Editorial Team

St. George’s University (SGU), School of Medicine in Grenada, has been successful in aiding 16 Indian medical students to secure post graduate training positions in 2021. 15 of those students have attained residencies at prestigious US medical hospitals and health centers 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 in the world*, SGU is a popular choice among Caribbean medical schools and a top center 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 practiced 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 enroll into 21 different specialities ranging from neurology, orthopedic surgery to pathology and anesthesiology.

“We are incredibly proud of the students who secured their residencies. It is not an easy task and it is only their hard work and determination which has led to this achievement. We have no 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 recognizes that these differences matter, so students can choose to complete clinical rotations in one of over 70 affiliated hospitals and health centers 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 around the world, students also have a unique opportunity to begin their medical career in Grenada, the UK, or India.

*According to FSMB physician licensure data, 2019

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