Saint James School of Medicine

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Saint James School of Medicine
Saint James Logo.png
Type Private, For-profit
Established 1999 [Anguilla Campus (2011) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2014-2015)]
President Kallol Guha, PhD, DSc
Dean

Dean of Basic Science
Claude Bernard Iliou, MD

Dean of Clinical Science
Jay K. Pandit, MD, FACS

Associate Dean
Ravinder Kenue, MSc, PhD

Dean of Student Affairs
Page Edgar, MD


Dean of Administration
Bruce Davidson, PhD
Location Headquarters:
Park Ridge, Illinois

Basic Science Campuses:
The Quarter, Anguilla, British Overseas Territories18°12′46″N 63°02′30″W / 18.21278°N 63.04167°W / 18.21278; -63.04167

Cane Hall, St. Vincent, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Website www.sjsm.org

Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM) is a private, international medical school headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois with basic science campuses in British Overseas Territory of Anguilla and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.[1] Saint James confers upon its graduates the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.[2] Saint James School of Medicine offers small class sizes, taught by professors that hold a Ph.D, M.D., or both.

History[edit]

Saint James School of Medicine was established in Bonaire in 1999 and began instruction in 2000.[2] In 2011, Saint James opened a second campus in Anguilla.[3] In 2014, the School opened a third Caribbean medical school campus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.[2]

At the conclusion of the Fall 2015 semester, Saint James Bonaire campus operations, students, and faculty were moved to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines campus.[4]

Curriculum[edit]

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 [5]

Semesters 6-10 consist of 96 weeks of clinical study that are completed at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in the United States.[6] The website lists the following hospitals that it is affiliated with:[7]

  • Jackson Park Hospital (Chicago, IL)
  • Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
  • West Suburban/Westlake Hospital (Oak Park, IL)
  • Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Metro South Medical Center (Blue Island, IL)
  • Genesys Regional Medical Center (Grand Blanc, MI)
  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Chicago, IL)
  • Raleigh General Hospital (Beckley, WV)
  • Appalachian Regional Hospital (Beckley, WV)
  • Pikeville Medical Center (Pikeville, KY)
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare (Hazard, KY)
  • EvergreenHealth (Seattle, WA)
  • Mercy Hospital NWA Communities (Rogers, AR)
  • Delta Regional Medical Center (Greenville, MS)
  • Brentwood Hospital (Shreveport, LA)
  • Griffin Memorial Hospital (Norman, OK)

Accreditation[edit]

Both of Saint James School of Medicine's campuses are listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS).[8][9] Graduates of Saint James are eligible for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and ECFMG Certification by virtue of its listing in the WDMS.[10]

In September 2009, the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) granted St. James' Anguilla campus initial accreditation as a developing school. In July 2015, CAAM-HP extended Saint James' Anguilla campus' initial provisional accreditation with probation for one year, until 2016. The Anguilla campus' CAAM-HP initial provisional accreditation with probation was extended for one year in July 2016.[11]

The St. Vincent campus is registered with the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.[12]

Financial aid[edit]

Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM) has entered into an arrangement with Delta Financial Solutions, Inc. (Delta) to provide qualified students with a private student loan program.[13]

Student Life[edit]

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.

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