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INSIDE LOOK: RUSM Grad Writes About the Residency Recruitment Process

February 27, 2015

A pretty interesting article recently hit the pages of The News-Press, a Fort Myers, Florida-based daily newspaper. The piece, written by Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduate and first-year resident Elizabeth Midney-Martinez, shines a spotlight on two sides of the residency process—what it’s like to be a recent grad trying to earn a residency and, on the flip side, what it’s like to be on the recruiting end.

“This year, as interns, we were very involved with the recruitment process, everything from reviewing applications to taking candidates out to dinner, giving tours of the different hospitals, and keeping in contact with them throughout the entire Match process,” she writes. “It has been a year since I was in their shoes, but it feels like just yesterday.”

Midney-Martinez is about six months into her first year of residency at the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Memorial Health System. She also shares some interesting statistics about the residency process—more than 1,500 people applied for the six available residency slots in her program, for example—plus some details about her own medical school student experience.

Read the full article here.

Want to learn more about our graduates' stories? Check out a story about the Chillemis, two brothers who both graduated from RUSM and moved on to fulfilling careers in medicine. Read the profile here.

Tags: Residency , Alumni , Florida

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