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 (MD) degree.[2]

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]

Upon conclusion of the Fall 2015 semester, the SJSM Bonaire campus operations, students and faculty was consolidated into that of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines campus. Only the two campuses exist now.

Curriculum[edit]

The MD program at Saint James is a 10 semester course of study that consists of three semesters per calendar year. Semesters 1-4 are basic sciences semesters that are completed at one of the school's two Caribbean campuses (Anguilla and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). Semester 5 (Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine) is completed at Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Semesters 6-10 consist of 96 weeks of clinical study that are completed at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in the United States.[4]

Accreditation[edit]

Saint James School of Medicine is listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED)[2] and in the AVICENNA Directory for medicine.[5]

In June 2011, the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) granted initial accreditation as a developing school to the university's Anguilla campus.[5] In July 2016, the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) placed St. James School of Medicine on Probation.

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.[6]

Licensure restrictions[edit]

In the United States, the medical boards of the following states have listed St. James University as an institution whose graduates are ineligible for licensure:[6]

  • California
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • North Dakota

In Great Britain, the medical board has listed St. James School of Medicine as an institution whose overseas medical qualifications NOT accepted by the GMC

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.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affordable Carribean med school in Bonaire". Bonaire.sjsm.org. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "IMED - FAIMER International Medical Education Directory - School Details". Imed.faimer.org. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Saint James Medical School Officially Opened". The Anguillian. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Saint James School of Medicine's top MD Program". Bonaire.sjsm.org. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  5. ^ a b "Avicenna Directories - Show school". Avicennadb.ku.dk. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  6. ^ a b https://www.sjsm.org/about/accreditation/
  7. ^ https://www.sjsm.org/financial-assistance/

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