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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 South 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 tracks. NEET is not required to apply.

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 Track 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: 3 subjects with minimum grade B in biology, chemistry, and math or physics.
  • Bangladeshi TEB /PI Diploma
  • All 10+ 2 India Senior Secondary School Certificate: minimum average of 80% average in biology, chemistry, math, physics, and English. *A pre-sessional math program may be necessary if math has not been taken or successfully completed before matriculation.
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced level: minimum 3 subjects including biology, chemistry, and math or physics. Biology, math, or physics can be accepted at an AS level with strong non-science 3rd A level. *A pre-sessional math program may be necessary if math has not been taken or successfully completed before matriculation.

6-Year MD Track 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: 3 subjects with minimum grade B in biology, chemistry, and math or physics.
  • Secondary School Diploma: strong science performance in biology and chemistry.
  • Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate: minimum average of 80% in strong sciences.
  • Pakistan Intermediate/Higher School Certificate (HSSC): minimum average 90% in 6 subjects including biology, chemistry, math, and English.

7-Year MD Track Entry Requirements

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

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

Straight From the Source

Ninad Desai

Ninad Desai, MD ‘19

Emergency Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

“SGU absolutely gave me access to everything I needed to do in order to succeed and continue down the path of becoming a very knowledgeable and professional doctor.”

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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

Dhruv Gupta

“With my international upbringing, I was drawn to and enrolled in the SGU/Northumbria University Pathway. England was a wonderful experience, and between basic sciences and clinicals, I really enjoyed living and learning in three different countries. Also, I was able to participate in the India selective in Karad, during which we really got to see the challenges that some physicians have to overcome to provide health care for their patients. It’s a situation in which you’re really asked to step out of your comfort zone.”

Dhruv Gupta, MD 


Itala Manosha Wickremasinghe

“There were so many different people from so many different places at SGU, and that was really enjoyable to me. Diversity is a beautiful thing. It teaches you to accept people for their life experiences and their differences. It makes you stronger. I have hired or helped in the hiring process for several SGU graduates because I know they are darn good physicians. They’re willing to work hard, to do what it takes, and never take anything for granted because nothing was handed to them.”

Itala Manosha Wickremasinghe, MD 

Sri Lanka

Amarnath Shivantha

“I honestly have to thank SGU to the fullest extent for preparing me so well for my future in medicine. I honed my skills of teaching and guidance, hard work, dedication, and leadership at SGU. The years in Grenada, along with my rotations in New York, prepared me extremely well for day 1 of residency, where I did not feel any different in terms of overall standard and knowledge from any other American medical school grad. I am extremely grateful to SGU.”

Shivantha Amarnath, MD 

Sri Lanka

Dhaval Patel

“I chose to study at St. George’s University because it offers a pathway into practicing in the US. The number of US residences filled by SGU graduates was also very impressive and I knew it was well respected by my peers. During my medical school rotations, I had the opportunity to work at many different hospitals across the country, each one providing me with new and valuable skills.”

Dhaval Patel, MD 


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