Paul Ricketts

Dr. Ricketts received his MBBS at the University of the West Indies. He also holds a MSc. and DLSHTM from the London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine.

As a district medical officer for the Ministry of Health and Social Security in the Roseau Health District, he helped to plan the delivery of health care services for a population of 35,000 persons, supervise a team of forty health care professionals and conduct medical clinics.

Dr. Ricketts came to Ross in 1994 and until 1998 was a clinical preceptor teaching and supervising clinical students in a primary care setting. He then became an adjunct clinical professor where he taught clinical skills and interview examination techniques, assisted in the development of the Problem Based Learning [PBL] program and taught Epidemiology. Currently, Dr. Ricketts is an associate clinical professor, still teaching Epidemiology as well as Biostatistics & Public Health and Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Ricketts has been a member of a number of professional associations such as the Dominica Medical Association where he held the positions of executive member and vice president. Dr. Ricketts is also a representative and founding member for the Caribbean North Eastern Branch of the Bioethics Society of the English Speaking Caribbean. He has volunteered with REACH, HelpAge International and helped found the Dominica Council on Ageing.