Trinity School of Medicine

The Best Alternative to U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools

Embrace the Advantage of a Caribbean Medical School:
Elevate Your Medical School Journey
with Trinity's Pre-Med and MD Programs

EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

Why Choose Trinity?

Trinity School of Medicine is a fully accredited Caribbean medical school that trains and produces skilled physicians. Accredited by CAAM-HP since 2015, the primary accrediting authority for Caribbean medical schools, enables Trinity graduates to participate in the residency match processes in the United States and Canada, as well as apply for residencies and licensure in both countries. Trinity is the right choice for students looking for a rigorous medical education in a personalized, supportive environment.

Located on the beautiful island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean, Trinity offers fully accredited academic programs to some of the best future doctors around the world. After 16 months of comprehensive study in the Grenadines, Trinity students prepare for Step 1 and receive their clinical training in the U.S., in one location, providing them with the skills and experience they need to confidently compete for the residency of their choice. Review the 2024 residency report here.

All-Time Residency Placement Rate
96 %
Step 2 Pass Rate
96 %
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 :1

The Trinity Advantage

With so many choices of Caribbean medical schools, we know that choosing the right school for you can feel daunting. Trinity offers many benefits that other schools simply can’t match.

All-Time Residency Placement Rate
96 %
Student-To-Faculty Ratio
8 :1
Step 2 Pass Rate
96 %

The Trinity Advantage

With so many choices of Caribbean medical schools, we know that choosing the right school for you can feel daunting. Trinity offers many benefits that other schools simply can’t match.

 

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Cole Ettingoff wins RAMS Leadership Award

Student News and Campus Events

Stay in the know with the latest happenings on campus of our Caribbean medical school! Discover upcoming events and immerse yourself in our vibrant student community. From campus highlights to inspiring student achievements and extracurricular activities, our Student News and Events section is your go-to destination for everything you need to stay connected and up to date.
 

Event Highlight

Congratulations to Trinity med student, Cole Ettingoff, for winning the RAMS Leadership in Emergency Medicine Award at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting. Read his student spotlight today! Click here.

Excellence in Medical Education

Our Mission Statement

Trinity Medical Sciences University is a community of professionals committed to excellence in education, research and scholarly activity, patient care and well-being, and community service.

Our Vision Statement

Trinity School of Medicine seeks to be a world leader in preparing educated, compassionate physicians who deliver the highest quality patient-centered healthcare to transform communities in greatest need.

 

Your Mission, Our Purpose.

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, residencies, and medical practice. U.S. and Canadian residency directors recognize the quality of Trinity graduates, who continue to secure top-choice residencies in the national annual match programs.

 

Our personal approach to education and investment in the long-term success of our graduates provide our students with an unparalleled experience. Trinity School of Medicine students are inspired by science and deeply committed to service — that passion is what drives us to deliver the best education and student experience that any Caribbean medical school has to offer.

 

 

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Trinity student smiling at ceremony while graduating from a Caribbean medical school

Partnerships and Affiliations

Alumni Spotlights

Dr. Andrea Bodale

Dr. Andrea Bodale

This edition of our alumni spotlight shines a bright light on Dr. Andrea Bodale. Originally from Arizona, Andrea attended Baylor University, earning a B.S. in Biology. Constant family visits to the hospital coupled with her desire to help others feel heard, eventually led her to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Bodale is now in her final year of residency as a Chief Family Medicine Resident at her top choice program

Dr. Allison Laffoon

Dr. Allison Laffoon

In this edition of our alumni spotlight, we are proud to showcase Dr. Allison Laffoon. Dr. Laffoon's desire for medicine was sparked when her younger brother was diagnosed with severe autism when he was just 5-years-old. She recalls the countless doctors' appointments, tests, and other factors that eventually led to her brother's diagnosis. Her interest in medicine stems from these experiences as a young child. Laffoon attended the University of Iowa and received her MD from Trinity in 2018. She is now a general surgery resident at the University of Texas Health - San Antonio.

