Windsor University School of Medicine Blog

For almost 2 decades, Windsor University School of Medicine has been providing opportunity, education, and support to students from all over the world to achieve their academic and career goals. Follow our blog to learn more about our institution, the medical field, and medical instruction.

  • 17/01/2018
    The Ultimate Guide to the Medical Journals and Clinical Tools at Your Caribbean Medical School

    As a student pursuing your Caribbean medical degree, you will refer to numerous resources in your studies. Winsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) offers a wealth of such tools to our students. We expect you to make use of these materials while you are here, so you may enhance your learning experience. We want you to rely on the medical journals and clinical tools we have available, as well as the other educational resources we offer, both online and in our campus library.

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  • 12/01/2018
    Housing Options for Caribbean Medical School Students

    When you come to St. Kitts to study medicine, finding suitable housing will be imperative. You must reside in an environment that is conducive to the learning process. You will likely spend many hours studying in your new place of residence.

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  • 09/01/2018
    Core Competencies Your Caribbean Medical School Education Will Help You Achieve

    When you are working to earn your Caribbean medical degree, there are certain competency-based goals you should expect to attain. In fact, by the time you graduate from Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM), you should have developed several core competencies. These learnings will serve you well as you move forward with your career in medicine. They are essential for anyone who wishes to become a doctor.

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  • 18/12/2017
    20 Questions You Should Ask During Your Caribbean Medical School Interview

    When you face an interview to attend any institution of higher learning, you should expect to answer a variety of questions. This is how the interviewer will discern whether you would make a good fit for their college or university. However, you should also come to such an interview with questions of your own. Just as the interviewer will do, you should ensure that your questions help you determine whether the school will make a suitable match for your needs and objectives for the future.

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  • 15/12/2017
    What You Should Know About Your Residency Interview as a Caribbean Medical Student

    Attaining your Caribbean medical degree from Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) will be an achievement you will treasure and be proud of. After graduation, you should have an opportunity to work in a residency program. First, however, you must apply to various residency programs.

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  • 11/12/2017
    Medical Schools Abroad – How to Prepare Yourself for Applying for a Residency

    When you are preparing for a future as a medical professional, one of your most important steps will be applying to residency programs. Like applying to a Caribbean medical school, this application process will involve far more than simply applying to programs and waiting for acceptance replies.

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  • 08/12/2017
    Matching in Canada from a Caribbean Medical School

    If you are a Caribbean medical student who comes from Vancouver, Edmonton, or any other location in Canada, it would not be unreasonable to seek residency placement in your homeland when you return. By preparing well ahead of time for post-graduation career steps, you may be successful in serving your residency period on Canadian soil.

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  • 04/12/2017
    The Doctor Shortage in North America: How Our Caribbean Medical School Is Preparing Students for the Future

    In case you are unaware of it: There is a serious doctor shortage in North America. Unfortunately, this dearth of physicians seems likely to worsen before circumstances begin to improve.

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  • 01/12/2017
    How WUSOM Prepares for Hurricane Season

    Hurricanes in recent years have left people across the world in awe of Mother Nature. When you reside in a place that is likely to be affected by hurricanes, you must prepare for the inevitable. To those who live in St. Kitts, the rich culture, spectacular scenery, and relaxed lifestyle are worth the extra effort involved with planning for the occasional storm.

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  • 30/11/2017
    How Important Is Your USMLE Step 1 Score?

    When you are attending classes at a Caribbean medical school, one of your primary goals will likely be to attain residency placement after graduation. In order to do this, you must pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).

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  • 29/11/2017
    Attending a Caribbean Medical School Affiliated with American Hospitals

    If you are considering a Caribbean medical education, you may wish to attend a school that is affiliated with American hospitals. Whether you are from Boston, Dallas, or Mississippi, you might want to return to the United States to do your residency. If you are from a Canadian location, such as Toronto or Calgary, your goal might be a residency in Canada.

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  • 27/11/2017
    Residency Placements for WUSOM Graduates: Exploring a World of Choices

    Earning a Caribbean medical degree can open many doors for you. Whether you come from Atlanta, Ottawa, or San Francisco, your experience at Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) will prepare you for a variety of exciting opportunities. Once you are ready to apply for a residency program, the choices may be diverse and abundant. You could work in a broad range of environments, and you may do so in a city that is either small or large.

