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Ross Duo Voted Co-Chief Residents at Michigan State University Emergency Medicine Residency Program

July 24, 2017

Ross alumni Sarah Wolf, MD, and Aaron Tyagi, MD, recently were elected 2017-2018 Co-Chief Residents in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU) and Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich.

According to Drs. Wolf and Tyagi, neither of them set out with a deliberate strategy to obtain a chief resident position. They simply wanted to maintain a standard that is worthy of the medical profession.

“Chief Resident is not something I think either of us truly considered or predicted when we started our residency,” says Dr. Tyagi.

“My intention for every shift is purely to show up with the expectation that my colleagues and I are going to provide the best care for each patient,” says Dr. Wolf.

For Dr. Wolf, the commitment to patient care is very personal. During her first year of residency, Dr. Wolf was a full-time caregiver for her mother who was battling stage four cancer.

“Throughout that difficult time, I realized the importance of the doctor-patient-family relationship,” says Dr. Wolf. “Medicine is about far more than just scientific knowledge.”

“From the first day, I wanted to take an active role not only in my resident education but in doing what I could to make residency better for all,” adds Dr. Tyagi when asked to pinpoint reasons why he was elected to the position.”

Dr. Tyagi’s contributions to the residency program include expanding the intern curriculum during his first year and, along with another colleague, beginning a low fidelity simulation program operated by residents. In addition, Dr. Tyagi is a representative of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association and is Chair for the Social Media Committee of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Resident and Student Association.

The Emergency Medicine residency program at MSU has a two-tiered process to electing chief residents. First, leadership nominates qualified residents who have proven themselves as effective leaders throughout their residency. Once nominated, peer residents vote for the nominee(s) they believe possess the qualities to best represent the collective.

“Being Chief Resident is a great honor but also comes with a fair amount of responsibility that you really cannot appreciate until you are actively in the role,” says Dr. Tyagi.

“I’m excited to utilize this upcoming year to cultivate my leadership skills,” says Dr. Wolf.

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Tags: Residency , Emergency Medicine , Michigan

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Third Year Medical Student and Blogger Says Ross was the “Best Decision of My Life”

July 18, 2017

Hesham Hassan is the first to say that attending a Caribbean medical school wasn’t on his list of options – pursuing a MD degree abroad simply wasn’t on his radar. However, his wife introduced him to Ross and the more he researched, Hassan realized it was an opportunity he had overlooked.

According to Hassan, two of the biggest reasons he decided to attend Ross was that he didn’t have to delay attending medical school and the university’s residency attainment rates were “appealing”.

Now, in his third year of medical school with a gynecology clinical rotation under his belt, Hassan reflects on his medical school journey at Ross – with his wife and children along for the experience. Read more

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ALUMNI: Ross Alumna is a New Jersey “Top Doc”

July 11, 2017

Ross alumna Nagaeda Jean, MD, FACOG, an obstetrician and gynecologist, is named a 2017 Top Doctor in Montvale, N.J.

According to Top Doctor Awards, the organization specializes in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine. Dr. Jean’s recognition is based on her education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures to identify top doctors.

“Using my knowledge to help give my patients the best care and guidance I can, especially my young female patients, is truly gratifying,’ says Dr. Jean. “Also, helping to bring new life into this world is deeply rewarding.”

Practicing for about a decade, Dr. Jean is on staff at Hackensack University Medical Group at Pascack Valley. Her career began at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York where she completed her residency. Dr. Jean graduated from Ross in 2007.

Dr. Jean attributes her successful 10-year career to working hard, treating every patient as if they were a family member and staying humble.

“Ultimately, I would love to have more of a role in education - helping mold the next generation of physicians,” says Dr. Jean when contemplating the next phase of her career.

Dr. Jean is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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