Trinity School of Medicine News Blog

Trinity School of Medicine Student Groups Gather and Deliver Supplies for Three Facilities Serving Vulnerable Populations

Last week, president Daniel Khashchuk and vice president Brian Coffey of the Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA) visited three institutions around St. Vincent, each concerned with the care and welfare of the island nation's most vulnerable citizens, delivering material donated by a jointed effort between the CMDA and the Canadian Medical Student Association (CaMSA). 

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society was first stop.  Ms. Julia Simmons, speaking on behalf of the SVG Red Cross, lauded the effort of the Trinity student organizations.  “This is great and these students are true humanitarians. These donations [ed. linen, toiletries, food, water, medical supplies] are tools of survival that are often on the wrong end of necessary compromise for the people we serve.”  She said that items like water are given to preschools and daycare centers, as her organization strives fulfill its mandate of serving the most vulnerable first.

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Trinity School of Medicine's "Kid Companions" Student Group Holds Event for New Members

After a recent successful Student Government Association club fair on campus, the Kid Companions leadership held an orientation event for their new members at the St. Benedict Children's Home in Georgetown. The orientation gave new members an opportunity to get to know the club's chief partner in its outreach as well as the home's young residents.

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Trinity School of Medicine's AMSA Members Provide Health Screenings at St. Vincent "Glow Run."

Trinity School of Medicine's American Medical Students Association chapter recently took part in providing fitness assessments for participants in the first ever Glow Run, a night-time running event that recently took place on St. Vincent. The fun-run had its participants decked out in glow sticks, as well as irridescent and UV-reactive paints similar to the Color Run phenomenon in the US.  

The event, hosted by Islandwide Fitness, was for diabetes awareness, a chronic issue for St. Vincent. Participants took off from the Richmond Hill Playing Field on Murray’s Road and moved on towards the SOV Restaurant in Villa.  Before their departure, all runners were given medical checks for both blood sugar and blood pressure.

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St. Vincent & the Grenadines opens New International Airport; Trinity Students Take Part in Major Safety Training

On Tuesday, February 14th, St. Vincent & the Grenadines officially opens Argyle International Airport, a multi-year project supported by local businesses, international investment, and the government of SVG. This is an exciting development for the island chain, signaling a future that has the culture, people, and economic interests of St. Vincent more connected to the international community of the Caribbean and the world at large. 

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Trinity School of Medicine Donates Essential Supplies to Sandy Bay Residents

In late November 2016, an eastbound trough storm system impacted St. Vincent and the Grenadines, producing exceedingly heavy rains that resulted in serious flooding and  landslides & slippages in some areas, mainly on the Northeast and Northwest sides of mainland St. Vincent (For context, the campus is located in the southern region, on more forgiving terrain and sheltered by the island's mountains).  The devastation caused by these two days of incessant showers destroyed several homes and vital roads; entire fields of crops were washed away. The water and electricity supply in some areas were disconnected, leaving these communities without a ready supply for more than a week, and in some very severely affected areas, up to about three weeks.  One of the most severely affected areas in the country was an area on the North Eastern side of the country called Sandy Bay.

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Trinity School of Medicine's AMSA Chapter Takes Part in Cancer Outreach and Support on St. Vincent

 As future physicians, healthcare outreach and awareness has always been a top-of-mind extracurricular activity for Trinity students, particularly it's AMSA (American Medical Student Association) chapter. It is for that reason that the organization collaborated with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association (SVGMA), to once again host two events in Kingstown. Each event, one focused on prostate cancer (a 5k), the other on breast cancer (The Pink Cap City Walk), was held to educate, support, and entertain everyone from a curious general public looking to learn more about their own health, to cancer survivors and their families. 

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World Pediatric Project and Trinity 5th Term Students Bring Additional Expert Care to SVG Children

 

Med students around the world know the anxiety of deciding on a specialty, so it's always heartening to hear a fifth term student (Trinity's final year of basic sciences) moving confidently towards a professional focus, and having that inclination confirmed by practical clinical experience during the early stage of medical school.

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Trinity School of Medicine Holds Funeral for Retired Cadaver

Trinity is not a typical medical school. Beyond its dogged attempt to continuously evaluate and improve its own curriculum, it is an institution dedicated to living its declared culture of caring and service. It's a crucial part of a student's education: if Trinity wants to produce physicians that go the extra mile for their patients, Trinity must always do whatever it can to go the extra mile itself.

An excellent example of this is "Walter."

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Trinity School of Medicine Reinvigorates Efforts to Recruit Locally: Contribute to Quality Medicine in St. Vincent

The Ministry of Education in St. Vincent and the Grenadines recently collaborated with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association to host the 11th Annual College and Career Exhibition. Trinity School of Medicine not only attended but showcased its opportunities to students and other visitors to the event about all the medical school has to offer the Caribbean.

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Trinity AMSA Chapter Visit to Children's Home

As the past few weeks have demonstrated, Trinity School of Medicine has an active, engaged student body. While their studies require a lot of their energy and focus, this drive is also exercised through a number of student organizations. Most recently, the Trinity chapter of AMSA (American Medical Students Association) made a service trip to the St. Benedict Day Nursery and Children’s Home.

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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!