Transfer Students

Richmond Gabriel University, St Vincent and the Grenadines will only accept transferred course credits from Accredited Medical Schools that are listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools (www. Medicine related courses completed outside of a Medical degree program at a College or University cannot be substituted for Medical School credits. The admissions committee of Richmond Gabriel University will review all candidates’ applications and supporting documents on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer students must complete at least 2 years of their education, inclusive of all clinical clerkship at Richmond Gabriel University as part of their graduation requirement before they are issued their medical diploma. 

  • Any student who transfers into the program must satisfy the graduation criteria of Richmond Gabriel University.
  • Transfer students are expected to complete their medical degree within the maximum 6-year period regardless of where they would have started their program.   The maximum 6-year period is for the total time spent in medical education.

In addition to the above the following is required:

  • To transfer into the Clinical Clerkship phase transfer students will be required to have an NBME CBSE score of 200.
  • Students who do not have a passing score on CBSE NBME or any equivalent board exam, but which to transfer to the clinical program at RGU, must successfully complete the CBSE NBME with a passing score of at least 200 within one semester of admission to the program. Failure to complete the admission requirement may result in an offer of admission being rescinded.
  • Exceptions will be considered only for those students who have completed a higher qualifying examination/licensing examination,  for example:  USMLE Step 1 will be accepted in place of the CBSE NBME and USMLE Step 2 will be accepted in place of CCSE NBME.

Original copies of transcripts of academic records from previous medical school(s), colleges or Universities must be submitted. These copies will be required later by the ECFMG before a student can appear for USMLE and when applying for residency match.

For details regarding transferring into the clinical program please review the Clinical Rotation Overview.


A student who wishes to transfer out of the institution is advised to first meet with the Dean of Student Affairs or his/her Academic Advisor to discuss the implications of his/her decision. The student must submit in writing notice of his/her intent at least one semester (4 months) prior to the date of withdrawal from the University, stating reasons for the transfer. Failure to comply means that the student will always be considered automatically enrolled in the program for the following semester and must meet all his or her financial and other obligations to the University. Notice of withdrawal from the program received in less than one semester to the time of withdrawal will deem student(s) to be indebted to the University for the following semester. Students with extenuating circumstances such as medical emergencies, death of immediate family members, and loss of sponsor can apply for withdrawal after the semester starts and provide documented proof for withdrawal so that they are not responsible for the next semester’s fees. These situations are assessed on a case by case basis.

For students transferring out of Richmond Gabriel University, St Vincent and the Grenadines, official transcripts of academic work completed at Richmond Gabriel University will not be released to the transfer school until the procedures for withdrawal have been completed and the student has paid all outstanding accounts due to the institution including any scholarship or bursaries granted during their program.