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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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World Immunization Week April 24 to 30 Stresses Importance of Vaccines

It’s World Immunization Week April 24 to 30 for 2015, a time to draw attention to life-saving vaccines. The UMHS Endeavour looks at facts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and why 1 in 5 children misses out on immunizations. We will also look at the vaccine exemption law in California and the bill to remove it, as well as a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing clinical evidence that

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UMHS Students Selected for Medical Research Elective This Summer

  In the Summer 2015, UMHS will be launching the inaugural semester of the Medical Research Elective under the supervision of Course Director Dr. Jane Harrington. Students will be involved in diverse projects, including hospital microbial surface sampling, environmental DNA-Barcoding, analyzing monkey fecal diversity and eradication methods of Pseudomonas from faucets.  Each student will gain valuable experience using the Scientific Method and produce a publication-quality paper. Through a competitive application process, the following students have

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How Med Students Can Overcome Exam Anxiety

  Exam anxiety is a big problem for students at American and Caribbean medical schools, but there are ways to combat the stress and still do well. The UMHS Endeavour looks at ways to overcome exam anxiety as the end of the semester nears. We will include advice from the American Institute of Medical Sciences and Education, the Mayo Clinic and a study done at the University of Chicago that offers a new way to

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UMHS Partners with McGraw-Hill Medical to Offer AccessMedicine

  UMHS is breaking new ground with AccessMedicine and its Custom Curriculum module, providing a comprehensive online auxiliary portal for course materials, assignments, activities and assessments for the basic science courses and the clinical science core rotations. Virtually all the U.S. medical schools are utilizing AccessMedicine to supplement both their Basic and Clinical Science Program. UMHS is among the first Caribbean medical schools to offer such a comprehensive online platform delivering course support in partnership

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