Student Government Association (SGA)
Trinity's student government acts as a communication system between the students and the administration. Regular meetings involve updates on activities, challenges, and opportunities faced by the school and the student body, as well as serving as a platform for the other student groups should there be requests for funding, major announcements, etc.
Society of Medicine & Surgery
The Society of Medicine and Surgery (SMS), was established at Trinity in 2010. SMS gives students at Trinity School of Medicine an extra opportunity to learn essential clinical skills during their basic sciences curriculum. The group strives to give students an upper hand when entering into the extremely competitive clinical world.
Although the group's focus may seem to be on enhancing these basic skills, they also have many outreach programs that benefit the community of St. Vincent. From volunteering with the Girl Guides of St. Vincent (emergency preparedness, first aid, etc.) to contributing to the Health Day Clinics for Calliquia Police Station, the SMS is an active group on and around Trinity's campus. Society for Medicine Surgery Facebook Group
American Medical Student Association
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving healthcare and delivery; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine. The AMSA Chapter at Trinity School of Medicine has a unique opportunity to serve and engage our community of Trinity students and our St. Vincent community. Through various events we hold throughout the term, we are proud to have helped support St. Benedict's Children's Home, The World Pediatric Project, and other organizations. Trinity AMSA Chapter Group
Canadian Medical Student Association
The Canadian Medical Students Association (CaMSA) is a student-run organization at Trinity. CaMSA's goal is to facilitate the transition to residency for Canadian students at Trinity. By providing a strong connection for Canadian students in various stages of their education, including alumni currently completing their residency training and practicing throughout Canada and the U.S., the organization is an excellent networking opportunity. This even includes multiple Skype information sessions per term with Canadian physicians and students in their clerkships, providing first-hand knowledge and answering questions regarding clerkships, residency, licensure, etc.
In addition to the academic support, CaMSA promotes the celebration of Canadian culture with other students and is involved in various fundraising activities to support the local community in Saint Vincent. Some of the events throughout the year include celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, Canada Day, etc., a road hockey tournament, and an annual Christmas toy drive for the local orphanage. CAMSA Group on Facebook
Christian Medical and Dental Association (Trinity Chapter)
At the national level in the United States, The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA) is made up of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and the Christian Dental Association (CDA). At Trinity (where the members are exclusively medical students), the CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students. Activities include a welcome breakfast for students, weekly bible study, family-friendly movie nights after each Unified exam, and taking part in the school-wide volleyball tournament. Future plans include expanding activities to include mission trips, additional placement services, healthcare ministry opportunities, and scholarships.
Muslim Student Association
The Trinity Muslim Student Association is a faith-based organization that is committed to serving both the Trinity community and the larger body of St. Vincent. The group welcomes anyone to meetings and prayers regardless of faith, holding regular meetings and social functions. The group takes a very active role in supporting local children's homes with financial support, as well as direct service work.
Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Regular activities include a charity chili cook off each term. All the profits from tickets go to hosting a student-run spaying and neutering clinic that operates 2-3 events a term. Volunteers at each clinic are involved in public outreach, animal care, and often get an opportunity (under supervision) to practice suturing. The group offers assistance with any stray animals students might be concerned about. This can involve everything from education and pet food to finding the animal a permanent home.