St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies

The Proven Leader in Caribbean
Private Medical Education
 

FIRST private medical school in the Caribbean.

  • Established in 1976
  • First Entering Class: January of 1977
  • First Affiliation between NY Hospital and Private International Medical School for conducting clinical training.
  • First Graduating Class:  May 1981

RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONAL LEADER in US Licensing Examinations over the University’s lifetime.

  • 1985:  Leader in ECFMG examination results.  An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association cited St. George’s University as having the highest initial pass rate on the ECFMG examination of any non-US medical school with a significant number of US medical students (100+ over the studied period of 1969 – 1982).
  • 2008:  15-year Leader in Caribbean USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step II/CK first time pass rate.  An article in Academic Medicine cited Grenada (SGU is the only medical school in Grenada) as the 15 year leader in USMLE Part 1 and 2 first time pass rates.  This article puts Grenada 14.7% ahead of the closest country, Dominica.  (Academic Medicine, Vol 83, No. 10/October 2008 Supplement).
  • 2011: TOP PERFORMANCE ON USMLE BOARD EXAMS
    St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2011 achieved a 95% pass rate. The first-time taker pass rate posted on the USMLE website for students at US and Canadian schools for this same period is 94%. SGU’s US and Canadian students who took this examination for the first time in 2011 achieved a 96% pass rate.
  • 2012: USMLE Step 1 First-Time Test Takers Achieve 97% Pass Rate
    St. George’s University students who took the USMLE 1 for the first time in 2012 achieved a 97 percent pass rate, marking the fourth consecutive year that SGU’s overall first-time pass rate on the examination surpassed 90 percent. These students have come to SGU from 37 countries, with Canadian students achieving an impressive 100 percent pass rate.

1984.   FIRST private medical school in the Caribbean to be approved by the
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners for the purpose of placing long-term clinical clerks in New Jersey hospitals.

1987.  FIRST private medical school in the Caribbean to be approved by the
New York Education Department for the purpose of placing long-term clinical clerks in New York hospitals.  This approval was a full decade before any other private medical school in the Caribbean was approved.

2007.   FIRST existing private medical school to receive provisional accreditation
by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).

2009. FIRST private medical school to be accredited by The Caribbean Accreditation The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)

2010. FIRST Caribbean school to earn accreditation for its Master of Public Health Degree by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

2012:SGU was selected to serve as the first and only World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHO CC) for the English-speaking Caribbean in the area of Environmental and Occupational Health.

2013: SGU/WINDREF approved as the first and only United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Regional Collaborating Center in the English-speaking Caribbean to focus on mitigating the effects of climate change in small island states

2013: SGU selected to host the Gamma Kappa Chapter of the Delta Omega Honors Society, the oldest professional public health society in the world and the first for the Caribbean region. 

2015: SGU MPH program is reaccredited by CEPH for a full seven-year period into 2022. SGU MPH program remains the only CEPH accredited program in the English-speaking Caribbean and one of six programs outside the United States. 

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