Applying to Saint James School of Medicine is an easy process. Your admissions advisor will guide you throughout.
If you feel you have enough information about Saint James, you can apply online today. The easy application form will only take you five minutes to complete, and your admissions advisor will guide you throughout the rest of the admission process.
Saint James School of Medicine prides itself in being at the forefront of medical education programs in the Caribbean at an affordable price to those individuals who are passionate about becoming successful physicians, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.
We are similarly proud to have some of the most diverse campuses across the Caribbean. SJSM meets and complies with all equality requirements set forth by different governing bodies across the Caribbean and North America. This includes marketing and recruitment efforts of students from all locations in the U.S. and Canada, with countless life experiences, cultural identities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
SJSM does not discriminate in any manner and opens its admission to students of all races, genders, religions, disabilities, marital statuses, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds. We at SJSM strongly enforce our admission policy, making sure all applicants are treated fairly and with respect not only during the admission process but throughout the entire duration of their medical education.
Our applicant pools are initially screened by the Admissions Department and then ultimately by the Admissions Committee, so candidates must submit the following credentials:
1. Application Form
2. Educational Qualifications
4. Letters of Recommendation
6. Personal Essay
7. Showing Completion of at least 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited school
8. Undergraduate GPA
In addition to the above, all candidates are screened for academic excellence, leadership abilities, research and volunteer work, life experiences, competency and seriousness.
The Admissions Committee will evaluate applicants from countries with educational standards comparable to the United States on a case-by-case basis. All coursework and diplomas submitted should be translated into English. Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Students from an accredited medical school may be considered for advanced standing in the MD program. Students may transfer into the Basic Science or Clinical Clerkship Components depending on the transfer credits granted by the Admissions Committee. Transfer requests must be supported by original transcripts from the present medical school. In some cases, detailed course descriptions may be required. If 1-2 specific courses are required by Saint James School of Medicine and not part of the transfer credits, the student will be charged a fee of $2000.00 per course. If three or more courses are required, the full tuition will be charged.
SJSM does not accept transfer students into its fourth year of the program nor does it
accommodate visiting students
SJSM Student Selection Policy
As campuses have limited capacities, SJSM offers acceptance to those eligible applicants who best meet our selection criteria and whom admissions committee deems to have the most potential to benefit from our MD program.
The selection of the applicants by the Admissions Committee depends on the following criteria:
1. Academic performance of the candidate,
2. Exposure to medical field and motivation: health sciences related volunteer work/research, health science careers,
3. Higher degree/s such as MS/Ph.D.,
4. Extracurricular accomplishments, achievements in science like scientific publications,
5. Community involvement and service,
6. Achievements and academic awards/ higher accolades, and
7. Personal qualities/Unique characteristics
While completion of the MCAT is not a requirement for admission, students who attempted the MCAT are given high regard during the admission process. Our holistic approach candidate selection also focuses on details written in the personal statement and the letters of recommendations. Details indicating acumen and acclimation of the student to pursue an MD program at SJSM that entails dedication, commitment and the rigors involved in a medical program are highly valued. Other attributes that encourage diversity are also considered for selection. Technical Standards for admission can be found here.
If you’re accepted into Saint James, you then pay your first semester’s fees to complete your enrollment.
You also need to ensure your immigration papers are in order so that you can study the Basic Sciences at one of our two Caribbean medical school campuses. Your admissions advisor will be able to give you help and advice with the immigration process.
MD PROGRAM ENROLLMENT DATES
You can start your medical studies in January, May and September.
Our academic calendar has semester dates for the next two years.
If you miss the enrollment cut-off date for your preferred semester, please contact us directly. A few places may remain. However places are limited.
“NOWHERE DO YOU GET THE ABILITY TO TOUCH LIVES THE WAY YOU DO IN MEDICINE. I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE PEOPLE … NOTHING WILL EVER COMPARE TO THAT.”
Tina, MD4, Saint James St. Vincent