Office of Career Guidance and Student Development (OCGSD)
School of Medicine
The Office of Career Guidance and Student Development (OCGSD) is staffed by associates of University Support Services, and faculty and alumni of St. George’s University School of Medicine. The OCGSD is designed to assist medical students in their pursuit of obtaining postgraduate residencies and postgraduate opportunities. Complete information on examination requirements, clinical timeline guidance, and obtaining postgraduate training is provided to help students navigate the residency application process.
The OCGSD also advises students on USMLE preparation, counsels students in specialty and residency selection, interview skills, CV/PS preparation, and the residency application process in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other non-US programs. OCGSD advisors provide an invaluable service and we cannot overemphasize the benefits of utilizing their expertise. All conversations and communications are considered personal and confidential.
The OCGSD also acts as a liaison with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
School of Veterinary Medicine
The primary mission of the SVM Office of Career Guidance and Student Development (SVM OCGSD) is to facilitate the professional and personal goals of veterinary medical students. The SVM OCGSD is staffed by SVM administrators and faculty and is committed to equipping veterinary medical students with the tools they need to be successful in their professional lives.
The SVM OCGSD is designed to provide placement opportunities for postgraduate, fourth-year clinical students, and veterinary medical students in the first three years of the DVM curriculum. This is accomplished by maintaining placement and professional development resources including information on mentorship, externship, and job opportunities.
- Career placement services are obtained through collaboration with public and private partners who offer their practices for employment, externship, and mentorship opportunities.
- Mentorship programs allow students to shadow clinicians thereby gaining practical experience to build their diagnostic ability, medical skills, surgical knowledge, client communication and basic science knowledge.
- Clinics may vary in their daily operations; however, the objective is to permit students to improve their proficiency in veterinary medicine.
- Practices that provide externship opportunities generally set the job requirements, handle the approval process, provide placements during specific periods, and allow students to explore their career paths.
Our mentors, advisors and alumni provide career coaching for students and we cannot overemphasize the benefits of utilizing their expertise.
At the SVM OCGSD, we ensure that our veterinary students have the tools and partners to navigate the transition from students to professionals. All conversations and communications are considered personal and confidential.