September 3: St. George’s University (SGU), School of Medicine in Grenada, has successfully aided 16 Indian medical students secure postgraduate training positions in 2021. Fifteen of those students have attained residencies at prestigious US medical hospitals and health centres this summer, and 1 Indian student has decided to pursue their medical career in India.
Being the largest source of physicians licensed in the US—more than any other medical school globally, *SGU is a popular choice among Caribbean medical schools and a top centre of international education. The University has contributed over 19,000 physicians to the global physician workforce to date, with students, graduates, and faculty from over 150 countries. SGU graduates have practised in all 50 US states and more than 50 countries around the world.
“We stand back and marvel at the outstanding work being done by our graduates in all corners of the US and the world,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of SGU. “the impact that they have made and will continue to make on patients, their families, and their communities is truly immeasurable.”
In 2021, more than 1,090 SGU graduates, out of which 15 are originally from India, will begin their residencies across the United States, marking the seventh year in a row in which SGU was the number one provider of new doctors to the US healthcare system, as per data as of April 2021. SGU graduates will enrol into 21 different specialities ranging from neurology, orthopaedic surgery to pathology and anaesthesiology.
“We are incredibly proud of the students who secured their residencies. It is not an easy task, and only their hard work and determination have led to this achievement. We do not doubt that they will make a strong impact in the healthcare field and stay true to the rich SGU tradition”, adds Mr Bharat Gadhia, Regional Director, South Asia.
Healthcare systems and patient populations differ with each location. SGU recognises that these differences matter, so students can choose to complete clinical rotations in one of over 70 affiliated hospitals and health centres in the US and the UK.
“We are proud of the impact that our graduates have had in the US and around the world,” said Dr. Richard Liebowitz, vice-chancellor of SGU. “As a University, we aim to provide a sturdy foundation for our students to help them become well-equipped and well-rounded physicians for the future.”
For SGU, allowing flexibility for international medical students is a priority. With entry points available for students from any education system worldwide, students also have a unique opportunity to begin their medical career in Grenada, the UK, or India.
For more information on St. George’s University, please visit www.sgu.edu/international-students/south-asia/
*According to FSMB physician licensure data, 2019
St. George’s University’s (SGU) School of Medicine was established in 1977 and has since awarded an MD degree to over 19,000 graduates who work in more than 50 countries worldwide. The university has over 75 affiliated hospitals in the US and UK and offers clinical rotations in the US and UK. SGU’s graduates have been licensed to practice medicine in all states of the US, and SGU is the largest source of physicians licensed in the US—more than any other medical school in the world.
The SGU Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree opens doors for a medical career internationally. Under Section 36(4) of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, it is a recognised medical qualification and under the Erstwhile Indian Medical Council of India Act, 1956, under Part II of the Third Schedule.
While 77% of its medical students are US citizens, 23% are international (non-US) students, including over 100 students from India who are currently studying towards their MD degree at SGU. Over 300 MD graduates of the university are originally from India.