Canadian citizens, U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.
Accelerated Medical School - St. James School of Medicine


Study Basic Sciences in the Caribbean

At Saint James School of Medicine our Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is a 10-semester program covering the Basic Sciences and the Clinical Sciences.

Medical students spend four semesters (16 months) studying Basic Sciences at one of our two Caribbean medical campuses. Choose from Anguilla and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Our Caribbean campuses are safe and friendly, offering a positive learning environment and a close supportive community with one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

About our Basic Science curriculum

USMLE prep and clinicals in U.S. Hospitals

Our students do their USMLE prep and clinical rotations alongside students from some of America’s best medical schools at a fraction of the cost.

The Clinical Sciences component of our top quality MD program is completed over six semesters (96 weeks) at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in the States.

Saint James is the only medical school in the Caribbean that guarantees clinical rotations in the United States and currently we have no waiting time for rotations. We have a strong established network of U.S. hospitals and clinical institutions and continuously invest in growing these affiliations.

We are currently affiliated with the following hospitals:

Jackson Park Hospital (Chicago, IL)
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
Westlake Hospital (Melrose Park, IL)
Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, VA)
Metro South Medical Center (Blue Island, IL)
Genesys Regional Medical Center (Grand Blanc, MI)
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (Chicago, IL)
Raleigh General Hospital (Beckley, WV)
Appalachian Regional Hospital (Beckley, WV)
Pikeville Medical Center (Pikeville, KY)
Appalachian Regional Hospital (Hazard, KY)
EvergreenHealth (Seattle, WA)
Mercy Hospital NWA Communities (Rogers, AR)
Delta Regional Medical Center (Greenville, MS)
Brentwood Hospital (Shreveport, LA)

The first part of Clinical Sciences is an Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine. This takes place 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 various departments.

Gain the skills you need for your residency

Clinical Sciences prepare our medical students to function effectively in a clinical setting. 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 from the clinical faculty. This practical experience is the best way to develop good skills and knowledge for residency.

Clinical training at Saint James is divided into 48 weeks of core clerkships and 48 weeks of elective rotations.

About our Clinical Science curriculum

MD Program enrollment dates

Saint James School of Medicine accepts students into our top MD program three times a year, in January, May and September. We do not require the MCAT.

*Saint James only enrolls U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents and Canadian citizens.