Medical Schools in the United States are going out of their way to prioritize the “lived experiences, intersecting identities, research accomplishments, commitment to social and racial justice” over merit.
According to Dennis Charney and David Muller, deans at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “Diversity, equity and inclusion are important factors in our decision… We believe that the quality of medical students and future physicians is reflected in their lived experiences, intersecting identities, research accomplishments, commitment to social and racial justice, and a set of core values that are aligned with those of our school.”
Dean Dennis Charney (above) and Dean David Muller (below).
These white male deans are appropriating the culture of medical schools in Third World Countries. Shame on them!
According to the culture of the Saint James School of Medicine, ‘”MCAT is just a number, you are not! For over 20 years, Saint James School of Medicine has been providing an affordable and high-quality medical education. Discover why so many students have chosen Saint James School of Medicine to fulfill their dream of becoming a doctor… At Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM), we believe that medical school admissions should be a holistic process. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides recommendations on how MCAT scores should be used in admissions; most notably recommending that MCAT scores should not outweigh an applicant’s other qualities. For this reason SJSM continues to be one of the Caribbean medical schools that doesn’t require and [sic] MCAT for admission into it’s program.”
Moreover, you can’t afford not to go to a medical school in the Caribbean. With tuition starting at $8,150 per semester, Saint James School of Medicine is one of the most affordable accredited medical schools in the Caribbean. Compare this with the annual tuition of $63,365 for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Saint James School of Medicine has two beautiful campuses. One in Aguilla:
and one in St. Vincent:
Living in Aguilla and St. Vincent is even better than living in a luxury hotel in New York City!
According to William Jacobson, “Medical schools are actually worse than higher ed in general when it comes to CRT.” The next time you need to see a cardiologist or a brain surgeon, you just might want to check out the medical school your surgeon graduated from and consider taking a nice trip to the beaches of the islands in the Caribbean instead… and maybe even get your surgery there.