Adtalem Global Education medical schools graduate more than 1,000 new physicians amid COVID-19 crisis

June 1, 2020
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Graduates will be able to make an immediate impact in areas hardest hit by pandemic

Chicago - June 1, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight a need for healthcare workers on the front lines, Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) is proud to celebrate more than 1,000 new physicians entering the workforce from its two medical schools. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) recently commemorated the Class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremonies.

“Now more than ever, we have a clear need for outstanding doctors, especially those who have developed skills in community engagement, a key pillar of the curriculum at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., provost of AUC. “As these new physicians enter their residency programs, I am confident that they are ready to bring immediate contributions to their patients and their communities, working in many underserved areas across the country and joining healthcare workers addressing medical needs in the context of an ongoing pandemic.”

With a majority of graduates beginning residencies in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Pediatrics, the heart of primary care, AUC and RUSM alumni are poised to bolster a workforce that faced shortages even before the current pandemic. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will experience a shortage of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032. AUC and RUSM graduates will also enter residencies in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, psychiatry and radiology.

“Students from around the world come to Ross University School of Medicine to pursue their passion for medicine,” said James Record, M.D., JD, FACP, provost and chief academic officer at RUSM. “These physicians head to their residencies in some of the areas hardest hit by COVID-19, ready and able to make a positive impact on these communities.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s most recently published data, Adtalem, through its affiliated schools of AUC and RUSM, graduates more MDs than any other individual school in the U.S. With more than 22,500 alumni, these physicians practice in nearly every U.S. state, including those hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Filling these critical workforce needs is a key pillar of Adtalem’s mission to empower students and members to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community.

About American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC School of Medicine) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. AUC School of Medicine’s mission is to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. Founded in 1978, AUC School of Medicine has more than 7,000 graduates, many of whom work in primary care or underserved areas. Dedicated to developing physicians with a lifelong commitment to patient-centered care, AUC School of Medicine embraces collaboration, inclusion and community service. With a campus in Sint Maarten, affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom, and internationally recognized faculty, AUC School of Medicine has a diverse medical education program for today’s globally minded physician. For more information visit aucmed.edu, follow AUC School of Medicine on Twitter (@aucmed), Instagram (@aucmed_edu) and Facebook (@aucmed).

About Ross University School of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. Founded in 1978 and located in Barbados, RUSM has more than 14,000 alumni and is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians. RUSM is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority 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 workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of 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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