St. George’s University
Get to know about Grenada
Grenada, byname Isle of Spice, island country of the West Indies. It’s not called the Spice Island for nothing – you really can smell the nutmeg in the air in Grenada. It is the southernmost island of the north-south arc of the Lesser Antilles, lying in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 100 miles (160 km) north of the coast of Venezuela. The capital, St. George’s, on the southwest coast, is also the main port, having a fine natural harbour, and its picturesque pastel-coloured houses rise up the hillsides from the waterfront. The harbour at St. George’s is world famous for providing berths for oceangoing vessels, as well as a yacht basin and service facilities. Apart from the main port, an international airport lies at Point Salines, providing services to nearby islands with connecting flights to Venezuela.
Agriculture and tourism are the most important sectors of the economy in Grenada, although fishing and agriculturally based industries are becoming more significant. Having a tropical climate, you can find a wide variety of tropical fruits—mangoes, passion fruit, guavas, tamarind, and citrus fruits.
Some facts on St. George’s University
For more than 40 years, St. George’s University has been providing the world with highly trained doctors. Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent from around the world, SGU has become a leading center for academic excellence worldwide. With students and faculties from more than 140 countries, SGU is truly an international institution, with a unique global perspective poised to help educate students.
SGU has 70+ affiliated hospitals in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Grenada.
St. George’s University has become the 4th largest source of doctors for the entire US workforce.
St. George’s University offers four entry options for the MD program, ranging from four to seven years in length depending on a student’s academic qualifications. The basic sciences (first two years of the four-year MD program) are completed in Grenada, and clinical training (last two years) are completed at affiliated hospitals in the US, UK, Canada or Grenada. After the clinical training a student can sit for the USA medical entrance exam or sit for medical entrance whilst doing the clinical training.
A Variety of partial-and full-tuition scholarship awards are available based on academic excellence.