Trinity School of Medicine honored its 2013 graduating class, their families and visiting dignitaries with commencement exercises on Saturday, June 8th, at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. H. Kenneth Walker, Professor of Medicine and neurology at Emory University School of Medicine was the commencement speaker.
Steven R. Wilson, Chancellor and school Founder, and Dr. W. Douglas Skelton, Dean, led the opening of the ceremony and welcomed the graduates and assembled guests.
“We have good reason to be proud of the success we have had at Trinity School of Medicine”, remarked Chancellor Wilson. “Our goal has always been to be the premiere medical school in the Caribbean and the success of our students are demonstrating that our goal is within reach. We are pleased to share with the Vincentian people that our partnership has been a successful one. I’m thankful to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Prime Minister, the Governor General, the physicians at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and the many other government dignitaries that have supported our efforts, without whom, none of this would be possible. St. Vincent now has a medical school that ranks highly in placing medical school graduates into US residency programs. We all have a lot to be proud of, thank you to all who have made this possible.”
Honored guest and dignitary, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, MD, Governor General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, addressed the graduates and spoke of the life-long journey of learning and the many thousands of lives that will be improved in the new doctors’ care.
The 2013 graduates distinguished themselves with many graduating with Honors and by obtaining excellent residencies to the US and Canada.
For the 2013 Graduates, the conferral of their degree of Doctor of Medicine is a major milestone on their path to becoming licensed physicians. The next phase will be their post graduate training in the U.S or Canada, known to most as Residency. The new doctors were matched to a variety of medical specialties including: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Anatomical Pathology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, General Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
We look forward to charting the successes of these highly accomplished individuals and know that they will be doing their part to maintain a high standard of quality care for the thousands of patients they will care for during their life-long journey as physicians.