St. George’s University in  USA

Study Medicine at St. George’s University in USA

Study Medicine on board the world-class Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme in order to launch your medical career on an international scale.

Overview

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme at St. George’s University provides a rigorous, comprehensive and innovative approach to study of medicine in a globally-focussed university set on the beautiful True Blue Campus in Grenada.

 

The highly sought-after graduates of the MD programme are ready to practise medicine on a global scale, enjoying the highest recognition, accreditation or approval from an extensive range of international medical bodies such as the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Professions (CAAM-HP), the Government of Grenada, the New York State Education Department, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, the Medical Board of California and the Florida Commission on Independent Education among many others. Such international recognition of the high standards at St. George’s University ensures that students can receive the best medical training from the heart of the Caribbean.

 

Depending on your academic background, Educom will advise you on the speed at which you can complete the programme, ranging from 4 to 7 years, with most students traditionally completing their studies in 5 years.

 

About the University

Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University (SGU) has evolved into a leading centre of international education in medicine, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending SGU enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically advanced facilities of a world-class institution

 

SGU in numbers

40+

Years of History

101

Nationalities Represented

7,400+

Students

2,300+

Faculty

17,000+

Graduates and counting

  

Why Choose St. George’s University?

  • Globally-recognised and accredited medical institution
  • Fast and professional route to medical profession
  • Multiple pathways available to best accommodate your academic needs
  • Prestigious clinical training placements
  • Extensive network of 32 partners across 12 countries
  • State-of-the art $250m facilities
  • Unparalleled university living on the serene island of Grenada

 

Accreditation

St. George’s University has received accreditation and approval by leading medical bodies globally, giving the opportunity to students and alumni to enjoy an international medical career. More detailed overview of SGU’s accreditation and approval can be found here.

 
 

Assessment

SGU combines continuous assessment in addition to examinations throughout the programme. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.

 

Course Details

The core of the MD programme consists of a 157–week curriculum that many students complete in four calendar years. In years one and two, students study medical courses on the True Blue campus in Grenada. Students in the Basic Sciences phase of the MD program learn through traditional lectures and laboratory sessions augmented by small–group sessions and case–based learning exercises.

 

However, the SGU offers a wide range of entry points onto its MD programme to best accommodate your academic background. Multiple entry points, depending on your background, allow you to take 1 – 3 years of foundational training in the sciences to prepare for the comprehensive MD core that will allow you to become a professionally trained doctor.

 

4 Year MD

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Science Degrees – BSc
ADMISSION DEADLINE
  • June 15 for August Start
  • November 15 for January Start
NEXT START
  • August 16, 2017 (Mandatory Orientation)
TIME TO COMPLETION
  • 4 Years
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 86 credits + Two years clinical training
  • Years 1 & 2: Grenada True Blue Campus
  • Years 3 & 4: US, UK, Canada or Grenada medical sites

 
 

 
 

The premedical and Basic Sciences phases of the MD program utilise traditional lectures and laboratory sessions augmented by small-group sessions and case-based learning exercises. Clinical training is hospital- and clinic-based, and uses bedside teaching augmented by lectures, small groups and reading.

In years three and four, students begin rotations at some of the best–known hospitals in the US, UK, Canada, and Grenada under careful supervision by practicing physicians. Clinical training is hospital– and clinic–based, and uses bedside teaching augmented by lectures, small groups and reading.

 

5 Year MD

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 3 Advanced Levels
    As and Bs in Chemistry, Biology, and either Mathematics or Physics
  • Full IB Diploma
    Minimum 32 points; 3 HL science subjecs, including Chemistry, results 5 or higher*.
  • India 10 + 2
    Minimum 80%
ADMISSION DEADLINE
  • June 15 for August Start
  • November 15 for January Start
NEXT START
  • August 16, 2017 (Mandatory Orientation)
TIME TO COMPLETION
  • 5 Years
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Years 1, 2 & 3: Grenada True Blue Campus
  • Years 4 & 5: US, UK, Canada or Grenada medical sites

 
 

 
 

The 5-Year MD programme is designed for students with Advanced Level or International Baccalaureate credentials. Students build upon an academic background in science with challenging medical education courseworks in anatomy, physiology, and other foundational sciences necessary for success in the basic sciences and the clinical sciences phases of the MD programme in SGU’s medical school.

