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25 Years of SJSM

Celebrating 25 Years Of Sjsm

Over the past two and a half decades, SJSM has evolved into a leading institution in medical education, shaping the futures of countless aspiring physicians. Let’s take a journey through the significant milestones that have defined SJSM’s remarkable journey.

Establishment of SJSM

Under the leadership and vision of Dr. Kallol Guha, Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM) was founded, receiving a charter from the government of Bonaire to establish a medical school. This marked the beginning of a transformative journey in medical education.

Inauguration of Bonaire Campus

SJSM welcomed its first cohort of students to the Bonaire campus, embarking on a mission to provide quality medical education in a vibrant learning environment.

First Graduate

A momentous occasion as SJSM celebrated its first graduate, marking the culmination of years of dedication and hard work by both faculty and students.

Expansion to Anguilla

In recognition of its commitment to excellence, SJSM received a charter from the island of Anguilla, expanding its reach and impact in the Caribbean region.

Accreditation Achievement

The Anguilla campus received accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), affirming SJSM's adherence to the highest standards of medical education.

Inauguration of Anguilla Campus
Expansion of Bonaire Campus

With the inauguration of the Anguilla campus, SJSM continued its mission to nurture future generations of healthcare professionals in a supportive and dynamic academic environment.

Realizing that the demand for the school’s program will continue to grow, the leadership of the school decided to further expand the facilities in Bonaire by opening a satellite campus in the region of Hato. This move has significantly improved the school’s facilities and infrastructure conducive to learning.

Relocation to St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Following the political changes in Bonaire, SJSM's Bonaire campus relocated to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, further enhancing its infrastructure and resources to better serve its students and faculty.

Dual Accreditation

A significant milestone as SJSM received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), becoming one of the few schools in the Caribbean to hold dual accreditation, a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence.

Adaptation to Online Teaching

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, SJSM demonstrated resilience and adaptability by shifting its teaching to online platforms for the first time in its history, ensuring continuity in education amidst unprecedented challenges.

Construction of New Campus

SJSM embarked on a new chapter of growth and development with the commencement of construction on the new campus on the island of St. Vincent, poised to provide state-of-the-art facilities and resources for future generations of medical professionals. (put in photo rendering of the new campus)

Honoring Contributions:
A Tribute To Visionaries & Leaders

As we reflect on the remarkable journey of Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM) over the past 25 years, it is essential to acknowledge and honor the individuals whose unwavering dedication and visionary leadership have been instrumental in shaping the institution’s growth and success.

Dr. Kallol Guha

Dr. Kallol Guha

Founder and the current President & CEO of SJSM, Dr. Kallol Guha’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment have been the driving forces behind the establishment and evolution of the school. His foresight and dedication have laid the foundation for SJSM’s transformation into a leading institution in medical education.

Dr. Jay K. Pandit

Dr. Jay K. Pandit

As the first Dean of Clinical Sciences and Dean Emeritus, Dr. Jay K. Pandit played a pivotal role in shaping the clinical curriculum and fostering excellence in medical education. His leadership and expertise have been invaluable in preparing SJSM students for successful careers in healthcare.

Dr. Benjamin Lumicao

Dr. Benjamin Lumicao

A respected figure in medical education, Dr. Benjamin Lumicao served as the Former Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Dean Emeritus of SJSM. His strategic vision and dedication to academic excellence have significantly contributed to the school’s growth and reputation.

Dr. Bruce Davidson

Dr. Bruce Davidson

Dr. Bruce Davidson’s tenure as the Former Dean of Basic Sciences was marked by his passion for teaching and commitment to academic rigor. His leadership and guidance have been instrumental in cultivating a supportive learning environment for SJSM students.

Dr. Ravinder Kenue

Dr. Ravinder Kenue

As the Associate Executive Dean of Basic Sciences, Dr. Ravinder Kenue has played a pivotal role in shaping the basic science curriculum and ensuring the academic success of SJSM students. His dedication to excellence and innovation has enriched the educational experience at SJSM.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to these visionary leaders and all faculty and staff members who have contributed to SJSM’s growth and success over the past 25 years. Their tireless efforts and unwavering dedication have helped shape the future of medical education and inspire generations of healthcare professionals. Here’s to the continued legacy of excellence at Saint James School of Medicine.

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