Eighteen South Asian medical students from St. George’s University (SGU) School of Medicine in Grenada have secured residencies at various US hospitals. Out of these, fourteen students are from India.
These students are set to begin their first-year residencies across a variety of specialties throughout the US in a range of highly competitive specialties, including neurology, emergency medicine, surgery, and more, under the supervision of a senior medical clinician. More students are expected to obtain residencies in the days and weeks to come.
To date, more than 950 soon-to-be practicing physicians from SGU have secured their first-year residencies and will bring with them the knowledge and skills they learned to reinforce the pressing need in different healthcare systems.
“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.”
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 348 from India. They are all part of the SGU global community with the same goal of helping people with a better life.