View Full Version : St George's Medical School is ranked as the worst medical school in the UK ?

06-18-2012, 03:06 PM
30 out of 30... so is it that bad that it got a grade of 27 out of 100 ? guardian .co.uk /education /table /2012/may/22/university-guide-medicine

06-18-2012, 03:15 PM
30 out of 30... so is it that bad that it got a grade of 27 out of 100 ? guardian .co.uk /education /table /2012/may/22/university-guide-medicine

link doesn't work

06-18-2012, 03:22 PM
fixed it. University guide 2013: league table for medicine | Education | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2012/may/22/university-guide-medicine)

06-30-2013, 09:00 PM
Ok basically St George's isn't ranked very well. I did an interview there and was accepted but turned it down for a few reasons. Out of the 5 london medical schools, its the only one located outside the city center. Its also located in tooting which is a bit ghetto (not overly but compared to the others it is). The hospital is a bit sketchy and because it is not affiliated with a university it lacks name recognition. It also shares a name with SGU in the Caribbean which doesn't help.

Historically, St Georges has been good, Jenner and Gray are its most famous alumni. Jenner cured smallpox and Gray wrote Gray's Anatomy.

However, it has been on the decline. Imperial and UCL are big names in research and benefit from name recognition. KCL and Barts were historically strong hospitals/medical schools (****** and Guys was likely the 2nd best medical school in the UK after Edinburgh in the 18th and 19th centuries). Barts has also been historically strong, its main teaching hospital is nearing 900 years old.

To be quite honest for London its:

1. Imperial=UCL
2. Barts= Kings
3. St Georges

This plays out in Research and Entry Grades.

Reputation only matters if you aren't planning on staying in the UK to practice. If you are planning on staying in the UK, foundation schools are school blind and so they won't know if you graduated from Cambridge or Georges.

07-01-2013, 11:45 AM
Hi MD108

Thanks for your continued interest in all things St George’s, University of London (we’re posting this on both the threads you’ve asked questions on for completeness).

We’re sorry that St George’s wasn’t for you, but respect entirely that different schools work for different students. We’re indeed proud of our famous alumni such as Gray, Jenner and Hunter, who were pioneers in their day. Since St George’s started training doctors in 1733, there have been many thousands who have followed in their footsteps and undertaken successful medical careers, and we hope that our students will continue to do just that for many centuries to come.

With regard to our rankings, just reposting our comment from last week in response to yours on the thread (http://www.valuemd.com/st-georges-university-london-sgul/222525-st-georges-university-london-uk-courses-intl-students-12.html):

‘In an academic session which saw St George’s, University of London (SGUL) ranked in the top 250 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time, the recent publication of the Guardian’s league table has come as a disappointment for St George’s.

Analysing this result, it is largely attributable to the outcome of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2012, conducted with 2012 graduates. In the last year, SGUL has worked even harder with students to address the concerns raised in the NSS. Much has already been achieved – and this work is ongoing. We anticipate that this year’s graduates will have had the opportunity to appreciate these improvements, and that these will be reflected in the 2013 NSS results – and then in next year’s Guardian league tables.

SGUL has previously won a number of awards for its student experience, and we believe it to be a great place to study – and we expect this to be better reflected in future league tables’.

MD108, we were interested in your insights regarding our location. You’re right to say that we are not in the centre of London. For those reading this who are not familiar with London – many Londoners know the city by the metro zones. Zone 1 is the centre, zone 6 is outer London – Tooting is in zone 3, to give some perspective. We feel our students have an excellent experience helped by this location – the ability to focus on med school in a close knit environment, but also experience all that is good about London in their free time. It’s cheaper living outside the city centre, and there’s plentiful accommodation for all our students in the local area. We don’t recognise Tooting as a ghetto, and don’t think those enjoying their time here would either.

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