Share this:

Trinity School of Medicine


  Trinity School of Medicine  

About Trinity School of Medicine

Trinity School of Medicine is the flagship program of Trinity School of Medicine. It is a great opportunity, is not only for there students, but also for the whole of US and Canada.  By preparing the future physicians in the best way possible, in the science of medicine, they achieve our goal of providing access to quality healthcare facilities.

Trinity’s method to install knowledge in their students is built around the success of their students, in school and as physicians. They start providing them with clinical experience of the basic medical science terms from day one, at their affiliated teaching hospital. Trinity keeps the class size small, 25 not 250, making the teaching process more effective for their experienced and supportive faculty. Along with all that, they always focus on patient-centric medicine.

At Trinity, the faculty keeps evolving and growing the proven methods for success through early clinical exposure. The results of Trinity School of Medicine speak for themselves, with a list of approvals that keeps growing, a strong residency match rate, and very high student satisfaction.

    Their Mission Statement:

    At Trinity, the mission statement is: educate physicians to meet all the health care needs of patients within both the current and future healthcare systems. They strive to help future physicians to reach their full potential through research, teaching, and community service, with a goal of improving access to quality healthcare and enhancing the health status of residents.

    The Campus:

    Trinity School of Medicine’s campus is located on a hillside in the Ratho Mill district of Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Since the location has a temperate climate, there aren’t many hallways, just a lot of sunshine and sidewalks guiding your way through the classrooms, anatomy labs, and the library.


Admission Requirements of Trinity School of Medicine

    Undergraduate Credit hours:

    90 credit hours, as minimum, (or equivalent) and the completion of the required courses below prior to matriculation.

  • Biology with Lab: one academic year with laboratory experience is required. Advanced placement credits cannot be used to fulfill this requirement; upper level courses should be taken if granted advance placement credits.
  • General/inorganic Chemistry with Lab: one academic year is required.
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab: One academic year is required. A semester of biochemistry, with or without lab may substitute for the 2nd semester of Organic Chemistry.
  • Mathematics:  One semester of college level mathematics, calculus or statistics are highly recommended.
  • English: any non-science course that requires expository writing will satisfy this requirement.
  • Physics: is not required but to be well prepared, students are encouraged to study courses that provide a fundamental understanding of fluids, gases, and pressure variations.

    Note: Pre-requisite courses should not be completed for a time period of more than ten years prior to the date of application.

    MCAT:

    MCAT scores are a requirement for US and Canadian and are strongly encouraged for other applicants as well. The scores must be from the test taken within the past four years of application. Click Here to know more about MCAT.

    Application & Supporting Documents:

  • Application: To apply to the Trinity School of Medicine, applicants can submit an online application or a current and processed AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS, or OMSAS Application in pdf form. Application fee of $50 (US) is required.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation: The letter of recommendation must come directly from the writer. The sources can be your University Pre-Health advising office, professors, physicians, supervisors who are not family members and who can confirm the applicant’s academic abilities or provide evidence of positive characteristics. This can be done with only one packet by a combined committee that prepares these letters or two letters should be provided, one of which must be from an academic source. Applicants can utilize our reference request forms. Fill out this form to let Trinity’s Admission team request letter(s) of recommendation from your references.
  • Transcripts: The transcripts from all post-secondary schools, undergraduate colleges, graduate and professional programs attended are required to be submitted. Official transcripts prior to matriculation, from each institute must be submitted to the Admissions Office from the issuing institute. Unofficial transcripts can also be submitted to initiate the admissions process.

Admissions Process of Trinity School of Medicine

Trinity School of Medicine

First and foremost the person wanting an admission at the Trinity School of Medicine should apply for it, through the processes explained below. The completed application and the results of the interview are sent to the admission committee. The admission Committee comprises of faculty members representing basic and clinical sciences and is chaired by the associate dean of admissions. The committee reviews the application and interview results. Rolling admissions enable students to make an admission decision within weeks of submitting their application. If the applicant is offered admission, they have up to 21 days to secure their seat by paying a commitment deposit if $500.

    Application Deadlines:

    Trinity School of Medicine accepts application three times a year: January, May, and September. Applicants must submit all the materials required for application 2 to 6 months prior to the start date. If you are offered an interview, you will be notified by the Admissions Office within a week after receiving the completed application receipt.

