TRUE BLUE, Grenada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eighteen graduates of St. George's University have secured residencies through the Canadian Resident Matching Service's 2019 cycles.
"The Match marks a monumental step in a medical student's career," said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George's University. "These eighteen St. George's graduates will play a critical role in Canada's physician workforce. We're thrilled for them, and look forward to seeing all they accomplish in the next chapter of their journeys as doctors."
The 18 graduates matched into residencies across Canada. Eleven will be in Ontario. The seven remaining graduates matched into programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec. They'll work in six different specialties, ranging from psychiatry and anesthesiology to family medicine and obstetrics.
More than 600 current St. George's students hail from Canada. Over 140 of the university's graduates have matched into Canadian residency programs since 2010. Altogether, St. George's has educated more than 1,600 Canadians since its founding four decades ago.
Several of this year's graduates matched into their first-choice programs, many of which are near their hometowns.
In the United States and Canada, more than 950 -- and counting -- students and graduates of St. George's matched into residency programs in 2019.
"These budding physicians dream of returning home to practice, and it's our goal to help them make their dreams a reality," Dr. Olds said. "St. George's takes pride in educating doctors who strive to provide care to those with the greatest need. That's exactly what this new group of physicians will do."
About St. George's University
St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 20,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.