For over 20 years, Saint James School of Medicine has been providing an affordable and high-quality medical education. Discover why so many students have chosen Saint James School of Medicine to fulfill their dream of becoming a doctor.
MCAT is just a number, you are not!
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What is the MCAT?
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States, Canada, as well as internationally such as the Caribbean Islands. It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, written analysis and knowledge of scientific concepts and principles.
Why SJSM does not require MCAT?
At Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM), we believe that medical school admissions should be a holistic process. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides recommendations on how MCAT scores should be used in admissions; most notably recommending that MCAT scores should not outweigh an applicant’s other qualities. For this reason SJSM continues to be one of the Caribbean medical schools that doesn’t require and MCAT for admission into it’s program.
Other things we consider when accepting a student into our program:
- Prior Education GPA;
- Degrees Completed;
- Coursework taken;
- Letters of recommendation;
- Work Experience;
- Volunteer experience.
While an MCAT score is a welcome addition to the overall application, it is not a requirement.
(2019-2021, after scoring 195 or higher on the NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Exam)
in the Caribbean
Saint James School of Medicine is an accredited Caribbean medical school:
- SJSM is accredited by both of the principal accrediting bodies that operate in the Caribbean:
- Accreditation Commission on colleges of Medicine-ACCM (https://www.caam-hp.org/)
- Caribbean Accreditation Authority for medical and Health Profrssions- CAAM-HP (https://www.caam-hp.org/programs)
- SJSM is recognized by Medical Council of Canada, thus allowing students to apply in the Canada Residency Matching Program
With tuition starting at $9,150 per semester, Saint James School of Medicine is one of the most affordable accredited medical schools in the Caribbean.
in ACGME approved hospitals
Our entire MD program has one goal: to ensure that every student has been given an ample opportunity to be successful. We do so by carefully crafting the curriculum, by selecting great faculty and by obtaining top of the line resources. The result- 100s of successful graduates who have matched for residency.
Financing your education should not be stressful. Students of SJSM are eligible to apply for different financial aid options:
- MPower Financial
- Approved for funding in many Canadian provinces
- Lines of credit by private lenders in Canada (BMO, etc…)
SJSM offers some of the best scholarships in the industry. We are one of the only private institutions to offer FULL scholarships to students.
Our students are eligible to apply for:
Two Caribbean Campuses
Saint James of Medicine has campuses on two beautiful Caribbean islands - Anguilla and St Vincent. We provide the same quality medical education, an experienced faculty, and premium facilities on both campuses. We are one of several medical schools in the Caribbean without an MCAT requirement for admission.
Next enrollment deadline: January 05, 2024
Registration and reception: January 08, 2024
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