I lived for many years in St. Thomas (still my home) and attended college and worked for about 11 years in Peds. Probably the most important thing for you to know is that it is a little island that is only 3 by 13 miles and that is mostly vertical!! The government is very corrupt and they kinda run their own show so to speak. Economy is poor now compared to 80s. I will say that the hospital equipment is not the latest and technology is not the finest. Patients are very sick and generally use the ER for their primary care. There are government employees that are only taking up space and they will continue to do so until they retire. Nothing new so far. The need for flexibility is a must and being non judgmental essential. Preface everything with good morning, good afternoon or good nite. Things take 10 times longer in the VI than anywhere you have ever been or could imagine.
Now the good stuff,,,absolutely beautiful, beaches phenominal, seawater you don't want to get out of, people lovely and gracious, music at all times, food to die for, splendiferous sunrises and sunsets, people from all over the world... boating, windsurfing, swimming, picnicing, networking, relaxing, dancing...you will make memories you will never want to forget!!! Island hopping (boat or plane) by the day or for a few days is something you shouldn't pass up!! If this sounds intrigueing...GO!! By all means at least for one contract!