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  • 24/11/2017
    Essential Downloads for Applying to Caribbean Medical School

    Once you have begun the application process at Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM), you will need to provide and access quite a bit of information to get started. We want you to take every step necessary to ensure your success at our university. We are available to provide assistance, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the forms and processes outlined here.

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  • 23/11/2017
    Support for Students: WUSOM’s Academic Support and Referral System

    Working to achieve any type of degree can take some adjustment, but attendance at a medical school presents its own unique set of challenges. Even in a gorgeous setting such as St. Kitts, you may sometimes feel that the obstacles you face are difficult to overcome. 

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  • 22/11/2017
    Balancing Studies and Social Activities While Attending Caribbean Medical School

    Your classes should always be your top priority when you are attending classes at medical school. You will need to work hard to achieve your Caribbean medical degree, and there may be days when you struggle to accomplish everything that must be done. The rewards will be plentiful once you do what you set out to achieve. As many of our former students can confirm, a degree from Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) leads to several exciting career opportunities. 

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  • 06/10/2017
    Admission Requirement to a Medical School in the Caribbean

    Once you make the decision to attend classes at a Caribbean medical school, you will need to be sure you are well prepared. Part of this process is fulfilling the admissions requirements for your school of choice. Another aspect of preparation begins much earlier than when you are applying for admission to a Caribbean University.

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  • 29/09/2017
    What are the Different Types of Medical Degrees

    Getting a medical degree involves more than simply achieving one level of education. Your time at Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) might comprise pre-medical sciencessciences, as well as basic sciences and clinical sciences

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  • 25/09/2017
    Steps After Your Medical School Acceptance Letter

    Congratulations on being accepted into a medical school. You have made this far. Receiving an acceptance letter from a medical school is no small feat. You’re about to embark on a wonderful journey.

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  • 22/09/2017
    How Much Does it Cost to Study in the Caribbean vs Canada or the U.S.?

    If you dream of earning a medical degree, you have probably contemplated the cost of such a degree on more than one occasion. The price tag associated with medical school can be steep, particularly if you attend some of the schools in the U.S. and Canada. In fact, you might even have thought of abandoning your dream because the expenses are so high.

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  • 18/09/2017
    Matching Personality Traits with Medical School

    Medical is no doubt the most stable profession you can pursue. The only thing that’s required of you is a burning interest in medicine. If you’re passionate about the well-being of people, you are on the right track. The demand for health care professionals is rising in the US, Canada and around the world due to the growing aging population.

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  • 15/09/2017
    History and Importance of Windsor University School of Medicine

    As you research the possibilities and select a Caribbean medical school, you might also wish to familiarize yourself with the history of any prospective choice. Also important is a school’s mission. You should be sure that the university you attend represents values that reflect your own.

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  • 10/09/2017
    7 Habits of Highly Successful Medical Students

    Bravo!! You triumphed the MCAT, and now you are planning to fly over to an international medical school. But wait before you jump start your career in a medical school you need to develop some habits that can not only help you in medical school but in your life too. Here are seven habits of highly successful medical students that can help you achieve great results.

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  • 08/09/2017
    School Scholarships and Financial Aid for Caribbean Medical School

    Regardless of your geographical location and financial circumstances, financing medical school is a major expense. Whether you currently live in Houston, Toronto, Miami, or San Juan, you might find it challenging to pay for your medical education.

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  • 06/09/2017
    Real-Life Experiences of Medical Students After Graduation

    What happens after medical school? You throw graduation caps in the air, walk in your neighborhood hospital and start earning money right away, right? Wrong! What exactly lies on the other side of the road? Most of the tv series skip the afterward story.

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  • 04/09/2017
    Survival Tips for 21st Century Medical School Students

    History is a difficult place to be. But some memories are too sweet to let go. For instance, do you remember your first day studying pre-med? It can be a good memory or it can be one you wish had never happened. But in each case, you survived.

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  • 01/09/2017
    Case Study: Doctors Who Train Abroad Perform Their Jobs Better

    If you have received a Caribbean medical education, chances are good that you will be better at your job than many of your U.S colleagues. This statement is based on the results of a study published in the BMJ.

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  • 30/08/2017
    Study Suggests: Biomedical Knowledge is a Must for Mastering Medical Illustrations

    Journal of Audiovisual Media in Medicine reveals that use of advanced imaging technology in medicine has tripled in the last decade from 5% to 17%. Most of the medical professionals don’t know this but the fact is advanced medical imaging technologists are highly sought-after professionals in hospitals, imaging labs, clinics & research centers.

