St James School of Medicine. My attention was caught by a throw-away line in Victor’s recent speech, published a few days ago on this blog as “Golf Course”. Right at the end of the speech he said, “and, the long awaited
I went off to do a little research on the internet.
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professionals would be the agency responsible for authorizing such a school. This Authority is the officially recognized institution for accrediting medical schools in the
So, I went to the “details” page to learn what it had to say about the assessment of the
I note that Sir Graeme Catto and Professor ER Waldrond are the two persons who carried out the
But, I note that this 2007 assessment is only provisional. The assessment team was to have visited in six months time to see how the school was progressing in setting up the facilities for the admission of the first class of students. Did they ever pay this second visit? I cannot find any report of their later assessment, if it ever took place.
I do a little more exploring. I learn that the St James School of Medicine already has a West Indian operation. It has functioned in the
I find something odd about the banner at the top of their home page. I say to myself, “Hold on, is that not a view of
It may be a minor thing, but I wonder to myself why would they want to illustrate a web page about a school in Bonaire with a picture of a bay in
I ask myself, is the plan to close down the Bonaire medical school and transfer all courses to
Is Victor right that this school is about to start up in
If so, where is it going to be?
How come I have not heard of any activity on the island relating to the school since provisional approval was given in 2007?
It is all a complete mystery to me.