St George's University, Grenada: UCAT and Medical Course Entry Requirements

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This article goes through St George’s University, Grenada’s UCAT, academic and non-academic requirements to study Medicine at their school!

 

An overview of St George’s University, Grenada

St George’s University was first established as St George’s University School of Medicine in 1976. In 1996, they founded the School of Arts and Science and a Veterinary school in 1999.

Over 14 000 physicians have graduated from St George’s University and is now practising in over 50 countries. St George’s is also affiliated with over 70 hospitals and clinics across the USA, Canada, UK and Grenada where Medical students undertake their final 2 years of study.

St George’s University is in the capital centre of Grenada and is close to everything.

Students can dine in casual restaurants to fancier restaurants. They can hike and swim in waterfalls nearby, as well as exploring the local bushland for their unique flora and fauna. In addition to this, students can also go scuba diving in the local coral reefs, parasail, snorkel, kayak and windsurf!

St Georges also offers a range of student societies and clubs, including academic societies, religious and cultural organisations and hobbies and special interest groups!

 

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St George’s University, Grenada Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

St George’s University, Grenada offers a Doctor of Medicine Program that ranges from 4 years to 7 years depending on entry qualifications. St George’s, Grenada’s Medical degree allow their students to have an international opportunity to practice medicine as it is accredited and approved by:

  • Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
  • Government of Grenada
  • New York State Education Department
  • New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Medical Board of California
  • Florida Commission on Independent Education

Students studying MD will be assigned to 1 of the 9 different Colleges where they will undertake their studies. These colleges are tight-knit learning communities where students support and help each other:

Medical CoursesCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Doctor of Medicine (4 Years MD Program)N/AAcademic Entry Requirements: 

For North American students:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

For Non-US/Canadian Applicants:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong science background
  • AND English Test (if it is not their principle language):
    • IELTS: 7.0 on each band
    • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based)

Prerequisites:

For North American students:

  • Students must have undertaken the following in their undergraduate course:
    • 1 year General Biology or Zoology with lab
    • 1 year Inorganic Chemistry (General or Physical) with lab
    • 1 year Organic Chemistry with lab
    • 1 semester Physics with lab
    • 1 semester Math:
      • Calculus, Computer Science, or Statistics
    • 1 semester of English
  • Students are recommended to take these courses:
    • 1 additional semester of Physics (one year in total)
    • 2 semesters in social science courses:
      • Psychology, Sociology…
    • Courses in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Physiology

For Non-US/Canadian Applicants:

  • Strong science background

Entry Requirements: 

St George’s University, Grenada accepts students based on their academic results, UCAT/MCAT results and their demonstration of their non-academic achievements and work experience in the interviews.

UCAT:

UCAT is not mandatory for all students. St George’s suggests that International students should sit the UCAT exam to provide additional information quantitative information additional to their academic achievements.

Work Experience:

St George’s Grenada looks for students who are well versed, skilled and motivated to study and perform Medicine. They recommend that students undertake volunteer work or work experience in the health-care setting to demonstrate this. Doing this also ensures adequate exposure to the Medical profession.

Application process:

For North American students:

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students must have basic computer knowledge
  • Students must also complete the MCAT and submit their scores

For Non-US/Canadian Applicants:

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students must complete their English Test (if it is not their principal language)
  • Students are also suggested to sit the UCAT exam

Interview criteria and structure 

A select number of students are invited to an interview based on their academic achievements and MCAT/UCAT results.

  • Criteria: The interview section assesses students’ interpersonal skills, including compassion, flexibility, empathy and perceptiveness. Students also need to demonstrate interest and motivation to study and perform medicine and their familiarity with ethical questions that they will be facing. St George’s narrowed down the main criteria to:
    • Observation skills
    • Communication skills
    • Motor skills
    • Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitive abilities
    • Behavioural and Social Attributes
  • Structure: St George’s interview is structured into a one session interview.

Degree facts: 

  • Students will study basic science disciplines in their first 2 years at the True Blue campus in Grenada. In the final 2 years, students will study clinical sciences at Grenada’s partner schools and hospitals in USA, UK, Canada and Grenada.
4 YearsYears 1 & 2: True Blue Campus, Grenada

Years 3 & 4: US, UK, Canada or Grenada sites

Doctor of Medicine (5 Years MD Program)N/AAcademic Entry Requirements: 

3 Advanced Levels:

  • Chemistry (A or B)
  • Biology (A or B)
  • Maths or Physics (A or B)

Cape Units 1 and 2:

  • Chemistry (Min Grade 2)
  • Biology (Min Grade 2)
  • Maths or Physics (Min Grade 2)

Full IB Diploma:

  • Good Grades:
    • 2 Higher Level Science Courses
    • A third Higher Level science course is recommended

India 10 + 2:

  • 90%-

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements are the same for all MD courses.

Application process:

The application process is the same for all MD courses.

Interview criteria and structure 

Interview criteria and structure is the same for all MD courses.

Degree facts: 

  • Students undertaking this course will study Pre-Clinical III in their first year and basic science disciplines in their second year at the True Blue campus in Grenada. In the final 2 years, students will study clinical sciences at Grenada’s partner schools and hospitals in USA, UK, Canada and Grenada.
  • This course is designed for students with Advanced Level or IB credentials
5 Full-Time YearsYears 1 – 3: True Blue Campus, Grenada

Years 4 & 5: US, UK, Canada or Grenada sites

Doctor of Medicine (6 Years MD Program)N/AAcademic Entry Requirements:

Further Education is reviewed on an individual basis:

  • AS Levels
  • South Africa Matrix
  • HSC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Senior Certificate

India 10 + 2:

  • 80%

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements are the same for all MD courses.

Application process:

The application process is the same for all MD courses.

Interview criteria and structure 

Interview criteria and structure is the same for all MD courses.

Degree facts: 

  • Students undertaking this course will study Pre-Clinical III and Pre-Clinical II in their first and second year and basic science disciplines in their third year at the True Blue campus in Grenada. In the final 2 years, students will study clinical sciences at Grenada’s partner schools and hospitals in USA, UK, Canada and Grenada.
  • This course is designed for students with South African or Australian Matrix exam qualifications
6 Full-Time YearsYears 1 – 4: True Blue Campus, Grenada

Years 5 & 6: US, UK, Canada or Grenada sites

Doctor of Medicine (7 Years MD Program)N/AAcademic Entry Requirements: 

SEC School Diploma:

  • Strong science grades

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements are the same for all MD courses.

Application process:

The application process is the same for all MD courses.

Interview criteria and structure 

Interview criteria and structure is the same for all MD courses.

Degree facts: 

  • This course is designed for students who have secondary school credentials
  • Students who complete this course can also graduate with an additional Bachelor of Science
  • Students will undertake 3 years of Pre-Clinical studies and an additional 2 years of basic science disciplines at the True Blue campus at Grenada. In the final 2 years, students will study clinical sciences at Grenada’s partner schools and hospitals in USA, UK, Canada and Grenada.
7 Full-Time YearsYears 1 – 5: True Blue Campus, Grenada

Years 6 & 7: US, UK, Canada or Grenada sites

 

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