Trinity School of Medicine, on Mar 19, 2020 8:57:57 AM
Trinity School of Medicine, on Jul 9, 2019 2:34:15 PM
On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Trinity School of Medicine held its 2019 commencement ceremony at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Forty-five graduates walked across the stage to receive their M.D. diplomas in the stirring ceremony.
Drew Muldowney, on Nov 14, 2018 8:46:37 AM
In Canada in 2017, only 2,617 of the 13,690 applicants were admitted to medical schools. An astonishing 81% of the applicants- many of whom would make phenomenal physicians- found themselves rejected at home. For many people considering medicine, becoming a doctor is a calling. So, a large percentage of those Canadian applicants without a seat looked abroad—most of them to the Caribbean, but some considering Ireland, Australia, and Eastern Europe as well. But, what happens when school is over? In 2018, of the 1,758 international medical graduates (IMGs)- most of whom were Canadians that tried to match back home- only 123 were selected. This is by no means to say that this isn't still a viable path for Canadians, and a fair number of Trinity graduates have matched in places like Ontario, Calgary, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba.
The point is that the decision to study abroad is a major one, with many factors to consider, from proximity to home, to academic approach, matching, cost, and long term career plans.
Drew Muldowney, on Jul 19, 2017 2:34:41 PM
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 edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Dr. Katarzyna "Kat" Jurecki, Trinity graduate and attending physician at a private OB/GYN practice in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Drew Muldowney, on Jul 22, 2016 2:02:45 PM
Trinity School of Medicine has always prided itself on the strength and ambition of its students. So many of our 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 fresh start. In this next edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Dr. Thomas Oliver, MD, CFPC.
Dr. Oliver is our focus here not just for his time at Trinity, but also for what he's given back to the school and other Canadian students. As Trinity's first Canadian student and a member of our first class, as you will come to find out over the course of this piece, he is a pioneer and we couldn't be more proud of his accomplishments.
Stacy Meyer, on Mar 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM
In many parts of the world, March is a month of new beginnings. That premise certainly holds true in the world of medical students. Each March, the United States and Canada conduct a national residency match program that pairs fourth year and graduate medical students with residency training programs, a critical component to becoming licensed to practice.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Jan 7, 2016 3:13:41 PM
Trinity's Canadian Medical Students Association (CaMSA) chapter paid a visit to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital this December with armfuls of gifts for resident children under the care of the hospital's social welfare department.
Trinity School of Medicine, on Sep 25, 2015 10:53:20 AM
On Saturday, September 5th, seventy-five MD students and twelve pre-medical students participated in the Trinity School of Medicine Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony.
Dr. Douglas Skelton, chancellor and dean, presided over the ceremony of matriculants from Emory, Virginia Tech, Cal. State University, Xavier, U. Conn. U. Guelph, U. Western Ontario, and many other schools across the US and Canada, all selected for their passion for medicine and desire for an intimate, practical learning environment.
Stacy Meyer, on Apr 11, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Stacy Meyer, on Dec 2, 2014 8:43:00 AM
In mid-November, Trinity School of Medicine collaborated with the Rotary Club of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in hosting their Annual Village Doctor community outreach. On this occasion, vehicles carrying personnel, equipment, and medicines rolled into the interior community of South Rivers, where the entire entourage convened at the South Rivers Primary School to conduct their consultations.
Patients journeyed from areas within South Rivers and from neighboring communities to avail themselves of the opportunity to be seen by a healthcare professional. Services were provided in the areas of: Gynecology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat, Dental, Ophthalmology and General Medicine. There was also a Pharmacy set up with a number of practicing pharmacists.
Medical professionals from Trinity School of Medicine forming part of the healthcare team were Dr. Andreas Reymann – Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Evaluation, who acted as liaison between the patients directed to particular specialists and the doctors doing the consultations; Dr. Conrad Nedd – Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Preceptor; Dr. Frances Jack – Associate Dean of Students; and Dr. Jamil Ibrahim – Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine; who served as General Practitioners; and Dr. Sotto – Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief Proctor, as Pediatrician. The Triage Area was manned by a team of Trinity's fifth term students who conducted the initial consultation on all of the incoming patients.
According to outreach volunteer and Trinity Student, Joana Cohen,
"It was crazy busy! I think we helped 234 people. In a mere 2.5 hours, ten students got basic histories, took vitals and assigned patients to a particular doctor.
Once we finished assigning the patients I went to the 'general/internal medicine' and watched the doctors. It was fascinating to see how quickly they could make a diagnosis and with so little information: just vitals and chief complaint. No labs, no ultrasound, echo; we only ran 1 or 2 ECGs!
It's a very different world. It was nice to see that quite a few of the medications the Village Doctors had were helpful for the patients, so they could actually receive treatment.
It was also interesting talking to the patients; most had hypertension, about half of which were unaware. Those who were took medication only as needed. Some people had eye or ear problems for years and this was the first time they were seeking any medical attention.
All in all you really did have to be there to fully understand; but every patient was attended to and treated with care and respect. It was truly incredible."
Trinity School of Medicine has been partnering with the Rotary Club of St. Vincent in its Village Doctor exercises for a number of years. This community outreach project is a flagship program of the organization, which travels to villages in need, and offers free medical attention and medicines for one day. Dr. Nedd explained that the collaboration is such that Trinity tries to participate in an exercise at least once per term.
“We simply plan the exercise and work it into the convenience of everyone,” he said. Dr. Nedd further explained that the teams try to target areas where medical services do not meet acceptable regular standards. He, however opined that, “At this exercise, for a community with such a fairly regular service, the turnout was extremely good.”
There were approximately 300 patients who visited the Village Doctor site and close to 400 consultations were performed as many patients were able to see more than one specialist.
This project has assisted thousands throughout the Island from the far North Windward community of Fancy, to Spring Village on the other North Leeward end; and the Grenadine Islands of Bequia, Canouan, and Mayreau. Following the December 2013 devastating floods in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, when several persons lost their lives and many communities suffered infrastructural damage and loss of belongings, the Rotary Village Doctor assisted in the rebuilding exercise, and in providing the medical assistance needed.