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4,000 Voices on World Hepatitis Day

Today is World Hepatitis Day 2015, the annual day promoted by the World Hepatitis Alliance and the World Health Organization to raise awareness about the different types of the disease. The UMHS Endeavour looks at what hepatitis is, the five different types, and what the public and students at American and Caribbean medical schools can do to prevent the disease. We will also look at the “4,000 Voices” social media campaign and what you can

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UMHS Grad’s Tips for Researching and Publishing in Medical School

  Editor’s Note: Publishing in medical school is possible and can really help students at American and Caribbean medical schools become better doctors. Dr. Vazquez is a strong advocate of getting published while still in medical school. He was one of the co-authors of an outpatient psychiatry study published in Psychotherapy Research in 2012, “Providing patient progress information and clinical support tools to therapists: Effects on patients at risk of treatment failure.” In 2013, he

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Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) Grants UMHS Full 6-Year Accreditation

  By Warren Ross, UMHS President We are pleased to announce that the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) has granted to the University of Medicine and Health Sciences a full six-year accreditation.  ACCM is an internationally recognized accrediting body that has adopted the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME) Standards for Accreditation. The LCME has been empowered by the U.S Department of Education to accredit both U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools.  As a

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AMSA hosts Health Fair in St. Kitts

By Amy Scheuermann UMHS AMSA Chapter President On July 18, 2015, the UMHS Chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) worked with Ross University’s Christian Veterinary Fellowship to host the Health Fair/Donation Give Away. Every semester, AMSA and Ross team up to bring this event to a different village on the island of St. Kitts.  This semester, AMSA visited Saddlers’ Village. Over 40 UMHS volunteers woke up bright and early to travel to the

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