Trinity's ongoing partnership with the World Pediatric Project has lead to another successful trip to the Eastern Caribbean. The final mission of 2016 was recently conducted at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown earlier this month, this time bringing international experts to focus on advanced scoliosis treatment.Read More
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As the only CAAM-HP (Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other health Professions) accredited school in St. Vincent, Trinity School of Medicine is particularly excited to announce that CAAM-HP's standards in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have received formal approval from the US Department of Education's National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) on October 24th, 2016, joining only 23 other recognized countries .Read More
As future physicians, healthcare outreach and awareness has always been a top-of-mind extracurricular activity for Trinity students, particularly it's AMSA (American Medical Student Association) chapter. It is for that reason that the organization collaborated with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association (SVGMA), to once again host two events in Kingstown. Each event, one focused on prostate cancer (a 5k), the other on breast cancer (The Pink Cap City Walk), was held to educate, support, and entertain everyone from a curious general public looking to learn more about their own health, to cancer survivors and their families.Read More
Trinity School of Medicine is excited to announce a new program designed to address a high priority issue for Canadians considering studying medicine abroad: the relative CAD value and current exchange rate.
While a majority of Trinity's student body is training for a career back in the US and Canada, the school and students have embraced their part of the St. Vincent community. The Canadian Medical Student Association (CaMSA)'s latest event proved the roots are only growing deeper.
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. Kendra Allen, chief resident of family medicine at the famous Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.
After graduating from Emory University, Dr. Allen was looking for two things from her immediate future: a path into medicine and a chance to study abroad. The opportunity to travel and Trinity's focus on student development and helping students meet their full and perhaps previously unrealized potential caught her eye, and she found herself soon packing for St. Vincent.
In February of 2016, Trinity students founded a new group to provide mentorship and friendship to St. Vincent's ophan population. The organization, led by Trinity student Diane Freeman, has since established an extensive program of companionship and mentoring that caters to the children of the St. Benedict Children’s Home.
Shirley Samuel, who now functions as co-president of Kid Companions along with Emily Satkovich and Camille Olechowski, explained that the organization; while still concentrating on the St. Benedict Orphanage; had also formed an association with the Bread of Life Orphanage, a facility that houses children diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or whose parents have died of AIDS.
This facility has been in existence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for over thirty years, and is run by Catholic Carmelite Sisters. It is home to children between the ages of one and eighteen. The children attend preschool, primary and secondary school and beyond while living at the orphanage.
On Saturday, September 3rd, sixty-five new Trinity School of Medicine students received their white coats at a ceremony held at Faith Temple Church at New Montrose, St. Vincent. According to Dr. Frances Jack-Edwards, associate dean of admissions and student affairs, placing those white coats represented Trinity’s confidence in its students’ ability to make a worthwhile contribution to the practice of medicine.
Below: Trinity Faculty on stage waiting for the new students. L-R: Dr. Frances Jack-Edwards, MD; Dr. Jamil Ibrahim, MD; Binu Shrestha, MBBS, MD; Dr. Mignonette Relatado-Sotto, MD; and Conrad Nedd, MDRead More
Trinity School of Medicine is, as always, dedicated to reaching out to qualified students, wherever they may be. We've scheduled a tour across Canada and the US, sending our admissions directors to connect with prospective students and provide what they need to take the next steps towards their futures in medicine.Read More
"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).