Adtalem International Training Medical Faculties Add Extra Than 900 Physicians to U.S. and Canada Residency Applications Throughout 2020

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE) – As COVID-19 continues to weigh on the U.S. and Canadian healthcare systems, Adtalem Global Education (ATGE), a leading provider of solutions for the workforce, continues to make vital contributions to meet the need for more doctors.

Adtalem’s two medical schools, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), announced that more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and Canada have received residency positions . This brings the total number of alumni at both schools to 21,700. AUC students achieved a first-time residency rate of 91% and RUSM a rate of 93.5%.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic tests the capacity of an already strained primary care system with a growing shortage of doctors, 70% of Adtalem Facility students and graduates who have achieved residence will become a residence in internal medicine, family medicine, or pediatrics – the heart of primary care, ”said Lisa Wardell, chairman and CEO of Adtalem Global Education.

Of the 909 people who have received residence permits, more than half have already graduated and can start immediately1. This means a significant level of support at a critical time for healthcare providers. With internships in 42 states including New York, Florida, California, and Illinois, AUC and RUSM graduates have the opportunity to contribute in the states hardest hit by COVID-19.

Adtalem medical schools are in a unique position to meet this need. Qualified students at AUC and RUSM can begin their medical education three times a year – in January, May and September. This added flexibility allows students to earn their MD at more frequent intervals.

As one of the largest providers of healthcare professionals in the United States, Adtalem prides itself on supporting and contributing to the healthcare professionals who work tirelessly in our communities. In addition to Adtalem’s graduates, Chamberlain University, another Adtalem institution, has completed more than 3,000 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students since January. This brings the total number of Chamberlain University alumni to over 76,000.

Via the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

The American University of the Caribbean’s Medical School (AUC School of Medicine) is part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a US-based global education provider. The mission of the AUC School of Medicine is to train the physicians of tomorrow whose service to their communities and patients is enhanced through international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social responsibility and engagement. The AUC School of Medicine was founded in 1978 and has more than 7,000 graduates, many of whom work in primary care or in underserved areas. The AUC School of Medicine is dedicated to developing physicians with a lifelong commitment to patient-centered care and is committed to collaboration, inclusion, and community service. With locations in Sint Maarten and the United Kingdom, affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom, and an internationally recognized faculty, the AUC School of Medicine has a diverse medical education program for today’s global practitioner. For more information, visit aucmed.edu, follow the AUC School of Medicine on Twitter (@aucmed), Instagram (@aucmed_edu) and Facebook (@aucmed).

About the Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. RUSM was founded in 1978 and is based in Barbados. The company has more than 14,700 alumni and is committed to training a diverse group of qualified doctors. RUSM is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Agency for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). For more information, please visit medical.rossu.edu and follow RUSM on Twitter (@RossMedSchool), Instagram (@rossmedschool) and Facebook (@RossMedSchool).

About Adtalem Global Education

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students and members to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading provider of solutions for the workforce and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions) of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com and follow us on Twitter (@adtalemglobal) and LinkedIn.

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