September 14, 2020
Founded in 1976, St. George’s University (SGU) Medical School has since established itself to be one of the premier institutions in the world for an international medical education. With students & faculty from over 140 countries, the university’s more than 20,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, public health & business professionals who currently practice medicine in the US, UK and in more than 50 countries around the world.
Listed with the World Health Organization (WHO), the “Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine” at SGU has been designated as a WHO collaborating center on Environmental & Occupational Health.
The US Accreditation authority for public health programs, CEPH has granted full accreditation to St. George’s University’s “Master of Public Health” degree program through 2022. The program originally gained accreditation in 2010, and was re-accredited in 2015 for seven more years, the maximum term for re-accreditation. SGU is one of only a few non-US institutions approved by the CEPH to hold this coveted distinction.
The SGU School of Medicine has been approved by the following bodies internationally:
The Bahamas Medical Council
The Bermuda Medical Council
The Education Ministry of the United Arab Emirates
The Medical Council of India (MCI)
The Sri Lankan Medical Council
The Thailand Medical Council
The Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago
Medical & Veterinary Medicine Programs offered by SGU are accredited & approved by leading government & external bodies around the world. SGU is also affiliated with educational institutions worldwide including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
Read on to understand why studying in the SGU School of Medicine or School of Veterinary Medicine is so unique and a once in a life-time experience that will open the doors to your international career in the medical field unlike few other institutions/courses can :
- The accreditation standards that have been used to accredit SGU’s Medical Degree program have been deemed comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the organization that accredits both US & Canadian medical schools.
- #1 provider of doctors into 1st year US residencies for the last 11 years combined.
- 1124 US and Canadian Residencies in 2020… and counting
- #1 international provider of physicians licensed in the US
- #2 source of doctors for the entire physician workforce in the US
- 91% of eligible international 2019 graduates who applied for a US Postgraduate position obtained one at the time of graduation.
- In March 2015, St. George’s University School of Medicine’s MD program was approved by the New York State Education Department for long-term clinical clerkships in New York for a period of 7 years, subject to standard reporting requirements.
- Approved by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners in 1982 to conduct clinical clerkship programs at SGU-affiliated New Jersey teaching hospitals and was designated as an alternatively accredited medical school by the Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey (AGMEC) within the New Jersey Commission of Higher Education as a result of legislation passed in 2003.
- Approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board for clinical clerkships
- Included on the list of medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California
- Licensed by the Florida Commission on Independent Education
- The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (of the US Department of Education), for the purpose of conferring student loans, has deemed Grenada’s accreditation standards to be comparable to those utilized by the United States.
- According to “US News & World Report 2018-19, SGU Graduates have practiced in all top 20 hospitals in the US.
- SGU MD graduates have practiced in all 50 states in the US
- Accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), which is recognized by the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK and by the World Federation for Medical Education/Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (WFME/FAIMER). After 2023, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will issue an ECFMG certification only for degrees obtained from a medical school with an accreditation recognized by the WFME.
- Accredited by the Government of Grenada.
- Recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI)
- 7% of Indian students amongst non-US students in the MD Program
- St. George’s University students who took the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE 1) for the first time in 2018 achieved a 96 percent pass rate
- SGU has provided more than 5,000 students with academic scholarships. In total, SGU has granted more than USD$100 million in scholarships.
- Unique and Unparalleled System of Support : Time management, study and test-taking skills, and help with reducing anxiety are just a few of the services offered by DES that help turn students into highly efficient learning machines. Recently recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for their Academic Enhancement Program, this unique and highly effective faculty is the largest on campus and is an important component of our student and graduate success.
- Faculty : SGU’s School of Medicine has nearly 2,000 campus-based and clinical faculty who service the student body, and faculty members with professorial rank have terminal degrees—a PhD, an MD or equivalent, or both.
The School of Veterinary Medicine
In 1999, the University established the School of Veterinary Medicine, which is now accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and owns clinical affiliations with 29 US veterinary medical schools. Since then, more than 1,200 SGU veterinarians have entered the workforce.
- The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program has been granted Full Accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE).
- In October 2016, the St. George’s University Small Animal Clinic (SAC) was accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), one of only two institutions outside the US and Canada with the distinction.
- In September 2019, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program received full accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) through 2024. SGU’s DVM graduates are eligible to register as members of the RCVS and practice in the UK without further examination.
Today, SGU remains at the forefront of educating students to meet the demands of the modern practice of medicine. Become one of over 17,000 SGU doctors who practice in the US and around the world. Consult us so that we can help you make one of the most crucial decisions of your life with the expertise that such decisions demand.