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Trinity's AMSA Chapter Holds Health Fair While Celebrating Carnival



Mid-summer is Carnival season in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and at this time of year, the streets are packed with visitors and locals enjoying the cultural experience that is "Vincymas." Against this backdrop, Trinity's American Medical Students Association (AMSA) chapter held a series of clinics in the Vincentian capital
city of Kingstown. The clinics provided health checks and continued the ongoing national project of addressing the two primary chronic health concerns in St. Vincent: hypertension and diabetes. Read on for student insights, local comments, and a gallery of our students in action in this vibrant time!

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Trinity Kid Companions Holds Carnival, Delivers Donation to Two Local Orphanages

Earlier this month, the Trinity student group Kid Companions had their most recent visit the Bread of Life Orphanage and the St. Benedict Children's Home to hold the tri-annual carnival for the residents of both facilities. 

The Bread of Life Orphanage is a home for Vincentian orphans with HIV and AIDS. The St. Benedict Children's Home serves local orphans with a wide array of special needs. Kid Companions strives to bring additional light and consistency into the residents' lives, through both adaptive play at regular carnivals and through material donations, as well as labor at the sites themselves. This particular carnival represented the culmination of several ongoing projects to upgrade the games and prizes for the events, as well as some extra donation efforts. Read on for the full story and for a short gallery of the day's fun.

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Trinity's Society of Medicine and Surgery Makes Donation to World Pediatric Project

Trinity's Society of Medicine and Surgery  (SMS) a has donated a sum of money to the World Pediatric Project (WPP) late last week. Trinity student and SMS president David Hobby presented the check to  Lauren McIntosh, executive director for the Eastern Caribbean of the World Pediatric Project at the Trinity campus in the presence of Dean Adkison and other members of the SMS leadership team.  President Hobby explained the purpose and inspiration of the donation. “Over the past few weeks, we have been wanting to give back to the WPP,” he said, “With the close relationship between Trinity and the WPP, we get to assist them on their mission trips and engage in other learning activities when they’re here. The WPP does a great number of surgeries on pediatric cases throughout the region and they are extremely effective in changing lives for many people.  It made sense to give back to the organization that is giving us a lot of advanced access and experience while also supporting the local population.” 

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Trinity School of Medicine Welcomes Marc T Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM

Following the retirement of esteemed team member Paula Dessaur Wilson, MD, Trinity School of Medicine is proud to welcome Marc T Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM to the Trinity faculty and administration as professor of internal medicine and senior associate dean of clinical clerkships.

Dr. Zubrow will help guide Trinity students during their rotations in Baltimore, Maryland, providing his knowledge and experience on everything from the practical know-how of medicine to developing technology in healthcare and planning for success during the residency match. 

A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA., Dr. Zubrow completed his internal medicine residency at the Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia. He went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care. 

Dr. Zubrow's thirty year career is built on the foundation of the practice of pulmonary and critical care while always striving to break new ground for the communities he serves. Leadership experience includes serving as director of MICU at Christiana Hospital, ICU at Wilmington Hospital, and many other clinical teams, receiving national recognition for his work.

Prior to joining Trinity, Dr. Zubrow was associate professor of medicine and vice president of tele-medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to his academic duties, he led the development and implementation of the University of Maryland eCare program, providing critical care coverage to 11 hospitals throughout the state of Maryland. He has also co-authored 50+ scientific papers and abstracts. 

Dr. Zubrow has served as ACCP governor for the state of Delaware as well as on a variety of committees at both local and national levels. He was the chairperson of the tele-ICU committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine 2012-2013. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has been honored with several teaching awards and clinical excellence recognition, as well as being listed in the, "Best Doctors in America." and named by Healthleaders Magazine as one of the "20 People Who Are Meeting Challenges to Make Healthcare Better."

We're proud and excited to have Dr. Zubrow joining our team. At the same time, we want to wish a very fond farewell to outgoing associate dean of clinical clerkships Dr. Dessaur Wilson. Her impact on the students during her time at Trinity in clinical clerkships cannot be over-stated. In the past five years alone, you would be hard pressed to find a single graduate or member of the administration that does not hold Dr. Dessaur Wilson in the highest regard as an educator, mentor, colleague, and dear friend.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Zubrow and wishing Dr. Dessaur Wilson the absolute best in her retirement. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Young

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 latest edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Dr. Jennifer Young. Read about attending Trinity, the opportunities and perspectives she gained from her time there, and what brought her from Hamilton, Ontario to Ohio's Cleveland Clinic as an interventional radiologist fellow.

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The 2020 Accreditation and Match Merge: DO, MD, and Good News for Trinity Grads.

Currently, DO and MD residencies are matched in separate processes. In 2020, they merge into a single program. Today we're going to dive into what that actually means for MD students, specifically Trinity and its graduates. Not to get out ahead of ourselves but: the news is good.

There is a myth already out there that IMGs will have a more difficult time in the match 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 Trinity's graduates, will have a better opportunity to match after the merge. Let's get into why.

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Congratulations to the Trinity School of Medicine Class of 2018!

On June 2nd, Trinity School of Medicine held its 2018 commencement ceremony at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The class, along with nearly 400 of their friends and family, were enthusiastically welcomed to the occasion by Trinity administrative and academic leadership and a variety of VIPs. The day included a key note address from Dr. Brian Clare, esteemed physician, successful entrepreneur, and proud parent of Trinity alum Dr. Drew Clare. 2018 is Trinity's 10th year of operation and tremendous growth, but the family environment and the sincerity with which the students were embraced by faculty and the administration has not diminished in the slightest. In fact, it only seems to grow.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Nazia Sharfuddin

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. 

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May 2018 White Coat Ceremony Welcomes New Students to Trinity

 
Last week, Trinity School of Medicine held the white coat ceremony for its May 2018 students at the school's campus in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

The white coat ceremony, a tradition started at the University of Chicago 30 years ago that has since spread across the United States and Canada, is an induction into medical professional schools. As it effectively celebrates admission into medical school and it book-ends the experience with a student's eventual graduation, the white coat ceremony is an exciting day for all involved. Guests to the day's event included Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Governor General of St. Vincent; Hon. Luke Browne, Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment; members of the Trinity board of directors, faculty, and staff, as well as families and friends of the incoming class. Read on to see photos, hear about speakers, and learn what you can expect at your own white coat ceremony.

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Game, Set, Match: The Personal Path to Residency Success

Last month, we talked about how Match Day is a very tense time for both medical students and medical school administrationsNow that the dust has settled on the 2018 match, we're going to discuss some of what goes into the process.

We're going to dive into how it's really more about walking a personal path than any institution-driven development, and how you can make the right choices for your own future in medicine. We'll do this with a mix of data from residency directors, insight as a school, and finally, with direct input from some of our most recent graduates. Most of them agree that there's no single factor that makes the definitive difference. Instead, there are two elements that come together, a mix of quantifiable performance and personal growth.