Thursday, February 25, 2021, Peterborough
Trent University has partnered with the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) to create a new pathway for Trent graduates to fast track to medical school and take the next steps towards a career in medicine.
“Getting into a medical school close to home is becoming increasingly competitive for Canadian students, even as demand for qualified physicians is growing,” said Dr. Holger Hintelmann, dean of Arts and Science, Science at Trent University. “We’re proud to partner with an international medical school that will offer our students a clearer path to realizing their dreams. Like Trent, UMHS takes a personalized approach to education and has recorded an impressive 100% pass rate on the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE Part I) for the last four years – setting up our students for a successful future in medicine.”
This new pathway is reflective of the synergies shared between Trent and UMHS, two institutions that value personalized education and smaller class sizes. UMHS, located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, provides a personalized medical education for each student, and is dedicated to training the next generation of world-class physicians. UMHS also offers students access to state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled support.
“We’re pleased to partner with Trent University, a school with a like-minded approach to higher education,” said Warren Ross, president of UMHS. “Trent University is focused on personal, purposeful, and transformative education, and Trent graduates entering our program will build upon that foundation to become well-educated, adaptable, and compassionate doctors. We’re excited to welcome qualified Trent graduates to the UMHS family.”
Beginning in their third year of study, up to three students enrolled in Trent’s Medical Professional Stream (MPS) will have the opportunity to be selected to enter clinical clerkships at UMHS facilities in Portland, Maine. UMHS also has an exceptional legacy for successful residency placements – connecting students with prestigious hospitals across the United States and in Canada in diverse specialties and training programs.
The partnership provides Trent students who successfully complete the Medical Professional Stream with an opportunity to qualify for direct entry to pursue an M.D. at the University of Medical and Health Sciences, one of the most prestigious medical schools in the Caribbean.
Trent now offers three direct pathways for MPS students into medical and veterinary schools, including UMHS, Trinity Medical Sciences University and St. George’s University.
Trent University’s Medical Professional Stream is a one-of-a-kind preparatory program that can be completed jointly with any B.A. or B.Sc. degree, and offers students support and guidance services, including tailored training to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
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.
The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS), is a small, mission-driven medical school with a commitment to student support and a legacy of successful residency placements in the United States and Canada. UMHS was founded in 2007 by medical education pioneers Warren and Robert Ross to deliver a highly personalized school experience. Graduates of UMHS earn a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and qualify to practice medicine throughout the United States and Canada. Students begin their Basic Science studies in St. Kitts, West Indies, and complete their clinical training in the United States. With an unprecedented 96% student retention rate, the vast majority of students that begin their medical studies at UMHS go on to obtain residencies. For more information visit https://www.umhs-sk.org/.
For more information contact:
Cara Walsh, communications & media relations officer, Trent University, 705-748-1011 x6240 or email@example.com