Greetings from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Camille is starting SJSM in St. Vincent island for the summer semester; she already there and she sent some pictures of the island and SJSM’s building.
I’ve safely arrived at Saint Vincent and am astounded at its beauty. The hills are great, a few of the Grenadines are visible, and the people are friendly. The party never stops here!
The first few days has been a mix of excitement and anxiety, but I am almost fully settled in and ready to start the MD program at Saint James. I can’t wait to meet the other students and hopefully find a roommate..
Thank you for all of your support during this transition, and we’ll keep in touch.
P.S. I’ve attached some photos for you to enjoy!
Camille Renee, BSc.
Saint James School of Medicine

Pictures from St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island

Pictures of the Saint James School of Medicine Building in Construction

Saint James School of Medicine Opening Third Campus On Saint Vincent

Some students gave me information that a third campus will be opening on the island of Saint Vincent. It’ll be kind of weird, that a school’s name “Saint James” will be on the island of Saint Vincent, go figure.

Updated February 5th, 2014
Saint James School of Medicine St. Vincent Announcement Documentation (PDF)

Saint Vincent already has three medical schools there: All Saints University College of Medicine, American University of St. Vincent School of Medicine, and Trinity School of Medicine. Now our school is opening it’s third campus there.

Beach on Saint Vincent

One of the negative things about moving a campus is that it looses it’s years of operations, which contributes in it’s accreditation. The more the years a school runs in the same location the better. By opening a third campus on another island after 14 years of operation, it looks like Saint James is expanding at a rapid pace. I just hope Saint James School of Medicine can get NY and FL since they will still be able to keep the accreditation years from Bonaire.

Here is the article that’s published regarding the 3rd campus:
Fourth medical school coming soon to St Vincent
Published on October 19, 2013
St Vincent — Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has announced that a
fourth medical school is expected to begin operations in St Vincent and
the Grenadines by next year.

The prime minister made the announcement during a news conference. He
said that the St James School of Medicine is looking at the possibility
of starting operations in the South Leeward area.

The prime minister also said that the St James Medical School has
indicated that it will start with about sixty students, and this will
increase to about two hundred within two to three years.

Gonsalves noted that there are now over 400 medical students pursuing studies in St Vincent.
You can confirm it by going to the IMED website and it shows that accreditation years starting from 2000. So it looks like SJSM gets to keep the accreditation years. Also, another student said he will be starting on Summer 2014 so Bonaire campus will remain open but it will be a sub-campus of the 3rd campus; it looks like Bonaire economy is saved. The MPs of Bonaire’s parliament was trying to stop Saint James from leaving anyways.

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