The Perfect Match: Medical Students from St. George’s University Secure US Residencies On Match Day 2022
Bangkok, 25 April 2022 – For St. George’s University (SGU) students and graduates, the emotions from Match Day 2022 won’t soon be forgotten. To date, more than 950 soon-to-be practicing physicians, of which 26 from Asia, secured first-year residencies, and will bring with them the knowledge and skills they have learned to reinforce the US healthcare system beginning this summer.
This year, SGU students matched into first-year residency positions across a variety of specialties and throughout the US. They will begin residency programs in a range of highly competitive specialties, including neurology, emergency medicine, surgery, and more. More students are expected to obtain residencies in the days and weeks to come.
“Match Day is one of the most important days of a medical student’s career,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George’s University. “On behalf of the entire SGU community, I extend my sincere congratulations to this outstanding group of students. I wish them the best as they begin their careers.”
SGU graduates will play a critical role in addressing America’s most pressing healthcare needs. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States could face a shortage of as many as 124,000 physicians by 2034—including up to 48,000 in primary care.
Seventy-five percent of St. George’s University graduates enter primary care specialties, such as internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. One in five works in medically unserved areas, and many have served on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overall, SGU is the largest source of practicing doctors to the US healthcare system according to the Federation of State Medical Boards.
“SGU alumni have a long history of rising to meet the medical challenges facing their communities,” Dr. Olds said. “We’re confident that our newest class of doctors will make equally meaningful contributions and improve access to care for vulnerable patients and communities.”
St. George’s University has over 19,000 School of Medicine graduates in the US and around the world—including 17 from Thailand. They are all part of the SGU global community with the same goal of helping people with a better life. Here are where a few of our Thai graduates are at right now in their medical career:
Dr. Boonyanuth Maturostrakul, MD ’17, certified physician in the US, specializing in nephrology. Upon graduation, Dr. Maturostrakul completed residency in internal medicine in New York.
Dr. Tanathun Kajornsakchai, MD ’19, resident in Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst Hospital) in New York.
Dr. Natcha Rummaneethorn, MD ’20, resident in Emergency Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in New York.
Dr Sasisupa Handagoon, MD ’21, will be pursuing her Foundation Program, a two-year training program for newly qualified doctors, in the UK.
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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 leading 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, perfectly 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 Medical Degree Pathways with entry points available for students from any education system around the world. SGU has a large network of 75+ affiliated hospitals and health centers in the US and UK and also has a unique opportunity for students to begin their medical career in Grenada, the United Kingdom, or India.
Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George’s University