Academics

Trinity School of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree upon successful completion of the foundations of medicine curriculum, clinical clerkships, and the required NBME and USMLE exams.

The foundations of medicine program is uniquely designed to offer Trinity students an affordable, hands on and individualized MD program with the necessary training and knowledge to prepare them to serve as leaders in the healthcare system. The academic success of Trinity's students is critical to achieving our mission, which is why our student learning approach is at the forefront of our academic model.

Student Learning Approach

Defined Course Objectives
  • Construct courses and clerkships to focus on the competency based objectives.
  • Utilize the appropriate tools to ensure that students meet those required objectives.
  • Administer exams that assess student preparation, participation, critical thinking skills, and knowledge application.
  • Evaluate each student's capability to demonstrate problem solving and professionalism.
Small Group setting
  • Maintain small group sessions consisting of laboratories, conferences, seminars, and computer-assisted learning that complement full class overview lectures.
Clinical Exposure
  • Begin clinical exposure in the first term of medical school and continue through the basic sciences terms.
  • Develop those clinical skills as second nature.
  • Track cases throughout the term that build upon content knowledge being mastered in the basic sciences.


❱ Faculty

Members of the Trinity faculty are comprised of the best educators from across the globe who are passionate about providing our students with a scientific foundation for further medical education.

Faculty Approach

  • Integrate clinical sciences throughout the five terms of the basic sciences, utilizing our relationship with Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and its clinics on St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Assist students in developing the skills, knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes they need to practice patient-centric medicine.
  • Always incorporate and adhere to state of the art learning principles.
  • Constantly improve our curriculum so that it responds to and incorporates changes in medical knowledge and practice.
  • Embrace and incorporate the evolving values of the medical profession.

❱ Curriculum

Trinity School of Medicine’s curriculum involves ten terms of basic sciences and clinical study designed to meet Trinity’s core competencies through individualized learning plans.

❱ Academic Competency

The faculty at Trinity are committed to helping our students develop the skills, knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes they need to practice patient-centric medicine. We have defined curricular expectations, goals, and standards for our educators and students to meet.

❱ Clinical Sciences (Clerkships)

The Clinical Clerkships curriculum at Trinity School of Medicine is a required 48 weeks of clinical core clerkships and 27 weeks of electives. This takes place in years three and four (terms six through ten) after passing the required NBME and USMLE exams.

The 75 weeks of Clinical Clerkships are offered at approved sites in the United States or, with special approval at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital or other sites. During these clinical clerkships, students apply what they have learned and take the next steps toward their career by working directly with physicians and hospital staff.


❱ Academic Calendar

2017 Academic Calendar

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Competency Based Objectives

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice

Video: What is ILP?

Learn more about Trinity's Individualized Learning Plan