Daniella Hyde

Registrar's Message

Dear Students,

This academic year, a warm Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ) welcome to all new and returning students of the CSMSJ!

We say “thank you” for making CSMSJ your school of choice. We are committed to improving our service support and offering a great experience to you. To all I say, take ownership of your life as a student at CSMSJ and resolve to become an even greater success than you can be.

Once you have completed your registration process, you will be enrolled. Enrolment will provide you access to your timetable for the semester and access to our Online Learning Management platforms and library facilities. You will also be assigned an Academic Advisor and access the Educational Enhancement Department. These are support services to ensure your success as a student in our institution.

We invite you to our orientation exercise for this Academic Year. At that time, you will have a more extensive introduction to CSMSJ, its facilities, and its staff members.

Your curriculum is provided for your programs on our Online Learning Management platforms and library facilities; therefore, to have access, you’re encouraged to enroll as early as possible.

We look forward to working with you and your Student Guild to provide the best service and support.

Daniella Hyde, MBA, MSc, B.Ed.

Student Services

Upon admission, each student is assigned to a trained academic advisor. Faculty members, counsellors, tutorial services, and student representatives work closely to assist all students in achieving their goals.

Our Executive Dean has designed a system to assist in electives, and residency programs in Jamaica and Internationally.  Our students have the opportunity to choose elective rotations in clinical sciences in Jamaica, the Caribbean, the USA, and internationally.

Admission of Students

  1. The Academic Board appoints members to the Admission Committee chaired by the Executive Dean and includes lecturers, the Heads of Departments, students, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, and the Registrar.
  2. CSMSJ only admits qualified and highly motivated students to study medicine as a lifelong learning experience. They should exhibit the required human characteristics to be Doctors that respond to the needs of their patients and the Community they serve.
  3. The students are admitted based on academic qualifications, community involvement, social awareness, and psychology.
  4. An interview will be required.


Students will be selected based on qualifications and should possess the aptitude integrity, personality, and emotional balance to be excellent physicians and other health professionals.

CSMSJ follows and adheres to a non-discriminatory policy. Students will not be discriminated against because of race, religion, ethnicity, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.

Physically challenged students will not be discriminated against. Physically challenged applicants with no severe disability that will hamper their academic career and growth can apply. Physically challenged applicants must be perceptive and have good observational, communication, motor, and tactile skills. They should also be mature, ethically balanced and have no cognitive impairment.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students are subjected to the same academic standard and rigor as the CSMSJ students.  CSMSJ will only admit transfer students in Basic Sciences after successfully assessing transcripts from other universities to place a student on the pathway to completion.  To access qualifications, their curriculum and transcript will be analyzed.

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All transcripts must be mailed to:
Office of the Registrar
Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica
77 Shortwood Road, Kingston 8; Jamaica W.I.
Or email: dhyde@csmsj.edu.jm

For Clinical Sciences, students must successfully pass the CSMSJ Comprehensive Examination. The cost of the examination is USD150.00. The Comprehensive Examination can be taken in July, December, and April each year.

Education Enhancement Department

The institution organizes at least three (3) seminars geared toward medical career choices for the students. During the orientation week, each student is assigned an academic advisor, usually a senior lecturer and a counsellor assigned to the school.

The school provides counselling services on various matters as they arise, including health and finance.

The institution put together a remedial process, where weak students are identified very early and a programme set in action to address their needs, identify their shortcomings, and accordingly address the situation.

Programmes offered in our university

The first step on your path to a successful career in medicine.