980 Graduates from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Including 24 from Asia, Secure US Residencies in 2023
Bangkok, Thailand, 25 April 2023 – St. George’s University (SGU) School of Medicine, Grenada, in the Caribbean, announced that 980 of its students and graduates from different parts of the globe, including 24 from the Asia region, secured residencies in the United States in this year’s Match. The ‘Match’ is the process of securing a post-graduate residency placement in the United States, that will provide medical graduates with the hands-on clinical training they need to begin practicing as licensed doctors in the US.
“Match Day is a pivotal moment in a doctor’s career,” said Dr. Marios Loukas, Dean of St. George’s University School of Medicine. “On behalf of the entire St. George’s University community, I congratulate this remarkable class of medical students.”
This year, 980 SGU students and graduates matched into residences in 21 specialties across 42 US states. More students and graduates will find out where they will be doing residency training in the weeks to come.
SGU graduates will begin residency programs in several highly competitive specialties, ranging from surgery and neurology to emergency medicine and pediatrics.
This new group of doctors will play a crucial role in addressing the growing global physician shortage. For the ninth year in a row, SGU is the largest provider of new doctors to the US healthcare system*.
“St. George’s University graduates have been meeting the medical needs of communities for decades,” Dr. Loukas said. “We look forward to seeing all the great things that this newest class of St. George’s graduates will accomplish.”
On congratulating our doctors-to-be, Dr. Cho, from South Korea, shared her initial response when she learned she was matched ‘What a relief it was! I received the email with the match result at 1 am on a Saturday in Korea, and I couldn’t fall asleep for several hours afterwards. I pursued Internal Medicine because I enjoy the diverse and challenging clinical scenarios that it offers, and the constant need to handle complex cases requiring a multidisciplinary approach. Simultaneously, I also appreciate that Internal Medicine provides a path to sub-specialization.’
Dr. Natcha Rummaneethorn, from Thailand, who graduated in 2020 and is currently a resident in Emergency Medicine at NYC Health, said “My academic experience at SGU was great due to the rigorous curriculum as well as a number of excellent faculties that provided superb education. One of the major benefits of SGU is its large alumni network. If utilized appropriately and effectively, this will turn into a very useful tool in preparing for a residency application.”
SGU currently has 32 Thai students, as per data as of October 2022. Some students are studying in Grenada’s True Blue campus, while others started their studies at Northumbria University, UK, in partnership with SGU. There are also students doing clinical rotations in hospitals across the US and UK. They are all embarking on their journey to becoming a future doctor serving their community.
*As the medical school graduating the largest number of students annually, SGU places the largest number of graduates into residency programs each year, based on internal SGU graduate/expected graduate and residency placement data as of March 2023.
About St. George’s University School of Medicine:
Founded in 1976 with the goal of drawing the best talent and practices from around the world, St. George’s University (SGU) has become a center for academic excellence worldwide. With students and faculty drawn from more than 150 countries, SGU is truly an international institution, with a uniquely global perspective, poised to help educate students in this rapidly changing world. St. George’s University School of Medicine has a four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program or offers five-, six-, and seven-year pathways to its Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program with entry points available for students from any education system around the world. SGU has a unique opportunity for students to begin their medical career in Grenada or the United Kingdom.
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