Medical Sciences Diploma (followed by study on the Doctor of Medicine degree at St. George's University in Grenada)

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Northumbria University’s partnership with St George’s University in Grenada allows you to study in the UK, Grenada, the US and Canada to graduate with a Medical Degree from St George’s University.

This exciting opportunity is referred to as the Keith B Taylor Global Scholars programme. Depending on your current qualifications we offer a six year, five year or four year programme of study with St George’s University.

St George’s University has over 12,000 alumni from the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree programme practising medicine across the globe.

The clinical component of the St George’s University programme has established affiliations with over 70 hospitals and clinical centres in the US, UK, Canada and Grenada. 

St George’s have an outstanding track record of first time passes in the USMLE.

97% of students achieving a pass first time in 2012.  

 Recognition

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, 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 list of 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, Colombia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria,  Pakistan, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States of America to list just a few.

Duration and Intakes

  • The six year programme commences in September, each academic year
  • The five year programme commences in September, each academic year
  • The four year programme commences in August or January, each academic year

The programme duration to qualify as a Medical Doctor is between 4-6 years depending on your entry qualifications. Qualifications from all countries are considered.

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Six Year Programme

You expect to complete secondary school with strong grades in sciences but you are not studying for GCE A-Levels, HK A-levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma or an equivalent qualification. Qualifications from many countries are accepted and include, HSSC and AISC Standard XII from India and the South African matriculation, Australian Matriculation Examinations and UK AS levels

You will apply to Northumbria University for the programme. You will then also be interviewed and assessed by St George’s University and if accepted you will have a confirmed place on the Medical Degree Programme providing you pass each academic year.

The first two years of your six-year programme are delivered by Northumbria University in Newcastle and comprise two years of pre-medical science.

You will study a range of different subjects that will provide you with the requisite scientific knowledge and skill to be able to join the four-year Medical Degree Programme.

Details of your syllabus can be found here:

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of an Introduction to Biological and Food Sciences, Introduction to Human Biosciences, Foundations of Chemical Structure, Foundations of Chemical Reactions, Practical and Transferrable Skills, Introductory Environmental Science 

Your studies in Year 2 comprise of Cell Biology and Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Introducotory Pathological Sciences, Practical Skills for Biosciences, Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Skills and Biochemistry

At the end of your first year of studies you need to pass with 70% to be able to progress into the 2nd year of your pre-medical programme. At the end of second year of your studies you must pass this year with 65% to be able to progress to the medical programme and you must also hold an IELTS of 7.0 with no component lower than 6.5). You will then progress to the 4 years of your Medical DegreeModule details can be found on the Four Year Programme tab.

Five Year Programme

You will apply to Northumbria University for the programme and we will ensure that you have the correct information for St George’s University. You will also be interviewed and assessed by St George’s University so that you have a confirmed place on the medical degree programme providing you pass each academic year.

Your pre-medical year is delivered by Northumbria University and comprises a range of subjects so that you have the requisite skills and knowledge to be able to progress to the Medical Degree.

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of Cell Biology and Genetics, Principles of Immunology, Introducotory Pathological Sciences, Practical Skills for Biosciences, Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Skills and Biochemistry

At the end of the first year of your studies you must pass this year with 65% to be able to progress to the medical programme, you must also hold an IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in component). You then progress to the 4 years of your Medical Degree. For module details click on the four year programme tab.

Four Year Programme

The first two years of the programme is the study of basic scence associated with a career in medicine.

The first year of the programme is studied at Northumbria, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, the second year is studied at St George’s University True Blue Campus on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Grenada.

Upon successful completion of the first two years of the programme you will then undertake 2 years of clinical study at St George’s University affiliated Clinical Hospitals/Centres in the US, Canada or the UK. During this period you complete a variety of different clinical rotation experiences, providing you with the experience to develop your clinical, professional and compassionate skills. THE USMLE examination Stage 1 & 2 form part of your studies.

St George’s have an outstanding track record of first time passes in the USMLE, with 97% of students achieving a pass first time in 2012 

Your studies in Year 1 comprise of Medicine in Society 1: Bioethics and the Professional, Medicine in Society 2: Community and Preventative Medicine, Medical Biochemistry, Geneticsm Human Gross and Development Anatomy, Histology & Cell Biology, Immunology and Parasitology, Medical Physiology, Neuroscience (Further details included in Year One of the Module Overview below)

Year 2 of the Medical Degree programme in Grenada include:

Clinical Rotations

Core Rotations are:

  • Medicine 12 weeks
  • Surgery 12 weeks
  • Paediatrics 6 weeks
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology 6 weeks
  • Psychiatry 6 weeks
  • Family Medicine  6 weeks
  • Sub-internships and Electives
  • Medicine Sub-Internship  4 weeks
  • Medicine Elective 4 weeks
  • Paediatrics Elective or Sub-Internship  4 weeks
  • Additional Electives 20 Weeks

Upon successful completion of your Medical Degree programme you will graduate from St George’s University, the ceremony to mark this occasion being held in New York in the USA.

If you wish to secure work outside the USA you will need to sit for the Medical Licensing Examination in the country in which you wish to work, for example in the UK this is the PLAB in Canada it is the MCCEE., in Thailand and Sri Lanka your qualification is already recognised by the medical Licensing Council.

After graduation you will then look to secure residency in one of many specialities including, emergency medicine, family medicine, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, surgery and psychiatry to name a few. St George’s University has the highest success in matching students to residency places. 

 Further details are available on St George’s University website

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*Upon successful completion of the MD, to meet General Medical Council (GMC) criteria and practice in the UK, UK students must have studied a minimum of two years in the country in which the awarding institution of the medical degree is based, (ie two years in Grenada).

Course info

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study four or five years depending on point of entry

Department Applied Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

Medical Sciences Diploma (followed by study on the Doctor of Medicine degree at St. George's University in Grenada)

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