My Summers Are No Longer Mine

What is a Vacation? Having a summer internship was the expectation at Spelman. If you didn't have one secured by late March/early May what were you doing with your life? The phrase 'your Summers no longer belong to you' means that you can kiss your dreams of lounging poolside/beachside and sleeping in till 3pm with …

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Y1S1 Series :Medical Sciences Orientation

c'2021 My class at our time of enrollment was approximately 107 persons, majority Trinidadian, Barbadian and Bahamian with sprinklings of persons from the rest of the Caribbean (Guyana, Belize, Antigua,etc.). Unlike the very male-dominated face of medicine, my class is majority female of African descent. As with most large groups, from the very beginning you …

Y1S1 Series: General Orientation

General Orientation Coming from an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) seeped in tradition and contagious school pride, I honestly wasn't expecting much from general orientation. UWI pleasantly surprised me. There were the usual peppy campus ambassadors who took us on tours of the large, picturesque campus, freebies and giveaways for the brave souls who wished to …