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Student Spotlight: Alexander Stirpe, MD3

Third-year student Alexander Stirpe was recently accepted by the American College of Physicians to attend their conference and present his case report in an Oral Clinical Vignette competition at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Stirpe represented Mercy Hospital & Medical Center and Saint James School of Medicine, competing against 28 other hospitals in the […]

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RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Afsha Rais, MD, PGY-3

UAMS- SW Family Medicine Residency Program recently did a spotlight on one of our very own graduates, Afsha Rais! RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Afsha Rais, MD, PGY-3 Dr. Rais is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received her medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine in 2016. During her clinical training in Chicago, Dr. Rais […]

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10 Reasons SJSM is a Smart Choice for Medical Education

  If you’ve been considering Saint James School of Medicine to pursue your dream of becoming a doctor, here are 10 reasons why it is the smart choice: Non-traditional students welcome: There are a number of reasons that students may diverge from the traditional path to their medical degree – they started a family, pursued […]

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Clinical Rotations: A Critical Component of Your Education

Classroom. Study. Classroom. Study. That is the rhythm of life in your first two years of medical school. Then comes clinical rotations. The Clinical Sciences portion of your medical degree is the time when you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life medical situations.   During clinical rotations, students participate in patient care […]

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Dispelling the myths of international medical schools

There is a stigma surrounding international medical schools and much of it is unfounded. People are operating on misconceptions and outdated data. At Saint James School of Medicine we’ve heard all of these myths and more and thought it was about time to dispel these falsehoods with some cold hard facts. MYTH #1: International medical […]

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Why should you attend an accredited caribbean medical school?

Let us count the ways. When it comes to choosing a medical school, especially an international university, accreditation is key. Accreditation is the most important certification for a medical school. It is assurance that the program meets both national and international quality standards, provides a valid educational experience and allows you to practice in the […]

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Diversity in Medical Schools: How our differences bring us together

In Chicago in 1847, David Jones Peck, an abolitionist minister’s son, became the first African-American to graduate from a U.S. medical school. History making? Certainly. But that same history also illustrates the fact that the healthcare industry has long suffered from inadequate minority representation. And even as the ethnic diversity of the U.S. and Canada […]

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