Unique and Unparalleled System of Support
SGU’s Department of Educational Services (DES), a pioneer in the development of student support services, has been recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The DES provides access to small study groups and more than 450 workshops each week to help ensure student success. Services focus on such topics as:
- Time management
- Study skills
- Test-taking skills
- Note-taking skills
- More efficient learning techniques
The department’s unique and highly effective faculty is the largest on campus and is an important component of our student and graduate success. Close to 100 percent of the University’s students avail themselves of the support offered through a variety of innovative programs.
Office of Career Guidance and Student Development
The Office of Career Guidance and Student Development assists medical students from the time they step foot on campus to residency and beyond. Services include:
- Preparation for USMLE and licensure exams
- Scheduling of clinical rotations
- Residency application process
- Counseling in specialty and residency selection
The faculty is highly qualified, dedicated to teaching, and committed to learning and utilizing the best teaching techniques of the 21st century. 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. Distinguished visiting scholars—from such highly regarded institutions as Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Emory University in the United States—have lectured in the School of Medicine.
St. George’s University is one of a few international universities recognized by the US Department of Education to administer student loans for qualified US students. In its history, the university has provided more than 5,000 students with academic scholarships, and has granted more than USD$100 million in scholarships. More than 75% of all entering four-year MD students received SGU scholarships in the 2020-21 academic year.