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Up to Date Medical News and Views from The University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts 

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UMHS Signs Articulation Agreement with Gannon University in Erie, PA

Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania has signed an agreement with the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) for its graduating Premed students, allowing those that meet minimum requirements guaranteed admission to one of the leading Caribbean medical schools, which prepares future doctors for careers in medicine in the USA and Canada. After completing their first year, Gannon University students will notify Dr. Lisa Nogaj, Director of the Pre-Professional Medicine Program at Gannon, stating that

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Transforming Primary Care: Why USA Lags Behind Other Nations

Primary Care still lags behind other specialties in U.S. medicine, but why? Is it just a matter of people seeking more highly paid specialties? Why is the USA behind other countries regarding this specialty? The Annals of Family Medicine said earlier this year that an additional 52,000 Primary Care Physicians are needed by 2025, a little more than 10 years away (http://annfammed.org/content/10/6/503.full0). The UMHS Endeavour explores reasons why there are so few Primary Care physicians,

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UMHS Castaway Fashion Show Raises Funds for JNF Hospital

The UMHS Student Government Association and UMHS African Students Association hosted the second annual Charity Fashion Show at Palms Court Gardens on Saturday, October 11, 2014. This year’s theme was “Castaway: Fierce Survival.” Here’s a look at the many great photos of the fashions of the evening, many of which were modeled by students and even a professor from UMHS, one of the best Caribbean medical schools around. Music was by DJ Legal. A guest

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Columbus Day: ‘Discovering’ Man Who Named St. Kitts

Today is Columbus Day in the USA (and Thanksgiving Day in Canada). Americans, students at Caribbean medical schools and historians all have different opinions about Christopher Columbus, both pro and con. Did Columbus indeed “discover” America? Let’s leave the answer to the history books and popular debate. What is truly noteworthy is St. Kitts, the home of UMHS, was actually named by Columbus after himself—in honor of himself, depending on whom you ask. Discover St.

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