Dr. Maye Mohamed & Dr. Nada Mohamed

Dr. Maye Mohamed & Dr. Nada Mohamed

According to a recent study in Sweden, being born into a family where one or both parents are physicians greatly increases the likelihood that the children will also become physicians. For doctors and sisters Maye and Nada Mohamed, that certainly rings true. Both Dr. Maye Mohamed and Dr. Nada Mohamed are graduates of Trinity and we recently had the pleasure of sitting down with them to talk about their experiences as students, graduates, and healthcare providers.

Dr. Kyle Humphrey

Dr. Kyle Humphrey

At a recent White Coat Ceremony, Dr. Humphrey gave a testament to how Trinity shaped him into the physician he is today, saying “I was able to achieve my dream career goals through Trinity. I went to a top internal medicine academic institution and one of the top infectious disease programs in the US, especially in tropical medicine research."

Dr. Brielle Cartwright

Dr. Brielle Cartwright

When we asked Dr. Brielle Cartwright what inspired her to go into medicine, she said the answer was simple: "Wanting to advocate for mental health patients who cannot advocate for themselves." Now, as a Psychiatrist, she works hard to help her patients maintain their mental and emotional stability and provide an underserved population with the care they deserve.

Dr. Anitesh Jaswal

Dr. Anitesh Jaswal

This Alumni Spotlight features Dr. Anitesh Jaswal. Of his career in medicine, Dr. Jaswal says, "“I am excited to start my professional journey and can’t thank everyone enough for the help over the years to get to today. I’m eager to do some good in another community with a fantastic program and become a better physician for the patients I’ll be honored to call mine.

Online Events


Jul30

National Webinar – Changing Paths: Starting Your Medical Education with Trinity

Are you thinking about making a bold move in your career? Join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 8:30 PM EST to discover how those considering a career change and are passionate about medicine can earn their MD with Trinity School of Medicine. During this webinar, hosted by Trinity’s Regional Director of Admissions, Lisa Miller, you will learn about our program options, timelines, housing, community support, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to ask your own questions! Whether you completed your undergraduate degree 5 years ago or 35 years ago, Trinity is the place that can turn your dream of becoming an MD into a reality. Reserve your spot today and take the first step towards a new future! Click here to register!

Aug06

From an Insider with Trinity Alum, Dr. Turner Sytsma

Join us on Tuesday, August 6th at 9 PM EST for our next “From an Insider” webinar as we speak with recent Trinity grad and Internal Medicine Resident, Dr. Turner Sytsma. Dr. Sytsma attended undergrad at Central Michigan University and is thrilled to return to the state as a resident at Trinity Health Hospital in Muskegon. Dr. Sytsma is excited to share the details of his time as a Trinity student and talk about how the school set him up for residency success. We hope you'll join us to hear Dr. Sytsma speak about the family-like community, supportive faculty, early clinical experience, rotations, and the residency match process. Attendees will also be able to ask their own questions and have them answered live! So whether you’re interested in hearing about island life, housing, clinical facilities, or volunteer opportunities, we hope you’ll join us for this informative conversation. Join us and learn how Trinity can help lead you to your dream residency! Click here to register. 

Aug14

From an Insider with Trinity Alum, Dr. Allison Laffoon

Join us on Wednesday, August 14 at 8:30 PM EST as we speak with Trinity graduate, surgeon, and President of Trinity’s Alumni Association, Dr. Allison Laffoon. If you have aspirations of matching into surgery or another highly competitive specialty, you won’t want to miss this Q&A webinar! Dr. Laffoon is excited to talk about Trinity’s early clinical experience, step prep, life on the island, and answer view questions. Dr. Laffoon started her medical journey at Trinity after completing her undergraduate studies in Integrative Physiology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Following her graduation from Trinity, she matched into a General Surgery Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Laffoon has recently completed a Facial & Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. Click here to register. 

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Our Partnership with St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinity is proud to have received unwavering support from the late Sir Frederick Ballantyne, former Governor-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. An incredibly accomplished physician, Dr. Ballantyne worked with the founders of Trinity to not only develop a high-quality medical education institution, but also a university that would become involved in the improvement of health services for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We keep his legacy at the heart of our mission.

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