Trinity School of Medicine News Blog

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

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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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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How Do Medical Schools Compare? Tuition and Outcome

Many of the 'Big Caribbean Medical Schools' want you to believe the old adage, 'You get what you pay for'. Does the end justify the means? Must you spend $200,000 plus in tuition (never mind fees, living expense, housing) in order to secure a Residency match? The answer is no. The cost of attending medical school ranges from less expensive options to very expensive options. While it's probably fair to suggest that the lowest cost options offer less student resources, what do the schools on the high end have to show for their price tags at rates that exceed top ranked U.S. schools like Johns Hopkins and Stanford Schools of Medicine?

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More Than an MCAT Score? Uncovering an Applicants Potential at Trinity SOM

More Than an MCAT Score? Uncovering an Applicants Potential

The admissions processes for most U.S. medical schools places emphasis first and foremost on standardized test scores and grades. With almost 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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Sixty Future Physicians Join Trinity School of Medicine's Study Body

Sixty future physicians joined the student body of Trinity School of Medicine in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, after receiving their White Coats at the ceremony held at the institution on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

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Trinity SOM Kicks Off 2015 MD Admissions Interviews and Seminars

Secure An Interview to Start Your MD in 2015

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New Medical Students Begin Journey with Trinity School of Medicine

Trinity School of Medicine, St. Vincent and the Grenadines held a White Coat Ceremony for the students who will earn their Doctor of Medicine degree in as part of the Class of 2018. Twenty-five incoming students were robed with their White Coats at the impressive and inspiring event, which took place at the institution on Saturday, May 10th, 2014.
While all of the incoming students claim North America as home, they represent a diverse set of ethnicities and cultures, one of the benefits of studying abroad. Nearly one third of the incoming students came from Canada with the other two thirds from the U.S. The 25 students earned their place in the program with strong academic credentials from large Universities and small Colleges including:

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Resolution Worth Keeping? Start Your MD In 2014 at Trinity SOM

How Do You Compare MD Programs?
You likely have a check list you use when evaluating schools with items such as Step 1 scores, Residency match success, finances and accreditation. Many reputable Caribbean medical schools will meet these requirements so go beyond the check list and determine what motivates you and in what type of environment you thrive. The following videos from 2013 showcase our students describing the unique qualities that are positioning them for success: 


Limited-Sized Incoming Classes
With each new term facilitating 25 (January and May) or 75 (September) new students to the Campus, students establish strong bonds fostering cooperation instead of competition. VIEW VIDEO

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New Regional Interviews Locations Added, Start Your MD in 2014

It's Interview Season.  This is the time of year that our Admissions team packs our suitcases and heads to major U.S. and Canadian cities to meet one-on-one with qualified applicants for the January, May and September 2014 start terms. 

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Re-Apply to U.S. or Canadian Med School or Consider an Alternate Path?

The U.S. Medical School Application cycle is in full swing for the 2014 Fall enrollment and many would-be medical students who did not gain admission for the coming year are likely pondering their options: re-apply and wait a year; enroll in a graduate program and re-apply in a year or; look outside the U.S. system.  

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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!