Trinity School of Medicine News Blog

Student Engage in Medical Mission of World Pediatric Project, St. Vincent

News on the Students, Faculty and Achievements of Trinity School of Medicine.

If one wanted to observe the epitome of altruism they need only to pay a visit to any one of the World Pediatric Project Clinics held at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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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 Secures Sallie Mae as Lending Partner for Student Loans

Trinity School of Medicine now offers students the ability to finance their medical education with Sallie Mae's Smart Option Student Loan® for Health Professions Students. The Smart Option Student Loan offers two types of interest rates and multiple repayment options designed to save students money and make it easier to achieve their long-term financial and professional goals. Payments may be deferred until after students leave school or they may choose an in-school repayment option that fits their needs*.

FEATURES OF THE SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN

The Smart Option Student Loan is an attractive alternative to federal student loans and other financing vehicles*— one that can help you make a smart start on the road to a graduate health professions degree.

  • No origination fees and no prepayment penalty.
  • Borrow up to 100% of your school-certified cost of attendance (minimum $1,000).*
  • A quick credit result. Applying online is fast and easy. It only takes about 15 minutes to apply and get a credit result.
  • A lower interest rate. Get a 0.25 percentage point interest rate reduction while enrolled to make scheduled monthly payments by automatic debit.*
  • Smart Reward® — 2% cash back. When you become a Upromise® member (which is free to join) and choose the Interest or Fixed Repayment Option you can get a Smart Reward in your Upromise account of 2% of your scheduled monthly payments that are made on time while in school.*
  • Increased peace of mind with the Tuition Insurance Benefit. Covers up to $2,500 per semester of tuition lost due to a covered medical withdrawal. Available at no cost to you with loans that first disburse July 1 through October 31, 2014.
  • Graduated Repayment Period. The Smart Option Student Loan is the only nationwide private student loan offering a Graduated Repayment Period feature*, providing budget flexibility for graduating students. Students in good standing can sign up at the end of their separation period to make interest payments for their first year of repayment. This could allow you to ease the transition to full principal and interest payments.

*For additional information about the Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan, including eligibility requirements for each benefit, please go to
http://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/graduate-student-loans/graduate-smart-option-student-loan

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Trinity SOM Students in Service to Children Abroad and Near Home

Trinity Students and Graduates Demonstrate Their Service Initiatives for Children with both a Fundraising Effort in St. Vincent and by Volunteering Medical Services in Texas

 

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Trinity SOM Students Achieve New High on USMLE Step 1 Exam

The Faculty and Administration are brimming with pride over our Students' recent accomplishment with regards to the USMLE Step 1 Exam. This week, the ECFMG provided us with results from the past six weeks of Step 1 Exam testing. Ten Trinity SOM students sat for the exam for the first time and achieved some terrific results. The combined passing scores resulted in an average Step 1 passing rate of 234.

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Trinity Students Educate Secondary Schools on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

By St. Vincent Journalist Gloria Williams

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Trinity SOM Professors Present at World No Tobacco Day

TRINITY PROFESSORS PRESENT AT 'WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY' OPEN FORUM

Article by Gloria Williams, Journalist St. Vincent and the Grenadines

World No Tobacco Day is commemorated in countries all over the world on May 31st each year.  In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the SVG Medical Association and the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization, held an event in commemoration of that day.  The activity took the form of a panel discussion and then an open forum on tobacco smoking and other products.  This was the first collaborative effort of its kind and it acted as a sensitization with its main aim being to deliver information to the general public on the effects, consequences and responsibility of smoking, and to stimulate discussion among the audience.

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Toronto Prospective Student Information Session June 12th - 7:30pm

 

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Succeed in the Residency Match as an International Medical Graduate

 

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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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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!