In terms of choosing a medical school, the options, and process which can be overwhelming. It can be noted that getting into medical school can also be time-consuming and a lot of people may not complete the whole process. There are those who cannot or do not want to wait for spots in their respective country’s foreign medical schools, which is why they go abroad for medical education.
However, not all or not that much international medical schools have a hundred percent success rate on “the Match.” This refers to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Good news is that at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH), all the class 2018 applicants of here successfully matched and they are lucky to take up residency in prestigious medical school programs in the U.S.
MSIH director Dr. Mark Clarfield considers this an inspiring and outstanding achievement. It is happening in the week when the school celebrates its 20th anniversary in New York.
It was not until March 12 this year when the students received email from NRMP indicating that they had been placed. A further email from the NRMP disclosed the location of their respective placement.
As noted, the NRMP program allows students in the U.S. and the international medical schools to rank their preferred residency placements. The students are asked to rank their top choices among candidates. Those students with no placements attend an additional program so they can apply for the remaining vacant positions. This happens only once the placements are already determined. Administrative Director Leaura Navi of MSIH points out that such system permits students (those who have not matched) to apply for the vacant positions as soon as possible. Navi observes the increase in the number of students who joined the Supplementary Offer and Acceptance Program or SOAP for this year unlike in the past few years.
The 2018 graduating class will join the 550 MSIH alumni who are currently working as physicians anywhere in the world. The graduates will receive their medical degree diplomas in May. Below is the list of their residency placements:
Carilion Clinic-Virginia Technology Carilion
Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland Med Center – Ohio
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-California
Ellis Hospital-New York
Harrison Med Center-Washington
Hennepin Co Medical Center-Minnesota
Hofstra Northwell SOM-Lenox Hill Hospital-New York
Howard Univ Hospital-DC
Jersey Shore University Medical Center-New Jersey
Kent Hospital-Rhode Island
Maimonides Med Center-New York
NYU School of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Providence Park Hospital-Michigan
Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital-New York
St Francis Hospital-Connecticut
St Francis Hospital-Delaware
SUNY HSC Brooklyn-New York
U Connecticut School of Medicine
U Kansas SOM-Wichita
U Maryland Med Center
U Texas HSC-San Antonio
Univ of Chicago Medical Center-Illinois
University of Virginia
Valley Med Center-Washington
Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University-North Carolina
Virginia Commonwealth U Health System
Virginia Mason Med Center-Washington
MSIH is notable for its aim to educate future physicians for global health and to strive for excellence. The 2018 graduating class demonstrates the highest global health principle and excellence commitment.