Trinity School of Medicine, on Feb 19, 2021 3:06:21 PM
Trinity School of Medicine, on Jan 29, 2021 1:00:00 PM
Your medical school interview offers the chance for you to set yourself apart from other prospective students. Knowing how to prepare for a medical school interview not only helps you ace it, but can also calm the inevitable jitters that such an event usually ushers in.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Jan 14, 2021 8:30:00 AM
This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published June 2020.
Getting into medical school is a challenge in and of itself. Once you're in, how do you successfully stay afloat? Is there a wrong method of studying? How can you avoid burning yourself out? What are some of the best study practices? Will you ever have any free time?
We've compiled a list of the top seven things that can either make or break any medical student:
Let's go through the most important tips.
During your journey to becoming a doctor, you will hear a great deal about the MCAT -- and for good reason. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) was developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to serve as a metric to determine one's potential and future performance at medical school.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Dec 16, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Unless you are very fortunate and you have someone funding your medical school dreams, it's likely that you'll wonder how to finance your medical school education.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Dec 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM
This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published August 2017.
As prospective medical students consider their options for where to go to med school, many wonder how much their choice will actually impact their future as a doctor.
Each year, the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) residency director survey demonstrates that the school a candidate attended is a remarkably low priority in their decision making process. In the most recent report findings, a candidate's medical school didn't even make the top 20 factors when considering an applicant for an interview invitation!
On its surface, the NRMP survey implies that whatever medical school you choose to attend is irrelevant; as long as you absorb the material and can perform when evaluated on exams, in front of preceptors, etc., that's all that matters.
However, it's crucial to consider that while, on the surface, it may look like your medical school doesn't matter, the learning environment cultivated by that school, and how it has specifically prepared you for a career in medicine, can be the single biggest factor in your success.
Medical students don't thrive in a vacuum. They need a curriculum, faculty, support structure, living environment, extra-curricular opportunity, even a student body, that is shaped to help them succeed. A school doesn't just provide information, it should help students develop on a personal level into the sort of physician a residency director wants on their team and, ultimately, caring for their community.
In this post, we'll examine factors that the NRMP does consider to be important factors in a residency candidate and how the medical school you attend can help to cultivate and improve your results across each metric.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Dec 1, 2020 10:30:00 AM
This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published June 2018.
Previously, DO and MD residencies have been matched in separate processes. In 2020, they merged into a single program. Today we're going to dive into what that actually means for MD students, specifically Trinity and its graduates.
But first, let's cover the basics. There is a myth out there that international medicine graduates, or IMGs, will have a more difficult time in the match now 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 Caribbean medical school graduates, will have a better opportunity to match after the merge.
With that baseline understanding set, let's get into the specifics of the merger and what it means for med students.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Nov 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM
This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published January 2019.
There are a lot of spectacular reasons to earn a master's degree. From personal academic enrichment to general career planning, all the way down to specific job requirements, graduate degrees are a viable path to expertise and growth. A master's degree is not, however, a requirement to practice medicine, nor even a recommendation. Despite this, they have become a begrudgingly common method for attempting to pad a GPA after a difficult US or Canadian medical school admissions process.
Before deciding if a master's degree before medical school is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
In this article, we're going to look at the pros and cons of getting a master's degree before medical school, dig into some data, talk to our students, and offer some insight into why it may not be what it's cracked up to be and what other options may be out there for you.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Nov 6, 2020 11:03:01 AM
Many prospective students are just starting to learn about Caribbean medical education. They aren’t aware of the similarities or differences to studying at home, or even what it means to be an international medical graduate (IMG) practicing in the United States and Canada.
Today, we’re going get into all the ways a Caribbean med school is a viable path, if not even a great choice, for students that want to practice back home.
Before we get started, let’s get into why offshore medical schools even exist. In as simple of terms as possible, the demand for doctors simply cannot be met by US schools alone.