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    sjJamesFall2016 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Saint James and Money and advice to prospective applicants.

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    St. James stole my tuition from me. They expelled me without due process and did not provide me the education I was entitled to in return for my money. They provided no evidence as to why I should be expelled and gave no explanation as to how the burden of proof had been met to justify my expulsion and why my first formal reprimand ever should lead to immediate expulsion.

    The school will do whatever they want and they do not hold themselves accountable for their actions and do not engage with the students in good faith when it comes to money.

    Many of the students at the school fear the administration. It is unlikely that very many people have any trust in the administration whatsoever and from what I heard, even the members of the student union are uncomfortable because of some of the things they get to hear about in their positions but are not allowed to talk about or oppose.

    The truth is, stay away from this school. There are some decent schools in the Caribbean, but Saint James School of Medicine is not one of them. Pretty much everyone I have spoken to about the topic have said that if they could do it over again, they wouldn't have gone to Saint James.

    Let's put things into perspective. I graduated from McGill with an Honour's degree and I can tell you that no one I know would have the same opinion of McGill. I have never heard anyone tell me they regretted going to McGill. In contrast, it is an almost constant topic of conversation on campus about just how bad things are there and just how worried everyone is.

    In fact, most of the students, as far as I have been told are planning to transfer away from this sinking ship anyways. But with Saint-James about to possibly lose it's accreditation, I really wouldn't count on the ability to transfer away in the future. You may have to reapply as a U0 and start from scratch...

    For those of you that are applying to Saint James anyways, when you are on the phone with the salespeople, record the conversation and tell them that you are going to record it for note taking purposes or whatever. Then ask them a bunch of hard questions like...

    * In the most recent MD5 semester, how many students passed the NBME immediately after passing their Kaplan exam and passing their md5 semester. The number should not be substantially far from 3.
    * What percentage of students that start in MD1, actually get into a residency? Make sure you tell them you don't want them to exclude the people who withdraw or flunk out or whatever. What matters is: If you go to that school and start the program, what are your odds of actually becoming a doctor?
    * Are there any policies that prevent faculty from having sexual relations with students and thereby taking advantage of their position of authority?
    * Is there an ombudsman for the students that isn't in a conflict of interest due to their obligations with the school?

    The list goes on... but like tell them you are recording and make them answer these questions. Furthermore, have them send you the answers to these in writing. Don't even just accept what they say on the phone. If you want to know the truth about something, get it in writing. Confirm it with the school BEFORE giving them even ONE PENNY of your money.
    Last edited by sjJamesFall2016; 08-24-2018 at 10:10 AM.

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    Jasher is offline Junior Member 49 points
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    Another one bites the dust...and another one gone and another one gone...and another one bites the dust!

    Don't let this be you!

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    Magnolia27 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    I am attending Saint James in fall I would really like to hear more and ask questions. Can I Dm?

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