The Era of Geriatrics

Now is the best time to be involved in geriatrics, with the care infrastructure continuing to grow for the elderly. As the population ages at a high rate, our healthcare systems will rely on geriatricians and other medical professionals to provide excellent care for this growing population.  While not every patient over 75 needs to see a geriatrician, several underlying health factors can identify those who should. Continue reading to learn…

The Importance of School-Life Balance

Being in med school means an often-hectic schedule. It’s no secret that medical students spend countless hours studying for exams, reviewing lecture material, and attending intense residency programs.  As a doctor, you can best care for your patients if you first care for yourself. Maintaining a healthy school-life balance helps you avoid burnout.  With these tips to balance med school and create balance, you can enjoy a more relaxed state…

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 Association says that IMGs are changing the face of American medicine. Dr. Robert Kimmel, a…

SJSM Receives 3-Year Full Accreditation by ACCM

At the conclusion of 2022, we have another amazing announcement that will have a great positive impact on the school in the years to come. We want to inform you that Saint James School of Medicine has been awarded an additional 3-year accreditation by the Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), which will be applicable until the end of 2025. We are very thankful to the ACCM panel whose…

Dr. Beau Hightower – Why I Chose to go into Medicine

For anyone planning to apply to medical school or is in the application process, the prospect of being a famous and respected doctor is tantalizingly close yet frustratingly far off in the future. In our recent interview with Dr. Beau Hightower, the “chiropractor to the stars” described his experience in hopes of inspiring future and current med school students. Dr. Hightower has years of experience with every aspect of the…

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 clinic, hospital, or another medical facility. Students also explore their specialized fields of medicine. Depending…

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DEAN’S LIST SUMMER 2022

Saint James School of Medicine announces the Summer 2022 Dean’s List. The Criteria for the Deans’ List : Top 3 students in the cohort with highest number of As/Bs. Congratulations to all of our students who made the Dean’s List this semester! Anguilla Campus: St. Vincent Campus:

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 Dr. Nguyen from the Rush Experiaza Residency Program in Chicago. Dr. Gonzales is a resident…

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 (i.e., birth control and intrauterine devices), infertility, hormone issues, cancer, severe hypertension during pregnancy, and…

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, and students often struggle to find the best ways to make their applications stand out. However,…