October 22, 2013

St James School of Medicine to open in St Vincent and the Grenadines

The St James School of Medicine will open its doors in St Vincent and the Grenadines next year, to become the fourth medical school operating here.{{more}}

St James will join the All Saints University, the Trinity School of Medicine and the American University of St Vincent and the Grenadines Medical School, which already have campuses here.

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves announced during a press conference last week at Cabinet Room, that the institution has obtained accreditation from the local accreditation board, and that they intend to start operations in May next year.

“They are looking possibly at setting up their school in the South Leeward area,” Gonsalves said.

“They have a branch in Anguilla and they have a branch in Bonaire, and it is part of that branch which is being relocated to St Vincent and the Grenadines; they have their own reasons why they might want to do that.”

The Prime Minister indicated that there are currently more than 400 medical students in St Vincent and the Grenadines, more than the number that was here at any one time, when the Kingstown Medical College of St George’s University was here.

Gonsalves said the All Saints University has stated their intention to increase the size of their school plant in the near future.(JJ)