Medical School in the Caribbean: More than a Paradise, a Place to Practice Compassion
Attending medical school is a big step towards a meaningful career, and selecting a program that will support your learning in all ways is key. Choosing a medical school in the Caribbean may sound like a dream at first glance, after all, who wouldn’t want to live in a tropical paradise for several years? But beyond the immediate benefits of beautiful weather and fragrant breezes, there are some truly compelling reasons to attend a quality medical school in the Caribbean. Read on to learn more, then get in touch with Trinity School of Medicine today!
The Caribbean is a fascinating place to study medicine. Smaller populations and tropical climates make for unique clinical challenges which can give you a well rounded education that will serve you no matter where your practice leads you. Trinity School of Medicine is located on a small archipelago of 32 islands called St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which comprises about 150 square miles and 110,000 inhabitants. While the white sand beaches and lush tropical plants may look totally exotic, the official language is English, which makes this location a great place to travel within your comfort zone. In addition, the temperature remains a consistent 80 degrees all year round, while the archipelago’s location typically protects the islands from threats of hurricanes. A small community, you can also feel confident that your work will make a real impact, and you’ll feel like part of a community during your medical school experience.
Commitment to Service
But attending medical school in the Caribbean isn’t just about enjoying those perfect 80 degree days. Trinity has a commitment to service embedded in every aspect of the curriculum. Students get to work with important local organizations, like the World Pediatric Project (WPP), who just received a donation from Trinity’s Society of Medicine and Surgery as an acknowledgment of the close relationship between the two great projects. Through the help of organizations like WPP, Trinity students get “advanced access” to patients in need, which makes for powerful learning experiences and improved quality of care in the community.
In addition to institutional support, Trinity students also engage in the local community and find ways to give back to the people who live here day in and day out, from organizing fundraiser drives, to putting on events for local children, like the 2018 carnival to benefit the children at Bread of Life Orphanage and the St. Benedict Children’s Home, two organizations that work with vulnerable children with special needs.
Choosing to attend medical school in the Caribbean offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and give back to a unique community in an idyllic setting. To learn more about Trinity School of Medicine, please get in touch with us, or start exploring our application process. We look forward to hearing from you as we continue to grow a community of dedicated students right here in the beautiful Caribbean islands.