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Student Spotlight: Dr. Michael Aycock

When asking medical students why they want to be doctors, the majority of them say it’s been a lifelong dream. But Trinity student Mike Aycock was on a different path when he was unexpectedly led to pursuing an MD.

After having surgery on his vocal cords (made necessary by a long career as a high school band director), Mike was told by his doctor that he wasn’t to even attempt to speak for 10 days. It was during this time that Mike felt the call to become a physician. After regaining his voice, he excitedly told his wife of 34 years, Lynell, what had been occupying his mind during this doctor-mandated silence. As of today, Mike has now completed his fifth term at Trinity School of Medicine and will be moving onto the next stage of clinical clerkships in the new year.

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Guide to Medical School Interviews

No matter how great your application looks on paper, the interview portion of the medical school admissions process is what sets you apart from the competition.

If you’re applying to medical school, chances are you have an impressive background with a combination of good grades, high test scores, and a long list of extra-curricular activities. But the problem is your competition also has all of those things. The interview is your chance to show your unique personality, interests, and other attributes that leave a lasting impression.

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Alumni Spotlight -  Anitesh Jaswal

This month we are excited to highlight a recent 2021 Trinity  graduate, Anitesh Jaswal.
Dr. Jaswal will be hosting a webinar later this month - be sure to register at the link below:
July 21st at 6PM ET.
https://bit.ly/3hOoaLQ

“I am excited to start my professional journey and can’t thank everyone enough for the help over the years to get to today. I’m eager to do some good in another community with a fantastic program and become a better physician for the patients I’ll be honored to call mine.”
-Dr. Anitesh Jaswal
Family Medicine 
The Wright Center for Community Health
Trinity Graduate 2021
University of Alberta Alumnus

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Student Spotlight - Vincent Shieh

Regional Director of Admissions, Elise Froistad recently caught up with Trinity student, Vincent Shieh, for this student spotlight:

No one knows what lies ahead once one starts med school. The hope is to have picked the right school in order to learn, be successful and hopefully enjoy the journey. Vincent chose Trinity for a reason and has had an experience that he likely did not imagine when he sat at his White Coat ceremony. Here’s more about his journey.

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Student Spotlight - Abdulai Bangura

Abdulai Bangura is a third year student at Trinity School of Medicine and the first Caribbean medical student to be selected as an Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellow at the University of Maryland where he is currently serving.

Abdulai stayed true to caring nature and his desire to serve others and followed his passion to become a doctor all the way down to the Caribbean. He was motivated to pursue medicine after he overcame a health complication that threatened life as he knew it during high school. The physician and experience “was so impactful that I was inspired to do the same for others.” Abdulai had the “why” part of pursuing medicine, but unfortunately, his grades during his undergraduate years prevented his acceptance into traditional US-based medical schools.   Determined to achieve his goal, he started investigating Caribbean schools and found Trinity. He saw Trinity was growing quickly and had the desired accreditation. The school peaked Abdulai’s interests, stating, “I gathered that the faculty was heavily invested in the growth of the school. I am glad to be a part of this growth. Trinity has continued to exceed their benchmarks… If I could go back in time, I’d choose Trinity again.”

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Houston Home Journal Features Dr. Purcell

Article Originally Posted Here:
https://hhjonline.com/trinity-medical-sciences-university-p15044-95.htm
By: Kendra Norman Holmes/Managing Editor
 
Frances C Purcell"Becoming a doctor is quite a journey. No profession happens overnight, but to become a full-fledge medical physician takes dedication and determination. Even after their fourth year and the rotations, there’s more. Then comes residency."
 
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7 Practical Tips Every Medical Student Should Know

This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published June 2020.

Getting into medical school is a challenge in and of itself. Once you're in, how do you successfully stay afloat? Is there a wrong method of studying? How can you avoid burning yourself out? What are some of the best study practices? Will you ever have any free time?

We've compiled a list of the top seven things that can either make or break any medical student:

  1. Don't skimp on sleep.
  2. Avoid cramming.
  3. Learn from the best in a small environment.
  4. Get to know your faculty.
  5. Make time for mental and physical wellness.
  6. Learn to manage your finances wisely.
  7. Keep in touch with your family and friends back home.
  8. Make new friends at school.
  9. Get involved with your medical school community.
  10. Find a mentor and be a mentor.

Let's go through the most important tips.

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Why Canadian Students Travel South for Medical School

Why Canadian Students Travel South for Medical School

The beginning of medical school is the start of a new adventure for students across the globe.  In Canada an astonishing 81% of med school applicants - many of whom would make phenomenal physicians- found themselves rejected at home. So, a large percentage of those Canadian applicants without a seat look abroadmost of them to the Caribbean. 

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What Medical Students Wish They Would Have Done In Their First Year

 

Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote, “It is easy to be wise after the event.” This holds especially true for medical school. While in the throes of the first year, many medical students can feel like they are in a whirlwind of exams, clinicals, and classes. However, many graduating medical students look back and see how a few different actions could have made things much easier. 

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Student Spotlight - Heather Dill

There’s no doubt that each medical student has their own story. For Heather Dill, growing up in an unorthodox setting helped mold her ideas and views as a young child. Overcoming obstacles and moving around hurdles, have built an amazing set of character strengths for this future medical doctor.

Heather’s story reflects how Trinity seeks the right fit of diverse and extraordinary medical students to become a part of it’s top accredited medical school.


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