Strong Family of Doctors
After more than 40 years of producing doctors around the world, SGU doctors have had a profound effect on medical care in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
In the US alone, SGU graduates have set the pace worldwide for securing postgraduate positions. In 2021, SGU students and graduates obtained 1,090+ first-year US residency positions, more than any other school in the world.*
*Data as of July 2021
Alumni Helping Alumni
As an SGU graduate, you will have access to an alumni network of more than 19,000 MD graduates around the world, many of whom have senior hospital roles such as chief resident or director, and play a key role in determining which residents are hired.
Easing the Physician Shortage Burden
A recent report by the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the US alone will have a shortfall of between 37,800–124,000 physicians by 2033. St. George’s University continues to do our part to alleviate this shortage. According to a recent publication, St. George’s University is the largest source of doctors for the entire US workforce, as well as the number one provider of new primary care doctors into the US each year. With this extensive network of graduates, a strong and expanding clinical program, excellent student support services, and a consistent record of residency placement, our current and future students are in a great position for success.
Helping students achieve academic success and encouraging them to exhibit the highest standards of professionalism in their chosen fields is at the very center of the SGU mission.
St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2020 achieved a 95% percent pass rate. The more than 1,090 SGU students taking the exam for the first time hailed from 30 countries over six continents.
Highly Qualified Entering Students
Our students come from top-ranked universities in the United States and around the world. To enter the four-year program, you need to have a Bachelor of Science degree and take the MCAT exam, unless you have come from the five- and six-year programs. Over the last five years, students entering the four-year medical school have been steadily presenting an average GPA of 3.33 and MCAT of 497.
Top 20 US Feeder Schools
50% of SGU’s Top US Feeder Schools have a Barron’s rating of highly competitive, highly competitive +, or most competitive.
|Top 20 US Feeder Schools|
|University of California at Los Angeles*|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook University*|
|University of California at San Diego*|
|University of California at Irvine|
|University of Florida|
|University of California at Davis|
|University of California at Berkley*|
|New York University*|
|University of South Florida|
|Florida International University|
|University of Central Florida|
|University of Miami|
|State University of New York, Binghamton University*|
|University of California at Riverside|
|University of Connecticut|
|University of Michigan at Ann Arbor*|
|University of Texas at Austin*|
|Bold indicates a Barron’s rating of highly competitive, highly competitive +, or most competitive.*|
Number of Entering Students from Top 50 US News Institutions
Number of Entering MD Students in Last Five Years by US News Ranking (Top 50)
|US News Ranking||Institution Name||# of Students|
|2||Harvard Univ/Harvard Coll||3|
|7||Massachusetts Inst of Tech||3|
|8||Univ of Pennsylvania||9|
|10||Johns Hopkins Univ||23|
|19||Washington Univ in Saint Louis||11|
|20||Univ of California/Berkeley||97|
|24||Univ of California/Los Angeles||164|
|24||Univ of Virginia||26|
|24||Carnegie Mellon Univ||11|
|27||Univ of Michigan/Ann Arbor||38|
|27||Wake Forest Univ||5|
|30||Univ of N Carolina/Chapel Hill||27|
|32||Univ of Rochester||28|
|32||Coll of William & Mary||8|
|36||New York University||40|
|37||Case W Reserve Univ||8|
|39||Univ of California/Irvine||109|
|39||Rensselaer Polytech Inst||12|
|44||Univ of California/San Diego||118|
|44||Univ of Wisconsin/Madison||34|
|44||Univ of Illinois/Urb Champaign||23|
|50||Penn St Univ/Univ Park||36|
Distinctively SGU—What Makes SGU Stand Apart
With outstanding faculty and award-winning student support services, SGU students are prepared to practice worldwide.
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.
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Graduation and Federal Loan Credit Default Rates
SGU’s School of Medicine Graduation Rate
SGU’s School of Medicine graduation rate1 is 84% for all students who began in 2014.
1 Completed the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program to date.
SGU’s School of Medicine Student Loan Default Rate
SGU’s School of Medicine cohort default rate1 is below one percent (0.8%) for federal fiscal year 2018, which is below the average student loan default rate at most US-based schools (7.3%), as well as the average rate for US medical schools (2.5%)2.
1 Cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment during a particular federal fiscal year and default on their obligations.
2 Most recent data available at Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools
SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine Graduation Rate
SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine graduation rate1 is 84% for all students who began in 2014
1Completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program to date.
SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine Student Loan Default Rate
SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine cohort default rate1 is below one percent (0.0%) for federal fiscal year 2018, which is below the average student loan default rate at most US-based schools (7.3%), as well as the average rate for US veterinary medical schools (2.7%)2.
1Cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment during a particular federal fiscal year and default on their obligations.
2 Most recent data available at Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools