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Trinity's Society of Medicine and Surgery Makes Donation to World Pediatric Project

Trinity's Society of Medicine and Surgery  (SMS) a has donated a sum of money to the World Pediatric Project (WPP) late last week. Trinity student and SMS president David Hobby presented the check to  Lauren McIntosh, executive director for the Eastern Caribbean of the World Pediatric Project at the Trinity campus in the presence of Dean Adkison and other members of the SMS leadership team.  President Hobby explained the purpose and inspiration of the donation. “Over the past few weeks, we have been wanting to give back to the WPP,” he said, “With the close relationship between Trinity and the WPP, we get to assist them on their mission trips and engage in other learning activities when they’re here. The WPP does a great number of surgeries on pediatric cases throughout the region and they are extremely effective in changing lives for many people.  It made sense to give back to the organization that is giving us a lot of advanced access and experience while also supporting the local population.” 

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Join World Pediatric Project Surgical Scoliosis Clinic

 The second World Pediatric Project scoliosis mission for 2017 took place last week at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown and, as is typically the case, Trinity students were right there with the visiting team. Over sixty children were seen, nine of which ultimately had complex surgical procedures performed by the visiting team comprised of pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Tuten; Dr. Mike Estes, pediatric anesthesiologist; Dr. Joanna Horstmann, pediatric orthopedic surgeon; Erin Rose, neurophysiologist; Cathy Rosenbaum and Mary 'Debbie' Walton, both OR nurses. 

Trinity students were on hand for eight spinal fusions and a hard ring adjustment from a prior procedure. Five of the families were flown in on a private charter from hurricane ravaged Dominica to the stability and care of St. Vincent. 

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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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Trinity School of Medicine Students Join Latest World Pediatric Project Mission to St. Vincent

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Trinity School of Medicine Students Join World Pediatric Project Physicians on Spinal Mission

While the World Pediatric Project typically holds an annual scoliosis clinic in St. Vincent in November, during the last visit, the number of cases proved to be overwhelming for the available time.  As a result, an additional surgical scoliosis clinic was scheduled for early Summer 2017. As always, a team of students from Trinity School of Medicine joined the visiting physicians to learn and assist.

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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 5th Term Students Join World Pediatric Project in St. Vincent Ophthalmology Mission

In the first week of March, the World Pediatric Project returned to St. Vincent, this time for an ophthalmology clinic. The WPP trip, the third for 2017 thus far, brought another group of the NGO's seasoned specialists to the island nation's Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. As is usually the case, a group of Trinity's 5th term students were there to assist, observe, and learn.

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The Season of Gratitude: Trinity School of Medicine and the World Pediatric Project

Trinity's ongoing partnership with the World Pediatric Project has lead to another successful trip to the Eastern Caribbean. The final mission of 2016 was recently conducted at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown earlier this month, this time bringing international experts to focus on advanced scoliosis treatment.

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World Pediatric Project and Trinity 5th Term Students Bring Additional Expert Care to SVG Children

 

Med students around the world know the anxiety of deciding on a specialty, so it's always heartening to hear a fifth term student (Trinity's final year of basic sciences) moving confidently towards a professional focus, and having that inclination confirmed by practical clinical experience during the early stage of medical school.

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Trinity Raises $101,615 EC for World Pediatric Project in Latest Campaign

At Trinity School of Medicine we aim to be an engaged, positive member of the Vincentian community. Many of our faculty and students are guests in the country and we always strive to remain not just accepted, but welcomed. This has manifested in many ways, from our culture of belonging to creating local jobs and offering scholarships for Vincentian students, all the way up to major healthcare outreach. 

Last week, Steven Wilson, our president, handed over a $101,615.00 EC check to Mrs. Susan Rickman, CEO of the World Pediatric Project at a small ceremony on the grounds of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown.

The donation was a joint contribution between the SVG Health and Education foundation, faculty, students, and affiliates of Trinity as a show of support and appreciation for World Pediatric Project, the work it does, and the wonderful relationship it shares with Trinity
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Representatives present included Mrs. Sally Wilson; Dr. Douglas Skelton, Chancellor; Dr. Linda Adkison, incumbent Dean; Dr. Andrea Reymann, associate dean of academic affairs and evaluation; Dr. Conrad Nedd, assistant professor of clinical medicine and clinical preceptor; Dr. Frances Jack, assistant dean of students; and Mrs. Kaushayla Nedd, head of the deanery.  Representing the WPP was Dr. Jeffery Lukish, pediatric general surgeon and head of the first WPP mission for 2016 and Simon Carey, WPP regional representative.  


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