Trinity School of Medicine has always prided itself on the strength and ambition of its students. So many future physicians come our way looking for something new; whether that's a unique learning environment built on support and a strong relationship with the faculty, a curriculum with an emphasis on clinical skills and service to patients, or just a true opportunity to live up to their potential.
In this next special edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Devon Charlton, MD, MPH. He's a member of our inaugural class, and, as such, has a great perspective on Trinity's own past, as well as insight for future students. Most recently, he has completed his residency and wrapped up his rheumatology fellowship and tenure as chief fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Later this month, he'll be speaking at the annual American College of Rheumatology Conference.
Read on to hear from an excellent physician on his path from MIT to Trinity and beyond in this insightful, thoughtful interview!
Why medicine? What made you want to be a doctor in the first place?
Did you apply to any US schools? If so, what was the application cycle like for you?
What made you ultimately choose Trinity School of Medicine?
How would you describe your experiences as one of Trinity's first students?
What is your advice for incoming medical students?
1) Minimize your footprint when coming to the island. You don't need much. I found that you can get all that you need on the island and look to the more senior students for advice on what they found to be helpful.