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St. George’s University (SGU)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and St. George’s University have formalized an articulation agreement which offers KPU students the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine or veterinary medicine. Following successful graduation with a four-year undergraduate degree at KPU, a student can work towards a BS/MD or BS/DVM via a pathway arrangement. 

About SGU 

Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University opened its doors to students beginning in January 1977. It has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to Grenada’s Caribbean Island in the West Indies. Students attending SGU enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically advanced facilities of a world-class institution. SGU programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities, and SGU is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.

Program Overview

In this 4+4 Program, students will begin their studies at KPU in the Faculty of Science and Horticulture’s Bachelor of Science, Major in Health Science. After successfully completing four years of undergraduate study at KPU, qualified students who meet the standards of admission at SGU will proceed to Grenada and enter the first year of SGU School of Medicine or SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine.  

Doctor of Medicine (MD): Qualified medical students will be eligible to complete the first two years (2) of medical study in Grenada, or can complete year one (1) of the MD Program at Northumbria University in the UK, year two (2) in Grenada, and the final two (2) years of this combined program in clinical rotations at SGU’s affiliated hospitals in the United States and/or the United Kingdom. Click here to learn more about the program and curriculum.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM): Veterinary students will be eligible to complete the first three (3) years of veterinary study in Grenada and their final clinical year at affiliated veterinary schools in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or Ireland. Click here to learn more about the program and curriculum.  

Check below for the two programs’ intro graphic for your better understanding.

SGU programs chart

Admission Requirement

To be eligible to proceed to the SGU School of Medicine, students must met the requirement as follows:

  • maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) competitive with the incoming class average of 3.4 while enrolled at KPU;
  • Obtain a competitive score on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). A competitive score is defined as a score within 3 points of the prior term average score at SGU. (The MCAT requirement is waived for international student applications).
  • Meet all admission criteria of SGU School of Medicine

To be eligible for entry into the SGU School of Veterinary Medicine, students must meet the following requirement:

  • maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) competitive with the incoming class average of 3.2 while enrolled at KPU;
  • Obtain a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of at least 300
  • Meet all admission criteria of SGU School of Veterinary Medicine

Students interested in this pathway degree program can express their intentions anytime during their first three (3) years of study at KPU. Students can submit a request to speak with an SGU representative using the link found at the bottom of the page (coming soon).

Upon receiving further instructions from SGU’s admission team, interested students will apply to their intended program; SGU application fees will be waived for applicants. Upon receipt of the application, KPU and SGU will consult to select suitable candidates, who meet the standards of KPU and SGU, and formal interviews will be conducted by SGU. 

Career Outcome 

  • Physicians
  • Veterinarians
  • Scientists
  • Public health professionals 
  • Business professionals
  • etc.   

Please note KPU does not have custody or control of information that you send to St. George’s University (“SGU”). Choosing to apply for the SGU School of Medicine or the SGU School of Veterinary Medicine will transmit the personal information you provide as needed between the SGU office in Canada; the SGU campus in Grenada, West Indies; and any potentially international location where you will complete your clinical practicum if you are accepted to the program. KPU does not control the privacy or information security practices of SGU or clinical locations. By continuing to apply, you agree to review the privacy policies of these locations and ask any questions you have about privacy practices directly to SGU or any potential clinical placement locations. If you have any concerns about the responses you receive from your enquiries, you may contact global.partnerships@kpu.ca for support. Any of your personal information provided to KPU by you or SGU will be collected as per 26(c) and 26(e) of British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of supporting and facilitating the review of your application to SGU and to plan and evaluate the delivery of this joint academic program. Your personal information will only be used and disclosed by KPU for these purposes.