Trinity School of Medicine News Blog

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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Global Medical Education: Study Medicine Abroad, Be a Better Doctor

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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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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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Trinity SOM VSPCA Society Community Service to Local Animals in Need

Local VSPCA Receive Assistance From Trinity School of Medicine VSPCA

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Where can I Get a Residency? Get Licensed? Trinity School of Medicine MD

[Updated on 3/9/2017]

Will I be able to practice in Canada, in the U.S. or near home?  Is Trinity approved, accredited, recognized? Can Caribbean medical school students compete with U.S. Medical students in the Residency match? These are some of our most frequently asked questions from prospective students considering Caribbean medical schools. To help answer these questions we've gathered information from reputable and authoritative sources: the American Medical Association (AMA), the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and from the individual Medical Boards of North American. We hope to bring clarity to the vast amount of misinformation and opinion generated by internet searches, pre-med forums and other less-than-reputable sites. 

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Hands-On Clinical Exposure Starting Year One - Trinity School of Medicine

U.S. medicals schools have been modifying their curriculum to stress the importance of early clinical exposure. This is another aspect of Trinity School of Medicine's MD program that aligns with U.S. medical students' education, to preparing for clerkships and licensure in the U.S. and Canada.

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On-Demand Webinar Part II: What You May Not Know About Trinity SOM

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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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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!