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2021 Match Report: Trinity Graduates Continue Our Strong History of Match Success.

We are pleased to announce residency match results for 2021! Once again, Trinity graduates continue to represent our school in placements at top healthcare institutions across the U.S.

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Trinity School of Medicine & South Georgia State College Partner Together to Provide Students with a Pathway to Medical School

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Rowell, GA: Trinity School of Medicine today announced a new partnership with South Georgia State College. This partnership will create a guaranteed pathway to an accredited medical school for South Georgia State College (SGSC) students seeking to become physicians and advance healthcare opportunities in Southeast Georgia.

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Does Your Medical School Matter? 6 Factors to Consider

This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published August 2017.

As prospective medical students consider their options for where to go to med school, many wonder how much their choice will actually impact their future as a doctor. 

Each year, the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) residency director survey demonstrates that the school a candidate attended is a remarkably low priority in their decision making process. In the most recent report findings, a candidate's medical school didn't even make the top 20 factors when considering an applicant for an interview invitation! 

On its surface, the NRMP survey implies that whatever medical school you choose to attend is irrelevant; as long as you absorb the material and can perform when evaluated on exams, in front of preceptors, etc., that's all that matters.

However, it's crucial to consider that while, on the surface, it may look like your medical school doesn't matter, the learning environment cultivated by that school, and how it has specifically prepared you for a career in medicine, can be the single biggest factor in your success. 

Medical students don't thrive in a vacuum. They need a curriculum, faculty, support structure, living environment, extra-curricular opportunity, even a student body, that is shaped to help them succeed. A school doesn't just provide information, it should help students develop on a personal level into the sort of physician a residency director wants on their team and, ultimately, caring for their community.

In this post, we'll examine factors that the NRMP does consider to be important factors in a residency candidate and how the medical school you attend can help to cultivate and improve your results across each metric. 

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Master's Before Med School? Pros, Cons, & What to Know

This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published January 2019.

There are a lot of spectacular reasons to earn a master's degree. From personal academic enrichment to general career planning, all the way down to specific job requirements, graduate degrees are a viable path to expertise and growth. A master's degree is not, however, a requirement to practice medicine, nor even a recommendation. Despite this, they have become a begrudgingly common method for attempting to pad a GPA after a difficult US or Canadian medical school admissions process.

Before deciding if a master's degree before medical school is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What Are Your Personal and Professional Goals?

  2. What Are the Pre-Reqs for Med School?

  3. How Does Your Graduate School GPA Affect Your Medical School Prospects?

  4. What Are The Financial Implications of a Master's Degree for Med School?

  5. What Do Med School Students & Alumni Think of Getting a Master's Degree Before Medical School?

  6. Will a Master's Degree Delay Your Medical Education & Career?

In this article, we're going to look at the pros and cons of getting a master's degree before medical school, dig into some data, talk to our students, and offer some insight into why it may not be what it's cracked up to be and what other options may be out there for you.

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Alumni Spotlight: Meghan Pillai

This edition of our alumni spotlight shines a bright light on Dr. Meghan Pillai. Hailing from the eastern end of Long Island (the North Fork), Pillai has spent plenty of time in the northeast. She attended Boston University, earning a B.S. in Business Management. With a knack for numbers, Meghan wasn't done adding to her higher-level education. She went on to Harvard University, earning a master's in Business Administration. Pillai's innate drive to know more, coupled with her desire to help others, eventually led her to pursue a medical career. Attending both undergraduate and graduate school in the northeast, attending a Caribbean medical offered more than just a beautiful backdrop to study medicine. Dr. Pillai is now in her 3rd year of residency, close to home, in New Jersey.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Allison Laffoon

In this edition of our alumni spotlight, we are proud to showcase Dr. Allison Laffoon. Dr. Laffoon's desire for medicine was sparked when her younger brother was diagnosed with severe autism when he was just 5-years-old. She recalls the countless doctors' appointments, tests, and other factors that eventually led to her brother's diagnosis. Her interest in medicine stems from these experiences as a young child. Laffoon attended the University of Iowa and received her MD from Trinity in 2018. She is now a general surgery resident at the University of Texas Health - San Antonio.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Andrea Folds

In this edition of our alumni spotlight, we are proud to showcase Dr. Andrea Folds. Dr. Folds is a native of Florida, and is what some would consider a non-traditional student. She left her first career as a successful accountant to follow her passion and become a physician. While researching Caribbean medical schools, she looked at them all, and Dr. Folds says she could not be happier with deciding to attend Trinity. " Trinity provides you with everything you need.” Dr. Folds adds she did not face any hurdles as an IMG, landing a residency at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in South Florida. It’s worth noting, this was her first choice for matching! Get to know more about Dr. Folds and her journey.  

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Kirk Vannitamby

In this latest edition of our alumni spotlight, we are excited to introduce you to Trinity alum Dr. Kirk Vannitamby.  With a background in engineering and a passion for medicine, Dr. Vannitamby stayed the course. And it paid off. He is excited to let everyone know he matched with his number one choice,  Western University located in London, Ontario, Canada.  You can join Dr. Vannitamby for an online information session May 27th - Click here to register.

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2020 Match Report: Trinity graduates carry on our strong history of success.

Without a doubt, one of the most exciting days in the lives of medical students, (and medical school administrations) is Match Day, and 2020 was no exception. Once again, Trinity graduates carry on our strong history of success in residency placement. Our graduates continue to represent our school in placements at top healthcare institutions across North America, and we are so proud as they take the next step on the way to their careers in medicine.

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Trinity Students Donate BIG After Fire Destroys Lady of Guadeloupe Home for Girls

Fire Destroys Lady of Guadeloupe Home for Girls

St. Vincent -- The Lady of Guadeloupe Home for Girls is a non-profit organization that is dear to Trinity School of Medicine and our students. The home provides a safe place to live and a caring environment for at risk girls ages 12-18. We were devastated to learn of the fire that broke out engulfing the building and destroying the entire facility.

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