Windsor University School of Medicine

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Windsor University School of Medicine
Windsor University School of Medicine Logo new.png
Type Private
Established 2000
President Dr. Srinivas Gaddam
Dean Dr. Andy Vaithilingham
Students 1,500 (Fall 2011)[1]
Location Cayon, Saint Kitts
Campus Rural
Colors          Blue and gold
Website www.windsor.edu

Windsor University School of Medicine is a private medical school located in Cayon, Saint Kitts, in the Caribbean. Windsor confers upon its graduates the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.[2] The university also has clinical education campuses in Carbondale, Illinois and Houghton Lake, Michigan. Administrative offices are located in Monee, Illinois.[3]

History[edit]

A building on the Windsor University Saint Kitts campus

Windsor was founded in December 1998 on Grand Turk Island in Turks and Caicos by Dr. Srinivas Gaddam. Instruction began with a class of eight students. In 2000, the university relocated to Bird Rock,[citation needed] a town in the Saint George Basseterre Parish in Saint Kitts, with twelve students.[1]

In 2004, Windsor acquired the Royal Plaza Inn in Carbondale, Illinois as a site for 5th semester training and announced plans to relocate the Bird Rock campus to the town of Cayon in the Saint Mary Cayon Parish.[4][5] Windsor began construction on the new Cayon campus in 2006.[citation needed] Windsor acquired the Atrium Plaza hotel in Houghton Lake, Michigan and the Sidney Inn in Sidney, Ohio for use as additional 5th semester training sites in 2009 and 2010, respectively.[6][7]

Currently the Windsor campus at Cayon contains six buildings on 42 acres (0.17 km2; 0.066 sq mi) of land.[8] The most recent addition, the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw building, was completed in September 2010, at which time the enrollment was approximately 1,100 students.[9] Also in September 2010, Windsor announced plans for further expansion with new laboratories and a 1500 seat auditorium.[10] The university enrollment was approximately 1,500 students as of October 2011.[1]

Curriculum[edit]

Library and administration building

The MD program at Windsor 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 the university's Saint Kitts campus. Semester 5 (Introduction to Clinical Medicine) is completed either at the Saint Kitts campus or at one of the university's three clinical education campuses in the United States. Semesters 6-10 consist of 72 weeks of clinical clerkships[11] that are completed at either Joseph Nathaniel France General Hospital in Saint Kitts or hospitals in the United States.[12]

Windsor also offers a 3 semester pre-medical program for high school graduates who have not completed the necessary prerequisites for the MD program.[13]

Accreditation & Recognition[edit]

Windsor University School of Medicine is chartered in Saint Kitts and accredited by the Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis,[14] a recognized accrediting agency listed in the FAIMER Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA).[15] The university is listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED)[2] and in the AVICENNA Directory for medicine.[16] In July 2014, Windsor applied for accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) and was not approved. The program will be reassessed for CAAM-HP approval in 2016.[17]

Student life[edit]

Several student organizations exist at Windsor. These include, but are not limited to:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Windsor University School of Medicine held its Inaugural Commencement Exercises". SKNVibes. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ a b "FAIMER International Medical Education Directory - School Details". faimer.org. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Contact Us". windsor.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Upscale Housing and Tourism Development Initiatives Unveiled for Cayon" (Press release). Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis. 2004-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  5. ^ Stephen Rickerl (2011-01-30). "Royal Plaza Inn - a med school?". The Southern. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  6. ^ Cheryl Holladay (2009-10-01). "Atrium Plaza site of medical boards study conferences". The Houghton Lake Resorter. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  7. ^ Tom Barnett (2011-07-13). "Extensive renovations under way at Sidney Inn". Sidney Daily News. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  8. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Student Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook" (PDF). windsor.edu. p. 62. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  9. ^ "Medical University names new classroom building in honour of Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw". SKNVibes. 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  10. ^ "Windsor University Plans to Expand". The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  11. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Curriculum". windsor.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  12. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Clinical Rotations". windsor.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  13. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Premed/MD Program". windsor.edu. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  14. ^ "Accredited Institutions - St. Kitts & Nevis Accreditation Board". gov.kn. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  15. ^ "FAIMER - Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools - Saint Kitts and Nevis". faimer.org. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  16. ^ "Avicenna Directories - Windsor University School of Medicine". avicenna.ku.dk. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  17. ^ http://www.caam-hp.org/programmesAssessed/Windsor%20University%20School%20of%20Medicine.pdf
  18. ^ "AMSA International Medical Schools". amsa.org. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  19. ^ a b "A place for second chances – Windsor University School of Medicine". SKNVibes. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  20. ^ "Windsor University students spread love at Cardin Home". SKNVibes. 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  21. ^ "Windsor University donates to Haitian earthquake relief". SKNVibes. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

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