TESTIMONIALS FROM GRADUATES AND STUDENTS
“As a member of the ten-year anniversary graduating class of the Saint James School of Medicine, I have witnessed some of the remarkable progress that this school has made over its short history.
Through the Basic Science program you will develop a solid foundation upon which to build your clinical knowledge. Taking the time and making the extra effort to excel during your basic sciences course work will serve you well in preparation for the USMLE step 1. The faculty will support you any way they can, but it is up to you to take advantage of the available resources and time. Unlike most US schools, you will not be spoon-fed your education. Taking an active role in your education early in medical school will pay handsome dividends and lay the foundation for your success throughout your medical career.
Where I believe SJSM truly shines is during your clinical years. From first-hand experience, I can tell you that Saint James’s clinical sites are far superior to those offered by other Caribbean schools and are on par with those offered by most US schools. Having completed all of my core rotations at teaching institutions in Chicago, I can attest that my rotations prepared me well not only for USMLE step 2, but also residency.
I have enjoyed my time at St James, and although I am ready to take the next step in my career, I owe a great debt to the school that made this opportunity possible. I would strongly encourage you to consider Saint James as a vehicle to your career in medicine. Good luck, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.”
Dr. Devang G., graduate, Saint James School of Medicine. SJSM Class of 2010
“One of the things I liked best about Saint James was how committed they are as an organization to growing and improving. They are very flexible. The school’s administration was always there for me no matter what and came up with creative solutions to problems I encountered. The school’s culture in general is supportive, there’s always someone there to help you, and you will quickly realize that you need that help. It’s a hard thing to study medicine.”
Dr. Kristina S, graduate, Saint James School of Medicine
“It’s definitely a very rigorous academic schedule, it keeps you on your toes…the subjects you are learning are very intense, and it’s quite challenging so it’s really good to have a good faculty behind you.”
Joanne N., student, Saint James School of Medicine
“The student body at Saint James is very diverse, all ages and all backgrounds. Making friends is effortless and seeing your fellow students again during clerkship rotations in the US is an absolutely wonderful experience!”
Dr. David K., graduate, Saint James School of Medicine
“I wanted to take the cheapest, fastest route to qualify as a MD and get back to Canada to practice, and Saint James fulfilled these requirements.”
Dr. David K., graduate, Saint James School of Medicine
TESTIMONIALS FROM AFFILIATED US HOSPITALS
“We take students from Saint James School of Medicine for clinical rotations. The students are focused and ambitious, and consistently achieve strong results in evaluations. The school is friendly and efficient to work with and they closely monitor the wellbeing and performance of their student. We recommend Saint James School of Medicine and their students to other teaching hospitals. We have had a great experience with their students.”
Steven R. P., D.O., FACP, DIO and Chair, Graduate Medical Education, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
“It is with immense pleasure that I write this letter regarding my pleasant experience with Saint James Medical School. My experiences have all been very positive. The students I have had for the past two plus years have been a delight to have. They are very receptive, eager and diligent.
Regarding the facility, Dr. Guha and Dr. Pandit have done an admirable job at the helm. I have nothing but high regards and appreciation for their exemplary performance. Payments for my services have been prompt and accurate…
My experience with Saint James has been positive all the way, deserving my wholehearted endorsement to anyone who is looking for a meaningful teaching experience.”
Dr. Mir A. A., Internal Medicine – Union Medical Center, Chicago, IL
“Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center educates Saint James School of Medicine students throughout a wide variety of clinical clerkship opportunities offered for core and elective rotations.
Saint James School of Medicine students who rotate at Jackson Park Hospital are an integral part of the patient care team. The students and residents directly manage the patients care with the help of attending physicians. This allows for a higher degree of independence while being supervised by the attending in a controlled setting.
At Jackson Park Hospital, Saint James students are exposed to a wide spectrum of diseases and ailments. There is a daily lecture that is taught by our teaching attending physicians. Students are encouraged to attend, which Saint James students do consistently…
In my role as liaison Jackson Park Hospital and Saint James School of Medicine, I find it a pleasure to interact with the students and look forward to a long, continued relationship.”
Leon G., Medical Education Office – Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL
INTERVIEWS, GRADUATES, STUDENTS AND FACULTY
INTERVIEWS WITH STUDENTS
Interview with SGA President Kurtis Carlson
Interview with Saint James School of Medicine student Hugo Lai
Interview with Scott Vizarra, SGA President at Saint James School of Medicine
Interview with Wynand Nel, SGA President-elect at Saint James School of Medicine
INTERVIEWS WITH GRADUATES
INTERVIEWS WITH FACULTY
Dr. Ravinder Kenue, Associate Dean of Saint James Anguilla