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ROSWELL, GA, November 29, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Trinity School of Medicine is excited to announce its new partnership with Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. This partnership will provide Lakehead students a clear, defined path to becoming a practicing MD and allow students the unique opportunity for global education.
Lakehead University students will gain a competitive advantage as a result of this agreement. Along with a waived application fee and scholarships exclusively available to Lakehead students, Trinity School of Medicine will provide a streamlined admissions process, granting conditional acceptance to applicants that meet TSOM's academic acceptance requirements specified. This benefit will drastically decrease the amount of time and effort it usually takes to complete and process medical school applications.
In addition to an easier pathway to acceptance, Trinity School of Medicine will allow selected Lakehead students in the undergraduate science program each year the opportunity to participate in a mini-clerkship session at their learning facilities and teaching hospital in Warner Robins, Georgia, USA. Students will attend lectures with TMSU students and rotate in select clinical rotations. Lakehead students will meet Trinity faculty and hospital leadership to see firsthand what it is like to attend medical school.
"We are truly honored to enter into this partnership with Lakehead University and particularly excited to offer the opportunity to participate in mini-clerkships," said Warren Ison, Trinity's Canadian Regional Director of Admissions. "What many people don't realize is that most medical schools don't allow students to even touch a patient until their third or fourth year. But Trinity recognizes the value in hands-on experience, which is why students begin working directly with patients beginning their very first term. Our partnership with Lakehead means we will be able to produce more experienced doctors who can practice in Canada and contribute to the correction of the ongoing physician shortage."
"Trinity and Lakehead University have the common goal of eliminating artificial barriers that prevent students from reaching their potential," said Trinity School of Medicine President and CEO Steven Wilson. Since graduates from Trinity School of Medicine face no barriers to residency and licensure in either the U.S. or Canada, Mr. Wilson noted that this partnership "gives students the opportunity to gain global healthcare experience abroad and return to their hometown communities, where they can improve local healthcare access and contribute to the regional economy."
"Lakehead is delighted to launch this new partnership with Trinity Medical Sciences University, which represents a wonderful opportunity to further internationalize the Lakehead student body and provide our students with unconventional academic experiences," said Dr. David Barnett, Lakehead University's Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Under the agreement, Lakehead will also provide TMSU students the possibility to transition into several of Lakehead's undergraduate degree programs. Dr. Todd Randall, Lakehead's Dean of the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, noted that "through this partnership, we are welcoming new students into our programs, while also providing both domestic and international students the opportunity to chase their dreams of becoming medical professionals."
About Trinity School of Medicine
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.
Learn more about Trinity at https://www.trinityschoolofmedicine.org/
About Lakehead University
Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University's achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked, once again, among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean's 2021 University Rankings; as well as included in the top half of Times Higher Education's 2022 World Universities Rankings for the third consecutive year, and in the top 100 of 1,115 universities from around the world in THE's 2021 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals).
Visit www.lakeheadu.ca to learn more.
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