Through an innovative new international partnership agreement, graduates of Trent’s Medical Professional Stream (MPS) will be able to pursue their Doctor of Medicine at Trinity Medical Sciences University (TMSU) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as their campuses in the United States.
“We are pleased to be working alongside Trinity Medical Sciences University to offer Trent students a unique international learning and career experience as the world’s future healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “Trent’s Medical Professional Stream combines with our distinctly personal learning environment to provide the balanced and nuanced thinking that institutions seek for the doctors of tomorrow.”
The agreement between Trent and Trinity features a career-enhancing competitive opportunity for students to pursue a funded “clerkship” during their second or third year at Trent at TMSU’s teaching hospitals in the USA. The clerkship includes transportation costs and features opportunities to take part in lectures and meet faculty and hospital leadership.
“This new partnership will help students in the Medical Professional Stream become practicing physicians,” added Dr. Holger Hintelmann, dean of Arts and Science, Science at Trent University. “It provides a clear, defined path to achieving a challenging goal. It also provides a unique opportunity for students to take their education global, while having the option to return to practice in Canada.”
Following successful completion of the MPS at Trent, students prequalify for conditional acceptance to Trinity’s Doctor of Medicine program. Graduates also automatically qualify for generous scholarships at Trinity to help make their pursuit of a career in medicine more affordable. Those who attain a score of 490-494 on their MCATs will receive a scholarship in the amount of $25,000 US, while students scoring 500 will receive $35,000 US.
"We are very excited about our recent partnership with Trent University. Trent University's Medical Professional Stream is one of Canada's best programs for preparing students for the rigors of the M.D. degree program at Trinity School of Medicine,” said Trinity School of Medicine president and CEO Steven Wilson. “Together, we have developed a streamlined admissions process with automatic acceptance for Trent students who meet the minimum required standards. We have also created a large scholarship pool for Trent applicants to further extend the partnership benefits directly to the student. These benefits will help offset the costs of the U.S. dollar exchange rates and the generally high cost of medical school attendance."
At Trinity, one of the top accredited schools in the Caribbean, clinical experience begins in the first term for MD students. Following two years of comprehensive study, including clinical experience, students can transition to the U.S. for clinical clerkships. While studying in the Caribbean, students also have the opportunity to volunteer with the World Pediatric Project, which serves at-risk children from throughout the Caribbean region. TMSU is accredited by CAAM-HP and meets accreditation requirements for international medical schools in both Canada and the United States. Successful graduates of the TMSU medical school are qualified to complete their residencies and write their licensure exams in the US or Canada, qualifying them to practice in either country upon completion of their residencies.
Applications for fall 2021 entry to Trent’s Medical Professional Stream are now open.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Trinity Medical Sciences University
Trinity School of Medicine, is a highly accredited, international medical school located on the beautiful island of St. Vincent. Trinity holds itself to a special responsibility to train highly skilled physicians and to instill in them a passion and dedication to the health and welfare of the communities they will serve. The founders of Trinity set out to build a top-quality medical school recognized for excellence among all medical schools. We achieve that excellence through the personal investment we make in each student who enters our school, starting from the admissions process and continuing through their academic and clinical studies, into residencies and on into medical practice. U.S. and Canadian residency directors know the quality of Trinity graduates, who continue to secure top choice residencies in the annual U.S. and Canadian residency match programs in a broad range of specialties. Today, Trinity has become a school of choice for applicants to international medical schools.