clinical sciences | clerkships

Why is Trinity’s Baltimore Clinical Program Number One

  • One location: Baltimore, MD
    (Great waterfront City)
  • One apartment:  No moving to a new city between rotations.
  • One Dean: Your Clinical Dean is on site full time & available for all clinical students. Not just any Dean, but an experienced MD that has spent many years himself choosing residency candidates for the programs he was associated with and can help Trinity students prepare for that most important day.
  • One student community: A student-built community of support and comradery.
  • One hundred percent clerkship availability: Students are scheduled for their entire year in advance – no waiting for rotation slots to open and no waiting between rotations. Finish on time!
  • One strong faculty preceptor network:  Experienced MD teaching faculty.
  • One great opportunity: To attend Grand Rounds at Johns-Hopkins to add to the resume – for all Trinity students.
  • One great research city: NIH research opportunities. Did you know the National Institute of Health was headquartered in Baltimore?
  • One great showcase for residency match: With so many residency slots offered in the Baltimore area – students can secure electives to showcase their talents without having to travel far.
  • One best choice of where you will attend medical school:  Trinity School of Medicine!

Trinity provides students the kind of clinical experience you would expect from a US medical school. Trinity’s local staff and leadership is committed to student success and outcomes. Our clinical Dean is always available to students because all Trinity students in rotations are in the same location as the Dean. Isn’t this what students expect from their medical school? Why settle for anything less?

Medical School is difficult, at Trinity, our students spend their time focused on learning. With other schools, time and resources have to be diverted to find the next place to live, learn commuting in a new city, finding the necessities of life. Don’t you expect your medical school to provide you the proper learning environment? At Trinity, we do!

Optimize your ability to network and really get to know the physician community in Baltimore, paving the way for future opportunities. Put down roots with Trinity in our "home base" and focus on your studies.

Early Clinical Experience

Clinical success really starts in the first term for Trinity students. This early clinical experience pays off when students get to Baltimore, giving them a clear advantage over other medical students that have not been exposed to a clinical environment prior to clerkships.

Trinity Students attend grand rounds at Johns Hopkins

 Trinity students follow the tried and true approach that was established by Sir William Osler and attend weekly Grand Rounds at Johns Hopkins, the same institution where Osler, as physician-in-chief, forever changed the way physicians were taught the practice of medicine. Our network of affiliated teaching hospitals is a testament to that history.

The Clinical Clerkships Team

  • Dr. Marc Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM| Sr. Associate Dean of Clinical Clerkships
  • Ms. Laura Brown|Clerkship Administrator
  • Dr. M. Cornelious Musara, MD | Professor of Surgery - BWMC
  • Dr. Daljeet Saluja, MD|Clinical Chair, Professor of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Peter Geis, MD|Clinical Chair, Professor of Surgery
  • Dr. Dennis Stern, MD |Clinical Chair, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Aliya Jones, MD|Clinical Chair, Professor of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Kinjal Sheth, MD|Clinical Chair, Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Naijla Abdur-Rahman|Clinical Chair, Professor of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Nnaemeka Agajelu, MD|Clinical Chair, Professor of Internal Medicine - BWMC


Trinity School of Medicine's clinical rotations are noteworthy among Caribbean medical schools. First, our centralized program has room for every student we admit. If our matriculation numbers expand slightly (and we mean slightly, our dedication to small classes is no joke), so expands our clinical rotation slots to ensure we can always accommodate our students--an unfortunate reality of some Caribbean schools is this is not always the case, and is often one of the uncomfortable truths behind their high attrition rates.

Building on that, our core rotations are localized to the Baltimore, MD area. This not only optimizes our students' ability to network and really get to know a physician community, paving the way for future opportunities, it means students are able to put down roots in one "home base" and focus on their studies. This is crucial for student success. With other schools, time and resources have to be diverted to find the next place to live, learn commuting in a new city, finding the necessities of life. Trinity does away with that with its Baltimore program.  

Baltimore Regional Hospitals 

Baltimore Washington Medical CenterBaltimore Washington Medical Center
Like so many hospitals Trinity works with in Baltimore, the award winning BWMC has a long history of innovation and care. The 293 bed, 700-doctor teaching hospital has been serving the greater Baltimore community for fifty years. Its ED serves 104,000 patients a year, and boasts many noteworthy “centers of excellence,” namely the Aiello Breast Center, Pascal Women's Center, Center for Advanced Fetal Care, Tate Cancer Center, The Vascular Center, Joint Replacement Center, Spine and Neuroscience Center, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and University of Maryland centers for diabetes and endocrinology, surgery center, and cardiology.


Bon Secours Hospital

Bon Secours Hospital

Bon Secours Hospital is the award winning flagship site of a health system that has been a part of the medical community in Baltimore for nearly 100 years. Consistently ranked a top place to work in the city, it is nationally recognized for community immunization impact and technological adoption.

Northwest HospitalNorthwest Hospital
A community hospital located in Randallstown (right outside the Baltimore Beltway), prides itself on patient engagement, surgical innovation, and an advanced emergency department means Northwest provides a significant volume and quality of care for its moderate size.

Willoughby Beach Pediatrics

Willoughby Beach Pediatrics
A private pediatrics practice run by one of our department chairs, this is a unique opportunity in medical education: a close, daily working environment with regular patients all designed to properly assess and address the medical complexities of child development.

Elective Tracks and Residency Success

While Trinity School of Medicine's core rotations are localized to its Baltimore program and there are local electives available, we also offer "elective tracks" in Baltimore, Chicago, and middle Georgia. Why Chicago and middle Georgia? Trinity leadership has deep connections in both locations, but we also want to adhere to the same principles that shape our core rotations: give students a place to call home to let them focus on what matters: their education.

Students are invited, as always, to select their own electives to sharpen their skills and broaden their experiences, but for those that do better in a more structured setting, we provide two other "home base" elective locations in addition to our Baltimore opportunity. These proven, focused elective tracks provide set-electives that are tailored to help guide students into specific residencies. 

Chicago Regional Hospitals

  • Hartgrove Hospital
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center
  • Westlake Hospital

Middle Georgia Regional Hospitals

  • Houston Healthcare
  • Dodge County Hospital

In order to complete the Trinity doctor of medicine (MD) degree program, students from outside the U.S. and Canada may need to obtain certain visas in order to undertake all or a portion of the requisite clinical training in the U.S. Additionally, all students from outside the U.S. and Canada wishing to practice in the U.S. or Canada will need certain visas to take one or more segments of the USMLE exams in the U.S. These visas are solely the student’s responsibility to obtain.  Students who are unable to obtain the necessary visas will not be able to access clerkships in the U.S.