  

6 Year MD
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Further Education
  • AS Levels
  • Baccalaureate/Matric/Higher School Examination
  • Irish Leaving Certificate, Senior Certificate
ADMISSION DEADLINE
  • June 15 for August Start
  • November 15 for January Start
NEXT START
  • August 16, 2017 (Mandatory Orientation)
TIME TO COMPLETION
  • 6 Years
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Years 1 & 2: Pre-clinical Foundation at Grenada True Blue Campus
  • Years 3 & 4: Pre-clinical Core
  • Years 5 & 6: Clinical Core in US, UK, Canada or Grenada medical centres

The 7–year Doctor of Medicine program is designed for students who have secondary school credentials who need to study a complete course in the foundation sciences necessary to be successful in the medical degree program. With a focus on premedical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the 7–year entry point offers this necessary foundation towards the successful completion in becoming a professionally certified doctor.

   

7 Year MD
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Further Education
  • AS Levels
  • Baccalaureate/Matric/Higher School Examination
  • Irish Leaving Certificate, Senior Certificate
ADMISSION DEADLINE
  • June 15 for August Start
  • November 15 for January Start
NEXT START
  • August 16, 2017 (Mandatory Orientation)
TIME TO COMPLETION
  • 6 Years
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Years 1, 2 & 3: Pre-clinical Foundation at Grenada True Blue Campus
  • Years 4 & 5: Pre-clinical Core at Grenada True Blue Campus
  • Years 6 & 7: Clinical Core in US, UK, Canada or Grenada medical centres

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Career Prospects

Graduates of the MD programme at SGU are to enjoy excellent career opportunities across the healthcare sector and across the world. Career options include cardiology, radiology, general practice and research scientists amongst many other related fields. SGU MD students, upon admission, can apply to pursue a joint degree, earning both a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH). In addition to the unparalleled opportunities that are available to graduates of the MD programme, you will also be very well-positioned to excel in a career connected to epidemiology, biostatistics and health policy and management.

 

Both SGU and one of our Educom consultants will offer one-to-one personal counseling on selecting the best medical pathway to work towards your career aspirations.

 

Living in Grenada

When students arrive on Grenada, they are transported to a place of serenity, cultural diversity, and warmth. The island of Grenada affords students a wide array of activities and events to participate in. In one day, a student could dive the crystal clear waters or hike the Grand Etang Forest in the morning and return to campus for a hands-on lab on exotic and wildlife species, making for one truly unparalleled student experience.

 

Outside the lab, students find themselves captivated by the unique fusion of African, English and French cultures of Grenada. You will immerse yourself in Grenada’s rich history, dining at a local restaurant in the picturesque capital of St. George’s, as native music fills the air. Though many languages are spoken, English is the national language.

 

The Grenadian community has proudly embraced the University and its students. For 40 years, students and community members have lived in peace, with a mutual respect that is genuine and admired. In turn, SGU has been a vital contributor to the island through both financial and humanitarian means. SGU is proud that its students, graduates, and faculty are dedicated to improving the lives of both old and young on the island and beyond.

 
 

 
 

Campus Life

Home, at least for your time as a student at SGU, is the pastel-tinted architecture of the majestic True Blue Campus. The campus boasts state of-the-art $250 million resources that includes cutting-edge teaching facilities, laboratories, library, research institute, and more. Recent renovations led to the addition of 65 new buildings. The backyard is the breathtaking lapis blue waters and extraordinary reefs of the Caribbean Sea.

 

 
 

student-sponsored organisations catering to a wide range of interests, students actively take part in creating an exciting and diverse campus community.

