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A Canadian without a Country: Canada's medical school system forces qualified students abroad, but what comes next?

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 abroadmost 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.  

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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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Trinity School of Medicine Announces Exchange Rate Hardship Grant Program for Canadian Students

Trinity School of Medicine is excited to announce a new program designed to address a high priority issue for Canadians considering studying medicine abroad: the relative CAD value and current exchange rate. 


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Trinity's CaMSA Chapter Delivers Nine Shipping Barrels' Worth of Necessary Supplies to Vincentian Healthcare Facilities, More on the Way

Last week, Trinity’s Canadian Medical Students Association (CaMSA) once again took part in an outreach event. On Tuesday, April 26th, the group handed over much-needed material donations to the Luis Punnett Home, the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre, and the St. Benedict Children’s Home, Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, and a number of smaller health clinics throughout the island.

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Trinity's CaMSA Students Deliver Toys to Peds Patients at Milton Cato Memorial

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.

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