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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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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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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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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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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Student Spotlight: Cinna Attar

SJSM graduate Cinna Attar, MD found the perfect way to recharge his batteries from the stress of studying: “Living on an island was a dream come true. For 16 months I lived on the beach. Every time I needed to escape from my studies I would walk the beach for 30 minutes, watch the sunset, […]

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Spotlight: Devang Gujarathi

Dr. Devang Gujarathi may be the head of the residency program at UNC HeathCare, but he still has strong ties to his alma mater.   The former economics major decided to switch things up after realizing that medicine was his calling, and began his medical education at Saint James School of Medicine. Since graduating, he has […]

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Volunteer! Opportunities for Students While Attending School

Volunteering is the act of freely offering to do something. It looks good to potential employers when they see volunteering on a resume. This act shows selflessness and a commitment to doing good in the world. That dedication to service resonates well with the medical field as well, as the medical field offers services which […]

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