Nearly $2 Million in Scholarships Awarded to St. George’s University Students From NYC

Today, St. George’s University announced that 15 students from New York City will receive $1.8 million in scholarships to pursue degrees in medicine at the school as part of the CityDoctors Scholarship Program.

“St. George’s University has long addressed the U.S. doctor shortage by producing highly qualified physicians who are committed to their community and the practice of medicine,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President, St. George’s University. “We are proud to offer these CityDoctors scholarships because it helps pave the way for these students to practice in areas that are near and dear to them, and areas that need such physicians the most.”

CityDoctors scholarship recipients on campus at St. George’s University.

St. George’s University established the CityDoctors Scholarship Program to help address the city’s shortage of primary care physicians and to enable promising students who otherwise might not be able to afford medical school to attend. Twelve of this year’s scholarship recipients received awards sponsored by NYC Health + Hospitals and commit to serving in the New York City public health system after completing their residency. The remaining three CityDoctors honorees received awards sponsored by Brooklyn Methodist Hospital as part of a similar partnership.

Students commit to one year of service with NYC Health + Hospitals for each year of scholarship aid they receive. Since its inception, the program has awarded $11 million to 112 students from metropolitan New York.

This year, CityDoctors scholarship recipients hail from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan, as well as Florida and Pennsylvania. They’re selected based on their academic qualifications and financial need. Recipients receive either partial or full scholarships to pay for medical school for up to four years. Some scholarships are valued at more than $200,000.

“We are very proud of our ongoing partnership with St. George’s University, as it provides students with strong ties to the New York City area with an opportunity not only to continue their education, but to have job security following graduation,” said Machelle Allen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals. “The program also helps bring more primary care physicians into the workforce and into communities across the city, where they are so desperately needed.”

The 2017 CityDoctors scholarship recipients are:

Name

Residence

Hospital Award

Lance Wobus

Florida

NYC Health + Hospitals

Edward Lee

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals

Daniel Dever

Pennsylvania

NYC Health + Hospitals

David Michael

Brooklyn

NYC Health + Hospitals

Maggie Yeung

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals

Fateha Ahmed

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals

Taikchan Lidar

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals

Sadik Uddin

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals

Sneha Aidasani

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals

GraceTackie

Bronx

NYC Health + Hospitals

Imran Baksh

Bronx

NYC Health + Hospitals

Tammy Jiang

Manhattan

NYC Health + Hospitals

Ashley Jack

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Mena Awad

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Paula Marie

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Methodist Hospital