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STUDENTS: Two Ross Students Appointed to SNMA Board of Directors

August 01, 2017

Two outstanding RUSM students, Brittany Fields and Dantwan Smith, have been appointed to the Student National Medical Association’s (SNMA) Board of Directors as International Affairs Committee Co-Chairs.

The SNMA is the nation’s oldest and largest, independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.  Organized with chapters across the nation, the SNMA membership includes more than 7,000 medical students, pre-medical students and physicians.

In addition to being active in the SNMA, Ms. Fields is also a member of the SGA and the group White Coats for Black Lives. She is from Tampa, FL and is an alumna of The University of South Florida.

Mr. Smith, a native of Columbus, MS, is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as well as an American Medical Student Association Health Equity Scholar.He aspires to be an anesthesiologist.


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IN THE NEWS: CNN Highlights Image of Ross Alumna and Female Surgeon Peers

April 12, 2017

Ross alumna Laura Edwards, MD, is completing a general surgery residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Edwards, along with female colleagues in the program and their attending, were inspired by the recent New Yorker cover that brings a heightened awareness of female surgeons around the globe. To give homage to the recent illustration, Dr. Edwards and her peers offered their real life rendition to CNN - and it was featured by the network.

(Dr. Edwards is the second from the left of the gloved surgeon)

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