Academics

Trinity School of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree upon successful completion of:

  • The foundations of medicine curriculum
  • Clinical clerkships
  • 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 Class 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.


❱ Our 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. Trinity School of Medicine’s curriculum goes the extra mile for student success. 


❱ 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)

Trinity’s clinical sciences program, which encompasses Terms 5 through 10, provides students with an immersion into clinical medicine in both hospital and physician practice settings. This portion of students’ clinical education is provided in partnership with the Houston Healthcare system in central Georgia. Houston facilities include two fully accredited acute care medical facilities, Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital, as well as the Houston Healthcare Pavilion in Warner Robins, Georgia. The Houston Healthcare Pavilion houses the Dr. W. Douglas Skelton Medical Education Center, where the residency program resides along with physician offices, conference rooms, and training facilities for medical students. Here, Trinity students preparing for and engaged in clerkships benefit from a dedicated learning center, complete with access to clinical tutorials and individual and group study spaces.


❱ Academic Calendar

Trinity School of Medicine operates on a three-term-per-year structure. This allows us to take advantage of rolling admissions and offer start dates in January, May, and September.

Trinity’s academic calendar helps our students pre-plan the moving parts of their academic, professional, and personal lives. Use it to guide your transition timeline to and from our campuses on St. Vincent and in Baltimore, notify family of major upcoming events like your white coat, fifth term, and medical school commencement ceremonies, and generally take the most advantage of our three-term, three-start date structure.

Video: Overview | Trinity's Clinical Program


Academic Calendar

Trinity's Academic Calendar

Competency Based Objectives

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