Individualized learning plan

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, 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).

Entering Trinity via the ILP track, your course work is carefully structured to maximize the benefits of Trinity's coordinated curriculum while also accounting for the assessed challenge level of each course based on student feedback and outcomes.

ILP distributes the courses from two terms over the time line of three terms.

These considerations, taking full advantage of an extended timeline (which also spreads out the NBME exam timetables), means 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.

4-year MD timeline for ILP Track Students at Trinity School of Medicine


The tuition for ILP is the same as that of the standard track MD program. You will pay partial tuition for each partial term, the equivalent of the standard MD Term 1 and MD 2 tuition.


Applicants may indicate a preference for ILP during the admissions process. Additionally, the Admissions Committee may strongly recommend the ILP track for accepted applicants. The Admissions Requirements and Admissions Process for ILP and standard track MD admission are one and the same. More weight is attributed to factors such as GPA, consistency and trajectory of grades,  life, work and/or volunteer experiences, plus information on an applicants drive and determination as gauged in the admissions interview.