    Submitting the Application:

    Applicants have two options through which they can submit their application. These options are as follows:

  • Option 1: Online Application

    You can apply for Trinity School of Medicine online, here.

  • Option 2: Upload Application Report

    If you have a current AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS, or OMSAS Application Report, then you can save them as PDFs and submit them here. If your AMCAS report has not been processed yet, you can submit your transcripts instead (student copies are acceptable to initiate the process).

    Interviews:

    The students, who meet our standards after submitting their applications, are offered to interview. These interviews can be conducted both in-person and online (via Skype). For in-person interviews, applicants can interview at Trinity’s Admissions Office located in Atlanta GA, Baltimore, MD or on campus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Release your MCAT Score(s):

    Visit the AAMC website and designate Trinity School of Medicine to receive your MCAT Score(s).


Finances of Trinity School of Medicine

  • Tuition and Fees:
  •  

    Amount

    Details

    Tuition

    Basic Science

     

    $ 13,900 per term

     

    Terms I-V

    Clinical Medicine

    $ 15,200 per term

    Terms VI-X

    Total Tuition

    $145,500 ten terms

     

    Fees

    Application Fee

     

    $50

     

    non-refundable

    Commitment Deposit

    $500

    non-refundable

    Records Administration Fee

    $275

    terms I – X

    Student Activity Fee

    $50

    terms I – X

    Shelf Exam Fee

    $150

    term II, IV, V

    Other Expenses

    Textbooks

     

    $750 to $975

     

    for first term

    Clinical Attire and Medical Kits

    $750

    purchase in advance

    Health Insurance

    $586 per term

    Mandatory

    Housing

    $700 to $950 per month

    on and off campus residences range

    Personal

    $1200 to $1500 per term

     

     

  • Grants and Scholarships:
  • Students who get selected for medical school have obviously shown a great academic result over the past years because getting into these schools is not an easy task. For all the hard work and effort you put into your studies before entering college, Trinity acknowledges that hard work by providing you with merit based scholarships and awards. Trinity provides itheir students with the following Scholarships and Grants:

    Scholarships;
    1. Physician’s Scholarship – $20,000 Award: Awarded to high achievers of GPA and MCAT scores, this award reduces the tuition fee by $2,000 each term. To be eligible you have to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an MCAT score of 502. For retention, a CGPA of 3.2 by academic year and 220 USMLE Step 1 score is required.
    2. Dean’s Scholarship – $25,000 Award: Awarded to high achievers of GPA and MCAT scores, this award reduces the tuition fee by $2,500 each term. To be eligible you have to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an MCAT score of 508. For retention, a CGPA of 3.2 by academic year and 220 USMLE Step 1 score is required.
    3. President’s Scholarship – $30,000 Award: Awarded to high achievers of GPA and MCAT scores, this award reduces the tuition fee by $3,000 each term. To be eligible you have to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an MCAT score of 518. For retention, a CGPA of 3.2 by academic year and 230 USMLE Step 1 score is required.
    4. Chancellor’s Scholarship – $50,000 Award: Awarded to high achievers of GPA and MCAT scores, this award reduces the tuition fee by $5,000 each term. To be eligible you have to be awarded the Physician’s, Dean’s and President’s Scholarship who have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Applicants will complete a written response to a topic determined by the chancellor. The Award recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee. For retention, a CGPA of 3.2 by academic year and 230 or higher on their first attempt of the USMLE Step 1 exam.
    5. Trinity Award for Excellence – $1,000 Award: Awarded to a Trinity SOM student who scores at or above 230 on the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt or who scores at or above 244 on the USMLE Step 2 CK on the first attempt, it is a bestowment of $1,000.

