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Canada's Trent University signs articulation agreement with UMHS

Posted by Scott Harrah
October 14, 2020

UMHS has signed an articulation agreement with Trent University in Ontario, Canada, giving prospective Canadian students a new way to work toward their goal of becoming an MD.

Trent University is a leading undergraduate school in Ontario. The agreement with UMHS creates a pathway for the Canadian university’s undergraduates to earn their medical degree from UMHS School of Medicine. Under this agreement, students from Trent University will be fast-tracked for admission to UMHS after meeting established standards set forth in the articulation agreement. The requirements are outlined on the UMHS website.

Trent University/UMHS Pathway

“Getting into a medical school close to home is becoming increasingly competitive for Canadian students, even as demand for qualified physicians is growing,” said Dr. Holger Hintelmann, Dean of Arts and Science at Trent University. “We’re proud to partner with an international medical school that will offer our students a clearer path to realizing their dreams. Like Trent, UMHS takes a personalized approach to education and has recorded an impressive 100% pass rate on the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1 (MCCQE1, previously MCCEE) for the last four years - setting up our students for a successful future in medicine.”

Dedicated to training the next generation of world-class physicians, UMHS provides a “personalized medical education” for each student. With smaller class sizes (8:1 student-to-faculty ratio), students can make the most of UMHS’s advanced facilities and experience a truly hands-on approach to their medical education. Located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, UMHS gives Canadian students an advantage by providing access to residency programs in both Canada and the United States.

“We’re pleased to partner with Trent University, a school with a like-minded approach to higher education,” said Warren Ross, president of UMHS. “Trent University is focused on personal, purposeful, and transformative education, and Trent graduates entering our program will build upon that foundation to become well-educated, adaptable and compassionate doctors. We’re excited to welcome qualified Trent graduates to the UMHS family.”

UMHS has articulation agreements with several undergraduate institutions in the U.S. and Canada. These agreements enable a prospective student from a partnering university to automatically qualify for admission to UMHS after meeting the minimum standards defined by the articulation agreement. Click here for a complete list of UMHS partner schools and admissions requirements.

Whether students attain residency in the U.S. or Canada, either path allows Canadian students to become fully licensed physicians in their home country. UMHS has recorded a 100% pass rate on the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) for the last four years.

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How it Works

Students who want to become an MD are encouraged to enroll in Trent’s Medical Professional Stream (MPS), where they receive the direction and assistance they need to prepare for medical school. By successfully completing the MPS program, students pre-qualify for conditional acceptance to UMHS.

The Trent/UMHS Advantage

● Choose your perfect residency, with positions available in Canada and the U.S.

● Qualify to become a fully licensed physician in Canada after completion

● Benefit from UMHS’s small class sizes, renowned faculty, and one of the most technologically advanced campuses in the Caribbean

Program Requirements

● Completion of 20 credits of university-level courses and the required prerequisite courses

● An overall Grade Point Average of 3.2 (77%) or higher

● No grade lower than a "C" (65%) in any of the prerequisite courses

● Minimum MCAT score of 490 for those applicants applying to the Standard Basic Science Program

● Applicants that do not meet this minimum MCAT requirement or do not have an MCAT score will be reviewed for the Extended Basic Sciences Program (5 semesters) or the Accelerated Review Program.

● A recommendation for admission by UMHS interviewer who interviewed the applicant

● A written recommendation from Trent attesting to the candidate's preparation and that they are suitable for the study and practice of medicine.

About Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across Canada and around the world. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

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(Top photo) Image: Trent University & UMHS logos. The Canadian university has partnered with UMHS in St. Kitts.

About UMHS:

Built in the tradition of the best U.S. universities, the University of Medicine and Health Sciences focuses on individual student attention, maintaining small class sizes and recruiting high-quality faculty. We call this unique approach, “personalized medical education,” and it’s what has led to our unprecedented 96% student retention rate, and outstanding residency placements across the USA and Canada. UMHS is challenging everything you thought you knew about Caribbean medical schools.

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Posted by Scott Harrah

Scott is Director of Digital Content & Alumni Communications Liaison at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City,

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