum, St. George’s University exposes students to the requirements and the skills necessary to be able to attain a residency. It’s done not only from an excellent academic standpoint, which helps you prepare for the USMLE, but also in the diversity of clinical skills experiences and the number of rotations that you can do across the country.”

Modern Campus

Our 42-acre Grenada campus is purpose-built for a safe, comfortable learning environment, with all of the amenities you’d find at home. Student wellness is at the heart of our campus with a brand new 8,400 square-foot fitness center, a 24-hour medical clinic, and round-the-clock private security.

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Doctor of Medicine Program: Pathway to Matching

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A UK Pathway

to an MD Degree
Thanks to a partnership that exists between SGU School of Medicine and Northumbria University in Newcastle, SGU provides you with the opportunity to earn an MD and complete up to 50% of your degree in the United Kingdom.
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An Investment in Your Future

Study abroad to fulfill your dream of becoming an international MD doctor or medical researcher is a significant investment in your future. Visit our tuition and fees page to learn more about the cost of a medical education.

Hear from SGU Graduates

Gifty-Maria Ntim

“I feel my training at SGU is on par with other students and physicians that I have come into contact with. If anything, my training at SGU put me at a slight advantage when it came to infectious disease—which, being from Ghana, is very handy. I would highly recommend SGU without hesitation. It allowed me to realize my dreams. It’s added to my growth as a person and as a physician, and I would not have it any other way if I could rewrite my life story.”

Gifty-Maria Ntim, MD, MPH 


Carmen Roessler

“Going to SGU exposed me to different cultures, different ways of thinking, and different ways of communicating. I think that it made me richer on a personal level; not only that, but it has also made me a better communicator and, hopefully, therefore, a more understanding doctor.”

Carmen Roessler, MD 

South Africa

Dr. Lewis Musoke

“It was clear very early on that SGU was the perfect fit. I went there and knew six or seven people from Kenya, but then got to meet people from different parts of the world. It was beautiful to learn about their experiences and the different paths they were on. It was a strange sense of almost feeling like I was home. I made a lot of close friends, and I even met my wife. For those reasons and more, SGU has a special place in my heart. I wouldn’t have done anything differently.”

Lewis Musoke, MD 


Orapeleng Phuswane-Katse

“SGU taught me accountability, responsibility, and to be able to work hard to achieve my goal.”

Orapeleng Phuswane-Katse 


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