Thousands of St. George’s University School of Medicine graduates have completed their clinical rotations at New York hospitals on their way to their degrees and a career in medicine. This March, the New York State Board of Regents approved SGU for long-term clinical clerkships in New York for an additional seven years, assuring that University graduates will continue to make an impact on health care in the state.
“The state of New York is close to our hearts, with more than 2,000 of our graduates practicing in New York City alone,” said Charles R. Modica, St. George’s University Chancellor. “After two years of basic science training in Grenada, that we can continue to send our students to the state’s finest hospitals and medical centers assures that they will receive the best clinical training as well.”
St. George’s University students can currently complete their clinical core rotations at 17 hospitals in New York State, including: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Coney Island Hospital, Flushing Hospital and Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Lutheran Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Montefiore Mount Vernon, Montefiore New Rochelle, New York Methodist Hospital, the Queens Hospital Network at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Richmond University Medical Center, Southside Hospital, and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. In addition to New York, SGU medical students may conduct clinical rotations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington DC. In addition, rotations can be done in the UK, Canada, and Grenada.
The University’s connection with New York continues to students’ residency years. In 2015 alone, more than 275 SGU students and graduates matched with residencies in the Empire State, including in all five boroughs as well as hubs such as Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Long Island.
St. George’s University and New York Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) also have created the CityDoctors HHC Scholarship Program, for which each recipient pledges to give back to the city by working as a primary care attending physician at one of HHC’s 11 New York hospitals and diagnostic centers.