Saint George's University

Grenada, Mississippi, United States
The University’s more than 17,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University offers medical and veterinary medical degrees in the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health, and business. 

About

History

A handful of dreamers set out to change the status quo in medical education in the 1970s and founded an international University that has educated more than 17,000 people worldwide…and impacted the word by the many thousands more who have benefitted from their knowledge and care. Their vision of what international education should be attracted progressive education leaders with prestigious credential to shape the future of the young school. The result of their shared dream was St. George’s University.

Education

In its more than 40 years, St. George’s University has produced more than 17,000 graduates – including over 14,000 physicians – who have gone on to become important parts of their communities, whether it’s down the street from our True Blue campus or in more than 50 countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. Peruse the profiles below and learn more about our alumni and how they’ve used the knowledge and skills gained at SGU to make a difference in their chosen field.

Research

St. George’s University provides a well-rounded experience for its students, including by offering a wealth of research opportunities on campus. The unique location and variety of dual degree programs provide unique research opportunities in areas such as medical public health, anthropology, ecology, marine and terrestrial biology, ethics, and more.  Additionally, One Health One Medicine, the convergence of human, animal, and ecosystem health, is of particular interest on our unique campus which is home to both a medical and veterinary medical school.

Career

The Office of Career Guidance and Student Development (OCGSD) is staffed by faculty and alumni of St. George’s University School of Medicine and designed to assist medical students in obtaining postgraduate residency. Complete information on examination requirements, clinical rotation time schedules, and obtaining postgraduate training is provided to help students navigate the residency application process.

The OCGSD also advises students on USMLE preparation, counsels students in specialty and residency selection, interview skills, CV preparation, and the residency application process in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other non-US programs. OCGSD advisors provide an invaluable service and we cannot overemphasize the benefits of utilizing their expertise. All conversations and communications are considered personal and confidential.

Services

Student services

When students arrive on Grenada, they are transported to a place of serenity, cultural diversity, and warmth. Home, at least for the time being, is the pastel-tinted architecture of the majestic True Blue Campus, a state of-the-art $250 million campus that includes cutting-edge teaching facilities, labs, library, research institute, and more. Their backyard is the breathtaking lapis blue waters and extraordinary reefs of the Caribbean Sea.

Housing services

No matter the size of your travel party or your budget, guests have a variety of lodging options to choose from during their visit. The below accommodations are only some of the choices available to you.There is much to be discovered when exploring the island of Grenada. In addition to traditional Caribbean activities like snorkeling, hiking the rain forest and fishing, there are many must-see attractions on the island of Grenada, including the Grenada National Museum, Fort George, Fort Frederick, Seven Sisters Falls, Grenada Chocolate Company, Rhum Runner, River Antoine Rum Distillery and Annandale Falls.

Library services

In addition to the standard biomedical periodicals and literature, the library subscribes to Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, ESPN, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, Health, National Geographic, New Yorker, People, Sports Illustrated, Sunday New York Times, Time, and U.S. News and World Report. The library also has a limited collection of novels and other leisure reading material. For additional recreational reading, students are encouraged to bring paperbacks with them or to acquire an electronic reading device like Kindle™ prior to arrival.

ICT services

Laptop vs. Desktop Computers

We recommend bringing a laptop computer. It is the easiest option in terms of compatibility and mobility. Laptop computers generally can adapt to the 240-volt, 50-cycle electrical supply that is prevalent in Grenada, while desktop computers do not come with an adaptor and will need one unless they have a switchable power supply (for example, 90–240 volts, 50/60 cycles). In addition, desktop computers are not allowed as carry-on luggage, which can increase the chance of damage or loss in transit.

Printers

Laser printers are available in the library, in the Taylor Hall print room, and in the Caribbean House Courtyard print room. Students are allocated credits for free printing each term. If you surpass your quota, your printed copies will be charged to your student account. You may choose to bring your own printer, for convenience. If so, please remember to pack extra ink cartridges and paper. Paper is available on the island, but at a high cost. Ink cartridges for many of the more common printers is available, but also at a very high cost.

Surge Protectors

Power sags and surges are not uncommon in Grenada, so you should surge protect all of your electrical devices and appliances. These can be purchased locally through the Student Government Association and at local hardware stores.

Internet Services

Both wired and wireless Internet access is available at select locations on campus for students to use with their personal computers. The wireless network “hot spots” require 802.11a/b/g/n compatible equipment. Additional information is available by following the “Office of Information Technology” link. Internet access is also provided in all SGU computer labs.

You can apply for your own Internet service if you have a laptop or desktop computer and a phone line. LIME provides high-speed ADSL Internet services.

Medical services

University Health Services (UHS) provides a wide variety of services to the University community: students, families, faculty and administrative staff members. To ensure comprehensive and adequate care, all entering students, prior to admission, must provide the Department of Student Health Records with a record of their health history, confirmation of health insurance coverage, and the completed health form that corresponds with their program.

Student Life

Campus life

Students begin their academic studies at the stunning True Blue campus, which rises atop a peninsula in the southwest corner of Grenada and is a beautiful combination of Georgian architecture visually enhanced with vivid Caribbean colors. A recent major building campaign resulted in more than 65 new buildings that are spread across the vibrant seaside location. The campus is always expanding to keep up with the latest technologies and to provide students with the best learning environment.

Sports facilities

Sports and recreation are an essential part of St. George’s University and campus life. Students take full advantage of the tropical climate, participating in outdoor activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving in their free time. In addition, the Athletics, Sports, and Recreational Department has created a healthy atmosphere for students to exercise their minds and bodies.

Student clubs

St. George’s University student organizations are centered on different areas of student life: cultural, religious, social, academic, professional, and community service. The Office of the Dean of Students, cognizant of the benefits of active student involvement, offers support for over 65 student organizations in Grenada, and for students in clinical rotations. Students seeking additional information on organizations and student associations that support the following categories may contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Government of Grenada
  • Accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), which is recognized by the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK and by the World Federation for Medical Education/Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (WFME/FAIMER). After 2023, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will issue an ECFMG certification only for degrees obtained from a medical school with an accreditation recognized by the WFME.

Grenada, Mississippi, United States

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