Trinity School of Medicine News Blog

Trinity Schol of Medicine's AMSA Chapter Attends National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, Trinity student Ramneek Hoonjan attended the annual AMSA (American Medical Student Association) in Washington, D.C. We're incredibly glad she could attend, and excited to share her write up of the experience below!

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International Medical Education in the Media: The Benefits and Necessities of International Medical Graduates

There has been a flurry of coverage on international medical education, lately. These pieces have painted an interesting picture of the sometimes under-noticed benefits to patients and hospitals as well as the pragmatic and necessary contributions to public health. We thought we'd weigh in on these and offer some of our own perspective.

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Trinity School of Medicine 5th Term Students Join World Pediatric Project in St. Vincent Ophthalmology Mission

In the first week of March, the World Pediatric Project returned to St. Vincent, this time for an ophthalmology clinic. The WPP trip, the third for 2017 thus far, brought another group of the NGO's seasoned specialists to the island nation's Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. As is usually the case, a group of Trinity's 5th term students were there to assist, observe, and learn.

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Trinity School of Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Amy Hernandez, Trinity Class of 2012

Trinity School of Medicine has always prided itself on the strength and ambition of its students. So many future physicians come our way looking for something new; whether that's a unique learning environment built on support and a strong relationship with the faculty, a curriculum with an emphasis on clinical skills and service to patients, or just a fresh start. In this next edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Dr. Amy Hernandez, psychiatry resident.

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Trinity School of Medicine's AMSA Members Provide Health Screenings at St. Vincent "Glow Run."

Trinity School of Medicine's American Medical Students Association chapter recently took part in providing fitness assessments for participants in the first ever Glow Run, a night-time running event that recently took place on St. Vincent. The fun-run had its participants decked out in glow sticks, as well as irridescent and UV-reactive paints similar to the Color Run phenomenon in the US.  

The event, hosted by Islandwide Fitness, was for diabetes awareness, a chronic issue for St. Vincent. Participants took off from the Richmond Hill Playing Field on Murray’s Road and moved on towards the SOV Restaurant in Villa.  Before their departure, all runners were given medical checks for both blood sugar and blood pressure.

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Trinity School of Medicine's "Kid Companions" Hold Carnival at St. Benedict Children's Home

Trinity School of Medicine is an institution with a culture of service and community engagement. And while many of the outreach opportunities are provided by the school itself, so many are grass roots student organizations. Kid Companions is a fantastic example of this sort of proactive community service, showing that Trinity students are already walking the walk of bedside manner and taking the initiative on their own to keep the humanity in medicine.  Read on to see, once again, why we're so proud of our students as they are today, and the doctors they will become.

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New Ideas and Old Assumptions: the Hidden Costs of Federal Loans in Medical Education

 Last year, St. Vincent and the Grenadines received formal recognition from the US Department of Education’s NCFMEA as having medical education standards comparable to those of the LCME in the United States. This recognition allows medical schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that are accredited by CAAM-HP to apply for Title IV recognition and federal student loans for US citizens from the Department of Education.

As the only medical school accredited in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and qualified to obtain Title IV recognition, we are frequently asked by prospective and existing students about our federal loan status. We’re in the process of obtaining Title IV eligibility and believe we’ll gain this status in July of 2017. Securing this status doesn’t mean we’ll choose to offer federal graduate student loans. It's a complicated issue, and one we're happy to dive into.

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St. Vincent & the Grenadines opens New International Airport; Trinity Students Take Part in Major Safety Training

On Tuesday, February 14th, St. Vincent & the Grenadines officially opens Argyle International Airport, a multi-year project supported by local businesses, international investment, and the government of SVG. This is an exciting development for the island chain, signaling a future that has the culture, people, and economic interests of St. Vincent more connected to the international community of the Caribbean and the world at large. 

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Trinity School of Medicine January Whitecoat Ceremony

On Saturday, 7th January, 2017, Trinity School of Medicine's January incoming students donned their first white coats at a ceremony held at the school in Ratho Mill, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dignitaries included Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and other community officials.The first rows look on as their fellow students move through the ceremony

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Trinity School of Medicine Donates Essential Supplies to Sandy Bay Residents

In late November 2016, an eastbound trough storm system impacted St. Vincent and the Grenadines, producing exceedingly heavy rains that resulted in serious flooding and  landslides & slippages in some areas, mainly on the Northeast and Northwest sides of mainland St. Vincent (For context, the campus is located in the southern region, on more forgiving terrain and sheltered by the island's mountains).  The devastation caused by these two days of incessant showers destroyed several homes and vital roads; entire fields of crops were washed away. The water and electricity supply in some areas were disconnected, leaving these communities without a ready supply for more than a week, and in some very severely affected areas, up to about three weeks.  One of the most severely affected areas in the country was an area on the North Eastern side of the country called Sandy Bay.

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