     

    Grants:
    1. Military Veterans Recognition Grant – $5,000 – 10,000 Award: This is awarded to applicant(s) who have served their country in one of the divisions of US Armed Forces. The group of students to be granted this award is selected by the Admissions Office.
    2. Care in the Community Grant – $5,000 – 10,000 Award: This is awarded to applicant(s) who has shown leadership in community service at home or abroad. The applicant(s) is selected by Admissions Office.
    3. Health Care Service Grant – $5,000 – 10,000 Award: This is awarded to applicant(s) who has verifiable work experience in a healthcare profession. The applicant(s) for this award is selected by the Admissions Office.
    4. Caricom Citizen Student Grant – $25,000 Award: This awarded is given to student who has citizenship of a Caricom nation. A grant of $2,500 per term is awarded.
    5. Canadian Student Study Abroad Grant – $10,000 – $30,000 Award: This is awarded to applicant(s) who have proof of citizenship/ permanent residence status of Canada and award level determined by academic strengths that show your abilities to succeed in medical school. A grant of $1,000-$3,000 is awarded.

  • Loans:
  • Trinity School of Medicine provides loans for Canadian applicants. More details can be found out here.


Student Activities and Societies

Trinity’s approach to admissions evaluates not just the transcript, but the whole person. Students are not just selected based on their grades, but also on their passion, drive, and humanitarian spirit. We have found that these qualities make excellent physicians. Hence, Trinity’s student activity groups tend to be more than networking opportunities and social hubs, but also philanthropic outlets where students take part in service projects.

    Student Government Association:

    Trinity has a student government to provide a proper communication system between the student body and the administration. Regular meetings take place which highlight issues the students face as well as updates on the activities, challenges and opportunities for the students. SGA also serves as a platform for major announcements, funding etc.

    Society of Medicine & Surgery:

    SMS gives students an extra opportunity to learn essential clinical skills during their basic science curriculum. This provides students an upper hand when they enter the real world and face all sorts of challenges.

    American Medical Student Association:

    AMSA is the largest and oldest association of physicians-in-training in the US. It is committed to providing better healthcare services and improving medical education as well as moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine.

    Canadian Medical Student Association:

    CMSA is a student run organization at Trinity whose goal is to facilitate the transition to residency for Canadian students. It also provides a strong connection between Canadian students at different stages throughout their studies.

    Caribbean Students Association:

    It is a society that has committed to serving as social and academic resources for Caribbean students at Trinity. It provides everything from mentorships and philanthropic projects to holiday celebrations and cultural exchanges with students from abroad.

    Trinity Christian Fellowship:

    The Trinity Christian Fellowship is a faith-based organization that is committed to serving both the Trinity community and the larger body of St. Vincent. 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.

    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.

    Recreation and Workout Committee:

    It is a student run organization which provides and promotes sports and fitness related activities to the students at Trinity. Its current activities include volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and hockey, along with providing general fitness and yoga classes as well as light-to-heavy lifting programs.

    Greenworks:

    It is a society that promotes a healthy, sustainable, and an eco-friendly lifestyle. They also plant gardens which better the campus aesthetically as well as prove good for the environment. The gardens also provide supplementary fresh produce, flowers, and a therapeutic outlet. Their other aims are reducing waste output, holistic health, and community care.

    Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

    This is a society, as the name suggests, that has made its purpose to prevent cruelty against animals. Their activities comprise of charity chili cook off, public outreach, animal care etc.


What to keep in mind after you get into Trinity Medical School

Right off the bat, if you make it this far, then congratulations! Since getting into a restorative school is no less than a challenge everywhere in the world. And if you get selected for Trinity Medical Sciences University then you are most definitely one of the high achievers, and intelligent students who deserved what they have worked hard for, because Trinity School of Medicine is one of the most reputable colleges in its field. We would like to point out that life at a medical college is not easy, may it be any medical college. Even the most intelligent and hardworking people sometimes get frustrated and tangled in all the work along with extra-curricular activities. So to give you a heads up and a few guidelines, on how to deal with basic issues that a student may face in a medical college, are listed below:

    Managing time:

    To remain on top of everything or even make due in a medical school you have to stay up to date on everything. Overseeing time can be hard and a considerable amount of work can go to squander, due dates can be missed, scores or grades can be lost and it can even influence your wellbeing if a proper timetable isn’t made and followed. The moment your school begins you have to start arranging your tasks as per their significance and effect. You can either make a timetable by hand or utilize applications made for this purpose which can even help to remember tasks to be finished. Never leave something on tomorrow, try to get to each task/worksheet/homework you are assigned to as quickly as possible. Monitor your classes, carefully read your school time table so you don’t wind up unintentionally missing a lecture because you read the time table wrong (trust us, that happens).

