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How My Caribbean Med School Experience Prepared Me for Residency Programs as an IMG

A medical career can be challenging, but how about building your career as a surgeon while simultaneously adapting to a new culture? International medical graduates (IMG) are residents and fellows practicing in the U.S. and Canada who received their med school educations abroad. Today, 25% of licensed U.S. doctors are IMGs, and the American Medical […]

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The Best Practices to Help You Get Accepted Into and Survive a Med School’s Residency Program

Med school provides many challenges for students, including late nights of studying, extracurricular activities to boost career opportunities, and for many students, holding down a part-time job. As difficult as med school can be, the real challenge is surviving your residency program. A residency program is where students receive hands-on training by working in a […]

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About the Rush Esperanza Family Medicine Residency Program

The medical school presents many challenges, but many students find getting accepted to a residency program just as tricky. The process can vary across different programs, so students need to know more about a specific program before applying. At Saint James School of Medicine, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Gonzales and […]

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How to Get Into an OB-GYN Residency After Med School

Obstetricians and gynecologists are critical providers of women’s healthcare. OBGYNs care for women from adolescence through menopause. Although they are most often associated with obstetric care, which includes prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postpartum care, gynecologists specialize in other reproductive conditions. Women visit their OBGYNS for a wide range of issues, including family planning […]

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Four Keys to Success with the Med School Residency Process

  Graduating from med school is only the first step toward becoming a physician. Post-graduate medical care training is critical to becoming a licensed physician and achieving board certification. Matching with a residency program is a competitive process, though, and not all med school graduates match on their first attempts. The process can be stressful, […]

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Med School Minutes: Residency Prep

The process of applying for residency is complicated and often stressful. For a medical student who has spent the past few years immersed in books and lectures, the outside world can seem a bit intimidating.  So, this article will attempt to offer some advice on how med students can prepare themselves for a residency application […]

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Afsha Rais - SJSM


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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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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