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Trinity School of Medicine Students Hold Carnival at Local Children's Home

Last week, the members of the Trinity Kid Companions held their annual children’s carnival. For those unaware, the event is for the residents of the St. Benedict Children’s Home and Day Nursery as well as the neighboring Bread of Life Orphanage. The children living at these homes are primarily orphans with a wide array of special needs.

While the student group works with the residents of the home year round, the carnival is a next-level day for everyone involved. The residents enjoy a long afternoon of fun, games, and other adaptive activities with their adult companions from Trinity School of Medicine. Read on for the story of the day and gallery.

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Trinity School of Medicine's AMSA Chapter Holds Pop-up Health Screenings to Fight Chronic Disease

Per the Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization, chronic, non-communicable diseases are a major factor in managing public health in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Ranking high on the list are the diseases of hypertension and diabetes.  Government campaigns have been created and executed through the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment as well as the addition of the medical clinics around the country.  It's working, too. Over time citizens are taking greater and greater action in knowing their relevant medical data and taking steps to manage or correct as needed. Trinity's AMSA chapter is taking part in a unique way, to combine patient interaction skills with community outreach. 

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Trinity School of Medicine Faculty and Students Provide Physicals for Vincentian Student Athletes

Earlier this month, Trinity School of Medicine conducted physicals for seventy student athletes at the St. Vincent Girls' High School prior to the high school's annual sports meet. The initiative was instituted after discovering a previously unknown condition in one young woman, and provided valuable pediatric experience for Trinity's students.

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Is a Caribbean Medical School a Good Choice for a Career in Medicine?

In our ten year history, many prospective students have just learned about Caribbean medical education. They aren’t aware of the differences, the similarities to studying at home, or even what it means to be an international medical graduate (IMG) practicing in the United States and Canada.

Trinity School of Medicine's "Kid Companions" Visits Friends at St. Benedict Children's Home

Last week, 26 Trinity students, all members of Kid Companions, returned to the St. Benedict Children Home in Georgetown, St. Vincent. The student group has had a long-running relationship with a handful of children's homes around the island, most of which serve special needs orphans. This visit, two groups were combined; residents of the Bread of Life orphanage visited their friends at St. Benedict to provide greater opportunity for interaction and play.

Trinity School of Medicine: Study Globally, Practice Locally

In this latest infographic, we explore the often overlooked but nonetheless pivotal role international medical graduates play in the American healthcare system. 

International medical graduates (that is, doctors that graduated from non-US medical schools) make up 25% of physicians in the United States. This is because the United States only graduates 19,254 doctors a year from medical school, while having 28,849 residency slots to fill. Even with internationally trained physicians making up the shortfall, that only leaves the US maintaining rather than gaining ground on its physician shortage.

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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 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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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, the St. Vincent Bar 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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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!