Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is critical for physicians

We often admire individuals who dedicate themselves to their professions. Spending too much time at work, however, can be detrimental to mental and physical health. Work-life balance is particularly important in the medical field. With today’s technologies, it’s increasingly difficult for young physicians to leave their work at work. This can lead to work dissatisfaction, […]

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Sun exposure can greatly contribute to skin aging.

Why does our skin age?

Skin can take quite a beating during the average lifetime. It’s the body’s first defense against the outside world, so it’s no surprise that it pays a hefty price at the hands of age. Among factors such as smoking, UV exposure and the natural breakdown of proteins, the skin will begin to lose it’s natural […]

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White coat ceremony at caribbean medical school

White Coat Ceremony Marks the Achievements of SJSM Students

As a medical school student, there’s no better feeling than knowing your hard work has payed off. In the medical world, the first right of passage comes when a medical student finally receives their white coat. Each semester, Saint James hosts a White Coat Ceremony to recognize those students transitioning from pre-clinical to clinical health sciences. During the […]

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Dr. Persaud guest speaks at caribbean medical school

Guest Speaker Dr. Persaud Motivates Students

During the winter 2016 semester, Doctors of Tomorrow hosted guest speaker Dr. Persaud, who presently works as a psychologist and a counselor on the island of St. Vincent. She gave a fantastic lecture on “Effective Ways of Learning Despite Social and Psychological Challenges.” The lecture was insightful and allowed students to discover new ways of achieving […]

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USMLE updates at med school

USMLE Step 2 Process Updates

Here at SJSM, we want to ensure our students’ success, especially when it comes to the USMLE. Read on to learn how we’ve changed our process for step 2 of the USMLE.  USMLE Step 2 Effective June 1, 2016 – All students will be required to pass the NBME Comprehensive Clinical Science Exam (CCSE) before being certified for […]

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caribbean medical school residency application

Residency Application Time is Here!

Residency slots around the United States are typically filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), also known as the Match. All graduates and fourth year students who have completed at least 60 weeks of rotations (including AICM) before July 1, 2016 can apply. This recommendation is to ensure students will be able to complete the remaining rotations, […]

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caribbean medical school graduation requirements

New SJSM Graduation Paper Requirements

All students must complete a graduation paper before their degree will be conferred. Since it can be a lengthy and time-consuming process, the paper can be started in your third year. To provide additional resources, each student will be registered for the Graduation Paper course in MySJSM after passing the USMLE Step 1. All students currently rotating […]

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caribbean medical school certified by AACRAO

SJSM’s Registrar Office Certified by AACRAO

We are pleased to announce that Alicia Dudesek, our Manager of Quality Assurance and Registrar Services has completed necessary coursework to become recognized and certified by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).  We would like to congratulate her on her success. Here at Saint James School of Medicine, we pride ourselves in the […]

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