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Adtalem Global Education Medical Schools Partner with Southern California University to Expand Pipeline of Physicians

Partnership enhances educational pathways to medicine and provides up to $10,000 in additional student funding

Chicago – Aug. 10, 2022 – Adtalem Global Education, a leading educator and provider of professional talent to the healthcare industry, has established a partnership between its two medical schools, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), and Southern California University Health Services (SCU) to expand access to education for aspiring physicians looking to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. Through this partnership, SCU students who graduate from the Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) program and get accepted to either AUC or RUSM, can receive up to $10,000 in scholarships or added funding. The three-year agreement began in July 2022.

“Adtalem and its leading medical institutions, AUC and RUSM, are committed to expanding access to education and supporting students to pursue medical education,” said John Danaher, M.D., president of Adtalem Medical and Veterinary. “This partnership will provide needed funding to a diverse group of students who have the talent but may not have access or opportunity to pursue their education and career path in the health sciences.”  

SCU’s post-baccalaureate MSMS degree can be completed in as little as one year and seeks to strengthen students’ academic skills and credentials for entry into medical, dental, physician assistant, veterinarian, or other professional health care programs.

“This new agreement is excellent news for SCU MSMS students with dreams of becoming medical doctors,” said Raheleh Khorsan, Ph.D., program director, MSMS Program at SCU. “SCU is proud to have been educating medical science students since our MSMS Program began in 2020. This agreement creates the opportunity to increase the number of both medical sciences students, and future medical students at AUC and RUSM. It is through institutional agreements such as this that our common goal can be reached—to increase health sciences and medical students to fill the need for additional healthcare professionals for communities.”

“Preparing and training healthcare professionals to address growing needs for a growing population is a shared goal between our universities. We are proud of this partnership for the benefit our students’ success in their goals toward becoming future care providers for our communities,” said SCU President John Scaringe, DC, Ed.D.

AUC and RUSM are part of the Adtalem family of institutions dedicated to health care workforce solutions that actively partner with mission-driven organizations to, reduce educational barriers and empower career development. AUC and RUSM are committed to strong student outcomes and achieved strong residency placements with a combined 95% first-time eligible residency attainment rate for 2021-22 graduates and expected graduates (as of April 5, 2022).

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