    Helping Yourself Out:

    After you are done with your school/high school life, things are going to be different from there onwards. A lot of self-help will be required unlike in school. Since you have to enter your professional life afterwards and deal with real life challenges, you need to be prepared. That’s what the purpose of college is, it acts as a simulator for real life, preparing you for the future, and in the future most of your work will have to be done by yourself. The concept of self-help is important as it is not uncommon for a student enrolled in a college to find themselves in a situation where their formal education/lectures/slides are not helping them out. Maybe your ability of studying and retaining the knowledge is different than what is being provided in your current class. Whatever the cause may be, you will be required to go to the internet and look up a lot of things yourself. So you shouldn’t start panicking if you are lagging behind in a subject, just take a little time out and start recovering on your own, through research or the source provided below.

    Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures:

    As stated previously, self-help will be required at a medical college, and that’s when Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures come in. Even on the internet you have plenty of resources to avail but look no further because these lectures, that a visualization of what you study in your course books, covered in hand drawn illustrations, are the world’s most popular medical Lectures, covering all the topics of Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. They are video lectures available online and in their application, making them accessible anytime, anywhere. You can also get a lifetime access to these. To give them a look ahead, Dr najeeb lectures.

    People Management:

    Throughout your life, you will get to meet new and different people. Consider your life at this college as a training for that. Here too, you will meet different kind of people. You will have to learn how to assess a person; it will be for your own good. Avoid trouble and steer clear of bad influencers. Even if you end up having a bad experience with some, do not get your hopes down, instead consider it a lesson.

    Clinical Learning and Long Term Retention:

    As no two people can ever be the same in their experiences, likewise no two students can have the same clinical experience. Your experience will be what you make of it. Remember that whatever you learn isn’t to be overlooked. You are choosing a profession that requires retention of this knowledge for a lifetime. To take a look at the short term aspects, what you learn will be there again in your finals, and again amid residency when you begin treating genuine patients. So whatever you learn, ensure you comprehend it completely now, casual lookups are fine to revive your memory when required but when you understand the concepts completely, you will most definitely have to understand them thoroughly later on.

    And lastly we would like to wish you good luck for your journey ahead.

    For more information, please visit their official website.

Share this:

Here’s what students are saying about Dr. Najeeb Lectures.

Lizi Klein Los Angeles, California
Lizi Klein
This is singularly the best investment I made for the first year of medical school. Each video is a jackpot of information with amazing drawings, great energy, and a phenomenal professor!
Kathryn Giroux Whitefish, Ontario
Kathryn Giroux
Currently, the only things saving my embryology and 1st-trimester ultrasound marks – keep the wealth of education flowing! Highly recommended!
Maryam Moradi The University of Texas, Austin
Maryam Moradi
I bought lifetime access because I believe there is no better source for learning the foundation of medicine. I strongly recommend him to anyone who cares about true learning and not merely memorizing!
Jackson David Reynolds University of North Georgia
Jackson David Reynolds
Dr. Najeeb Lectures are top notch. Comprehensive medical lectures of the utmost quality across all preclinical (and many clinical) topics. Fantastic for deepening one’s understanding for clinical practice and licensing/board examinations.
Jacob Joseph Columbus, Ohio
Jacob Joseph
Dr. Najeeb is the single most spectacular medical teacher you will ever have! I love this man. He has clarified everything from the coagulation cascade, immunology, neurology, and embryology. His sense of humor and brilliant illustrations make everything stick well in your memory. His ability to illustrate 3-dimensional relationships has been useful for excelling in anatomy. I cannot thank you enough for all the wonderful work you do. I recommend your lectures to anyone who wants to truly understand medicine!
Ann Ilaria Mayrhofer London School of Hygiene.
Ann Ilaria Mayrhofer
I’m grappling with my online studies in Infectious Disease at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It’s made me realize what a visual learner I still am. So these vids are making what was murky crystal clear. While I am easily distracted when I have to do hours of straight reading, I am glued to the videos. I’ve looked for a series of such videos for months. A million thanks – Dr Najeeb has a true passion for teaching and can convey highly complex topics in an understandable and fun way.

 

Not convinced? Read more!