 

SGU also offers its student the opportunity to hear from and engage with the leaders from across the medical world. Notable speakers have included:

 

  • Jonathan Mann, former director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now UNAIDS
  • Donald Hopkins, Director of Health Programs, The Carter Center
  • Arnold P. Gold, Founder and President, Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Sir Kenneth Calman, Chief Medical Officer (Scotland)
  • Lord Walton of Detchant, British neuroscientist and academic
  • Baron Peter Piot, Co-Discoverer of the Ebola virus disease

  

Community Impact

200+

life-saving surgeries

1,000+

cardiac clinics held

14

orphanages supported by SGU

$1m+

in alumni donations to local causes

$100m+

annual contribution to the local economy

  

Accommodation

The University offers beautifully designed living space for students. A variety of living spaces have been built to provide a wide range of accommodation to best suit the needs of the multi-aged and multicultural student community. Most of the residences have been configured as suites.These suites consist of a varied number of bedrooms (single or double), each with its own bathroom, opening into a common kitchen/living area. All residences have air conditioning and internet access.

 

All dormitories are staffed with Resident Assitants, known as RAs. RAs help foster a warm community of mutual respect and cooperation and can provide assistance to students when needed.

 

SGU accommodation also includes a cleaning service that operates twice a week to sweep, mop floors and clean bathrooms.

  

True Blue Campus Housing

SGU also offers housing in the Grand Anse dormitories. Located on the beautiful Grand Anse Beach, close to shops and restaurants, the Grand Anse campus is approx. 3 miles––or a 5 min bus ride––from the main True Blue Campus. University buses run every 15 minutes.

 

All Grand Anse residence halls are fully equipped with air conditioning, high-speed internet access and laundry facilities. Each bedroom is furnished with twin sized bed(s), chair(s), desk(s), closet space, bookshelves, and a refrigerator. Rooms also incldue patio space and a private bathroom. Communal kitchens are available in the building and are equipped with refrigerators, stove tops, microwaves and deep freezers. Students are required to bring their or purchase linens (twin size and standard length) as well as tableware and cutlery.

 

All Grand Anse residence halls are fully equipped with air conditioning, high-speed internet access and laundry facilities. Each bedroom is furnished with twin sized bed(s), chair(s), desk(s), closet space, bookshelves, and a refrigerator. Rooms also incldue patio space and a private bathroom. Communal kitchens are available in the building and are equipped with refrigerators, stove tops, microwaves and deep freezers. Students are required to bring their or purchase linens (twin size and standard length) as well as tableware and cutlery.

 

The rooms are wired for 220 volt and you will need a transformer for most North American electronics with a 110 volt capacity.

 

Semesterly housing rates at the Grand Anse Campus can be found here.

 

Grand Anse Campus Housing

SGU also offers housing in the Grand Anse dormitories. Located on the beautiful Grand Anse Beach, close to shops and restaurants, the Grand Anse campus is approx. 3 miles––or a 5 min bus ride––from the main True Blue Campus. University buses run every 15 minutes.

 

All Grand Anse residence halls are fully equipped with air conditioning, high-speed internet access and laundry facilities. Each bedroom is furnished with twin sized bed(s), chair(s), desk(s), closet space, bookshelves, and a refrigerator. Rooms also incldue patio space and a private bathroom. Communal kitchens are available in the building and are equipped with refrigerators, stove tops, microwaves and deep freezers. Students are required to bring their or purchase linens (twin size and standard length) as well as tableware and cutlery.

 

All Grand Anse residence halls are fully equipped with air conditioning, high-speed internet access and laundry facilities. Each bedroom is furnished with twin sized bed(s), chair(s), desk(s), closet space, bookshelves, and a refrigerator. Rooms also incldue patio space and a private bathroom. Communal kitchens are available in the building and are equipped with refrigerators, stove tops, microwaves and deep freezers. Students are required to bring their or purchase linens (twin size and standard length) as well as tableware and cutlery.

 

The rooms are wired for 220 volt and you will need a transformer for most North American electronics with a 110 volt capacity.

 

Semesterly housing rates at the Grand Anse Campus can be found here.

