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"Blog divisions" || Saint James School of Medicine || Caribbean Medical schools || USMLE

- Wednesday, November 18, 2015 No Comments

So since completing med school is a journey and the questions I get are pertaining to different steps im going to divide up posts, almost all post (99%) will still be posted here but if you wanted a specific category that you are focusing on with your journey, you will be able to go to specific blog. 

Update: USMLE steps, Caribbean medical school, Residency; Caribbean students are not represented properly

- Sunday, November 15, 2015 1 Comment


Hi Everyone,

I realize it’s been a really long time since I posted, and I apologize for that, well I am going to take this post to update everything and bring everyone up to speed. So while I was away these were the things I was able to accomplish

Approved States

- Monday, August 25, 2014 10 Comments
So one of the most asked Question before and after starting Med school (with sjsm or other most other Caribbean school) which state can i obtain residency in. So this is the recent information that I obtained From SJSM hope it helps everyone

Clinicals - ELECTIVES

- Saturday, August 9, 2014 2 Comments
Regarding ELECTIVES i was given a big list so i decided to post it here for everyone information so they can get upto date information on where SJSM can set up elective rotations for their students, off course with electives you are able to set up your own rotation just make sure you can confirm with the school which states you can do electives in.

Amount of Electives required (48week - 16 week from AICM) - 32 Week (8 months)
Most of the elective rotations being 1 month

Residents Salary & Debt Report 2014

- Wednesday, August 6, 2014 No Comments
So I just came across this really nice data presented by medscape on residents salary and debt. Debt being a big part of medical school for the most of us, I think salary is what everyone looks forward to. you can view the full report on

Residents Salary & Debt Report 2014

Chrome Nanny?

- Saturday, August 2, 2014 No Comments
I don't know about everyone else, but I tend to just scroll through websites (ahem ahem facebook) sometimes and before you know it so much time is confused, i also don't want to stop using it all together so I found this small gadget/Addon for chrome its called Chrome Nanny, I have provided the link below hopefully it helps you out

Chrome Nanny


Med Study Tools

Life After step 1

- Saturday, July 19, 2014 No Comments
So these days i have been busy with doing my clinical rotations at Jackson Park hospital, wow time flies, before you know it feels like step 1 is old news and happened maybe many many years ago.

New Page / New Initiative

- Thursday, July 17, 2014 No Comments

I'll be starting a new facebook page called Medical Study Tools, and will be posting useful books and other things that i used and other have used in their medical career. Please make sure to like and share


Busy busy busy

- Friday, July 11, 2014 No Comments
Hey guyz, i know i haven't been posting almost at all, but i have a good reason but been really really busy so many things coming up, its hard to take time off for the blog

Hoping for your prayers and wishes to get through this part of Medical school journey and I will update everyone as soon as i have more time :)

Multivitamins: Time to Just Say No?

- Thursday, April 24, 2014 1 Comment
Interesting articlee on medscape ( http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/822980)

Hello. I'm Dr. Sandra Fryhofer. Welcome to Medicine Matters. The topic: multivitamins, help or harm? There are 2 original studies,[1,2] a US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) review,[3] and a provocative editorial,[4] all published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine. Here is why it matters.

Studying in Carribean? Which School? Worth it?

- Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4 Comments
Studying in the Caribbean is no walk in the park then again which medical school is, though before you even make the decision of going to med school you have to remember; 1st of all you are starting med school it wont be easy, second of all you are starting as Caribbean student, so you have to work even harder than other people to make it.


- Thursday, February 20, 2014 10 Comments
Another Useful read

Original Link: 

The following is a sponsored post.
Which kind of medical school is right for you?
Choosing the right medical school is always a difficult decision. There are hundreds of choices in the U.S. and abroad to study. However, where you study can affect what you do with your medical career. Caribbean medical schools, U.S. medical schools, and osteopathic medical schools all have unique approaches to medical education. Here is a brief rundown of some of the key differences between these institutions.

DO you know which medical specialty to choose LOL

- Wednesday, February 19, 2014 No Comments


- Saturday, February 15, 2014 3 Comments
Recently i have been getting a lot of questions regarding starting in St James, i know its a scary decision to make, i was in the same shoes as well but now that i have come this far there is no turning back. But before anyone makes this big decision its good to be informed, so an educated decision can be made. I have already mentioned in a previous post, why I picked St James, but recently i came across some interesting posts so ill share those hoping that it will help all the students with their decision..

What's Wrong With 3 Hours of Sleep? Sheila M. Bigelow, DO

- Monday, February 10, 2014 1 Comment

What's Wrong With 3 Hours of Sleep?

Original Link :


Response from Sheila M. Bigelow, DO
Resident Physician -- Pediatrics, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Who Needs Sleep, Anyway?
Make Sleep a Priority
Isn't it best for med students to get used to sleep deprivation to train for being on-call?
Medical school has been described as trying to drink from a fire hose. There is just so much information being thrown at you and so many demands from exams, clinical rotations, presentations, and research that it can begin to feel like there is never enough time in the day to get it all done. If you want to have any personal or family life, you start to think that unless you cut out sleep, you are not going to get it all done. Particularly at peak busy times, like before big exams, boards, or presentations, it might be tempting to pull an all-nighter or at least severely restrict your sleep to just an hour or two. Some might even argue that it is good preparation for the inevitable calls to be taken in residency. However, I would argue against that thought process and say that this is the time to learn how to balance it all in a productive, healthy way.

Usmle books Review

- Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3 Comments
When you are going to school there is so much information going around that it throws you off sometimes and you are not sure what to study and where to study, So hopefully this post is to help put things in focus what to study and where not to waste your time.

Been a while ....

- Sunday, February 2, 2014 3 Comments
Hey , yes this blog is still running, I know I haven't really posted anything for a while I have to admit starting clinicals is a lot of work, its not just running around that drains but also mentally you feel the stress of having everything ready before the doctor comes and acting on your feet. Anywayz i will try to write alot more from now on, and keep everyone in touch

follow me on facebook and twitter so i can have a better conversation.

Was thinking today of signing up for ask.fm , so it makes it easier for everyone to ask me questions, i know lately i haven't been able to answer them due to time constrains, and if i know the answer is already something i talked about I mostly won't reply.

So i added a Archive page So it can help everyone looking for answer i know its a drag to just go back so many pages but the archive page will really help with that, also don't forget you can always search for a particular topic in mind, and the Mail Bag tag should really help you out, i post questions and their answers, so hopefully it helps everyone out :)

Lets end the post on the good news that SJSM is opening a new campus ! big big news and we get to keep our accreditation which is awesome. I haven't really heard anything official from SJSM, but u can see on IMED website , the school is listed and hopefully alot of good things expected of SJSM

So ill keep you guys posted with Clinicals, if you think i have missed anything on Step 1 studying please feel free to ask and i can make a topic about that as well.