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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Therese Massri

Why does one go into the medical field? For Therese Massri, it was the constant unknown nature of the profession; to be able to identify what exactly is ailing a patient and implementing a treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs. Growing up in Canada, Therese was a curious individual, fascinated with the elusive nature […]

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Tips and Tricks for a Caribbean Medical School Interview

It is safe to say that the interviewing aspect is one of the most crucial portions of any medical school application process. At this stage, the individuals interviewing you believe that you are a strong candidate for their program and will determine whether or not the qualities on your resume match with you in person. […]

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Student Spotlight: Demi Wolford

As children, we tend to take social cues from the adults and family members around us. These role models are constantly leading by example on how we should act, what we can become, and what drives our passions in life. The same could be said about the passion instilled in Demi Wolford from an early […]

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DR. SAGI ELHASSAN - SJSM

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: DR. SAGI ELHASSAN

The decision to become a doctor can happen at any moment of one’s life; subsequently changing everything they once knew, in order to help someone in need. That was very much the case for Dr Sagi Elhassan, originally from Sudan, Africa, a 2019 graduate from Saint James School of Medicine. November 3, 1999 will forever […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ivan Escudero

When working with his patients, Dr. Ivan Escudero remembers this quote by Dr. William Osler, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”.  It inspires him to “Aim to always be a great physician, never stop learning and never lose sight of where you are going”. Dr. […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sunil Jonathan Holla

At Saint James School of Medicine, we are proud of our faculty, who are accomplished medical professionals dedicated to scientific instruction and academic excellence.  All SJSM faculty members hold an MD, a PhD or both. Saint James School of Medicine faculty offer one-on-one guidance, tutoring, mentoring, and research support. This month we would like to […]

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Jennaire Lewars - SJSM

Student Spotlight: Jennaire Lewars Part 2

For our last Student Spotlight we sat down with SJSM 4th year medical student Jennaire Lewars for a special spotlight to highlight some of the very important work he has been doing at Roseland Community Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today we will be continuing his interview to learn more about Jennaire and why he […]

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Jennaire Lewars - SJSM

Student Spotlight: Jennaire Lewars Part 1

For this month’s special two-part Student Spotlight, we spoke with Jennaire Lewars, a 4th year SJSM student currently on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. With many clinical rotations currently limited or on hold, Jennaire and other SJSM clinical students are using this unexpected free time to volunteer at hospitals and provide key support […]

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Dr. Santosh Malwade - SJSM

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Santosh Malwade

Saint James School of Medicine’s faculty is made up of accomplished medical professionals dedicated to scientific instruction and academic excellence. All faculty members hold an M.D., a Ph.D., or both. Saint James School of Medicine faculty offer tutoring, mentoring, one-on-one guidance, and research support. Dr. Santosh Ramkrishna Malwade has been a valued member of Saint […]

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SJSM - USMLE STEP 1 PASS OR FAIL

Change to pass/fail score reporting for Step 1

Starting as early as 2022, there will be some changes to the scoring method for one of the major exams for medical students. The United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1, commonly shortened to “USMLE Step 1” or even just “Step 1”, is the first of 3 US medical licensing exams that all students planning […]

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