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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Brielle Cartwright

In preparation of our next "From an Insider" webinar, we are spotlighting one of its special guests and Trinity's Assistant Dean of Clinical Clerkships and Integrated Review Systems, Dr. Brielle Cartwright. Join us on April 21st at 2 pm PST/5 pm EST for this virtual event where we will be speaking with Dr. Cartwright and Trinity's Dean and Provost, Dr. Frances Purcell. Register in advance by clicking here. 

When we asked Dr. Brielle Cartwright what inspired her to go into medicine, she said the answer was simple: "Wanting to advocate for mental health patients who cannot advocate for themselves." After witnessing loved ones battle with mental illness and addiction, Dr. Cartwright decided to use those experiences to work towards changing the system and reshaping the cultural idea that psychiatric healthcare is unnecessary or shameful. Now, as a Psychiatrist, she works hard to help her patients maintain their mental and emotional stability and provide an underserved population with the care they deserve.

Trinity Students Participate in an Active Shooter Disaster Simulation Event


Trinity is committed to preparing medical students to become life-saving physicians, ready to serve wherever and whenever their community is in need.

2022 Match Report: Trinity Reaches New Milestones in Residency Placements

We are pleased to announce residency match results for 2022! Once again, Trinity graduates continue to represent our school in placements at top healthcare institutions across the U.S. In addition to placements such as Anesthesiology at Duke and Child Neurology at Johns Hopkins, there will be nearly 100 other graduates representing Trinity throughout the country in specialties such as Surgery, OBGYN, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and many others.

Choosing the Right Pre-Med Major


Students with their sights set on attending medical school often want to know if there is a particular undergraduate major that will increase their chances of admittance. To answer this question, we need to first examine the most common majors of pre-med students. Then you can decide if the most popular choices equate to the right choice for you.


Road Map to Medical School


If you’re working towards medical school, you know the road to admissions is a long one and one you have to start on early. To make the journey a little easier, we’ve made a guide to help you navigate through the prep years.

Trinity School of Medicine Celebrates the January 2022 White Coat Ceremony

Earlier this month, Trinity School of Medicine held its White Coat Ceremony for the January 2022 starting class. Along with the new matriculants, parents, friends, and other well-wishers gathered to celebrate the day at Kingstown Baptist Church in St. Vincent. Presiding over the event was Trinity Dean Dr. Frances Purcell with guest speakers including Her Excellency Dame Susan Dougan, Governor-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinity alum Dr. Sarah Seyffert.

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Student Spotlight: Dr. Michael Aycock

When asking medical students why they want to be doctors, the majority of them say it’s been a lifelong dream. But Trinity student Mike Aycock was on a different path when he was unexpectedly led to pursuing an MD.

After having surgery on his vocal cords (made necessary by a long career as a high school band director), Mike was told by his doctor that he wasn’t to even attempt to speak for 10 days. It was during this time that Mike felt the call to become a physician. After regaining his voice, he excitedly told his wife of 34 years, Lynell, what had been occupying his mind during this doctor-mandated silence. As of today, Mike has now completed his fifth term at Trinity School of Medicine and will be moving onto the next stage of clinical clerkships in the new year.

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Guide to Medical School Interviews

No matter how great your application looks on paper, the interview portion of the medical school admissions process is what sets you apart from the competition.

If you’re applying to medical school, chances are you have an impressive background with a combination of good grades, high test scores, and a long list of extra-curricular activities. But the problem is your competition also has all of those things. The interview is your chance to show your unique personality, interests, and other attributes that leave a lasting impression.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines named #1 Island Destination in the Caribbean

St. Vincent and the Grenadines took the number one spot in 2021’s the Top 25
Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas survey, part of the World’s
Best travel awards program by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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Medical School Requirements for International Students

 As the competition to secure a spot in a U.S. medical school becomes increasingly fierce, more students are setting their sights on alternative options. International medical schools are not only attracting Americans looking to continue their higher education in a smaller group setting; the opportunity attracts students from Canada, India, Turkey, Korea, and many other countries with a need for increased availability to better healthcare. Students world-wide are finding Trinity School of Medicine, a fully accredited medical university located in the Caribbean, to be the best alternative to U.S. medical school.

With small classes, highly-qualified and accessible faculty, and early clinical experience beginning in students’ very first term, Trinity offers a truly unique experience that is unrivaled by any other Caribbean medical school.

 Medical School Academic Requirements for International Students 

Many of the medical schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean require international applicants to have a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation. In the following sections, we’ll walk through some of the most common questions an international student may have about these requirements.

 Does It Matter Where the Applicant Obtained their Undergraduate Degree? 

Typically, the medical schools requiring applicants to have a bachelor’s degree only accept graduates from a Canadian or American institution. Therefore, a student who receives an undergraduate degree in any other country is usually not eligible to apply.

This is not the case at Trinity we accept qualified applicants from around the world.

 What Are Common Medical School Policies on Accepting International Students? 

Since medical schools in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean have differing policies in relation to accepting international students, applicants should visit the institution’s website and review their admissions policies prior to applying to any medical school.

The most common requirements:

  • The applicant must have completed undergraduate coursework at an accredited college or university.
  • The applicant must demonstrate his or her ability to speak fluent English. An applicant proves his or her fluency by taking the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.

 The Primary Medical School Application Process for International Students 

Most medical schools, including Trinity, simplify their application process by using the American Medical School Application Service (AMCAS®).

While international applicants use the AMCAS® to apply, this service cannot verify foreign coursework. In addition, the service is unable to accept foreign transcripts or transcripts that have been evaluated/translated unless an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S., Canada, or a Territory of the United States, accepts the applicant’s foreign coursework.

After receiving the applicant's coursework from an accredited post-secondary institution, AMCAS® verifies the courses and adds them to the applicant's grade point average (GPA).

Courses that have not been accepted by an accredited post-secondary institution can still be added; however, since these courses are unable to be verified, an AMCAS® GPA is not calculated. The applicant may still be able to provide these transcripts with his or her secondary application.

 The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) 

The majority of medical schools in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean require that applicants take the MCAT®. While the results of this examination are important, Trinity School of Medicine takes a holistic approach to evaluating candidates for admission, considering factors such as research experience, academic accomplishments, and admissions interviews.

Several times a year, the MCAT® examination is administered in various locations throughout the United States as well as in some locations abroad. A list of the countries where testing is available and the dates the examination is offered can be found on the MCAT® information page at

 What Trinity Looks for in An International Student 

When considering an applicant, Trinity takes more into account than the applicant's MCAT® score. For example, applicant accomplishments, volunteer experiences, and academic achievements are all factors to be considered when determining if the student is a good fit for Trinity School of Medicine.

While the majority of students at Trinity are citizens of the U.S. or Canada, we welcome applicants world-wide who meet the above requirements. If you are interested in attending a fully accredited medical university that will help you achieve success through personalized support, Trinity School of Medicine may be the school for you. Trinity is located in the beautiful Caribbean country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which means that while pursuing your degree, you can enjoy warm weather all year long, breathtaking ocean views, and plenty of sun.

At Trinity, students’ success is our success. Our highly-qualified and credentialed educators and staff are committed to shaping their students into skilled and confident physicians. Trinity is proud to provide a setting where students can build relationships and benefit from the constant support only small class sizes and close peer groups provide.

Contact us today to learn more about Trinity School of Medicine.

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