Last updated on September 2nd, 2021

STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION, RETENTION, AND GRADUATION

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Behavioral qualities, cognitive skills, participation in  pre-professional activities, and personal attributes are all evaluated and must reach acceptable standards before promotion can be considered. Any conduct of students that can reasonably be seen as disgraceful, dishonorable, or unbecoming will be considered as a major component in the academic decision regarding retention and promotion.

QUANTITATIVE STANDARDS

The time allocation for the Charter Foundation program is one semester.

QUALITATIVE STANDARDS

Students who wish to enter Term 1 of Basic Sciences in the School of Medicine must:

  1. Attain a WMPG of 80% and a Science GPA of 3.00 or better. (see criteria below)
  2. Pass the Foundations Preclinical Science Comprehensive Exam (PCSCE)
  3. Complete the program as prescribed by the criteria below with no grades below “C”.
  4. Demonstrate the behaviors and attitudes considered by St. George’s University to be essential for the profession of medicine.
  5. Receive the recommendation of the Director of Pre-Clinical Program, to enter the Doctor of Medicine Program (MD)

PROMOTIONS CRITERIA INTO 4-MD

Program Science WMPG Cumulative GPA Other
Meet SOM standards for admission and professional conduct
Charter Foundation Program (CFP) 80% Science GPA: 3.00 PCSCE (≥75%)

MCQs only

Repeat CFP 82% Science GPA: 3.20 PCSCE (≥75%)

MCQs only

Students who fail to meet any of all of the specified criteria for the CFP as specified in the table shown above may have the opportunity to repeat the CFP.

For those students who are granted a second opportunity to take the CFP, they must meet the criteria listed in the table above.

  1. A WMPG of 82% and above
  2. A Science GPA of 3.20 and above
  3. If the student was successful in the PCSCE previously, there is no waiver of the exam if the program is repeated.