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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 the Middle East and North 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 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.

  • Approved Foundation Programs: SGU recognizes and approves various science/medical pathway programs. Each program is assessed individually by the Admissions Committee.
  • 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 minimum grade B in biology, chemistry, and math or physics.
  • Bahraini Diploma: Strong science performance.

6-Year MD Pathway Entry Requirements

Students can start their studies in Grenada in January or August or the UK in 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: minimum 3 subjects with minimum grade B in biology, chemistry, and math or physics.
  • Secondary School Diploma: strong science performance in biology and chemistry.
  • Bahrain: Diploma – strong in sciences.

7-Year MD Pathway Entry Requirements

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

  • IGCSE: minimum grade B in 6 or more subjects including biology, chemistry, math, physics, and English. 
  • American High School Diploma. 
  • Bahraini Tawjahiya: minimum overall average of 80%. 
  • Iraq Adadiyah (6th Form Baccalaureat): minimum overall average of 75%.
  • Jordanian Tawjihi (GSEC): minimum overall average of 80. 
  • Kuwaiti Thanawia (General Secondary Education Certificate): minimum overall average of 85% in strong sciences. 
  • Oman General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama): minimum overall average of 90% in strong sciences. 
  • Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama): minimum overall average of 90%.
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah): minimum overall average of 90% with natural sciences track.
  • Turkish Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma): minimum of 4 in 6 or more subjects, including sciences, math, and English. 
  • United Arab Emirates Tawjihiyya (General & Religious): minimum overall average of 65% in strong sciences.
  • General Education Diploma (GED): minimum score of 175 in math, science, social studies, and humanities.

Straight From the Source

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Eli Geara, MD ‘14

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“The way they prepared us for these exams, the way they cared about our education, and how they tailored it toward our success in the USMLE exams and towards our transition to the residency and fellowships and jobs in the United States. If I had to do it all over again, I would do it at St. George’s University.”

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Why We Chose SGU

Students and graduates share when they knew they’d made the right choice to come to SGU to advance their medical careers.

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

Dr. Ahmed Hussein

“Coming from the Middle East, I didn’t have much information about the US healthcare system, which is very different from Egypt and the UAE (where I used to work). So, to be able to integrate myself into this system, I was looking for a medical school with a great track record of graduates matching with US hospitals. I did my clinical rotations at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. I had a wonderful experience rotating between different departments during my core rotations as well as my electives.”

Ahmed Hussein, MD 


Anuraag Baxi MD

“With the clinical rotations down the line, you will find yourself rotating in hospitals with other students from American medical schools, which only goes to show that the experience you are receiving is exactly the same.”

Anuraag Baxi, MD 


Souzan El-Chazli

“SGU opened the road for me to become the primary care physician I really wanted to be. I had the opportunity to participate in Grenadian healthcare, so that gave me the international medical experience. It is also worth mentioning the valuable experience in US clinical rotations. I rotated with many physicians and residents who were willing to share their knowledge, which helped in shaping my passion for family medicine.”

Souzan El-Chazli, MD 


Joseph El-Khoury

“The experience of working and studying in other countries and health systems was invaluable. SGU was an important and solid steppingstone for me. It was an incredible mix of a studious and serious academic environment alongside Caribbean sunsets, wonderful food, and beautiful scenery. I took great pleasure in learning from the SGU professors, who had so much knowledge to share. It was a stimulating educational experience.”

Joseph El-Khoury, MD 


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