Apr 7, 2014
Medical Student (Accepted)
Anyone have any info on this Med School? How tough would it be to return to North America to practice??


2+ Year Member
May 7, 2014
Tampa, FL
With that school you do your first two years in Cyprus, then you do your last two in Chicago. I spoke with a recruiter today and she mentioned that in the next year or two they'll be having clinical rounds in Florida and Puerto Rico as well.
Here is an email she sent me

"The key differences between our school and others are that we focus on small class sizes (8 students per class), active hands on learning, and an immediate immersion into clinical settings. All of this, matched with our meticulous quality assurance has led to a 98% graduation rate, and a ranking as one of the top 200 universities in the world!

Another reason we are unique is that we provide this exceptional medical education in a new multimillion dollar medical school on the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is a country that combines beautiful scenery with rich ancient history and a cosmopolitan Mediterranean life style.

We use the Problem Based Learning teaching method (patient case studies start in your first week of the program) that medical students seem to prefer over the traditional delivery format. U.S. medical schools have acknowledged this and many have converted to this method of teaching in recent years. As a graduate of the St. Georges University of London Medical MBBS program, you would be eligible to return to the U.S. or Canada to participate in their residency programs and take the USMLE or MCCEE for your licensing.

The degree takes four years to complete. The first two years are in Cyprus which will see students in hospitals from the first week. The final two years are in Chicago, Tel Aviv or Nicosia. Our Chicago clinical site is the award winning Swedish Covenant Hospital http://swedishcovenant.org/and it is recommended that North American students spend at least one of their clinical years in the US.

To find out more about us, I would recommend going to our website www.nicosia.sgul.ac.cy and download our university prospectus. You can also view our medical campus You Tube video, take a virtual tour and read student testimonials. Our 2015 application is posted on our website http://www.nicosia.sgul.ac.cy/apply-online/student-login. We encourage you to complete your application today, especially Section 1, as this will provide us with the information needed to follow up with you accordingly."