Trinity School of Medicine News Blog

Trinity School of Medicine Welcomes January 2018 Students with White Coat Ceremony

On Saturday, January 6th, Trinity School of Medicine held the white coat ceremony for its first students of 2018. The event was presided over by Trinity dean, Dr. Linda Adkison, and held on the school's campus on St. Vincent with guests including the honorable Luke Browne, St. Vincent's minister of Health, Wellness, and the Environment and keynote speaker Dr. A. Cecil Cyrus.

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Trinity School of Medicine Releases Spring 2018 Admissions Interview Schedule

Trinity School of Medicine's winter interview schedule opens the door to students that want a jump start on the 2018 academic year in May, or find that perfect academic opportunity for them in our September class. This is a critical time saver for students who want to start their medical journey sooner rather than later, and don't want to roll the dice on an additional admission cycle in the US after waiting another year. 

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Trinity School of Medicine Holds December 2017 Fifth Term Ceremony

Last week, Trinity School of Medicine held its December 2017 5th Term Ceremony. The evening event, attended by faculty, staff, friends, and family, many of whom traveled far from home, commemorates the transition from basic sciences to clinical rotations. It also represents a departure from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, sending students on to complete their training in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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Exciting News on Medical Board of California Approval from Trinity School of Medicine

Students, applicants, and pre-meds that we’ve talked to over the past year have heard about Trinity moving forward with Medical Board of California (MBC) approval process. Given Trinity’s ever-growing list of international recognition, accreditation, and approvals, the time was right to take this next step for our students.

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Trinity School of Medicine Hosts Forensic and Law Symposium on St. Vincent

In late November, Trinity School of Medicine collaborated with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association and a number of other local entities, to host the second annual Forensic and the Law Symposium, specifically examining the intersection of the two titular topics. There was heavy student participation in the event, up to and including a session that better-prepared and helped satisfy requirements US physicians need to provide the best possible care in instances of suspected abuse in child patients at an emergency department. In the words of Dean Adkison, "The symposium was part of three intensive days of research and discussion on campus. And while for most of our graduates, the focus will remain on patients and providing care throughout their career, the students seemed to particularly appreciate another applied field of research for their developing expertise."

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Trinity School of Medicine Holds 2017 Research Day

English physicist Paul A.M. Dirac's declared that, “The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research.” In that spirit, last week Trinity School of Medicine held its annual research day on campus in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The event featured topics from faculty and students alike with an enthusiastically received presentation by noted forensic anthropologist Dr. Anthony Falsetti as plenary speaker.  

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Hold Fall Follies Event

Trinity's Student Government Association (SGA) created a subgroup, the Trinity Entertainment and Activities board (TEA), The Trinity Entertainment and Activities (TEA) Board was created by SGA to organize student events. The Fall Follies is only the latest under their leadership, previously organizing a term welcome party in September and a hike up La Soufrière.
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Trinity School of Medicine Students Join World Pediatric Project Surgical Scoliosis Clinic

 The second World Pediatric Project scoliosis mission for 2017 took place last week at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown and, as is typically the case, Trinity students were right there with the visiting team. Over sixty children were seen, nine of which ultimately had complex surgical procedures performed by the visiting team comprised of pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Tuten; Dr. Mike Estes, pediatric anesthesiologist; Dr. Joanna Horstmann, pediatric orthopedic surgeon; Erin Rose, neurophysiologist; Cathy Rosenbaum and Mary 'Debbie' Walton, both OR nurses. 

Trinity students were on hand for eight spinal fusions and a hard ring adjustment from a prior procedure. Five of the families were flown in on a private charter from hurricane ravaged Dominica to the stability and care of St. Vincent. 

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Trinity School of Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Devon Charlton, MD, MPH

Trinity School of Medicine has always prided itself on the strength and ambition of its students. So many future physicians come our way looking for something new; whether that's a unique learning environment built on support and a strong relationship with the faculty, a curriculum with an emphasis on clinical skills and service to patients, or just a true opportunity to live up to their potential. 

In this next special edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Devon Charlton, MD, MPH. He's a member of our inaugural class, and, as such, has a great perspective on Trinity's own past, as well as insight for future students. Most recently, he has completed his residency and wrapped up his rheumatology fellowship and tenure as chief fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Later this month, he'll be speaking at the annual American College of Rheumatology Conference. 

Read on to hear from an excellent physician on his path from MIT to Trinity and beyond in this insightful, thoughtful interview! 

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Join World Pediatric Project on Latest Surgical Urology Mission

The World Pediatric Project's (WPP) 10th visit to St. Vincent of 2017 turned out to be incredibly busy for the volunteers and, as is often the case, Trinity students were right there with them. 

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Carlson's Caribbean Adventure: A Trinity Student Blog

Want a direct student perspective? Read Moriah Carlson's blog about life on St. Vincent and her husband's time at Trinity!