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Addressing the Ugly Truth about Caribbean Medical Schools: Why They're Not All the Same


Caribbean medical schools have had a complicated history. As schools of opportunity for the 60% of US medical school applicants that find themselves rejected at home, they are a vital and proven path to practicing medicine as a doctor in the US. Nearly 3,000 US IMGs (US citizens that earned their MD in the Caribbean or other parts of the world) match into residencies back home every year, all of whom weren’t even given a chance in the US school system. With no shortage of qualified people wanting to be doctors, and a marked shortage of doctors, it’s no wonder the Caribbean became an alternate path to success. It's a way to address the needs of these future doctors' communities at home. It also underscores not just an economic demand, but an actual need, for Caribbean medical schools built to train US physicians.

Trinity School of Medicine Welcomes Marc T Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM

Following the retirement of esteemed team member Paula Dessaur Wilson, MD, Trinity School of Medicine is proud to welcome Marc T Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM to the Trinity faculty and administration as professor of internal medicine and senior associate dean of clinical clerkships.

Dr. Zubrow will help guide Trinity students during their rotations in Baltimore, Maryland, providing his knowledge and experience on everything from the practical know-how of medicine to developing technology in healthcare and planning for success during the residency match. 

A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA., Dr. Zubrow completed his internal medicine residency at the Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia. He went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care. 

Dr. Zubrow's thirty year career is built on the foundation of the practice of pulmonary and critical care while always striving to break new ground for the communities he serves. Leadership experience includes serving as director of MICU at Christiana Hospital, ICU at Wilmington Hospital, and many other clinical teams, receiving national recognition for his work.

Prior to joining Trinity, Dr. Zubrow was associate professor of medicine and vice president of tele-medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to his academic duties, he led the development and implementation of the University of Maryland eCare program, providing critical care coverage to 11 hospitals throughout the state of Maryland. He has also co-authored 50+ scientific papers and abstracts. 

Dr. Zubrow has served as ACCP governor for the state of Delaware as well as on a variety of committees at both local and national levels. He was the chairperson of the tele-ICU committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine 2012-2013. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has been honored with several teaching awards and clinical excellence recognition, as well as being listed in the, "Best Doctors in America." and named by Healthleaders Magazine as one of the "20 People Who Are Meeting Challenges to Make Healthcare Better."

We're proud and excited to have Dr. Zubrow joining our team. At the same time, we want to wish a very fond farewell to outgoing associate dean of clinical clerkships Dr. Dessaur Wilson. Her impact on the students during her time at Trinity in clinical clerkships cannot be over-stated. In the past five years alone, you would be hard pressed to find a single graduate or member of the administration that does not hold Dr. Dessaur Wilson in the highest regard as an educator, mentor, colleague, and dear friend.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Zubrow and wishing Dr. Dessaur Wilson the absolute best in her retirement. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Young

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 latest edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Dr. Jennifer Young. Read about attending Trinity, the opportunities and perspectives she gained from her time there, and what brought her from Hamilton, Ontario to Ohio's Cleveland Clinic as an interventional radiologist fellow.

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The 2020 Accreditation and Match Merge: DO, MD, and Good News for Trinity Grads.

Currently, DO and MD residencies are matched in separate processes. In 2020, they merge into a single program. Today we're going to dive into what that actually means for MD students, specifically Trinity and its graduates. Not to get out ahead of ourselves but: the news is good.

There is a myth already out there that IMGs will have a more difficult time in the match because more US trained DO students will be applying for the same residencies. This is verifiably false. In fact, the opposite is true. MD students of any kind, including Trinity's graduates, will have a better opportunity to match after the merge. Let's get into why.

Topics: Accredited caribbean medical school residency match match merge DO

Congratulations to the Trinity School of Medicine Class of 2018!

On June 2nd, Trinity School of Medicine held its 2018 commencement ceremony at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The class, along with nearly 400 of their friends and family, were enthusiastically welcomed to the occasion by Trinity administrative and academic leadership and a variety of VIPs. The day included a key note address from Dr. Brian Clare, esteemed physician, successful entrepreneur, and proud parent of Trinity alum Dr. Drew Clare. 2018 is Trinity's 10th year of operation and tremendous growth, but the family environment and the sincerity with which the students were embraced by faculty and the administration has not diminished in the slightest. In fact, it only seems to grow.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Nazia Sharfuddin

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. 

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Game, Set, Match: The Personal Path to Residency Success

Last month, we talked about how Match Day is a very tense time for both medical students and medical school administrationsNow that the dust has settled on the 2018 match, we're going to discuss some of what goes into the process.

We're going to dive into how it's really more about walking a personal path than any institution-driven development, and how you can make the right choices for your own future in medicine. We'll do this with a mix of data from residency directors, insight as a school, and finally, with direct input from some of our most recent graduates. Most of them agree that there's no single factor that makes the definitive difference. Instead, there are two elements that come together, a mix of quantifiable performance and personal growth.

Trinity School of Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Christopher DeNapoles, MD

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 latest edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Dr. Christopher DeNapoles. Read how he came to Trinity, the opportunities he found after residency, and his path to training as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force.

Topics: Caribbean medical school student success Accredited caribbean medical school Graduates of Trinity School of Medicine alumni spotlight

Trinity School of Medicine 2018 Match Results: New States, New Specialties, New Records

Without a doubt, one of the most stressful and exciting days in the lives of medical students, (and medical school administrations) is Match Day. 2018 was no exception. We have a lot of ground to cover, so we're going to dive right in, but first, we want to congratulate our 2018 match candidates. We could not be more proud of another record setting year in the match.

This year, we broke new ground in programs, specialties, and states. We also returned to programs across the US and Canada that stand testament to the reputation of past Trinity residents that continue to open doors for their fellow alums with their work ethic, compassion, and integrity. We are proud and grateful in equal measure of what Trinity graduates have accomplished in our school's first ten years.

Topics: Caribbean medical school student success Accredited caribbean medical school residency match Graduates of Trinity School of Medicine Trinity students

Demystifying Title IV and an Exciting Student Loan Update from Trinity School of Medicine

After the US Department of Education's NCFMEA recognized our accreditation as comparable to the LCME, we received a number of questions about Title IV and future plans for Trinity. While we can't say it won't ever be an option for us, we are not currently offering Title IV loans for our students. The reasons why are fairly straightforward (it would limit access to Trinity for US students). There are some misunderstandings out there about how Title IV actually works, so we're going to dive into the entire situation here, today.

We're also going to cover our newly improved student loan program, and how it's actually a better deal than the current federal loans out there. Ready? Let's go.

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