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Webinar: How to Succeed in Medical School with an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)

Is an Individualized Learning Plan right for you?

Find out in our informative Webinar when current Trinity School of Medicine students discuss their reasons for choosing the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) and how it has worked to their advantage.

To build a solid foundation and start your MD on the right foot, Trinity offers the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Entering Trinity on an ILP, you begin with a reduced course load for your first two terms. With fewer initial courses you have additional time to master the subject matter of the basic sciences, reinforce study skills, develop test-taking proficiency, improve time management and adapt to your new environment in a Caribbean medical school.


ILP may be right for you if:

  • You've been out of school for a year or more

  • You were not a Pre-Medical or Sciences major

  • Your MCAT score or GPA falls outside of the U.S./Canadian medical schools acceptance range 


Live Webinar Featuring Trinity Students - February 18th at 7PM ET

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Village Doctor Offers Healthcare to Underserved Area of St. Vincent

Trinity School of Medicine Students and Faculty Engage with the St. Vincent Rotary Club in Village Doctor Outreach

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.

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More Than an MCAT Score? Uncovering an Applicants Potential at Trinity SOM

More Than an MCAT Score? Uncovering an Applicants Potential

The admissions processes for most U.S. medical schools places emphasis first and foremost on standardized test scores and grades. With almost 50,000 applicants vying for 20,000 seats each year, it’s no surprise that the attributes highly valued in health professionals are left out of consideration until the point where the applicant has made it past both the MCAT and GPA score filters successfully.

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Sixty Future Physicians Join Trinity School of Medicine's Study Body

Sixty future physicians joined the student body of Trinity School of Medicine in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, after receiving their White Coats at the ceremony held at the institution on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

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Fifth Term Honored in Student Clinician Ceremony at Trinity SOM

In recognition of their completion of the Basic Sciences, twenty-six students participated in Trinity School of Medicine’s Fifth Term Student Clinician Ceremony on Tuesday, August, 19th at the school.

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Trinity SOM Kicks Off 2015 MD Admissions Interviews and Seminars

Secure An Interview to Start Your MD in 2015

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Trinity SOM Students Achieve New High on USMLE Step 1 Exam

The Faculty and Administration are brimming with pride over our Students' recent accomplishment with regards to the USMLE Step 1 Exam. This week, the ECFMG provided us with results from the past six weeks of Step 1 Exam testing. Ten Trinity SOM students sat for the exam for the first time and achieved some terrific results. The combined passing scores resulted in an average Step 1 passing rate of 234.

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Global Medical Education: Study Medicine Abroad, Be a Better Doctor

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Succeed in the Residency Match as an International Medical Graduate

 

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New Medical Students Begin Journey with Trinity School of Medicine

Trinity School of Medicine, St. Vincent and the Grenadines held a White Coat Ceremony for the students who will earn their Doctor of Medicine degree in as part of the Class of 2018. Twenty-five incoming students were robed with their White Coats at the impressive and inspiring event, which took place at the institution on Saturday, May 10th, 2014.
While all of the incoming students claim North America as home, they represent a diverse set of ethnicities and cultures, one of the benefits of studying abroad. Nearly one third of the incoming students came from Canada with the other two thirds from the U.S. The 25 students earned their place in the program with strong academic credentials from large Universities and small Colleges including:

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