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MATCH: Alum Recounts Steps to Beginning Dream Career in Radiology

June 03, 2016

Soon to begin the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Geisinger Health System in Dansville, PA., RUSM graduate, Jeffrey Ortiz, recalls his pathway to becoming a physician.
“I was an X-ray tech before starting Ross,” says Ortiz. “I knew right away I wanted to attend medical school to become a radiologist. Finally, I’m here.”

Ortiz attributes his decision to attend RUSM to a serendipitous meeting with a friend he reconnected with at a social engagement.

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“My friend shared his experience at Ross and from then on I began to learn more about the institution while completing my undergraduate degree,” said Ortiz. “Then fast forward a bit, I applied and got accepted. I’m forever grateful to Ross.”

“From the beginning of medical school, we’re told it is hard to match and you have to work hard. For four years, you have that going through your mind,” said Ortiz. “Now, I’m finally here. It’s a dream come true. It’s surreal.”

Ortiz’s advice to aspiring physicians: Ignore the naysayers.

“There are naysayers along the way,” said Ortiz. “Anyone can do it. You just have to work hard, put your mind to it and get through it.”

The Elizabeth, NJ native plans to hone his skills in interventional radiology, allowing him to maintain patient care.


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