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Trinity School of Medicine's 2016: New Faces, New Achievements, New Goals

Calling 2016 a big year for Trinity School of Medicine is an understatement.

At the end of last year, we called 2015 "A Year in Service, with Another to Come." We were proud of our students, but that title was issued almost as a challenge. To nobody's surprise, Trinity's students rose to that challenge and surpassed it.

The following stories represents Trinity students taking part in several hundred acute and chronic care encounters, over two dozen 77 gallon shipping barrels' worth of supplies, and very specific, active outreach for orphaned children with HIV, AIDS, and developmental issues.

The continued outreach activities of our students, done on their own limited freetime while in the middle of medical school, should tell you precisely what sort of person is both attracted to Trinity School of Medicine and what sort of mindset we find it takes to become a physician the world needs. 

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Trinity Holds May Term White Coat Ceremony 

 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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Medical School, Rejection, the Right Fit, and Staying on Track for September

There are no guarentees. No matter how qualified you might be, how hard you work, and how tactically you apply, you might still not get into a US or Canadian medical school. Given how many doctors we know, as both faculty and alums, we are very well versed in the stomach-dropping panic at the thought of not getting in. Life is, of course, bigger than becoming a doctor, but then again, is it, really? For you? 

There are exceptions but, for most people, becoming a physician is not a job. It's a calling. It's a vocation that is often intextricably tied to personal aspirations, sense of identity, even a philosophical contemplating of the role of a person in a society. It's only natural to feel utterly heartbroken, panic stricken, and out of sorts if after all the planning, all the work, it just doesn't work out. 

You didn't get into medical school. So, now what do you do? 

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Winter Medical School Interview Schedule

New Admissions Interview Dates & Locations 

Las Vegas, NV
December 1 
Vancouver, BC 
December 
7
Oakland, CA 
December 9
San Jose, CA 
December 10

Newark/Elizabeth NJ
December 29

Tampa, FL 
December 30
Miami, FL 
January 7
Charlotte, NC
January 11
Columbia, NC
January 12
Toronto, ONT
January 17
Toronto, ONT
January 19
 
Salt Lake City, UT
January 21
Provo, UT
January 22
Columbus, OH
January 25
Cincinnati, OH
January 26
 
 Cleveland, OH
January 27
 
Sacramento, CA
February 2
 
Minneapolis, MN
February 2
  
Madison, WI
February 3
  
Knoxville, TN
February 3
  


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

Trinity School of Medicine is an institution with many goals, but one of them is about maintaining academic momentum.

Because of this, Trinity offers rolling admissions to its incoming students, providing January, May, and September start terms. Each has its strengths (for example, while Trinity's class sizes are far smaller than other medical schools, January in particular is limited to 20-25 students to create an optimal learning environment for those that thrive on closer interactions). September is for students who are gifted, eager students but, for whatever reason, just didn't end up in their first choice school in the US and Canada.

A 2016 Start Is Still Available to You

This is not to say that Trinity is just a "plan b" option, though. The quality of the education and the student culture of service stand out for past graduates as critical factors in shaping the type of doctor they eventually became in their residency and practice. Trinity carefully selects for personality (famously evaluating "the whole person" and not just the transcript) when considering admissions, which is why the interview is so important and, by many school's standards, very early. 

On Interviews, Timing, and the Intersection of Value

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.

The Trinity Advantage

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]. 

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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!