Who should consider the Five-Year Doctor of Medicine Degree Program?
The 5-Year combined pre-medical and medical degree program was designed for students in countries outside the U.S. and Canada where higher secondary education (and the Higher Secondary Exam) immediately precede entry to professional degree programs.
Students who have completed a Higher Secondary Certificate in a Sciences stream including Biology, Chemistry and Physics are strong candidates for this program.
The Pre-Medical program and ten-term Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program, in combination, offer a comprehensive medical education and prepare students for postgraduate education in the U.S.
What is the advantage of Trinity's Five-Year Program?
Enrollment in Trinity School of Medicine's 5-Year Program will better prepare you for achieving residency and licensure in the United States.
You will attend classes in a year round format (trimesters) building towards promotion to the MD program in year two. The curriculum was designed with the same prerequisites US students complete to offer you a level playing field for Step 1, Step 2CS and CK and residency. Other advantages include:
- 3-4 terms of study completed online (# of terms depending on student pre-requisites)
- Final Pre-Med term held on the Medical School campus
- Instruction from, and interaction with, the MD faculty
- Testing and preparation beginning in the Pre-Medical program to better prepare you for a strong score on NBME and USMLE type exams
- Earlier acclimation to the island, climate, faculty, and school, prior to the more demanding MD curriculum
- Ability to determine early in your studies if medicine is the right choice for you
Is acceptance into the MD or Doctor of Medicine program automatic if I pass my Pre-Medical courses?
Like any other undergraduate program, certain criteria must be met in order to be enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, including a sufficient Grade Point Average in the core sciences. Students who successfully complete all requirements of the Pre-Medical year with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average with no more than three (3) grades lower than a B will be considered for promotion to Trinity School of Medicine's Doctor of Medicine degree program.
Applicants should complete the online application and include their school transcripts for review by the Admissions Committee for the 5-Year combined program.
Students with Non-English transcripts must have their credentials evaluated by World Education Services (WES), an accredited member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Once your academic credentials have been received, a decision on your application for admission can be made. Accepted applicants whose previous academic work is determined to be equivalent to courses in the Pre-Medical curriculum may be granted credit for those courses and exempted from taking courses that cover topics and disciplines the student has mastered. After acceptance into the program, applicants may petition for course exemption by supplying the syllabus for all courses for which credit is requested.
Applicants for admission to the 5-year combined program may apply to start in January, May or September of any given year. Each term is approximately 15 weeks in length.
Class Size and Deferred Admissions
Once a class is filled, applicants seeking admission to that class may be deferred to the next Term. For this reason it is recommended that interested persons apply for admission as early as possible.