Hundreds Of St. George’s University Students Secure U.S Residencies In 2022 Match

PR – St. George’s University (SGU) announced today that hundreds of its students secured  residencies during this years Match Day, building on its track record of providing new physicians  to the U.S. workforce. 

“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 a hearty congratulations to this outstanding group of students. I wish them the best as  they begin their careers.” 

This year, St. George’s University students matched into residencies across 18 specialties in 42  states and the District of Columbia. They will begin residency programs in a range of highly  competitive specialties, including surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology, and  more. Many more students will learn where they’ve matched in the days and weeks to come. 

Monique Prince, who hails from St. Paul’s in St. George’s, received the positive news that she matched and will be starting her residency this summer. “I was filled with joy and relief when I  received the email that I matched. I am honored and grateful for this opportunity to train in  internal medicine,” said Monique Prince, a School of Medicine graduate who attended St. George’s SDA Primary School, The Anglican High School and T.A. Marryshow Community  College.  

These physicians 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 SGU graduates enter primary care specialties, such as internal  medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. A significant share of alumni work in medically  underserved areas, and many have served on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19  pandemic. 

Overall, St. George’s is the largest source of practicing doctors to the US healthcare system. 

“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 crop of doctors will make equally  meaningful contributions and improve access to care for vulnerable patients and communities.”