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Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts, Caribbean
Windsor Medical School

Windsor Medical School

A Brief History of Saint Kitts by The World Factbook 2008

First settled by the British in 1623, the islands became an associated state with full internal autonomy in 1967. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to try and separate from Saint Kitts. Read More

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Windsor Medical School

Windsor University School of Medicine is a fully licensed, chartered and accredited medical school in St. Kitts. Windsor University School of medicine was started in conjunction with the Government of St. Kitts and recognized by the Medical Council and Board of Government of St. Kitts. Windsor University School of Medicine is recognized and listed in World Health Organization directory of medical schools. Windsor University School of Medicine is approved by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Students and United States Medical Licensing Boards for taking board exams in basic and clinical sciences.

Windsor medical students

Windsor University is running SCHOOL OF MEDICINE with undergraduate programs in medicine and postgraduate programs in Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Anesthesia, Critical Care and Trauma Surgery. Windsor University is also running School of Business Management with specialization in Global Economy. Windsor University is starting Veterinary school of medicine and Nursing school of medicine this year.

Windsor University School of Medicine runs a vigorous medical program at St. Kitts. Windsor University School of Medicine MD curriculum is developed based on the British and American Medical Schools curricula. The Board of directors and the educational committee of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs are the American Physicians trained in United States in different specialties. Windsor is committed to run world-class standard programs to make efficient physicians.

Windsor University School of Medicine

In order to complete the MD program at Windsor University School of Medicine, Every student has to complete the following requirements:

  • Student must have completed the Pre-Med requirements of the origin of the country with Biology, Chemistry and required course work.
  • Student must complete the 24 months of Basic Medical Sciences comprising of Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology, Behavioral Sciences and Biostatistics. Please find the basic sciences syllabus of Windsor University School of Medicine on this site.
  • Student must complete Physical Diagnosis and Introduction to clinical medicine in the final semester of basic medical sciences. Student completes the introductory rotations prior to entering clinical sciences in JNF Hospital in Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Student must obtain 60% passing score in all 60 weekly tests in basic sciences during their 24 months course work at St. Kitts. Students must also obtain 60% passing score in all 5-semester ending exams conducted at the end of each semester in Basic Sciences course work in 24 months.
  • Student must complete 24 months of clinical sciences in 5 clinical semesters. Students are required to do 42 weeks of Core rotations, which include Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine. Student must also complete 30 weeks of Elective rotations in any medical or surgical sub specialties. Student must complete all core rotations in the hospitals listed in Green Book. In addition to teaching by the individual mentor or supervising attending physician, every student is required to attend National Medical Board Reviews and course work with didactic lectures. Every student is required to pass the Clinical Sciences exam of 16 hours duration, which is conducted by the Division of Clinical Sciences of Windsor University School of Medicine. Every student is also required to take exams conducted by the National Medical Board review after their didactic course work. Student is than required to pass United States Medical Licensing Exams part 1, 2 ad 3 with clinical skills assessment test.
  • Every student is required to see the cases listed in the curriculum while they rotate in primary, secondary and tertiary setting rotations. Every student is required to submit a written report on the cased marked by asterix from the list provided by the clinical sciences division to the school.
  • Every student will be evaluated by the supervising attending physician of the rotation in all aspects of the rotation and must submit the rotation evaluation form to the clinical sciences department. If the student fails the rotation, he or she must repeat the rotation.
  • Every student in addition to National Medical Board review course work and exams, is required to take the basic and clinical science review course work conducted by the division of clinical sciences of Windsor University School of Medicine which includes 240 audio cassettes and printed notes material.

Windsor University School of Medicine
Frequently Asked Questions

Q-1. How much will my Medical Education cost me at the end of the day ?

Cost of Medical Education is not the only issue but what services are provided in the cost that is affordable to the student. At Windsor student will not accumulate any substantial loans especially high interests.

Q-2. How much extra do i have to spend on housing, books, USMLE Review course, local transportation during the course of study?

Dormitories and housing are included in Windsor tuition fees and student only has to pay a maintenance fees that is for cleaning dorms, real estate local fees that is very minimal when compared to high rents to live in St. Kitts. Student does not have to worry about yearly leases, credit checks. Insurances and any other things that are generally required if a student has to live in apartments or house.

Windsor provides local transportation at no extra cost and is included in the tuition fees. Student does not have to worry about car payments, insurance and other deposits

Windsor provides USMLE review course in addition to medical schooling right from the beginning that is 2 nd semester onwards in the evenings as Windsor believes in preparing the student right from the beginning and not wait till the end. After the 4th semester student will be sent for LIVING AND LEARNING CONCEPT to United States where student lives on site and prepares for the exam in full 16 weeks special review course. This Special USMLE course is at no additional cost and is included in the tuition fees.

