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CAREERS: New Jersey Physician Workforce Gets Big Boost from RUSM

January 06, 2016

A new article in the Newark Star-Ledger, the flagship newspaper of the state of New Jersey, reports that doctors from international medical schools comprise over 38% of the Garden State’s physician workforce. This is the highest percentage of international medical graduates (IMGs) in the U.S., ranking just ahead of New York and Florida.* 

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has been a mainstay in the New York City metro area for nearly 40 years, and annually admits and graduates students from the area. Over the last five years, RUSM graduates have attained over 200 residency positions in New Jersey alone, providing an additional boost to the state’s physician ranks along with the state’s local medical schools.

“Many Ross University School of Medicine students call New Jersey home and choose to return to the state to complete their residency training,” said Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, dean and chancellor of RUSM, in the article.

Check out the article here.

*These data, and much more information on the makeup of the United States physician workforce, are available in the 2015 State Physician Workforce Data Book, a publication of the Center for Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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