(Media release from Georgia Highlands College):

Trinity School of Medicine is excited to announce its new partnership with Georgia Highlands College, a multi-campus institution with learning facilities located throughout northwest Georgia. This partnership will provide GHC students with a clear, defined path to becoming a practicing MD and allow students the unique opportunity for global education.

In addition to gaining a competitive advantage as a result of this agreement, Georgia Highlands College students will be able to complete all prerequisite courses within GHC’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree program to gain acceptance into Trinity’s MD program. Along with scholarships exclusively available to GHC students, Trinity School of Medicine will provide a streamlined admissions process, granting conditional acceptance to applicants that meet TSOM’s academic acceptance requirements. This benefit will drastically decrease the amount of time and effort it usually takes to complete and process medical school applications.

“We are honored to enter into this partnership with Georgia Highlands College and look forward to providing their students with the opportunity to become successful physicians,” said Wade Wilson, Trinity’s Southeast Regional Director of Admissions. “Both GHC and Trinity are committed to offering a quality education that ultimately results in better access to healthcare for all Georgians. This partnership marks two institutions coming together to help students achieve their goals while at the same time contributing to the solution of Georgia’s physician shortage.” 

“Something we are particularly excited about is the opportunity for students to study abroad for 16 months at our basic science campus in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and then return to Georgia to complete their clinical rotations in Warner Robins,” said Trinity School of Medicine President and CEO Steven Wilson. Mr. Wilson continued, saying “Both Georgia Highlands College and Trinity place a high importance on small class sizes with a low student-to-faculty ratio, making this partnership a natural fit.”

“We appreciate this partnership between the Trinity School of Medicine and Georgia Highlands College, a joint effort to bring even greater access to higher education in our region, specifically to students pursuing medical school,” said Dean of Health Science Lisa Jellum at GHC. “Graduates of our low-cost program will now have another bridge to continue the high-quality training they need to join the medical field. After completing their studies with GHC and Trinity School of Medicine, graduates can apply for residency programs in Georgia, strengthening our state healthcare workforce and helping our communities continue to thrive.”