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  Throughout life’s journey, there are bound to be unforeseen twists and turns that lead us to a new avenue in how we perceive the world around us. For Dr. Roland Zhang growing up in Rochester, New York, this non-traditional path took place on his way to becoming a doctor. In Roland’s eyes, a career […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Student Spotlight: Carolina Salazar, MD

When making a decision as large as what medical school to attend, it sometimes helps to hear from someone who has gone through it before you and knows what she is talking about. Addressing an auditorium of potential Saint James students at our Chicago Open House, Carolina Salazar, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist, empathized with the crowd […]

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