The Medical Degree (MD) program at Saint James is a 10-semester program. The scope of study consists of the Basic Sciences and the Clinical Sciences. The curriculum at Saint James prepares students for the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE).
The Basic Sciences are completed over four semesters (16 months) on the Anguilla campus in the Caribbean.
The Clinical Sciences are completed over a six semester (96 weeks) clinical rotation program at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in the United States.
Students are accepted into the medical school’s MD program three times a year in January, May and September. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is optional.
The first four semesters of the medical school’s MD program are designed to build a strong foundation in medicine. The curriculum offers lectures and lab-based teaching at the Anguilla campus in the Caribbean. All courses are designed in the USMLE format, and study is supplemented with hands on clinical training at the local hospital whenever possible. Small class sizes provide ample opportunity for students to interact with their professors on a personal level, in addition to the classroom setting.
The last six semesters of the medical school’s MD program, the Clinical Sciences, are designed to prepare the student to function effectively in a clinical setting.
The Clinical Sciences are completed during a clinical rotation program at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in the United States. Students participate in patient care while rotating through various medical specialties in the hospitals. Training includes physical examination, laboratory analysis, case presentations, clinical workshops and conferences. The student receives personalized guidance by the clinical faculty and develops the skills and knowledge essential to their residency years.
The 96 weeks of clinical training are divided into 48 weeks of core clerkships and 48 weeks of elective rotations.
Immediately following completion of the Basic Sciences, the first 16 weeks of the Clinical Sciences course is offered as a block course called the Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine. It is offered in Chicago at an affiliated hospital and consists of eight weeks of intensive preparation and review for the USMLE Step 1, followed by eight weeks of introductory concepts in clinical medicine, including rotations through the various departments.
Saint James only enrolls US citizens or permanent residents and Canadian citizens.