Windsor University School of Medicine

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Windsor University School of Medicine
TypePrivate
Established2000
PresidentDr. Srinivas Gaddam (deceased)[1]
DeanDr. Andy Vaithilingham
Students1,500 (Fall 2011)[2]
Location,
CampusRural
Colors         Blue and gold
Websitewww.windsor.edu

Windsor University School of Medicine is a private medical school located in Cayon, Saint Mary Cayon Parish, Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. Windsor confers upon its graduates the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.[3] The university also has clinical education campuses in Carbondale, Illinois and Houghton Lake, Michigan. Administrative offices are located in Monee, Illinois.[4]

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.[2]

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.[5][6] 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.[7][8]

Currently the Windsor campus at Cayon contains six buildings on 42 acres (0.17 km2; 0.066 sq mi) of land.[9] The most recent addition, the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw building, was completed in September 2010, at which time the enrollment was approximately 1,100 students.[10] Also in September 2010, Windsor announced plans for further expansion with new laboratories and a 1500-seat auditorium.[11] The university enrollment was approximately 1,500 students as of October 2011.[2]

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[12] that are completed at either Joseph Nathaniel France General Hospital in Saint Kitts or hospitals in the United States.[13]

Windsor also offers a 3 semester pre-medical program for high school graduates who have not completed the necessary prerequisites for the MD program.[14]

Accreditation and recognition[edit]

Windsor University School of Medicine is chartered in Saint Kitts and accredited by the Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis,[15] a recognized accrediting agency listed in the FAIMER Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA).[16] The university is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools[17] but was denied accreditation by the CAAM-HP in 2017.[18]

Student life[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SKNVibes | In Memory: Srinivas Gaddam, MD". www.sknvibes.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Windsor University School of Medicine held its Inaugural Commencement Exercises". SKNVibes. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  3. ^ "FAIMER International Medical Education Directory - School Details". faimer.org. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Contact Us". windsor.edu. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Upscale Housing and Tourism Development Initiatives Unveiled for Cayon" (Press release). Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  6. ^ Stephen Rickerl (30 January 2011). "Royal Plaza Inn - a med school?". The Southern. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  7. ^ Cheryl Holladay (1 October 2009). "Atrium Plaza site of medical boards study conferences". The Houghton Lake Resorter. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  8. ^ Tom Barnett (13 July 2011). "Extensive renovations under way at Sidney Inn". Sidney Daily News. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Student Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook" (PDF). windsor.edu. p. 62. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Medical University names new classroom building in honour of Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw". SKNVibes. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Windsor University Plans to Expand". The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Curriculum". windsor.edu. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Clinical Rotations". windsor.edu. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  14. ^ "Windsor University School of Medicine - Premed/MD Program". windsor.edu. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  15. ^ "Accredited Institutions - St. Kitts & Nevis Accreditation Board". gov.kn. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  16. ^ "FAIMER - Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools - Saint Kitts and Nevis". faimer.org. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  17. ^ "School Detail". search.wdoms.org. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions". www.caam-hp.org. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  19. ^ "AMSA International Medical Schools". amsa.org. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  20. ^ a b "A place for second chances – Windsor University School of Medicine". SKNVibes. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  21. ^ "Windsor University students spread love at Cardin Home". SKNVibes. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  22. ^ "Windsor University donates to Haitian earthquake relief". SKNVibes. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2011.

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