 

Testimonials

“SGU does a really good job of preparing all of its students to be successful. All the resources we needed were available to us.”

 

– Matthew Dawdy

 

“I feel like SGU creates a family for you. I’m grateful that I have encountered such wonderful people because I know I couldn’t have done it without their help and guidance.”

 

– Namrita Prasad

 

Student Numbers

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Visa

Educom and SGU will be in frequent contact with you before your move to Grenada to ensure your move is as smooth as possible.

 

When you arrive in Grenada, you must have the following documents on your person* to present to immigration officials:

 

  • A valid passports (Grenada requires that passports be valid for six months beyond the date of entry)
  • SGU Letter of Acceptance
  • SGU Letter to the Immigration Authorities
  • Students traveling from regions where Yellow Fever is endemic must show proof of vaccination against this disease upon entry to Grenada.

   

*Grenada Immigrations requires a printed copy of all documents– electronic versions will not be accepted.

 

Please be aware that Grenada can change their visa policies at any time out of necessity, security requirements, violations, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to keep abreast of visa regulations that may impact you as you progress through your programme and travel to and from Grenada.

   

Visa Requirements

In most cases, students are not required to obtain a visa before traveling to Grenada. Citizens of the US, Canada, CARICOM countries, United Kingdom, some Commonwealth countries, some European Union countries, and those countries with which Grenada has official visa waiver agreements are considered Visa Exempt and do not require a visa to enter Grenada.

 

Students who are citizens of countries that require visas must apply for a Visa Upon Arrival with the Grenadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to their departure. Once you arrive in Grenada your visa will be fully processed and issues. Please ensure you have your SGU letter of acceptance and any other necessary documentation on your person when you meet with the customs agent. These visas typically authorise you to remain in Grenada for the length of your academic programme. For instructions on how to apply for a Visa Upon Arrival, please see the adjacent tab.

 

For a comprehensive list of visa exempt countries, please see the PDF below.

 

If your country of citizenship is not listed on the Visa-Exempt Country List you will need to diligently complete the steps for applying a Visa Upon Arrival. Please visit the SGU’s official instructions on applying for a visa here.

 

Visa-Exempt Country List

For a comprehensive list of visa exempt countries, please see the PDF below.

 

Visa Upon Arrival

If your country of citizenship is not listed on the Visa-Exempt Country List you will need to diligently complete the steps for applying a Visa Upon Arrival. Please visit the SGU’s official instructions on applying for a visa here.

 

Fees & Funding

The fees for pursuing the Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme at St. George’s University will vary depending upon your academic background and which track you choose to pursue, ranging from the 4 Year MD to the 7 Year MD. The pathway to becoming a professional and globally competitive doctor is rigorous, which thus entails high costs that are of concern to our students. SGU offers a variety of financial aid options. In fact, 80% of students in the School of Medicine rely on financial aid. Get in touch now with our one of our Educom consultants for the most accurate quote estimate that suits your academic background and programme of choice.

 

Educom will quickly put you in touch with SGU Financial Aid officers who can personally review all the options available to you that best suit your financial needs and academic credentials, subject to eligibility.

 

Estimated Costs

Premedical (Grenada)

  • Per Term$12,791
  • Per Credit$853

Malpractice Insurance, Clinical Terms 1 – 5

  • Per Term$357

Basic Sciences (Grenada and KBT)

  • Term 1$28,906
  • Term 2$28,906
  • Term 3 (Only)$10,636
  • Term 3 & 4 (Combined)$39,541
  • Term 4 (Only)$28,906
  • Term 5$31,925

Clinical Years

  • Term 1$29,535
  • Term 2$29,535
  • Term 3$29,535
  • Term 4$29,535
  • Term 5$29,535

Additional Fees

  • Oral Examination Fee$1,407
  • Graduation Fee$713
  • Books Per Term (Approx.)$515

School of Graduate Studies

  • MPH Per Credit$977
  • MSc Per Credit$853
  • PhD Per Credit$853

   

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