International Medical Gradutes (IMGs), from the Caribbean medical school, Trinity School of Medicine, are making a big name for themselves in their clinical rotations in Trinity's affiliated hospitals and clinics in the U.S.
We asked several of our senior med students to compare their skills and clinical acumen with their US-educated counterparts, and found that Trinity educated students were some of the highest ranked students in their clerkships, and were often in the position to impress their preceptors and fellow students when proclaiming their Caribbean medical school roots.
Trinity School of Medicine students attributed their clerkship successes to these unique offerings:
1) Clinical experience at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, starting in Term 1, allowed students to gain valuable hands-on clinical examination skills, and introduced them early on to the realities of doctoring.
2) American, Canadian and European faculty and professors who have been practicing medical professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe, teach and mentor at Trinity.
Listen as Trinity students share their experiences.
With both U.S. and Canadian medical schools only accepting a fraction of their applicants, Caribbean medical schools are becoming a ready and accepted solution to help mitigate the North American physician shortage. Trinity School of Medicine's curriculum is based on a U.S. education model, where students receive one on one attention in classes and in USMLE preparation, many of the faculty and visiting professors are from or have taught in programs focused on North American standards, and our students complete their 3rd and 4th years in the U.S. As you saw in the video above, regardless of where our students are from, all of them are proud of their Trinity education, and their Caribbean experience.