Saint James School of Medicine is an international medical school with two campuses on the Caribbean islands of Anguilla and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Our students study Basic Sciences at one of our Caribbean campuses then study Clinical Sciences through a clinical rotation program at affiliated hospitals in the US.
The MD program at Saint James is a 10 semester course of study that consists of three semesters per calendar year, each semester lasting four months. Semesters 1-5 are basic sciences completed at one of the school’s two Caribbean campuses (Anguilla and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). Semester 5 (Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine) was completed at Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, but the location of completion of this semester has since been changed. Starting in September 2017, semester 5 will be completed in one of the two school campuses in either Saint Vincent or Anguilla. After completion, students are expected to complete the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1, for which the school offers a pass guarantee .In addition, the school has begun offering extended programs for students in the Basic Science program, offering the normal 5 semester Basic Science program, as well as a 6 and 7 semester Basic Science program.
During Basic Sciences at Saint James, you will learn and practice how to understand the research methods thoroughly, how to design a hypothesis, how to collect and evaluate data and communicate the knowledge to others, and how to think scientifically and critically for the rest of your professional life.
During clinical rotations, you will have the opportunity to participate in research projects and to present clinical and scientific information clearly and cogently, both orally and in writing, to colleagues and other health professionals.
After your clinical rotations you will document your engagement in research activity in the form of a graduation paper, or thesis. Your thesis can be in the domain of experimental research, epidemiological, observational or clinical study or it can be a critical interpretation of the scientific literature based on the principles of evidence based medicine.
You can choose a topic for your research project from your own areas of medical interest. You can also take part in international research projects, or join long term research projects conducted by professors at Saint James School of Medicine.
The research can be in the areas of basic, clinical or applied medical science. It is conducted under the supervision of the faculty (during basic science) or qualified personnel (during clinical rotations).
Saint James School of Medicine was founded in 2001 by a consortium of medical educators and physicians from universities and colleges in the United States and Europe.
Hundreds of students have graduated from Saint James since the school was founded. We have a current enrollment of around 1,000 students.
Saint James School of Medicine’s faculty is made up of accomplished medical professionals dedicated to scientific instruction and academic excellence. All faculty members hold an M.D., a Ph.D., or both.
Many of our teachers are medical school professors from the US and Canada, who have moved to the Caribbean to enjoy the laid back island lifestyle and follow their vocation of teaching medical students to become the physicians of the future. Saint James School of Medicine faculty offer you tutoring, mentoring, one-on-one guidance, and research support.
Student’s have clubs that they can join, including an AMSA chapter, a Phi Chi chapter, as well as other clubs. The student body also volunteer to operate health screenings for the local community.
Saint James School of Medicine is recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) which has granted permission for our students to take the USMLE exam and apply for ECFMG certification, which is required for entry into a residency program in the US.
There is an MD program covers the Basic and Clinical Sciences. You’ll study Basic Sciences at one of our two Caribbean medical school campuses and do your USMLE prep and clinical rotations at hospitals and clinical facilities in the US. They have a high 96.77% first time USMLE Step 1 pass rate. They are also the first Caribbean medical school to provide a USMLE Step 1 Pass Guarantee. When you graduate, you can become a doctor in the US and Canada.
Their teachers are experienced educators with a track record of student success. You’ll enjoy small classes and a high teacher to student ratio, with one teacher for every six students, so you’re guaranteed one-on-one support and attention.
Students can choose from two Caribbean medical school campuses. Both offer you close supportive communities with tutoring, mentoring, opportunities for peer led learning, student clubs and activities. Anguilla is in the Leeward Islands.St. Vincent is the largest island in the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Both islands are in the Lesser Antilles, east of Puerto Rico.