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  • St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada, Caribbean)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Great River
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Although I wasn't asked any questions, here are the questions I put together and studied: St. George’s University Interview Prep Essays 1. Define three characteristics that will help in your pursuit to become a physician. 2. Describe an influential event in your adult life. 3. Describe someone who impacted your life. 4. Describe the moment that affected your life the most 5. Describe the 3 characteristics a physician should have. Interviewer’s Questions 1. Do you mind being called an FMG? 2. What do you know about St. Vincent? 3. List 3 reasons you want to become a doctor. 4. Describe yourself in one word. 5. By moving away from family & friends, how will you adapt to survive on the island? 6. Why do you want to become a doctor? 7. How will you pay for Medical School 8. What volunteer experience do you have? 9. What does your resume not tell me about you? 10. What field of medicine would you want to practice if you had your choice? 11. What extra-curricular activities have you participated in that show your conviction for a career in medicine? 12. What do you see doing with your life? 13. Did you do any research? 14. Describe your volunteer experience. 15. Have you lived or traveled outside the US? 16. What other US/non-US schools did you apply to? Where did you get accepted? 17. How many schools did you apply to last year, how many secondaries did you send/ how many acceptances do you have? 18. Have you thought about PA School, you have a husband, it would be better for you. 19. Are you interested in an MPH as well as an MD? Ethics Topics 1. Stem Cell research 2. Abortion 3. Euthanasia 4. Private vs public healthcare (b/c in personal statement) 5. List 5 medical issues in the world 6. Organ transplants & harvesting Questions for Interviewer 1. What is the Faculty to Student ratio? 2. What are the educational backgrounds of the faculty 3. What is the Drop-out Rate? 4. How are the residency Matches? 5. What was your experience like living on the island? 6." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Go ahead and cut and paste that into word and print it out andhave someone ask you those questions. In fact, you should even type up answers to them so you know what you're talking about. Your responses shouldn't sound like you memorized them,but you should have a bit of a rehearsed answer. Your thought process should be fluid, and coherent. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"I wasn't asked any questions. Instead the interviewer (Dr. Lane, in Atlanta, GA) was more of a counselor and mentor rather than an interviewer. He gave me excellent insight about St. George's. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Since I wasn't asked any questions, we instead just discussed Med school applications, med school, the location, the residency programs, tips on getting matched, tips on other interviews, life in Grenada, Life with a family, etc. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I checked out SDN, wrote down the questions, and had my husband ask me them during breakfast for about a couple weeks, and I would answer them as if in a mock interview. I also asked friends and family who had also been through medical interviews, and they told me about it. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"He was really really relaxed. He normally runs the interviews in group sessions, with us all sitting in a conference room in the library of a junior college in the atlanta area, and discusses stuff about medical school, and tries to answer any and/or all questions we may have. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did all this prep, so now I really don't know how to go through a hard core interview. But, at least, I did still prepare, so I know what I would say for my next interview. Make sure to always include information about yourself and your experiences even if not asked about. So, during our discussions, I would throw in stuff about me and my medical experiences, or random experiences that said a little about my maturity, and interest in medicine without him exactly asking me directly. (as a just in case factor.)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I didn't have to prep for the interview. Make sure you check out the location a day prior to the interview so you can gauge how long it will take, and if there are any crazy turns that are not readily noticeable you don't get lost the day of the interview. Leave enough time so that you can wait there for about 1/2 an hour (as a just in case factor). Expect that the interviewer may show up 1/2 hr to 1 hr late. Take a book. Look up stuff on the internet on SGU, the school, the research, know why you chose the school, and why they should choose you. Also, take questions ready for the interviewer, too. About faculty: student ratio; crime rate; career opportunities for family members (spouses); housing; culture; faculty education; " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was amazing. I feel I gained valuable knowledge about the location, school, education and experience. We talked about House TV show, and what not. I mean, he was completely relaxed which helped me relax, too. Expect to write an essay (take a pen) on 1- a person who most influences you, 2- Describe 3 characteristics that will help you pursue a career as a physician, 3-describe a defining moment in your adult life. You have to choose one of those 3 options, and have to write for about 10 minutes (about a 1 -2 pages. )Make sure you also know about some kind of ethics related topics: Stem cell research, abortion, euthenasia, organ transplant, etc. Know this ins and outs of these, pros and cons, it's not what you feel about the topics, but that you are aware of both sides, and can discuss the issue maturely and intelligently. If you have any other questions about the interview process send me an email: [email protected]" Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

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How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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