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  • 28/08/2017
    How a Medical Student Can Drive Away Negative Thoughts

    It is said that the risk medicine-induced hypochondriasis reaches a pinnacle during medical school and then diminishes. However, the medical students need to overcome the negativity to control their thought process. It is easy to self-diagnose with a condition when reading about it in a textbook - without any experience of what it looks like in real life.

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  • 25/08/2017
    The Future Demand for Doctors in North America

    Students come from a wide variety of places to study at Windsor University School of Medicine. You might be researching a medical career as you sit at your computer in Vancouver, Los Angeles, or Schaumburg. If you have wondered whether your Caribbean medical education will be relevant in North America in the coming years, you may rest assured that it certainly will be.

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  • 23/08/2017
    Dos and Don’ts of Residency Application Interview

    If you are a 4th-year medical student, chances are that you might already be attending a lot of interviews. For starters, interviews can be daunting and stressful, especially if your first job is in the hands of some mysterious process. Question to ask is, how can you appear confident in an interview even if you don’t have that confidence?

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  • 21/08/2017
    How to Prepare for a Pre-Med Degree in High School

    What does a high school student need to know before enrolling in a pre-med school? How can you find out whether medicine is the right career for you or not? And which medical classes for high school students can help you choose the right path?

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  • 18/08/2017
    Who Should Consider Applying to an International Medical School

    People from numerous locations wish to go to school in the Caribbean. At Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM), we get applicants from places such as San Francisco, Bayamon, New York, Washington, and Calgary.

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  • 11/08/2017
    Rolling Admissions for a Caribbean University

    When you are applying to a medical school such as Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM), you have many details to consider, including admissions. All colleges and universities do not implement their admissions process in the same way. Some schools operate with a standard admissions schedule, while others offer rolling admissions.

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  • 04/08/2017
    Making Use of the Student of Medicine Handbook and Student Services at Your Caribbean Medical School

    Once you apply to and are accepted into the Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM), you will have many details to consider. In addition to becoming familiar with the school’s curriculum, you should be aware of the student services at WUSOM. Make sure you are familiar with the policies and procedures of our university, so you may remain compliant at all times. You will need to know what is considered proper conduct here, as well.

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  • 28/07/2017
    The Difference Between the USMLE and the MCCEE

    Once you have completed your medical education at Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM), you will need to meet certain requirements if you want to get a residency in the United States or Canada. If you are from a U.S. location, such as Miami, San Juan, or Atlanta, you may want to return to the States to practice medicine. If so, as an international medical graduate (IMG), you will need to pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). If you are from a Canadian location, such as Toronto, Edmonton, or Vancouver, you may wish to come back to Canada for your residency. In that case, as an IMG, you will need to pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).

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  • 24/07/2017
    What to Pack for Student Housing When You Study Medicine in the Caribbean

    Whether you come from Orlando, Kansas City, or Ottawa, going to school in St. Kitts is sure to be an exciting new experience. You will want to make sure that you have all of the items you regularly depend on when you are at home. Remember to bring the essentials along, such as medicine, vitamins, money, and some kind of a box with a lock for securing valuables.

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  • 14/07/2017
    Study Tips for Students in Basic & Clinical Science Programs

    No matter how hardworking and dedicated you are, medical school can be challenging. The reward for all of that hard work is a highly stimulating and fulfilling career that pays well. At Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM), you will have the opportunity to balance your study time by exploring all that St. Kitts has to offer.

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  • 07/07/2017
    Start Your Medical School Process by Improving Your Memory

    Whether you are currently studying pre-med courses or are further along in the curriculum, battling with your memory can be frustrating. If you are trying to study for an exam, forgetting important details could make you question your capabilities. Try to remember that nearly everyone struggles with poor memory now and then.

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  • 30/06/2017
    International Medical Graduate of a Caribbean Medical University: Your Next Steps

    Once you have attained your Caribbean medical degree, the next leg of your journey will begin. As an International Medical Graduate (IMG), you will need to take several steps in order to become a practicing doctor. Use the following information as your guide to navigating the path that lies ahead of you.

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  • 21/06/2017
    Reasons Your Student Visa Might Have Been Denied

    Along with your other requirements for Caribbean medical school, you may need to apply for a student visa. The student visa is mandatory if you are not already a resident of the area. If your visa application is denied, then you won’t be able to attend classes in St. Kitts.

