Trinity’s Society of Medicine and Surgery (SMS) earlier this month donated a sum of money to the World Paediatric Project (WPP).
Trinity student and SMS president David Hobby presented the check to Lauren McIntosh, executive director for the Eastern Caribbean of the World Paediatric Project at the Trinity campus in the presence of Dean Adkison and other members of the SMS leadership team.
The President explained that “Over the past few weeks, we have been wanting to give back to the WPP. With the close relationship between Trinity and the WPP, we get to assist them on their mission trips and engage in other learning activities when they are here.
He added that “the WPP does a great number of surgeries on paediatric cases throughout the region and they are extremely effective in changing lives for many people. It made sense to give back to the organization that is giving us a lot of advanced access and experience while also supporting the local population.”
According to a post on the Ministry of Health’s facebook page, the group raised the funds through student activities provided to the greater student body. The efforts were well received, especially with WPP named the beneficiary.
The Trinity’s Society of Medicine and Surgery executive leadership has expressed the intention to make similar donations continuously, at least every term.
Lauren McIntosh of the WPP was very appreciative and lauded the close working relationship between the school and the organization, calling to mind the continuing medical education seminars that the fifth term students participate in, and the interactions they engage in with medical and surgical experts and patients on WPP clinic days.