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SGU School of Medicine: Start Your Path to Residency

1,000+ US residencies in 20231

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 June 2023.

Largest provider

of doctors into first-year US residencies

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 June 2023.

90%

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.

86%

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.

97%

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

22K

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.

278

SGU School of Medicine Graduates from East Asia

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 pathways.

4-Year MD Program Entry Requirements

Students can start their 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 Pathway Entry Requirements

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

Advanced Levels: Minimum 3 subjects with A’s and B’s in Biology, Chemistry, and either Math or Physics; Math or Physics can be accepted at AS level with strong non-science third A level.

Approved Foundation Programs: SGU recognizes and approves a range of science/medical pathway programs.

Full IB Diploma: Requires a minimum score of 32 points; 3 HL science subjects recommended; minimum of 2 HL subjects required, which must include Chemistry and Biology; results 5 or higher.

Associate Degree: 60 credits (or equivalent), with Biology, Chemistry, and Math.

Malaysia STPM: Minimum 3 subjects BBB; Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics at Principal level.

Singapore A Level/SIPCAL: BBB at H2 level, including Biology, Chemistry & either Math or Physics.

Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Cao Dang: Certificate of University Studies, 8 or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics.

6-Year MD Pathway Entry Requirements

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

Secondary School Diploma: Strong science performance.

Further education: AS Levels, Baccalaureate, South Africa Matric, Higher School Exam, Irish Leaving Certificate.

BTEC: Diploma must be in the appropriate sciences with grades of Distinction.

American High School Diploma with AP test grades of 4 or 5 in Biology and/or Chemistry, or averages of 95%+.

Hong Kong DSE: 3 HKDSE subjects with Level 3 or above, plus Level 4 or above in Biology and Chemistry

Indonesia SSTB-SMA: 86%

Philippines High School Diploma: Lower then 1.5

South Korea: Senior High School Diploma with B or higher in foundation sciences, Math and English.

Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate: Minimum 6 subjects Bs; Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, English

Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education/MAW 6: Minimum 6 subjects (M6); 3 or higher in English, Sciences and Math

7-Year MD Pathway Entry Requirements

Entering students can start their studies in Grenada in January or August.

American High School Diploma

IGCSE: B or better in minimum 6 subjects, which include Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and English

China Gaokao: 600 in five subjects which include the Sciences, Math & English; may need to supplement – 90%+

Straight From the Source

Boonyanuth Maturostrakul

Boonyanuth Maturostrakul, MD ‘17

Thailand

Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell
Nephrology Fellow, US

“If you try hard enough, your dreams will come true.”

Sean Ho Yoon

Sean Ho Yoon, MD ‘19

South Korea
Albany Medical Center
Endocrinology Fellow, US

“As a person who matched to the residency program that I wanted, definitely I’ll recommend that SGU is a viable option.”

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

Natcha Rummaneethorn

“My academic experience at SGU was great due to the rigorous curriculum as well as a number of excellent faculties that provided superb education. Also, being on the island of Grenada, the location gave me numerous opportunities to have hands-on experiences with local Grenadians. These experiences allowed me to grow my clinical knowledge and skills as an aspiring physician. On top of that, I had a chance to learn about the Caribbean culture, enabling me to be equipped for taking care of my patients who are of diverse backgrounds during my clinical rotations in Brooklyn, New York.”

Natcha Rummaneethorn, MD 

Thailand

Kansho Abiko

“SGU was a life-changing experience for me. You have faculty members and students from all over who come together with one goal in mind—to study medicine and provide good doctors to the world. SGU isn’t just any Caribbean school. We had a rigorous lecture program, excellent faculty, and used the same textbooks and board review books as US medical students. And then my two years of clinical prepared me well for residency and beyond.”

Kansho Abiko, MD 

China/Japan

Kenneth Yeung

“SGU was a life-changing experience for me. You have faculty members and students from all over who come together with one goal in mind—to study medicine and provide good doctors to the world. SGU isn’t just any Caribbean school. We had a rigorous lecture program, excellent faculty, and used the same textbooks and board review books as US medical students. And then my two years of clinical prepared me well for residency and beyond.”

Kenneth Yeung, MD 

Hong Kong

Hweyryoung Cho

“For me, SGU provided a comprehensive medical education that prepared me to be successful in the US healthcare system. Additionally, I found SGU to have a diverse student body, fostering a multicultural learning environment. Because clinical rotations as an SGU student are in the US, I was provided hands-on experience and exposure to the American healthcare system, making my transition to residency, and practicing medicine in the US smoother.”

Julia Hweyryoung Cho, MD 

South Korea

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