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Alumni Spotlight: Gamal Fitzpatrick, MD

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 last alumni spotlight of 2018, and in honor of our 10th anniversary, we sat down with Dr. Gamal Fitzpatrick, a Vincentian citizen and practicing physician at Trinity's esteemed teaching hospital, Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Read what it's like to go from a Trinity student gaining clinical experience during basic sciences to now interacting with new medical students as a physician. We have also included full video of the interview recorded on Trinity's campus in St. Vincent. 

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Trinity Kid Companions Leadership Spotlight

Earlier this month, the Trinity student organization "Kid Companions" held their final event for the 2018 summer term at the St. Benedict Children’s Home and Orphanage. The end of the term is a transitional period at Trinity, as fifth term students head to clinical clerkships in Baltimore right as a new group of students begin at the school. To ease the transition, both current and newly elected executive boards of the Kid Companions traveled together to the St. Benedict Children’s Home in Georgetown. We sat down with members Andrea Bodale, Clara Bil, and president Sam Brosman.

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Hold Fall Follies Event

Trinity's Student Government Association (SGA) created a subgroup, the Trinity Entertainment and Activities board (TEA), The Trinity Entertainment and Activities (TEA) Board was created by SGA to organize student events. The Fall Follies is only the latest under their leadership, previously organizing a term welcome party in September and a hike up La Soufrière.
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CaMSA Makes Large Material Donation to Vincentian Social Workers

Last week, Trinity's Canadian Medical Student Association (CaMSA) made a large delivery of supplies (clothing, gifts, toiletries, etc.) to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital social work department. The group was, as always, graciously welcomed by a department representative, social worker Kevan Glasgow. 

"Old Reliable." One of Trinity's fleet vehicles helping CaMSA with its delivery.

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Trinity School of Medicine Holds Fifth Term Ceremony for Class of 2019

Trinity School of Medicine held its Fifth Term Ceremony for the class of 2019 on campus last week.  With colleagues, faculty, staff, relatives, family, and friends in attendance, the stage was set for students to reflect on the past two years in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and prepare for the subsequent years in Baltimore, Maryland for their clinical rotations.

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Trinity School of Medicine: Setting New Standards for Caribbean Medical Schools

At Trinity School of Medicine, our guiding vision is clear, "To improve access to scientifically-based quality health care and enhance the health status of the residents of the communities served by our graduates." That perspective shapes every decision we make, from the largest pedagogical philosophy to the smallest detail of student life. It guides us from within, and creates new goals with each achievement.

Because that guidance comes from within, we don't look outward that often, at the other schools in our region. However, this letter brought the circumstances students at another institution find themselves. It makes it adamantly clear that while Caribbean medical schools exist because there is a need in the US and Canada going unfulfilled, not all of them are created equally. 

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Join World Pediatric Project on Cardiology Mission

The World Pediatric Project conducted another mission to St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinity students were, once again, at bedside with the visiting specialists.  This third visit of 2017 was focused on cardiology and headed by pediatric cardiologist, Dr. William Moskowitz. The trip culminated in the consultation and treatment of 178 children with congenital defects and rheumatic heart disease.

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Trinity School of Medicine's AMSA Chapter Attends National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, Trinity student Ramneek Hoonjan attended the annual AMSA (American Medical Student Association) in Washington, D.C. We're incredibly glad she could attend, and excited to share her write up of the experience below!

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International Medical Education in the Media: The Benefits and Necessities of International Medical Graduates

There has been a flurry of coverage on international medical education, lately. These pieces have painted an interesting picture of the sometimes under-noticed benefits to patients and hospitals as well as the pragmatic and necessary contributions to public health. We thought we'd weigh in on these and offer some of our own perspective.

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Trinity School of Medicine's AMSA Members Provide Health Screenings at St. Vincent "Glow Run."

Trinity School of Medicine's American Medical Students Association chapter recently took part in providing fitness assessments for participants in the first ever Glow Run, a night-time running event that recently took place on St. Vincent. The fun-run had its participants decked out in glow sticks, as well as irridescent and UV-reactive paints similar to the Color Run phenomenon in the US.  

The event, hosted by Islandwide Fitness, was for diabetes awareness, a chronic issue for St. Vincent. Participants took off from the Richmond Hill Playing Field on Murray’s Road and moved on towards the SOV Restaurant in Villa.  Before their departure, all runners were given medical checks for both blood sugar and blood pressure.

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