Over the years, it has been revealed that more Nigerian doctors are interested in the US residency program.
Media events company, Pocket Presents, in a statement said the program has become highly competitive with more international applicants competing for space.
It said: “The quest to “become a doctor” in the US has been driven by several things such as the quality of the residency program, access to better funding for research, access to better medical facilities, and the importance the US government and private organizations have placed on ensuring the US is at the forefront of medical research and development in the world.”
The growth in the number of applicants is being fueled not just by larger graduating classes at traditional medical schools but also a rising number of osteopathic medical school graduates as well as U.S. and foreign citizens that graduate from medical schools in the Caribbean and other countries.
Several students give up their quests to become doctors in the US after multiple attempts at applying for residencies, with rejection letter after another and years of hoping and waiting, and decide to pursue alternate careers in healthcare such as nursing or return home.
In order to give more Nigerians access to the advantages of the US Medical residency program, Pocket Presents, a Media events company in collaboration with BusinessDay Newspapers will be holding an event in Lagos targeted at helping Nigerian doctors and medical students gain their US Residency faster.
Holding at the prestigious Four Points Hotel in Lagos on July 4, the event will be anchored by Dr. Ngozike Orjioke a renowned, U.S.-based medical practitioner who has helped many foreign applicants become medical doctors in the US through the US medical residency program.
During her residency in Internal medicine, Dr. Orjioke was honored as chief resident. She also served as Chief Fellow during her pulmonary critical care fellowship. Dr. Orjioke is a Pulmonolgist-Intensivist at Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia and a part time faculty in an Internal Medicine residency program in Atlanta. It was in these positions that she learned that it takes more than USMLE scores and a bag of dreams
With this event, applicants will be exposed to the forces that affect and govern medical education and residency in the US, as well as get tools that will help them achieve success in their application.
In order to be a part of the event, potential applicants can click here to visit the website to register and get all information about attending.