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  • 09/06/2017
    Ultimate Guide for Attaining Your Caribbean Medical Degree

    The decision to attend a Caribbean medical school is a wise choice. Although you may initially be concerned about going to a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada, there is no need to be. A Caribbean medical degree offers a variety of benefits to students from all over North America. Whether you come from Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, Houston, or San Francisco, studying in St. Kitts is a transformational experience.

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  • 06/06/2017
    How a Caribbean Medical School Prepares You for the USMLE

    As you study medicine in the Caribbean, you will also be preparing to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); USMLE STEP 1, USMLE STEP 2, AND USMLE STEP 3. Passing these exams is a pre-requisite to practicing medicine in the United States. You should plan well in advance of taking the these exams. Preparation includes knowing what will be included in the exams, learning the relevant information, and studying it thoroughly.

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  • 02/06/2017
    ​The Alumni Interview with Dr. Mohammad Ali

    As a high-school senior who’s about to graduate, you must be thinking about either throwing an awesome graduation party or planning to attend one. In the back of your mind, you might also be wondering in which college/university to apply for admission or where to apply for internship before your college life begins. For that reason, you may be searching for the best universities on the internet.

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  • 02/06/2017
    ​How to Strengthen Application to International Medical School

    Like every young pre-med student, you might have dreams of becoming a successful and prodigious physician one day because this is your calling. Or you are fascinated by the latest trends and innovations that are taking place every day in the world of medicine and you want to shine brightly like one of the stars of this galaxy. Or you simply fall into the category of those fanatics who are inspired by medical reality shows.

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  • 02/06/2017
    ​Canadian Parents’ Growing Healthcare Concerns

    For the past few years, Medicare, private healthcare providers and medical schools in Canada have been struggling to find the answer to one of the most difficult questions in the healthcare sector: how many doctors are necessary in the family medicine segment to meet tomorrow’s health care needs?

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  • 02/06/2017
    ​Overview of a Caribbean Medical School Curriculum

    When you apply to a Caribbean medical school, one of the first areas you may want to explore is the curriculum. Your Caribbean medical degree will be the result of completing this course of study. The experience of attending Windsor University of Medicine (WUSOM) differs somewhat from the experience you might have at a U.S. or Canadian medical school. You will be provided with everything you need to know to practice medicine in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. Because our Caribbean medical school has the proper accreditation, you will be given the same opportunities to apply for a residency program in the U.S. or Canada.

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  • 02/06/2017
    The Importance of Attending a Caribbean Medical School with Accreditation

    Getting a Caribbean medical education is the dream of countless aspiring doctors. Although the thought of attending a Caribbean medical school might seem too good to be true, it does not need to be a daydream beyond reach. Whether you are from Atlanta, San Francisco, or Vancouver, you can go to medical school in the paradise that is the Caribbean.

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  • 15/05/2017
    Establishing Residency with a Caribbean Medical Degree

    When you are planning to study medicine in the Caribbean, one of the main details you may want to know is whether your Caribbean medical education will qualify you for a U.S. residency program. That is a question every prospective Caribbean medical student should have.

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  • 15/05/2017
    Should I Get Travel Insurance to Study Medicine in the Caribbean?

    If you are going to a Caribbean medical school, you will need to take certain steps before you leave. One of the main details you must handle is getting a student visa before you arrive overseas. Another detail to consider is how to cover your losses if something is stolen or if you get sick. Whether you are coming from Chicago, Miami, or Toronto, you might want to purchase travel insurance while you pursue your degree at an international medical school.

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  • 02/05/2017
    Do I Need a Student Visa to Attend a Caribbean Medical School?

    Once you have decided to study medicine in the Caribbean, you will probably have many questions. Aspiring medical school students frequently reach out to us about the requirements for attending Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM). That often includes knowing whether they need a student visa for Caribbean medical school. This is a detail you will need to cover before you embark on your journey to the Caribbean.

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  • 02/05/2017
    Why Study Medicine in the Caribbean?

    Qualified doctors are needed everywhere, from San Juan to Schaumburg to Newark. However, even if you become an incredibly talented physician or surgeon, one quality may be more important to your patients than you might realize: compassion. That, along with the capacity to view the “big picture” and relate to your future patients, will make you more valuable as a medical professional than many of your peers.

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