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MATCH: 3 Questions with a RUSM Grad Who Just Earned His Top-Choice Residency

March 28, 2016

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) alumnus Nathan Collins, who graduated in November 2015, has obtained a residency in internal medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. It was his first choice. Dr. Collins, a graduate of Arizona State University and southern Califoria native, recently took a few minutes to answer questions about his RUSM experience.

Q: Why did you choose Ross University School of Medicine?

A: Once I realized that attending a US medical school was not a likely option, I began looking at Caribbean medical schools for an opportunity to realize my dream of becoming a physician. I chose Ross so that I could attend a proven foreign medical school that had full accreditation in all 50 states allowing me to work wherever I wanted once I graduated. In addition, I wanted to be able to receive federal funding to pay for my education.

Q: What area of medicine are you most interested in? Why?

A: Internal medicine. I enjoy the diverse pathology and puzzles internists face each day, the subspecialty options available, and the ability to develop rapport with patients as you manage their illnesses.

Q: How would you describe your experiences in Dominica?

A: It was adventurous. I rented a motorized scooter all four semesters and would go on trips around the island on my study breaks, including Roseau, Morne Diablotins, and various beaches. In addition I played in intramural sports while on the island, including soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and flag football.

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