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Why Choose St George's University?

Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University (SGU) opened its doors to students in January 1977. It has evolved into a top centre of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada, in the West Indies

Thanks to a unique partnership with Northumbria University, SGU gives students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and study for up to two years in the United Kingdom. The International Medical Pathway partnership commenced in January 2007 and has since welcomed more than 1,700 medical students to Newcastle.

You will begin your studies at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne and complete one or two years of study, dependent upon your enrolment in either the four, five or six year Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. You will then complete one year of integrated basic sciences at St George’s University in Grenada at the True Blue campus, which will lead on to your clinical rotations in the USA and UK.

The SGU True Blue campus in Grenada offers all the amenities and technologically advanced facilities of a world-class institution in a thriving multicultural environment. 

Four Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD4)

The Four Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD4) is aimed at students who have completed an undergraduate Bachelors degree with a strong science focus. You will study one year of basic sciences in Newcastle before progressing to the second year of basic sciences training at the SGU True Blue campus in Grenada. Upon completion of the second year of basic sciences students who satisfy the necessary requirements will be granted a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) award from Northumbria University. You will then have the option of completing up to two years of clinical rotations in the USA or UK subject to local visa policies and restrictions in each location.  Students are also able to complete elective clinical rotations in Canada. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) award will be granted upon successful completion of the programme.

Five Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD5)

The Five Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD5) is suitable for students who have completed their High School education with strong performance in science subjects. On this programme you will study for two years in Newcastle. Your first year of study will focus on pre-clinical studies followed by a second year of basic sciences. After two years you will progress to the second year of basic sciences training at the SGU True Blue campus in Grenada. Upon completion of the second year of basic sciences students who satisfy the necessary requirements will be granted a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) award from Northumbria University. You will then have the option of completing up to two years of clinical rotations in the USA or UK subject to local visa policies and restrictions in each location.  Students are also able to complete elective clinical rotations in Canada. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) award will be granted upon successful completion of the programme. 

Six Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD6)

The Six Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD6) is suitable for students who have completed their High School education with a strong performance on science subjects. On this programme you will join the Northumbria University Applied Science Foundation Year. This is an established programme which prepares students for Year 1 entry to a number of Northumbria University Bachelors degree programmes. After successfully completing your Foundation Year and meeting the necessary progression requirements, you will join the Five Year Doctor of Medicine programme (MD5). Students who wish to progress to MD5 must take the Introduction to Biomedical Sciences module during their Foundation Year studies.


The SGU/NU International Medical Pathway has been designed to develop knowledge, clinical skills, and research interests while giving you the opportunity to experience a multitude of healthcare systems and enable you to practice medicine across all specialties with a global perspective. The programmes offered in Newcastle are equivalent to those delivered in Grenada but give students the opportunity to study in and experience a different healthcare environment.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at SGU opens doors for a medical career on an international scale, having been accredited and/or approved by many external regulatory and accrediting bodies. The accreditation standards that have been used to accredit the SGU medical degree program have been deemed comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the organization that accredits US and Canadian medical schools. SGU has contributed over 17,000 physicians to the global physician workforce and the University’s MD alumni have practiced in every state in the United States, as well as in more than 50 countries globally.


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