St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, is an international centre of education and provides an unrivalled global education experience. Founded in 1977, the University has graduated over 12,000 internationally trained medical doctors, veterinary medical doctors, scientists, and business professionals in all corners of the globe, including all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, and the 10 provinces of Canada. The University draws students and faculty from over 140 countries, with almost 700 Canadian students presently enrolled.
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The St. George’s University Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies Program are dispersed over 42 acres in southwest Grenada. With the latest construction, its True Blue campus offers a $250 million technologically advanced campus that provides its students with superior facilities, including a state-of-the-art library, anatomy labs, dormitories, lecture halls, and a research institute.
St. George’s University’s School of Medicine has been assessed intensely over its history, and its excellence is substantiated by numerous studies, accreditations, and approvals from institutions and governing bodies worldwide. The University is recognized as the leader among Caribbean countries in the USMLE Step One and Step Two/CK first-time pass rates in a 15-year study published in Academic Medicine.
Most medical students complete their two years of basic sciences on St. George’s University True Blue campus. Through the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program, some medical students begin their education at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom before undertaking their second year of study in Grenada. Both medical and veterinary medical students complete clinical training in affiliated institutions and approved clinical centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
Initially founded as a School of Medicine, St. George’s University has added programs in veterinary medicine, nursing, public health, business, liberal studies, and a wide variety of research master’s degrees. Through its Graduate Studies Program, students may choose to pursue combined degrees, such as the Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health degrees or an MBA in Multi-Sector Health Management.
Support - The University’s commitment to its Student Support Services is unparalleled and ensures that students learn how to learn and teachers learn how to teach for the 21st century, assuring an unrivaled educational experience. Virtually all students take advantage of the academic and personal assistance the University makes available and the University has more staff devoted to support services than some institutions have faculty.
Faculty - One of the most impressive features of St. George’s University is the student-to-faculty ratio that results in unparalleled access to and personal attention from our outstanding international faculty of 2,300 plus, 400 of whom are campus-based. Many have taught at St. George’s University for decades, some from its inception 35 years ago. Also, the Visiting Scholars program gives students exposure to a variety of experts in their fields within carefully structured curricula. This ongoing program gives students the luxury of a continuous stream of international experts who become a lifelong network of colleagues within a controlled academic program. There are more than 120 visiting scholars in the School of Medicine each year and more than 40 in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Professors and visiting scholars from highly noted institutions such as Harvard and The Rockefeller Institute have graced the campuses and lecture halls, while Nobel Prize winners sit on the University’s academic board.
In its School of Medicine, St. George’s offers the Doctor of Medicine (MD); Master of Public Health (MPH); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.); Master of Science (MSc); and dual degrees: BS/MD; MD/MPH; and MD/MSc. In the School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s students may attain the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM); Master of Science (MSc); and dual degrees: BS/DVM; DVM/MPH; and DVM/MSc. In the School of Arts and Sciences, students may pursue undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences; Bachelor of Science in International Business; Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies; Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (BA) and (BS), and graduate degrees: Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Master in International Business (MIB). Working closely with the nearby Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation, St. George’s University also provides independent programs leading to Master’s level or Doctoral degrees in public health and allied health sciences.
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2012