Individualized learning plan

Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)

Student with Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)

Entering medical school represents a major life transition. Trinity students come from around the world and from all walks of life with different backgrounds in experience and education. For some students, the rigorous demands of a full medical school curriculum and the adjustment to a change in environment can have a negative effect on initial academic success. Recognizing the importance of establishing a solid educational foundation, Trinity is offering the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP).

Step Up Slider for ILP

Entering Trinity with an ILP, your course loads increase in a stepped approached over the course of your first year.  With an extended timeline and fewer initial courses, you have additional time to master the subject matter of the basic sciences, reinforce study skills, develop test-taking proficiency, improve time management and adapt to your new environment. This enables you to start strong and gradually step into the full MD curriculum in your second year, with the full course loads of MD 3, MD 4 and MD 5 while still completing the full doctor of medicine degree program in four years.

Timeline for ILP

Plan Description

The standard curriculum for MD terms 1 and 2 are distributed across three, fifteen week terms: ILP 1, ILP 2 and ILP 3.

ILP  Term 1 Courses
  • Anatomy I
  • Biochemistry I
  • Early Human Development
ILP  Term 2 Courses
  • Physiology I
  • Biochemistry II
  • Histology
  • Introduction to Clinical and Community Medicine I
ILP  Term 3 Courses
  • Physiology II
  • Anatomy II
  • Neuroscience 
  • embryology
  • Introduction to Clinical and Community Medicine II

Medical school is not only about meeting the core requirements but about developing your study skills, refining test-taking abilities and mastering time management. Step up and start strong with ILP.