FIRST private medical school in the Caribbean.
RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONAL LEADER in US Licensing Examinations over the University’s lifetime.
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.