Books are expensive and heavy that will be difficult to bring due to baggage restrictions. Student does not have to pay customs and excess baggage while coming and going back after graduation. This is because Windsor at no cost to student and included in the tuition fees provides all major text books in Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, pathology, Histology, Embryology, Behavioral sciences and Community Medicine.


Q-3. What happens if School does not provide Housing? who signs a lease ? which landlord rents to student? What are the guarantees?

Dormitories and housing are included in Windsor tuition fees and student only has to pay a maintenance fees that is for cleaning dorms, real estate local fees that is very minimal when compared to high rents to live in St. Kitts. Student does not have to worry about yearly leases, credit checks. Insurances and any other things that are generally required if a student has to live in apartments or house.

Q-4. What are the facilities relating to cafeteria and food?

Food is very expensive in carribean countries. Student also has to prepare the food which is time consuming and is a hindrance in studies. At Windsor students gets free lunch while on campus during regular business days and helps the student by preventing him to go to dorms by walk, prepare the food and eat. At windsor cafeteria student does not pay for food during lunch and is included in the tuition fees.

Q-5. How does a student buy & carry heavy books? what about customs, excess baggage?

Books are expensive and heavy that will be difficult to bring due to baggage restrictions. Student does not have to pay customs and excess baggage while coming and going back after graduation. This is because Windsor at no cost to student and included in the tuition fees provides all major text books in Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, pathology, Histology, Embryology, Behavioral sciences and Community Medicine



Q-6. How does the student buy a car in new place, get Auto Insurance, driver license and high gas prices, how much does it cost for local transportation?

Windsor provides local transportation at no extra cost and is included in the tuition fees. Student does not have to worry about car payments, insurance and other deposits


Q-7. If student takes USMLE boards after 2 years? when should he start preparing for exam, we start in 2nd semester, why?

Windsor provided USMLE review course in addition to medical schooling right from the beginning that is 2 nd semester onwards in the evenings as Windsor believes in preparing the student right from the beginning and not wait till the end. After the 4th semester student will be sent for LIVING AND LEARNING CONCEPT to United States where student lives on site and prepares for the exam in full 16 weeks special review course. This Special USMLE course is at no additional cost and is included in the tuition fees


Q-8. What happens when you fail a semester exam? do you repeat the entire semester, pay prorated tuition fee again, loose time by staying extra on island?

Many schools want the semester to be repeated with full semester fees or prorated fees. This will not only cost money to student but also time and expense to live in the island for the extra time. At Windsor we believe in second chance and does not charge any other fees except retake application fees and student does not waste anytime as the special curriculum and exam system is designed in such a way.


Q-9. What happens if you fail USMLE first time, what problems will you have with school sponsorship? do you have extra conditions, extra fees?

Many schools kick the student out of the school if a student fails USMLE first or second time. We at Windsor provide additional teaching and special review courses and sponsor the USMLE exam.

 

Q-10. How many weeks rotations can you start & do before passing USMLE Step - I?

Many schools do not place the students in clinical hospital rotations if he or she fails USMLE step-1. We have special programs that allow students to rotate in clinical rotations while the student is preparing for the USMLE exams.

Q-11. What happens if you are kicked out of school for existing policies?

Windsor always gives a second chance to all students as their time, economics and life is taken into consideration.


Q-12. Do i have continuous USMLE Step - I preparations through out, does the school do its own board review? if so what concept does the school use?

Windsor provides its own USMLE board review course right from the beginning of 2 nd semester and continues till the student passes the USMLE step-1 exam.


Q-13. What happens if the student graduates and passes USMLE exams and missed the residency matching for this year and has to wait for one year for the next resident matching?

At Windsor every student will have continuing medical education. Students can enroll in Postgraduate Diploma in Diagnosis and Therapeutic Internal Medicine for 15 months while he or she is waiting for the residency. Student will have a comprehensive clinical attachements in all departments of internal medicine as follows:
15 Integrated modules on latest advances in diagnosis and therapeutic - further information on complete syllabuses.
Respiratory Medicine
Haematology

Geriatrics
Medical Oncology
Clinical Pharmacology
Cardiology
Endocrinology and Diabetes
Infectious Disease and Dermatology

Rheumatology
Neurology
Nephrology
Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Radiology
Emergency Medicine
Medical and Surgical procedures
CPR, BCLS, ACLS, PLS

This will help the student to get good recommendation letters, additional clinical rotations, hands on experience on medical procedures and especially chance to work with several specialists in many hospitals that will help more in obtaining the residency.




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