As a Chartered Institute of Jamaica effective June 30, 2017 the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ) is poised to become one of the Caribbean’s premier institutions for medicine and other health professional education and training, committed to developing a quality workforce of professionals ready to confront and conquer the challenges of 21stcentury medicine.
CSMSJ is headed by Dr. Neville Graham, OD, MD, FRCS (Edinburgh), Consultant Surgeon and Dean with Professor Joseph Whittaker as Chairman of the Board of Governors.
The school started in 2014 with its first cohort of Associate Degree in Natural and Applied Sciences. Classes commenced on Aril 15, 2015 and the first cohort of Doctor of Medicine Degree students commenced on August 31, 2015.
We currently offer a four (4) Semester (16 months) Associate Degree in Natural and Applied Sciences Program. This program provides courses in Pre-Medical/Pre-Dentistry Sciences while training students to sit the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). We also offer a (4) years, twelve (12) semester Doctor of Medicine Degree program. Our medical program aims to prepare medical students to sit the United States Licensing Medical Examinations (USMLE).
The Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ) has received provisional registration from Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (JTEC) since May 26, 2015.
The Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ) obtained joint international accreditation with the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC from the Accreditation Service for International Colleges and Universities (ASIC) in January 2017.
The mission of the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ) is to train and produce scientifically prepared, clinically competent, technically skilled and humane Medical Doctors. These doctors will adhere to, maintain and promote the highest standard of medical practice wherever they are stationed
The doctors trained at CSMSJ will be able to apply the principles of prevention, able to diagnose and manage their patients’ conditions, thus contributing to their healing and well- being. They will be able to employ the principle of doctor-patient relationship and maintain confidentiality in the discharge of their duties. CSMSJ graduates will also be trained to contribute to the community of their practice and residence.
CSMSJ’s philosophy is to impart the highest level of scientific clinical and ethical education and knowledge to its students.
The school employ the right conditions and ambience to achieve maximum academic standards and produce graduates who are exemplary medical practitioners in the art and science of medicine. The students will be excellent researchers and practitioners of the philosophy of lifelong learning.
They will be humane and sensitive to the cultural norms and protect the rights of the citizens within the society in which they work and reside.
Executive Dean’s Message
Welcome to the Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ). CSMSJ is the 3rd Medical School in Jamaica. Our programs consist of an Associate Degree Natural and Applied Sciences that prepares candidates to sit the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and/or matriculate into our four year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree program that prepares candidates to sit the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
Our partners, the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) and PASS PROGRAM give students added opportunities in their studies. Our strategy is to have small class sizes and direct teaching strategies that allow ordinary or talented students to become excellent doctors as long as you are willing to study hard and be guided by our highly trained and dedicated staff.
We also have courses such as Sports Medicine, the Business of Medicine, and Public Health that will give students a more rounded medical education experience and opportunities. Our humanities
section of our institution was incorporated to train students in a second language – Spanish, World History, and Caribbean History to help in achieving our Motto: Knowledge Competence and Humanity.
From day one students will be able to gain experience through clinical correlation by visiting Hospitals and other clinical institutions/facilities.
The opportunity for research that links with the medical needs and connects with your own country will be encouraged.
For our recreation, sports and student life, we have an attractive program for local and international students. Our institution is constantly searching for opportunities for scholarship for our outstanding or economically challenged students.
As Executive Dean, the promotions of strong links between academics, clinical experience and research opportunities will develop other opportunities for postgraduate and other courses in health disciplines and professions.
Associate Professor Dr. Neville Graham OD., MD., F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh)
Executive Dean, CSMSJ