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St George's University, Grenada

The Partner

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Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University opened its doors to students beginning in January 1977. It has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending SGU enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically advanced facilities of a world-class institution.  

SGU has contributed over 16,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates, and faculty from over 140 countries. The University’s MD alumni have practiced in every state in the United States, as well as in more than 50 countries.  

St. George’s 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. SGU’s programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities, and the University is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.  

The Partnership

The International Medical Pathway is the partnership that exists between St. George’s University (SGU) and Northumbria University (NU) in Newcastle. The partnership commenced in January 2007 and has since welcomed more than 1,700 medical students to spend one or more years of their preclinical or medical degree program at Northumbria University.  

The inception of the partnership came about from SGU’s second Vice Chancellor, Dr. Keith B. Taylor (1989-1998). Dr. Taylor’s vision for international expansion was spurred by the reality of a shrinking world of medical education, which led not only to the growth of St. George’s University but also the creation of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) in 1994.   

The St. George’s University of Grenada School of Medicine/Northumbria University partnership (formerly known as the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program) provides students with the opportunity to complete either a four- or five-year MD program. The programs are identical to that delivered in Grenada but affords students the opportunity to study in and experience a different healthcare environment. Staff from both SGU and NU teach on the same two-year basic sciences program schedule. As the programs mirror each other, entry requirements, curriculum, and testing cadence all follow the same principles and schedules, which allows students to receive the exact same educational foundation regardless of location. 

Students studying in Newcastle will gain academic credit from both SGU and NU and are also eligible to receive a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in Medical Sciences. These students are invited to attend Northumbria University’s graduation ceremony, held each year at the True Blue Campus in Grenada. 

Programme Details

Recognition of St George’s University Medical Degree Programme

The St George’s University Medical Degree programme is approved by:

The Sri Lankan Medical Council, The Thailand Medical Council, The Bahamas Medical Council, The Bermuda Medical Council and The Medical Board of Trinidad & Tobago.

It is also accredited by the Government of Grenada, Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), which is recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC) in the United Kingdom

The programme is also included on the listed onof the  medical schools recognized by the Medical Board of California and Licensed by the Florida Commission on Independent Education in the United States of America.

St. George’s University Medical Degree graduates have also gained registration with medical licensing authorities in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Canada
  • Columbia
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Mauritius
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Further details about the International Medicine Pathway can be found here and here. Further information about St George's University here.


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