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Trinity School of Medicine Announces the Appointment of Ty-Asha Plummer, M.D. to the Clinical Faculty
Date:11/12/2009

Trinity School of Medicine in conjunction with the International Hospital for Children, Mustique Medical Trust and Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, announces the appointment of Dr. Ty-Asha Plummer to the position of Mustique Professorship/Paediatric Surgery practicing at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital as well as to the Clinical Faculty of Trinity School of Medicine.

(PRWEB) November 12, 2009 -- Trinity School of Medicine in conjunction with the International Hospital for Children, Mustique Medical Trust and Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, announces the appointment of Dr. Ty-Asha Plummer to the position of Mustique Professorship/Pediatric Surgery practicing at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital as well as to the Clinical Faculty of Trinity School of Medicine. Dr. Plummer’s position is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Mustique Medical Trust.

As part of the clinical faculty of Trinity School of Medicine, Dr. Plummer will teach the basics of general pediatric surgical pathophysiology at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, the teaching hospital affiliated with Trinity School of Medicine. Dr. Plummer will work side by side with Trinity medical students assigning clinical cases for the purpose of interviewing and physical diagnosis as part of their Introduction to Clinical Medicine.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Plummer join our faculty“, stated Dr. Edward Johnson, Dean of Caribbean Studies, Trinity School of Medicine. “Having a physician with Dr. Plummer’s expertise and specialization will be an incredible asset for the institution, and she joins the clinical faculty who provide students in the first five terms of our curriculum with clinical, bed side experience, an advantage few other medical schools offer.”

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Plummer will provide consultative services to the neonatal ICU, pediatric wards, and the emergency/casualty department as well as general surgical services for pediatric patients from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and surrounding countries, all in accordance with the mission of the International Hospital for Children and the Eastern Caribbean Initiative.

Dr. Plummer received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the West Indies. Her most recent position has been as the Chief Resident in Pediatric Surgery, Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston, Jamaica. Previously Dr. Plummer held the position of Chief Resident of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

International Hospital for Children
It is the core belief of the International Hospital for Children that all Eastern Caribbean children deserve access to quality pediatric critical care and that such care should be given providing compassion and dignity to the children and their families. Through their international network of medical partners, IHC provides the critical skills, financial resources and organizational foundation to care for the surgical needs of children in developing countries. IHC sends pediatric surgical and diagnostic teams to its partner countries and brings complex cases for treatment to its growing network of US and international partner hospitals. IHC also helps build indigenous health care capacity – saving kids’ lives now and transforming pediatric outcomes for years to come. Visit http://www.healachild.org for more information.

Mustique Medical Trust
Located on the island of Mustique, the Mustique Medical Trust was formed by the Mustique Co. to provide medical insurance to all Vincentians working on this privately owned island. The villa owners and shareholders of this luxury travel destination also wanted to dedicate resources to assist in the medical care of children from St. Vincent and the region. Since 2005, Mustique homeowners have been active supporters of International Hospital for Children’s work in providing access to critical care to children and building indigenous healthcare capacity.

Trinity School of Medicine was founded in 2007 in response to the developing shortage of physicians in the United States and Canada. Trinity offers a new path to opportunity for prospective physicians who thrive in an environment of small classes, frequent and personal attention from faculty, and a curriculum that integrates clinical experience into the first five semesters. Trinity School of Medicine’s curriculum, education, and standards for student success are based on the US model of medical education. Students at Trinity are eligible to sit for Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensure Examination and are eligible for certification to participate in the National Residency Match Program. Trinity School of Medicine is located on the island of St. Vincent in the Eastern Caribbean with US headquarters in Alpharetta, GA. Visit the web site for more about Trinity School of Medicine.

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