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Pathway to Medicine Program

Combined BS/MD Program

Pathway to Medicine Program

Combined BS/MD Program

Are you interested in obtaining a degree in medicine and becoming a doctor in the U.S.? Join St. Francis College (SFC) and St. George University (SGU) for the opportunity to enroll in SFC’s pre-medicine program and receive streamlined admission to SGU’s School of Medicine upon successful completion of your SFC Program. St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 20,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.

Combined BS/DVM Program

The deadline has passed for application into SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and therefore applications are not being accepted into the Combined BS/DVM Program at this time. However, students interested in veterinary medicine may pursue undergraduate studies at SFC and apply to SGU, and/or other veterinary medicine schools, in their junior year.

Admissions Criteria:

In order to be eligible to proceed to the SGU School of Medicine in this program, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) competitive with the incoming class average of 3.4 while enrolled at SFC and obtain a competitive score on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). A competitive score is generally defined as a score within 5 points of the prior term's average MCAT score for matriculated students.

In addition to the above-referenced minimum GPA, MCAT and GRE requirements, an offer of admission to SGU’s School of Medicine, pursuant to this program, will only be made to qualified students who satisfy all respective admissions requirements.

Students who enrolled at SFC prior to the execution of this agreement and who meet the SGU criteria for admission may apply to SGU by following the application process described in the agreement.

For students who do not meet the admission requirements of the 3+4 Program or the 4+4 Program, there may be opportunities for alternative programs/pathways for entrance into the MD Program. Any such opportunities shall be discussed and agreed to by the parties.

Admission to the MD program requires a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS (cumulative and part scores) or equivalent test for any prospective student whose country is not considered English-speaking. Applicants must demonstrate this minimum level of proficiency in English with a valid IELTS test result taken within the past two years. Students who have attended a North American university, or a university where English is the language of instruction, are typically waived from submitting TOEFL/IELTS exam scores.

Scholarship Information:

Students that are accepted in the 3+4 Program or 4+4 Program will each receive a $10,000 scholarship (MD Only).

Students will be advised of the scholarship opportunity at the point of recruitment and the scholarship will be indicated on the student’s offer letter.

The scholarship will only be formally awarded and disbursed once a student has successfully matriculated into the MD Program, and then the award will be disbursed evenly over the terms of the MD Program.

Students may be eligible for additional SGU scholarships and grants, at the sole discretion of SGU’s Scholarship Committee.


  • 93% US residency placement rate for graduates over the last 3 years
  • 990+ US residencies in 2022. SGU is the largest provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last 8 years
  • 92% USMLE Step 1 pass rate for first-time test-takers over the last 3 years
  • 92% USMLE Step 2CK pass rate for first-time test-takers over the last 3 years

Study/Clinical Locations:

Students will study Basic Sciences in Grenada for two years and complete clinical rotations at SGU’s affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the US, UK, or Canada.

Note to Applicants

If you have already applied to St. Francis College and wish to pursue this pathway, please contact the Office of Admissions.

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