View Full Version : Do yourself a favor and avoid St George's London (SGUL/SGHMS)

03-02-2009, 09:59 AM
This is to let American prospective students know that St George's, University of London (also known as SGUL or St George's Hospital Medical School) has had a terrible administration when it comes to dealing with American students.

To cut a long story short, the School messed up the funding for a load of students over the years as it struggled to get Stafford loans, then lost its registration (!?!) and has only just got registered for both Stafford and GradPLUS loans....this all took about 5 years!

To make matters worse, the School had been sympathetic to the plight of its students but then, when they were 6 months from graduation, decided to play hardball and threaten de-registration if they didn't pay up -- despite the fact it was the School's administration that failed to deliver on the student loans, and the students were living in poverty for years!

Because of this, SGUL deserves a wide berth from Americans thinking about attending. There are much better medical schools in London and the south east of England that will (a) be able to provide the most basic support that you'll need (like loans!) and (b) will actually appreciate you as a student and listen to your opinion.

03-02-2009, 04:32 PM
oh that's harsh.

03-02-2009, 08:47 PM
Not to be confused with SGU's UK program. The OP is talking about a different school.

03-03-2009, 05:25 AM
"Harsh" is a good way of describing it... if only the people who are caught up in this mess knew what they were getting into before they came....

I tried to make the name of the university as clear as possible so as not to confuse it with any other med school.

04-09-2009, 07:51 PM
In fairness, SGUL doesn't have a fantastic reputation among UK medical students :rolleyes:. Also, I didn't know that is was popular with students from North America?

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