Trinity School of Medicine News Blog

Trinity School of Medicine, the ILP, and an Opportunity of a New Beginning

Posted by Drew Muldowney on Aug 25, 2016 2:53:21 PM

"When you enter med school, everything from undergrad vanishes and you start fresh. And that’s what Trinity gave me: a new platform to do my best in, the best environment to really thrive." 

This is one of the many things we love to hear from our students. The above was said by David
*, a third year student at Trinity, now in his rotations in Baltimore. David is a smart, hard working student that scored a 21 on the MCAT, went overlooked by the US med school system, enrolled in Trinity's ILP program, and thrived, scoring an impressive 244 on the Step-1 exam. (As a refresher, see below for what sort of doors a score like that can open for a match candidate). 

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Six Months in, Trinity School of Medicine's Dr. Linda Adkison Talks Current Progress, Future Plans.

Posted by Drew Muldowney on Aug 17, 2016 10:16:32 AM

Dr. Adkison moved to St. Vincent in February of this year when Dr. Skelton transitioned his fulltime focus to his responsibilities as chancellor and, as her reputation as "that lady walking everywhere" among locals in Kingstown may already suggest, she hasn't wasted any time getting to work. 


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Trinity School of Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Thomas Oliver, MD, CFPC

Posted by Drew Muldowney on Jul 22, 2016 2:02:45 PM

Trinity School of Medicine has always prided itself on the strength and ambition of its students. So many of our 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. Thomas Oliver, MD, CFPC.

Something Different

Dr. Oliver is our focus here not just for his time at Trinity, but also for what he's given back to the school and other Canadian students. As Trinity's first Canadian student and a member of our first class, as you will come to find out over the course of this piece, he is a pioneer and we couldn't be more proud of his accomplishments.

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Trinity School of Medicine Students again Join Village Doctor Exercise, Combine Experience with Service

Posted by Trinity School of Medicine on Jul 7, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Areas of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have minimal access to medical specialists and equipment. Fortunately, these areas are served through partnerships like the one forged by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Rotary Club and Trinity School of Medicine through the Village Doctor exercise.

On the most recent trip, the community of Fancy (the most northerly residential area on the eastern side of the island of St. Vincent itself) welcomed a caravan of vehicles full of medical professionals and Trinity students with the major aim of providing medical care and provisioning (or, where necessary, re-provisioning) of life saving medicines.

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Tuition, Debt, and Medicine: The intersection of cost and value for future doctors

Posted by Drew Muldowney on Jun 25, 2016 9:53:06 AM

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, over 80% of medical school graduates leave school with debt. The median amount of education debt carried by U.S. medical graduates in 2015 was over $180,000. This is significant but surmountable, given the salary of a physician. However, the bigger Caribbean schools do not leave students with an average amount of academic debt. In fact, they can leave them repaying nearly twice as much. They also force students to deal with high attrition rates, 300+ member starting classes, and a sink-or-swim approach to both basic sciences and clinical rotations. 

The question, then, is this: is the greater cost worth it? Do you truly "get what you pay for" in that environment? Or is there a better option? One that also has a demonstrably better dedication to your future? Financially, culturally, academically, and professionally? 

We think so. And it shows in tuition, outcomes, and ROI.

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Trinity School of Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Apoorva Jayarangaiah

Posted by Drew Muldowney on Jun 21, 2016 5:11:38 PM

Trinity School of Medicine has always prided itself on the strength and ambition of its students. So many of our 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. Apoorva Jayarangaiah, a hospitalist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.

Trinity School of Medicine Alumni Spotlight Dr. Apoorva Jayarangaiah

Click the above image for a video recording of Dr. Jayarangaiah. Or, if you're a reader, continue on with the blog as normal!

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Please Join Us in Congratulating the Trinity School of Medicine Class of 2016!

Posted by Drew Muldowney on Jun 16, 2016 12:57:01 PM

On June 4th, Trinity School of Medicine held its 2016 commencement ceremony at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.The class, along with 240 of their friends and family, were welcomed to the occasion by Trinity administrative and academic leadership and a variety of VIPs, with a key note address from Dr. Richard Scott, and took their Oath of Geneva. 

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Trinity Holds May Term White Coat Ceremony 

Posted by Trinity School of Medicine on Jun 1, 2016 4:02:49 PM

 Trinity School of Medicine recently held its May term white coat ceremony earlier this month at the main campus on St. Vincent in front of an audience of friends, family, faculty, and local medical VIPs.

 

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Trinity School of Medicine Launches Southern Regional Admissions Interview Schedule

Posted by Drew Muldowney on May 17, 2016 2:56:52 PM

Trinity School of Medicine is excited to announce a multi-state admissions tour of the Southeastern United States.

Trinity has made no secret of its particular attachment to the Southeast. Our administrative offices are outside Atlanta, Georgia, as were our first clinical rotations, and our chancellor lead the medical program at Mercer for the better part of two decades. This is more than geographical loyalty, though. It's about addressing a critical need on the part on both patients and our home-region's qualified but overlooked medical students. 

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Trinity School of Medicine Announces Curriculum Update, Fostering a New Level of Success in Caribbean Medical Education

Posted by Drew Muldowney on May 10, 2016 3:53:06 PM

Trinity School of Medicine is dedicated to creating new, higher standards in the quality and efficacy of its curriculum. The reasons for this are twofold: first, better doctors do more good, and second, we want to give our students the opportunity to become those better doctors. Our philosophy manifests in a number of ways throughout the school, from research in medical pedagogy to exciting announcements like this:

Effective Monday, May 9th, Trinity's ILP was adjusted to reflect a more finely balanced distribution of courses to have a greater impact on long-term student success. 

Trinity's new ILP folds students in with their standard track colleagues at term 3. You can click the image to be taken to an informational page and contact form or keep reading below to learn more.


 What is the ILP?

The Indivualized Learning Plan (ILP) is, in the words of former faculty member and current associate director of admissions, Dr. Guinevere Bell, "a program launched in 2013 to help (a segment of) students adapt to the rigor of medical school. ILP students take a reduced course load in the beginning, giving them a bit more time to adjust, but still allowing them to complete their MD degree in 4 years." 

Our students tend to agree. 

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