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How to obtain Residency in the US

By Med stu - Saturday, May 7, 2011 2 Comments
(information from a sjsm graduate)

A. Basic Sciences


  • As for academic material, the school will prepare you for about 70% of what you need for the USMLE step 1 exam. This will not be enough to do well. The rest you will need to fill in with either Kaplan, PASS, USMLE WORLD or self-study. You MUST complete a minimum of
  • For now… the links you should familiarize yourself with are:




B. Clerkships

  • SJSM has associations with a few different states for clinical rotations. Chicago, IL, is home base, with a range of 5 to 10 hospitals to rotate through.
  • Although the school guarantees it will arrange all of your rotations, you may have to arrange some electives or core rotations yourself (in case they cannot schedule consecutive rotations). 
  • Your rotations will be amongst other international students as well as American students of course. The training and education is excellent.
  • The stigma of being an offshore student is not what it used to be, in fact, in some hospitals such as Mercy Hospital, Chicago, SJSM students are quite highly regarded. Once you pass the USMLE you are in the same boat as the US students.
  • After your 4 years of med school, you get an M.D. designation and you can apply for residency in the US and Canada.

Information provided by: David Klein , m.d. 
Our deep thanks and Appreciation to the doctor for taking the time to provide us with this information.

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  2. Hi David. I'm contemplating studying m divine in st James.but besides the big four carribean medical schools, is St James recognized in the US. do graduate easily get jobs in hospitals in the US

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