Adtalem Medical Schools Increase Clinical Partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital
Major Chicago teaching hospital to host hundreds of students from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine for clinical rotations
CHICAGO – August 15, 2019 – Helping to address the nation’s physician shortage, Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) medical schools, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), have expanded a clinical partnership agreement with Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.
“Mount Sinai Hospital is delighted to have this opportunity to provide clinical rotations for more RUSM students and to serve as a clinical site for AUC students. We greatly value our partnership with both of these excellent schools and with Adtalem Global Education,” said Mira Iliescu, M.D., chief medical officer for Sinai Health System and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.
As the United States faces an expected shortage of 120,000 physicians by 2030, primary care is set to be the hardest hit area, falling 50,000 physicians short of the projected need. Together the schools are helping to address the dire workforce shortfall, as nearly 60 percent of AUC and RUSM graduates practice in primary care compared with 35 percent of U.S. medical school graduates.
“As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality medical education, AUC is proud to once again bring its medical students to such a renowned teaching hospital as Mount Sinai in Chicago,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., executive dean of AUC.
“Mount Sinai is a valued partner in our efforts to champion a diverse and collaborative learning environment for RUSM students and we are pleased to expand our partnership,” said William F. Owen, Jr., M.D., FACP, dean and chancellor of RUSM.
In addition to Mount Sinai, AUC and RUSM have clinical programs with teaching hospitals across the nation to ensure students receive hands-on training at some of the best hospitals in the United States.
About Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital, a member of Sinai Health System, is a 319 licensed acute care bed hospital providing a wide array of quality medical, surgical, behavioral health, therapeutic and diagnostic services. Mount Sinai is one of five Level 1 Adult Trauma Centers in the City of Chicago and provides care to over 42,000 emergency Department patients each year. Mount Sinai provides comprehensive mother-baby services and maternal fetal medicine and is a Level IIII Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Mount Sinai is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and a Primary Stroke Center. A teaching hospital for the Chicago area, Mount Sinai trains more than 700 aspiring health care professionals annually through undergraduate, graduate, residence and fellowship programs. Sinai Health System can be followed at our website at www.sinai.org; on Twitter at @SinaiChicago; on Instagram @SinaiChicago; and on LinkedIn @Sinai Health System.