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More Than an MCAT Score? Trinity and Applicant Potential in 2016

More Than an MCAT Score: Uncovering an Applicant's Potential for 2016

The admissions processes for most U.S. medical schools places emphasis first and foremost on standardized test scores and grades. With 50,000 applicants vying for 20,000 seats each year, it’s no surprise that the attributes highly valued in health professionals are left out of consideration until the point where the applicant has made it past both the MCAT and GPA score filters successfully. 

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Trinity Announces Medical School Interview Regional Schedule

Upcoming Admissions Interview Dates & Locations (Updated 10/29)

Baltimore, MD
November 3
Long Island, NY
November 5 
Orange County, CA
November 10 
Jacksonville, FL
November 20 

Vancouver, BC 
December 
7

Edmonton, AB
December 8

Winnipeg, MB
December 9
     
         
         

If there isn't an interview scheduled in your area, click the
link
  and fill out the (top left) form to contact admissions and request alternate options.

Update: The October 2nd Chicago interview date has filled up. An additional slot has been added for the 29th of October. 

Medical school interviews are a major component of the admissions process and should be considered a significant milestone by prospective students. Excellent doctors are individuals with compassion, drive, and the desire to make a difference. Characteristics like these are difficult to assess from grade point averages and MCAT scores alone. At Trinity, we endeavor to personally meet with as many qualified individuals as possible as part of our holistic approach to admissions. To facilitate this, we send admissions team leaders to cities across the U.S. and Canada to meet one-on-one with prospective students, in person and close to home (or school).

By completing an interview request, you are signaling your interest in meeting with our team to discuss your candidacy for our MD program. Interviews enable students to demonstrate their personal strengths and how it balances with their academic and extracurricular experience. It's a remarkable opportunity for both sides to ask questions and gauge the fit between the goals and objectives of the interviewee and the learning environment and approach at Trinity.

Trinity is an institution dedicated to its culture of welcoming and support. Should you be chosen to take part, bring your best self, but also come armed with the confidence and comfort of knowing that the admissions team has the same interest in your future success that you carry to the meeting, and they want nothing more than to see you become a great doctor and proud Trinity alum. 

With that, click here to see the regional interview schedule for 2016 candidates

Note: Candidates are only considered for interviews if they have submitted all preliminary application material. 

This includes application documents from AMCAS, AACOMAS, OMSAS, TMDSAS, or Trinity's online application; MCAT scores; transcripts; letters of recommendation; and the application fee. If there are any questions about any of these, do not hesitate to contact the Trinity administration at [email protected]. 

Trinity's SMS Hosts Second Event to Support "Kourageous Kidz" Foundation

The students of Trinity School of Medicine’s Society of Medicine and Surgery has held their steady pace of fundraising, this time providing financial assistance for the Vincentian Kourageouz Kids Foundation for their 2015 Back-to-School Drive. 

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Carlson's Caribbean Adventure: A Trinity Student Blog

Want a direct student perspective? Read Moriah Carlson's blog about life on St. Vincent and her husband's time at Trinity!