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St. George's University School of Medicine

St. George's University School of Medicine, SGUSOM, is located on the island of Grenada in the Caribbean. St. Georges University’s $250 million technologically enhanced True Blue campus houses over 60 new buildings, including a state-of-the-art library, anatomy labs, dormitories, a student center, lecture halls, a research institute, and administrative centers. The True Blue campus is an international symbol of architectural and academic excellence.

A recent study released in the journal, Academic Medicine, ranked St. George’s University School of Medicine in first place for the highest first time pass rate on USMLE Step 1 and Step 2/CK for all countries with medical schools in the Caribbean over the past 15 years. The study ranked SGUSOM number one in the Step 1 (testing basic sciences knowledge) with an 84.4% pass rate for first time takers, well above the closest country with private medical schools. If St. George’s University is removed from the study, the average pass rate for all other countries during this 15-year period was 49.9%.

St. George’s University School of Medicine was founded in 1977, is the number one Caribbean Medical School and has prepared more than 8,000 medical students for careers in medicine in every state in the US and around the world. Close to 7,000 SGU students and graduates have come from the top 100 US schools (as listed in the US News and World Report) with over 500 students hailing from Ivy League schools. Certified through the ECFMG, our graduates are eligible for ACGME approved residency programs and participation in the NBME’s Residency. St. George's University School of Medicine alumni are representative of the excellence of our student body, going on to clinical opportunities and medical careers in the US, the UK, and around the world.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program in St. George’s University School of Medicine was the first of its kind. It remains the leader in student performance, student support service, professorial development, excellent facilities, and most importantly, in the performance of the graduates and the excellent reputation of the program in medicine. The School of Medicine began with a four year, discipline-based Doctor of Medicine (MD) program and expanded to include a three-year premedical program to accommodate students from systems of education around the world.

The majority of MD students enter with a baccalaureate degree, required premedical sciences, and scores from the Medical Sciences Admission Test, (MCAT) directly into the medical sciences program. These students generally complete the requirements for the MD degree after four calendar years of successful academic progress.

The School of Medicine has developed a number of graduate programs in various fields, including microbiology, public health, research degrees, and business administration. Most of these degrees can be done along with the MD degree.

St. George’s University School of Medicine faculty, alumni and student body developed our schools in the Caribbean into prestigious world-class international learning institutions. We actively explore and initiate academic partnerships and dual degree programs that enhance the educational and professional opportunities for all of our medical students. St. George’s University is dedicated to student support services and career guidance that extend beyond graduation day.


Grenada (pronounced gre-NAY-da) is located in the eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela and about 1,500 miles southeast of Florida. To the north is St. Vincent and to the south lie Trinidad and Tobago.

Grenada is an independent island country.

Grenada's total area is 133 square miles.

Average temperatures range from 75°F to 85°F (24°C to 30°C), tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds.

English is the official language but it is not uncommon to hear a French-African patois spoken.

US currency is commonly accepted and the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which is linked to the US Dollar, is considered the local currency.

Grenada lies within the Atlantic Standard Time Zone.

Grenada is the called the 'Isle of Spice' of the Caribbean, their major sources of spices are nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa.