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Five reasons to consider St. George’s University Medical School – archyde

Why pursuing a degree at this university in Granada is a decision that will boost your career prospects

Published: Thu 24 Feb 2022, 09:00

If you are thinking of applying to medical school, you have probably already gathered some basic information about St. George’s University (SGU) Medical School, Grenada. But there are many other facts that you may not know.

1. SGU is the largest source of board-certified physicians in the United States – more than any other medical school in the world*1

According to the 2020 FSMB Physician Licensure data, SGU has actually contributed more than 19,000 physicians to the global medical workforce, with students, graduates, and faculty from over 150 countries. They have practiced in every state in the United States, as well as in over 50 countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Qatar, Egypt and many more.

2. SGU students can experience up to four countries including Grenada, UK, USA and India

Through an international partnership with Northumbria University, students can obtain a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and complete up to 50% of the MD at Newcastle upon Tyne,

UK, as well as pre-clinical studies for eligible students. Also, in association with the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bangalore, medical aspirants can begin their journey to become a doctor in India.

With SGU’s network of over 75 affiliated hospitals and health centers in the US and UK, all eligible students will have the opportunity to complete their clinical rotations in these two countries.

3. SGU has a 97% USMLE Step 1 pass rate for first-time international applicants in the past three years*2

Successful completion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) series is a critical milestone for medical students wishing to practice in the United States. Based on the last three years of available data, SGU students score the highest percentile for this rigorous test.

So why do SGU students do so well on this essential test? Their Educational Services Department runs over 450 workshops per week to help students manage their time, take tests, and adopt learning strategies, as well as subject-specific workshops.

4. SGU admits multiple classes each year

Meeting application deadlines can be stressful. If you are late in the admissions process, you usually have to wait until the following year to continue your application. However, at SGU you can start medical school in August, September3 – available for students on UK or India pathways – January or April and applications remain open until a few weeks before the start of the quarter.

5. The True Blue Campus in Granada is a great place to learn and live

Enjoy the great outdoors, participate in organized sports at campus facilities, or join one of more than 65 student organizations. You’ll get to know your classmates and enjoy a culturally diverse environment on chocolate tours, rainforest hikes, and plenty of water activities. The True Blue campus is equipped with the high-quality amenities you’ll need for a productive study environment, including state-of-the-art labs, newly redesigned accommodation halls, student centers and more.

As you can see, SGU School of Medicine has a lot to offer. The program provides real-life medical experience and expands opportunities for students from all walks of life.

1*Based on FSMB physician licensing data, 2020

2* Based on the last three years of data available: average of scores from 2018, 2019 and 2020. International students are non-US students.

3*September intake is available for students on UK or India pathways


Dr Anuraag Baxi

MD ’20

I sincerely believe that St. George’s University offers students interested in medicine from all over the world access to positions in the United States. I believe SGU gives international students the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of becoming a resident and beyond in the United States.