Questions to Ask During the Admissions Process

Traversing the path to medical school can be a stressful feat, especially with competitive applications and financial support necessities. Still, keeping focused during admissions can help ease tension and ensure you have the necessary information. While the schools select you, you also choose them. Remember to ask several important questions during the admissions process to find the medical school you want to attend. These questions can help you narrow down your options…

Mistakes to Avoid During Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations, also known as clerkships, are among the most essential requirements during any med student’s education. They provide hands-on experience at healthcare sites, allowing the student to become more familiar with core medicine and eventually find their specialty of choice. At the same time, clinical rotations are opportunities for preceptors to evaluate and guide students.  In order for medical students to get the most out of their clinical rotations,…

Another Class of MDs!

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! On June 2nd 2023 we celebrated the successful completion of the program by another group of SJSM graduates. With immense pride, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of you. Your unwavering commitment to bettering humanity has not gone unnoticed. The road you traveled was paved with sacrifice, but you emerged victolrious, leaving us in awe. As we witnessed you grace…

Medical School Admission Mistakes to Avoid

Applying for medical school is no small task. It consists of numerous steps and requires extensive knowledge and dedication to pass admissions. However, many aspiring med students make application mistakes, diminishing their chances of entry. Explore these common admission mistakes applicants make when applying to medical school, so you can avoid them and give your application the best chance of success. 5 Common Medical School Admission Mistakes Few things are…

Advice on ENT Residency

Medical school can prove challenging, and with so many options for specializations, students may struggle to find a path they enjoy. Those considering an ENT residency can benefit from learning about Dr. Hasnie’s path through medical school and how her ENT residency helped her find her passion while at Saint James School of Medicine. During our recent interview with Mr. Kaushik Guha, the Executive Vice Presidenty of SJSM,, Dr. Hasnie…

Caribbean Medical Student Obtaining Licensure in NY

Are you considering applying for your residency in New York once you complete medical school at Saint James School of Medicine? If so, you must obtain a NY license to practice medicine from the state regulatory board before starting your residency. Many international med students discount the possibility of pursuing their residency in New York because it is difficult to get a medical license. However, there is no reason to…

Study Techniques for Medical Students

Are you preparing for exams at medical school and looking for useful study techniques? Explore these tips from former medical students and medical school counselors. Best Study Practices for Med Students Use these helpful study techniques and tips to help you accomplish your goals through every step of the medical school journey. 1. Make a Daily Study Schedule As a med student, you have a lot of information to take…

Why Students Fail Medical School

Once accepted into medical school, you rightfully feel accomplished. Many people dream of earning an education in medicine. However, only a fraction of those people succeed. After your acceptance, the real work begins. You must learn how to balance your personal life, course load, and other aspects of a healthy life. Doing so involves successfully navigating the infrastructure of your medical school. Although most med schools make many resources available…

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, provides geriatric patients with complete healthcare under Medicaid or Medicare. As a future doctor working with patients young and old, you should understand the importance of the PACE program for your elderly patients. Providing care for patients in PACE helps reduce the workload for providers and paraprofessionals by allowing for a broader range of care.  With the number of patients…

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…