St George’s Hospital Medical School was established in 1733 and initially based at Hyde Park Corner, before moving to our Tooting site in 1980. It was the second institution in England to provide formal training courses for doctors. Find out more about our history here. St George’s alumni include pioneers in medicine, John Hunter, Edward Jenner, Henry Gray and Patrick Steptoe.
St George’s has a dynamic research culture, with teams working to improve the health of people of all ages, from children to the elderly, in populations locally and globally. We are the only UK university based in a hospital (St George’s Hospital). This is also where Channel 4 television series 24 hours in A&E is filmed). St George’s is the only university in the UK to specialise in healthcare and medicine.