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Todays Match. Tomorrows future.

Here come the MATCHES! We would like to congratulate our 2018 Matches on their success and wish them good luck as they open the door to the world of medicine.   With the educational advantages that Saint James School of medicine provides, the challenges of Medical School and the competitive nature of the field, we […]

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Doctor as Crusader: The Life and Times of Dr. Cecil Cyrus

A “living legend” is how renowned Vincentian surgeon and octogenarian Dr. A. Cecil Cyrus is often described by his colleagues and fellow citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Of the many hats he’s worn during his long life—doctor, writer, orator, sportsman, horticulturist, humanitarian, philanthropist—Dr. Cyrus is also revered as a national hero for reforming […]

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Healthcare job market

7 of the 10 Highest Paying US Jobs are in Medicine

Doctors, rejoice. According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor of Statistics, seven of the top 10 highest paying jobs are in the medical field. The 2016 ranking included doctors, dentists and business CEOs. All 10 occupations require long, unpredictable hours and years of expensive training. Here are the seven medical careers that […]

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Saint James affordable medical education works to reduce doctor shortage.

United States Faces Major Doctor Shortage

The U.S. is facing a significant doctor shortage, according to the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In the AAMC’s Key Findings release, primary care physician demand is predicted to grow 17 percent in the next decade. However, current demand outnumbers the supply. By 2025, the U.S. will need around 46,000 to 90,000 doctors. “These […]

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Should you be cutting back on caffeine consumption?

Caffeine consumption, should you be cutting back?

In recent years, caffeine’s approval rating has been rising among the medical community. The substance has been shown to relieve pain, reduce the risk of more than a few cancers and lower blood pressure, among many other benefits. Of course, too much of a good thing can have consequences and it is important to be […]

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Pig genome could be edited to help with human organ transplants

Edited pig genome could aid human transplants

Pigs organs may offer potential for human transplants in the future, according to a story that recently appeared on CNN. But a few obstacles still stand in the way, While pig organs are similar in size and function to human organs, they can carry what’s known as porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs). Retroviruses, like those found […]

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Coprinus comatus is an edible mushroom typically found in North America and Europe.

Leukemia Treatment Findings in Mushroom Protein

New research suggests mushroom protein could be used to kill leukemia cells. Also called “lawyer’s wig” or “shaggy ink cap,” Coprinus comatus is an edible mushroom typically found in North America and Europe. It grows in meadows and grasslands but may also be found along roads or on lawns in residential areas. When mature, the mushroom […]

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