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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.


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.


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 South Asia

Data as of 3/1/23.

Start Your Journey To Becoming A Doctor Without Leaving India

The pathway offers high school graduates (10+2), the opportunity to obtain a Doctor Of Medicine (MD) degree via a 5-year pathway starting at Ramaiah International Medical School, Bengaluru, before progressing to St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. In 2023, SGU placed 1,000+ into US residencies in over 20 specialties. 1

1Data as of June 2023.

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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, UK, and Canada, 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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Why Wait to receive a NEET allotted place to Medical School?

Start the 5-year MD pathway in September 2023 at Ramaiah and if you are subsequently accepted and enrolled in a medical school in India with a NEET Merit allotted seat before 28th of October 2023, we’ll refund your tuition and administrative fees.

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Admission Criteria

India School Diploma 10 + 2 years:
Avg 80%; Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, English, no grade below 80%

A-Levels Graduate:
Minimum 3 subjects with As and Bs in Biology, Chemistry, and either Math or Physics; Biology, Math, or Physics can be accepted at AS level with strong non-science third A Level.

Associate Degree:
60 credits or equivalent; must include Biology, Chemistries, and Math.

IB Diploma (IBDP):
A minimum score of 32 points is required; 3 HL science subjects recommended; minimum of 2 HL subjects required, which must include Chemistry and Biology; results 5 or higher.

International English Language requirements:

  • IELTS and Password Skills: 7.0 overall / 7.0 on all bands
  • TOEFL: 94-101 Overall (24-26 Reading / 24-26 Listening / 23 Speaking / 27-28 Writing)
  • PTE – Academic (Pearson): 66.3 overall

No MCAT required to apply. No NEED required to apply.

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Medical School Pathway-Ramaiah

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. The Advanced Learning Centre (ALC) at Ramaiah International Medical school complements conventional bedside teaching by bringing practice-based learning to the fore.

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Experience Multiple Global Healthcare Systems

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UK Pathway

Thanks to a partnership that exists between St. George’s University 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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Clinical Rotations In The US Or UK

Clinical rotations can be completed at one of over 75 affiliated hospitals in the US and UK. These different healthcare systems provide a unique perspective on the variety of environments you will experience during a career in medicine.
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An Investment In Your Future

Studying abroad to fulfill your dream of becoming an international MD doctor or medical researcher is a significant investment in your future. Find out how much medical school is at St. George’s University by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.
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Hear from St. Georges University Graduates

Neharaj Pitla

“The Ramaiah/ SGU pathway is an outstanding program that helped me build a strong foundation for the MD program and helped me gain a close-knit group of friends before traveling to Grenada.”

Neharaj Pitla 

Kshitij Kajale

“Ramaiah is a renowned university in India, and I was quite excited to know that St. George’s University collaborated with Ramaiah University for this five-year MD pathway.”

Kshitij Kajale 

Devansh Gupta

“I made a wise decision by choosing Ramaiah as my campus for pre-clinical. The faculty did an excellent job. I enjoyed being in a small batch of students because the teachers could focus on us, and as a result, the student- teacher interactions were terrific.”

Devansh Gupta 

Download your SGU Prospectus for International Students

St. George’s University Flipbook International

St. George’s University Prospectus (English)

SGU-Northumbria UK Medical Degree Pathway Prospectus

SGU-Northumbria UK Medical Degree Pathway Prospectus

SGU-Ramaiah India Medical Degree Pathway

SGU-Ramaiah India Medical Degree Pathway

SGU Tuition Fees and Living Costs 2023-24

SGU Tuition Fees and Living Costs 2023-24


Your dream of becoming a doctor is within reach.

Start your journey toward becoming a doctor. We offer rolling admissions for our January, April and August classes.

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