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ROSWELL, GA, December 09, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Trinity Medical Sciences University (TMSU) is partnering with Algoma University to offer Algoma graduates from its Bachelor of Science in Biology program an international pathway to earning their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.
Graduates of Algoma University's Bachelor of Science in Biology program will gain a competitive advantage as a result of this partnership as TMSU will prequalify Algoma U students for acceptance into its Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program and provide a streamlined admissions process, granting conditional acceptance to applicants that meet the undergraduate curriculum and acceptance guidelines. Along with the prequalification, Algoma U students will have access to scholarships to make their pursuit of a medical degree more affordable. This new partnership provides Algoma graduates with an option to pursue medical education abroad where graduates qualify to apply to residency programs in the USA and Canada.
The primary learning institution at TMSU is Trinity School of Medicine, a fully accredited international medical school accredited by CAAM-HP (Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professionals), which is recognized by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME), meeting current and future accreditation requirements of the United States and Canada for International Medical Schools enforced through the ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates).
"This partnership adds an additional option to the network of opportunities qualified graduates have to access M.D. programs in Ontario and throughout Canada," said Asima Vezina, President and Vice-Chancellor, Algoma University. "This MOU with TMSU provides an international pathway for Algoma University graduates, while also contributing to filling the demand for qualified physicians that is present throughout the province, but felt most acutely in northern Ontario."
The partnership also provides an opportunity for students to participate in a fully-funded mini-clerkship program at Trinity's main teaching hospital in the United States. These students will spend several days in Warner Robins, Georgia experiencing first-hand what it is like to attend medical school. Students will meet with clinical physician preceptors, academic leadership, faculty, hospital leadership, nurses, lab technicians and tour facilities. A wonderful experience that will help shape each student's understanding of what it will be like to take that next step in their career choice.
"I'm pleased that we can provide select Algoma students the opportunity to see firsthand what it's like to be a medical student through our mini-clerkship experiences at Trinity's clinical science facilities in Warner Robins, Georgia, and communicate those experiences to other students interested in medical school," said Trinity School of Medicine President and CEO Steven Wilson. Mr. Wilson continued, saying "North America is experiencing a severe shortage of qualified physicians. We hope this partnership will be part of the solution by producing physicians who are not only skilled in the art of healing but also representative of the communities they serve."
"The mini-clerkship program is an amazing feature of this partnership," said Dawn White, Director, Experiential Learning and International Affairs. "For Algoma students to have an opportunity for real-world experience in a clinical setting is invaluable in helping them make decisions about their future paths. This opportunity aligns with Algoma's goals to provide more opportunities for both experiential and international learning as part of the undergraduate experience."
Director of Admissions at TMSU Warren Ison says he first approached Algoma University with the partnership proposal because the two institutions share similar values. "Both Trinity and Algoma believe students learn best in a small class setting with personal access to professors," said Mr. Ison. "There are dozens of Caribbean medical schools out there, but often students can get lost in classrooms of 500 or more. This partnership offers applicants a sense of assurance that they will receive a quality education in a supportive environment at Trinity — the same qualities that have enhanced their education at Algoma."
About Algoma University
Algoma University, established in Sault Ste. Marie in 1965, offers a wide range of degrees and certificates spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. The university also offers programming at campus locations in Brampton and Timmins. Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous populations and other communities.
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/
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