BASSETERRE St.Kitts, October 4th, 2011 - Windsor University School of Medicine held its Inaugural Commencement Exercises last Sunday, 25th September, 2011 at the Ball Room of the Marriott Hotel.
Twenty-eight (28) candidates graduated and among them were two (2) Nationals of St. Kitts-Nevis, namely, Monica Osborne-Stevens and Stewart Francis.
The Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas delivered the Keynote Address using the theme “Be forces for good in the transformation of health care in the World”, a quote from Dr. Atul Gawande.
Among the guests were His Excellency, The Governor General, Dr. Sir Cuthbert M. Sebastian, GCMG, OBE, MD, CM, Senior Civil Servants and Members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Accreditation Board.
The Academic Dean, Dr. Gupta, mentioned in his remarks that Windsor University School of Medicine was launched in December 1998 in Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands with eight (8) students under the presidentship of Dr. Srinivas in collaboration with five other doctors. It moved to Fortlands, St. Kitts in 2000 with twelve (12) students.
Currently it is housed in its own premises at Brighton’s Estate, Cayon, providing Basic Science Courses to approximately 800 students on campus. Approximately 100 students are completing Clinical Rotations at the Joseph N. France General Hospital, at Health Centres around St. Kitts, and also at private clinics in the Community; while approximately 600 are completing their Clinical Rotations in the U.S.A.
The School is highly appreciative of the assistance and cooperation of its Adjunct Faculty, based mainly at the Joseph N. France General Hospital and others throughout the Federation and most heartedly thank them, the Administration and Staff of the General Hospital, the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis for the role they all play in ensuring a high quality medical school curriculum.
Windsor has assisted with various Community projects and looks forward to being an integral part of the St. Kitts-Nevis Society.
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