During the 5-year pathway, students will have the opportunity to experience global healthcare systems across several countries: Year 1 in India, Year 2 in the UK or Grenada, Year 3 in Grenada, and Years 4 and 5 in the US or UK. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree opens doors for a medical career on an international scale, having been accredited and/or approved by many external regulatory and accrediting bodies.
The first three years of the pathway concentrate on the traditional basic science disciplines. In the second and third year of the pathway, laboratory experience is an integral part of the curriculum, along with small group discussions designed for problem-based learning and early integration of clinical medicine into basic sciences at our partner hospital(s). The final two years focus on clinical sciences, with training at SGU’s clinical centers and affiliated hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. Our approach to clinical training gives students an opportunity to learn in some of the best and best-known hospitals in the world with core rotations, sub-internships, primary care, and elective rotations.
5 Year Pathway Outline
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN INDIA
The preclinical curriculum is designed as a firm foundation for the advanced studies offered later in the 4 year MD degree study at St. George’s University. This year of Preclinical study comprises of preclinical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and serves as a foundation to the basic sciences, which comprise the first two years of the 4-year MD degree program at St. George’s University. Aspirants will study at Ramaiah International Medical School in Bengaluru, taking a number of subjects: Introduction to Biochemistry, Cell Biology, introduction to Practical Skills for Health Sciences, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Learning Strategies for the Pre-professional Programs, Communication for the Health Professions, and Abnormal Psychology. Students will have access to all of Ramaiah’s facilities, resources, and faculty.
The curriculum is closely aligned with what preclinical students are taking at the SGU campus in Grenada or at Northumbria University, our partner university in the UK. During this first year in India, students are offered a variety of opportunities to prepare for their studies and life in Grenada and/or the UK in the following four years of their MD study.
YEARS 1 & 2:
BASIC SCIENCES IN
OR THE UK
The first two years of the MD degree program concentrate on the traditional basic science disciplines. Laboratory experience is an integral part of these first two years, along with small group discussions designed for problem-based learning and early integration of the clinical medicine into basic sciences. Students will move to our Grenada campus for their first year of basic sciences, or alternatively can complete this year in the United Kingdom, studying at Northumbria University, which is our partner university in the UK and delivers our MD degree program on a beautiful modern campus in Newcastle. On completing the first year of Basic Sciences, eligible students may receive a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree awarded by Northumbria University.
Part of the Basic Sciences program is selectives, which provide a structured learning experience in diverse clinical and scholarly areas. They give students the opportunity to integrate basic sciences knowledge into clinical areas and provide a transition into clinical medicine. Selectives are offered by various departments and coordinated through the Office of the Dean of Basic Sciences. Selective activities have included international travel experiences to Kenya, Prague, Sweden, Thailand, and Honduras. Please note: Selectives are optional.
YEARS 3 & 4:
IN THE US OR UK
The final two years focus on clinical sciences, with training available at more than 70 leading hospitals and health systems in the United States, and United Kingdom. Our approach to clinical training gives students an opportunity to learn medicine in a broad network of hospital settings throughout the US and the UK with core rotations, subinternships, primary care, and elective rotations. Clinical training emphasizes responsibility, maturity, and compassion in the development of professional excellence.
Students learn how to conduct themselves as physicians, take responsibility, work harmoniously with professional colleagues, and exhibit maturity. Currently, core rotations include: Medicine (12 weeks), Surgery (12 weeks), Paediatrics (6 weeks), Obstetrics and Gynaecology (6 weeks), and Psychiatry (6 weeks).
Students complete the core rotations before doing additional requirements and electives. Elective choices and schedules are arranged individually by students, in consultation with SGU. Currently, the required electives include: Family Medicine (4-6 weeks), Medicine SubInternship (4 weeks), Medicine Elective (4 weeks), and Additional Electives (24-26 weeks).