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 Trinity Medical Sciences University 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.”