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Trinity Kid Companions Holds Carnival, Delivers Donation to Two Local Orphanages

Earlier this month, the Trinity student group Kid Companions had their most recent visit the Bread of Life Orphanage and the St. Benedict Children's Home to hold the tri-annual carnival for the residents of both facilities. 

The Bread of Life Orphanage is a home for Vincentian orphans with HIV and AIDS. The St. Benedict Children's Home serves local orphans with a wide array of special needs. Kid Companions strives to bring additional light and consistency into the residents' lives, through both adaptive play at regular carnivals and through material donations, as well as labor at the sites themselves. This particular carnival represented the culmination of several ongoing projects to upgrade the games and prizes for the events, as well as some extra donation efforts. Read on for the full story and for a short gallery of the day's fun.

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Trinity School of Medicine Welcomes Marc T Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM

Following the retirement of esteemed team member Paula Dessaur Wilson, MD, Trinity School of Medicine is proud to welcome Marc T Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM to the Trinity faculty and administration as professor of internal medicine and senior associate dean of clinical clerkships.

Dr. Zubrow will help guide Trinity students during their rotations in Baltimore, Maryland, providing his knowledge and experience on everything from the practical know-how of medicine to developing technology in healthcare and planning for success during the residency match. 

A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA., Dr. Zubrow completed his internal medicine residency at the Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia. He went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care. 

Dr. Zubrow's thirty year career is built on the foundation of the practice of pulmonary and critical care while always striving to break new ground for the communities he serves. Leadership experience includes serving as director of MICU at Christiana Hospital, ICU at Wilmington Hospital, and many other clinical teams, receiving national recognition for his work.

Prior to joining Trinity, Dr. Zubrow was associate professor of medicine and vice president of tele-medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to his academic duties, he led the development and implementation of the University of Maryland eCare program, providing critical care coverage to 11 hospitals throughout the state of Maryland. He has also co-authored 50+ scientific papers and abstracts. 

Dr. Zubrow has served as ACCP governor for the state of Delaware as well as on a variety of committees at both local and national levels. He was the chairperson of the tele-ICU committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine 2012-2013. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has been honored with several teaching awards and clinical excellence recognition, as well as being listed in the, "Best Doctors in America." and named by Healthleaders Magazine as one of the "20 People Who Are Meeting Challenges to Make Healthcare Better."

We're proud and excited to have Dr. Zubrow joining our team. At the same time, we want to wish a very fond farewell to outgoing associate dean of clinical clerkships Dr. Dessaur Wilson. Her impact on the students during her time at Trinity in clinical clerkships cannot be over-stated. In the past five years alone, you would be hard pressed to find a single graduate or member of the administration that does not hold Dr. Dessaur Wilson in the highest regard as an educator, mentor, colleague, and dear friend.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Zubrow and wishing Dr. Dessaur Wilson the absolute best in her retirement. 

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Hold Carnival at Local Children's Home

Last week, the members of the Trinity Kid Companions held their annual children’s carnival. For those unaware, the event is for the residents of the St. Benedict Children’s Home and Day Nursery as well as the neighboring Bread of Life Orphanage. The children living at these homes are primarily orphans with a wide array of special needs.

While the student group works with the residents of the home year round, the carnival is a next-level day for everyone involved. The residents enjoy a long afternoon of fun, games, and other adaptive activities with their adult companions from Trinity School of Medicine. Read on for the story of the day and gallery.

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Demystifying Title IV and an Exciting Student Loan Update from Trinity School of Medicine

After the US Department of Education's NCFMEA recognized our accreditation as comparable to the LCME, we received a number of questions about Title IV and future plans for Trinity. While we can't say it won't ever be an option for us, we are not currently offering Title IV loans for our students. The reasons why are fairly straightforward (it would limit access to Trinity for US students). There are some misunderstandings out there about how Title IV actually works, so we're going to dive into the entire situation here, today.

We're also going to cover our newly improved student loan program, and how it's actually a better deal than the current federal loans out there. Ready? Let's go.

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Trinity School of Medicine Faculty and Students Provide Physicals for Vincentian Student Athletes

Earlier this month, Trinity School of Medicine conducted physicals for seventy student athletes at the St. Vincent Girls' High School prior to the high school's annual sports meet. The initiative was instituted after discovering a previously unknown condition in one young woman, and provided valuable pediatric experience for Trinity's students.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Diane Hindman

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 latest edition of our alumni spotlight, meet Diane Hindman, MD. Dr. Hindman was a career changer who came to Trinity after working as a pharmacist in Canada and the United States for twenty-five years. Read what brought her to an MD program, what inspired her to change, and how she went from a non-traditional student to life as a board certified pediatrician and toxicology fellow at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Trinity School of Medicine Releases Spring 2018 Admissions Interview Schedule

Trinity School of Medicine's winter interview schedule opens the door to students that want a jump start on the 2018 academic year in May, or find that perfect academic opportunity for them in our September class. This is a critical time saver for students who want to start their medical journey sooner rather than later, and don't want to roll the dice on an additional admission cycle in the US after waiting another year. 

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Exciting News on Medical Board of California Approval from Trinity School of Medicine

Students, applicants, and pre-meds that we’ve talked to over the past year have heard about Trinity moving forward with Medical Board of California (MBC) approval process. Given Trinity’s ever-growing list of international recognition, accreditation, and approvals, the time was right to take this next step for our students.

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Trinity School of Medicine Hosts Forensic and Law Symposium on St. Vincent

In late November, Trinity School of Medicine collaborated with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association, the St. Vincent Bar Association, and a number of other local entities, to host the second annual Forensic and the Law Symposium, specifically examining the intersection of the two titular topics. There was heavy student participation in the event, up to and including a session that better-prepared and helped satisfy requirements US physicians need to provide the best possible care in instances of suspected abuse in child patients at an emergency department. In the words of Dean Adkison, "The symposium was part of three intensive days of research and discussion on campus. And while for most of our graduates, the focus will remain on patients and providing care throughout their career, the students seemed to particularly appreciate another applied field of research for their developing expertise."

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Join World Pediatric Project on Latest Surgical Urology Mission

The World Pediatric Project's (WPP) 10th visit to St. Vincent of 2017 turned out to be incredibly busy for the volunteers and, as is often the case, Trinity students were right there with them. 

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