For students who have secondary school credentials.
The seven–year Doctor of Medicine program is designed for students who have secondary school credentials who need to study a complete course in the foundation sciences before beginning the medical degree program.
Medical career training adapted to your academic background.
With a focus on preclinical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the seven–year entry point prepares students for the rigors of medical school by providing a strong support system around a solid preclinical curriculum.
Dual BS/MD Degree Option
By entering SGU’s seven-year preclinical program, you may be eligible to earn a Bachelor of Science on your way to completing your Doctor of Medicine.
The BS/MD option allows you to complete your undergraduate degree through three years of undergraduate and preclinical courses.
Secondary School Diploma: A secondary school diploma with a strong performance in science. The following secondary school qualifications can be considered for the seven-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program entry:
AS Levels “Advanced Subsidiary Levels”
High School Exam
Irish Leaving Certificate
South African Matric
International students are exempt from the MCAT admission requirement, but must fully meet our English language requirements if English is not their principal language.
English language: An English exam is required for any prospective student whose country is not considered English-speaking as per UKVI*. However, if you obtained your undergraduate degree in any English-speaking country, there may be an exception. In this instance, you must request a waiver in order to be determined by the FSSC.
IELTS- 7.0 on each band
TOEFL- 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based). The University’s TOEFL code is 2864
Password-Skills –Scoring is the same as IELTS scoring for direct entry
C1 Advanced- A score of 186 overall is required for direct entry
PTE Academic – A score of 85 overall is required for direct entry
*List of approved English speaking countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
**Please note, there are entry qualifications for many countries and examination boards. Please work with your admissions officer to determine what entry qualifications and examination boards are needed from your home country.
Temporary English Test Arrangements for January 2022
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, most testing centers that offer English language proficiency tests such as IETLS and TOEFL have suspended testing in many of the countries. It is anticipated that when centers do re-open, there will be a very large backlog of tests to clear.
To enable our international applicants who are planning to join the St. George’s University School of Medicine in January 2022 to meet our admissions documents’ requirements, we will be temporarily accepting English test results by IELTS and TOEFL online.
There are a range of entry points into our Doctor of Medicine program, accommodating applicants of all educational systems and academic backgrounds.
Seven-Year MD Program Admissions Process
The SGU admissions process and requirements give you detailed information on what prerequisites are needed to apply for our seven-year MD degree program, and will walk you through the steps you need to take on applying for admission.
Admissions & Applying
Find out more about our easy application process
Our team of admissions officers are here and ready to help you realize your dream of becoming a doctor
You can become one of over 19,000 SGU MD graduates in the US and around the world.