Updated 4/8/2015

At American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), every student is on his or her own personal medical school journey.  But when our students graduate, that journey doesn’t necessarily end. It’s just a short respite before another one begins.

For many of our students, March 20, 2015—Match Day—marked the next leg of their journey into residency training. And everyone here at AUC is celebrating right along with them.

200+ AUC Students Earn Residencies 

This year, 225 AUC graduates matched into a wide variety of residency programs across the United States. Our graduates earned residencies in specialties like child neurology, ophthalmology, general surgery, pediatrics, radiology, and emergency medicine.

In addition, many of our graduates earned spots in primary care programs, like internal or family medicine. We think that’s important: A recent study in the Annals of Family Medicine projects that the US will face a shortfall of 33,000 physicians by the time 2035 hits. By helping enable our graduates to place in primary care specialties, AUC is doing its part to fill this growing physician gap in the United States.

First-year residents will, under supervision, care for patients with a wide variety of conditions at their matched teaching hospitals in their selected specialties. AUC’s new batch of residents will start their training this coming July.

Check Out a Sampling of AUC Matches

Here's a small sampling of some of the residencies that our grads earned through the NRMP in 2015:

  • Anesthesiology at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, FL
  • Child neurology at University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
  • Emergency medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • Family medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
  • General surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • Internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, CA
  • Neurology at North Shore-LIJ Health System, Great Neck, NY
  • OB/GYN at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Ophthalmology at Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, Augusta, GA
  • Pathology at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL
  • Physical medicine/rehabilitation at Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Psychiatry at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M. D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

AUC Dean Remarks on Grads' Intelligence, Empathy

“Since I became dean of AUC, I’ve been struck by our students’ intelligence, empathy, and sheer commitment to becoming physicians,” says Heidi Chumley, MD, Executive Dean of AUC. “On Match Day, I hope everyone takes a moment to think, long and hard, about how far they’ve come since they enrolled here. You were outstanding students, you will be outstanding physicians, and we couldn’t be prouder of you.”

AUC’s new residents celebrated together at separate Match Day events at the AUC administrative offices in Coral Gables, FL; at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY; and Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI.

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Posted April 08, 2015 02:21 PM

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