Trinity School of Medicine Students & WPP Partner to Treat Local Children
A group of exceptional students of Trinity School of Medicine recently applied their classroom knowledge and assisted a group of visiting surgeons in the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery phases of pediatric patients this past June. As a partner school of the World Pediatric Project, our selected cohort worked alongside an esteemed team of physicians in an East Caribbean double mission that focused on neurosurgery and scoliosis.
Dr. Gary Tye headed the neurosurgery team in June 2019. A highly skilled and trained surgeon from Richmond, VA, Dr. Tye comes with more than 20 years of medical expertise under his belt. All in all, 59 pediatric patients were scheduled and seen by Dr. Tye and his staff; 38 of which were from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Cases our students got the opportunity to work included affected areas of the nervous system, such as the brain and spinal cord, among others.
The second mission - was led by Dr. Steve Hwang, a new doctor with the organization but a highly trained specialist with many years’ experience in corrective surgery. Fifty-nine children were also evaluated and provided medical care for their scoliosis; 48 of those patients and their families hailing from right here in Trinity’s community. Eleven surgeries and 5 MRIs were conducted during the mission at the local Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Giving Back with World Pediatric Project
Trinity School of Medicine and the World Pediatric Project (WPP) have a long-standing partnership. Their mission of building a brighter future for local, regional, and international children affords our medical students exceptional training before residency and the opportunity to help and give back to our local community by providing them with state-of-the-art healthcare services.