Alan Gilewski Jr. – Assistant Manager, Enrollment and Admissions
Alan’s passion for the work he does at Saint James always comes back to the fact that he is helping students fulfill their dreams of being one step closer to working in the medical field. His favorite thing about SJSM is the fact that we are always looking for ways to improve our program so that it in turn benefits our students. Alan is also a world traveler – so getting to work for a Caribbean medical school has its perks!
Mohammad Mirza – Senior Admissions Advisor
The Mission Statement is what attracted him most to work at Saint James – helping motivated students realize their dream of a medical career, irrespective of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. Using innovative teaching methods to shape the minds and spirits of our students and help transform them into compassionate healers of the human body and mind. What he enjoys most about his job is being able to help students from various backgrounds with all the same passion for medicine. He also enjoys all of the success stories he hears from his students – such as completing Basic Sciences, passing Step 1, obtaining competitive residencies and the list goes on! His one piece of advice to students is to form study groups – it’s very beneficial!
Jennifer VanDeCarr – Supervisor, Enrollment and Admissions
Jennifer has been with Saint James School of Medicine for five years as of June, 2016. Throughout the past five years, she has seen SJSM blossom into the institution it is today. In her role as supervisor of enrollment and admissions, Jennifer has been able to travel around the world meeting medical students. Her favorite part about working at SJSM is helping medical school students enroll and match for residency. Jennifer has a Bachelors degree in History which is one of the reasons she loves traveling throughout the Caribbean islands and exploring their rich cultural background. Jennifer’s biggest tip for SJSM students is to stay focused, remember that every day is a small part of their journey and never forget the end goal. Time management will always be your friend.
Ryne Haberkorn – Senior Admissions Advisor
Ryne plays an instrumental role on the staff at SJSM as a Senior Admissions Advisor. He’s an avid music lover as well as sports fan for the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Ryne has been with Saint James School of Medicine for 3.5 years where he gets to help students figure out their career path in medical school and allow their dream of becoming a doctor to turn into a reality.
Savannah Geer – Admissions Advisor
Savannah’s love for assisting others is what brought her to her position as Admissions Advisor at SJSM. She enjoys being able to provide the necessary knowledge needed and supplying the tools for medical school students to succeed. She is a kind spirited individual with multi-cultural backgrounds in the medical and education field. Self-enlightenment and life journeys are her biggest journeys along with enhancing her knowledge through reading. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele.
Nicole Lasco – Document Specialist
Nicole is an integral part of the SJSM staff as a Document Specialist. She is inspired by medical school students and the rigid requirements they go through to achieve their outstanding careers. She loves helping people follow and reach their dreams. At Saint James School of Medicine, Nicole has the opportunity to talk with people from all different backgrounds who are trying to reach the same goal.