Carolyne Jean-Philippe

I am a New Jersey native, no stranger to hard work and perseverance. My passion, love and dedication for children started while I was in high school. It led me to the doors of several hospitals, where I volunteered as a clown to entertain the sick children who were affected by various illnesses. I had the opportunity to not only entertain them but also fed them, read stories, held their hands and gave them hugs in times of sorrow and happiness.

Working with children in a hospital setting influenced my decision to pursue a career in the medical profession as a pediatrician. Ross University open doors for me as a medical student and was the start to making my long time dream of becoming a pediatrician a reality. At Ross I was motivated to excel in my new environment because it was the only way to ensure my dreams would manifest into reality. While I was there I learned a lot about myself. Most importantly, I found my inner strength and determination. It was that same strength, courage, discipline and determination that allowed me to persevere and be an exceptional resident. As a result I was voted intern of the year and world’s greatest pediatrician by the nursing staff my 3rd year of residency. After successful completion of my pediatric residency I am currently working as a pediatric emergency medicine physician at JFK medical center.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if Ross hadn’t given me the opportunity to go to medical school which led to a great residency program. As a result, I would like to become involved in alumni relations and nominate myself for counsel. I would like to give back and let others know that Ross University is a great medical school and it is a place where dreams can come true.