St. George’s University School of Medicine, on Grenada’s southwest corner, has been the training ground for some 7,700 doctors licensed to practice in the United States.

NYT: For students having a hard time getting into medical school in the United States, St. George’s is their second chance. For decades, American medical schools have vilified their Caribbean counterparts for providing a substandard education for students who were weak to begin with. But some schools may be proving the medical establishment wrong.

Thousands of Caribbean graduates — roughly 7,700 from St. George’s alone — are licensed to practice in the United States.

St. George has tried to ensure the success of its students by paying hospitals to take them for their third- and fourth-year clinical rotations, which lead to those all-important residencies. It has entered into a $100 million, 10-year contract with the corporation for 600 spots. Last academic year, St. George’s placed 2,326 students in rotations in 98 American cities.