CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE) – With the country’s demand for doctors growing faster than supply – with an estimated shortage of up to 139,000 doctors by 20331 – the medical schools of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine ( AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) help close critical bottlenecks and overcome health inequalities. A combined 856 AUC and RUSM graduate will participate in residency programs in 41 states this summer, following initial results of the US National Resident Matching Program’s 2021 Main Residency Match on March 23, 2021.
According to the latest data, the AUC and RUSM combined contribute 2.5 times more physicians than the next largest US medical school. They are also working to diversify the physician pipeline and graduate more black physicians than any other U.S. medical school. In the 2019-2020 school year, approximately 90% of all U.S. medical schools graduated 20 or fewer black doctors per year2, while of the AUC and RUSM graduates who matched that year, 103 were identified as black / African American. This is critical to addressing health inequalities as studies show that skin color patients often get better care and health outcomes when working with a doctor of the same race3.
“As our graduates take the next step in their medical education and serve their communities, I applaud them for their resilience and dedication to achieving this incredible milestone in these challenging and unprecedented times,” said the Chairman and CEO of Adtalem Global Education. Lisa Wardell. “Superior results for students like this are testament to the quality of our programs and stand firm in our mission to expand access to education. especially for the many underserved students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to realize their dreams. As we continue to build a very diverse healthcare workforce for our employer partners, our ability to make a real social impact by addressing both medical shortages and health inequalities is unparalleled in the industry. ”
At AUC, 300 graduates agreed, 97 of them in dormitories where the lack of doctors is likely to be most severe. In fact, more than 57% of AUC graduates have worked in primary care. In addition, 173 of the 556 RUSM graduates gathered this year will seek a stay in primary care to address the projected shortage of 55,200 GPs over the next decade4. Adtalem Medical School graduates, with a combined network of more than 22,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states, often practice in low-income areas, the countryside, or in health care professionals at significantly higher rates than other U.S. MD and DO graduates, which has a direct impact where it is needed most.
Via the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The AUC’s mission is to educate tomorrow’s physicians 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. AUC was founded in 1978 and has more than 7,000 graduates. AUC is dedicated to developing physicians with a lifelong commitment to patient-centered care and is committed to collaboration, inclusion and community service. With a campus in Sint Maarten, affiliated teaching hospitals in the USA and Great Britain and an internationally recognized faculty, the AUC has a diverse medical training program for today’s globally thinking doctor. For more information, visit aucmed.edu and follow AUC on Twitter (@aucmed), Instagram (@aucmed_edu) and Facebook (@aucmed).
About the Ross University School of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine is a facility of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization aims to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. RUSM was founded in 1978 and is based in Barbados. The company has more than 15,000 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 to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S & P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com and follow on Twitter (@adtalemglobal) and LinkedIn.