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The Untold Story

St George’s University Grenada (SGU) is one of the largest for-profit medical schools in the world, enrolling on average 1,500 students every year. Its website has boasted promising results, such as a 95% medical residency placement rate for eligible 2020 US graduates and a 94% first-time pass rate on 2019 USMLE Step 1. However, the reality often isn’t as ideal as students are led to believe. 

A considerable portion of students, year after year, are unable to match to a residency program or qualify for licensing exams.

Why we’re the right choice.

Attorney David Matthews has over 33 years of experience fighting for his clients, bringing him national recognition for his success. He has been selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2020, recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer,” a Thomas Reuters publication, 2003-2004, 2006-2020, and in 2020 voted as one of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers in Texas. David is also a Martindale-Hubbell A-V rated attorney, one of the most distinguished honors an attorney can receive.

We care deeply about our clients.
We understand the devastation of working hard and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars, only to be unable to practice as a physician.

We won’t leave you in the dark.
Lawsuits are often complicated and lengthy. We’re with you every step of the way and will keep you updated throughout the process.

I pride myself on handling my client’s cases to the very best of my ability—from the time they first call our firm, until we get them the resolution they deserve.

-- Attorney David Matthews

These students, many of which have taken on a massive financial burden in order to achieve their dream of becoming a doctor, are often left with crippling debt and no career.

Further concerning is SGU’s withdrawal from its accrediting body, CAAM-HP, on January 5, 2021. This development will likely make it even more difficult for SGU students to become practicing physicians.
 
If you are a current or former St George’s University student and you believe you were wronged, contact us today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.

Stats & Info

  • Caribbean medical schools have a 10 times higher acceptance rate compared to American medical schools.
  • In 2019, 93% of US allopathic med school grads matched to a residency program, while only 70% of Caribbean med school grads matched.
  • Students that match become attending physicians, on average earning nearly $200,000/year.
  • Students that do not match struggle to find employment that allows them to pay off their medical school debts, which are not dischargeable, even in bankruptcy.
  • July 2019, CAAM-HP accorded SGU Accreditation on Probation, which status was suspended pending a hearing of the SGU’s appeal. SGU’s status of Accredited with Conditions remained in effect while the School was appealing CAAM-HP’s determination on its accreditation in respect of the period 2019-2022.
  • January 2021, SGU voluntarily exercised its right to withdraw its membership from CAAM-HP effective as of January 5, 2021, prior to any appeal hearing. The School’s accreditation status remained Accredited with conditions until that date and the July 2019 determination of Accredited on Probation became effective as of the date of withdrawal.

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The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) is the legally constituted body established in 2003 to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programs of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education. Without CAAM-HP accreditation, students completing their studies may not be allowed to take national board exams or apply for residencies and it is uncertain whether US and Canadian institutions will recognize medical degrees earned at SGU in the future.

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