International Doctors Studying in Rochester Get 'Matched'

March 15, 2017 10:54 PM

(ABC 6 News) --  Several foreign doctors are learning they'll be able to continue their education in the United States.

The five doctors are in the "International Medical Graduate Assistance Program" at the Rochester WorkForce Center.


The state-funded program helps doctors with medical training outside the U.S. to get licensed in America.

Recently they learned they've been matched for a residency.

“I'm actually very relieved, my family is very much relieved, it's like a huge weight has been taken off my shoulders. And I would like to thank God almighty and take up the new journey," Dr. Robin Chirackal said.

"I'm very excited to continue to learn and help other people. Being able to put a smile on somebody's face gives me pleasure," Dr. Jerry Mathews said.

Right now, the doctors only know they've been matched, but they won't find out exactly where they are going for their residency for a few more days.


Roxanne Elias

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